Saturday, April 23, 2011

Got those working at the car wash blues...

KK looses her second tooth!!

Yesterday at school KK lost her second loose tooth. This sucker had been wiggling for 4 or 5 weeks! Yesterday, Katharine wiggled and pushed and out it popped around naptime.

Last night we put the tooth in our special tooth fairy pillow (thanks to Aunt Su-Su for that) and the tooth fairy left $2 this time. We have made plans to go to the Dollar Store and buy 2 things - Katharine even said she would let Matt pick out 1 and she would pick out 1.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Updates from the medical front

On Thursday of this week, Matthew had his regular check up with pediatric pulmonary. They seem slightly more convinced that Matt's asthma is allergy driven. Three points from the visit: allergy testing is not a worthwhile investment of time or money as they would still be fairly unreliable and how we treat it wouldn't change; we need to up the meds in allergy season and can decrease a bit at other times of the year; and it is likely he will outgrow the asthma.

He weighed in at 28.3 lbs and 36.5 inches tall. This is a weight gain of 1.3 lbs and a half an inch of growth since his 3 year old well visit in February. (At that time Katharine weighed in at 37.6 lbs and 43.25 inches).

Sunday, April 03, 2011

A perfect spring day

Here are two happy little girls enjoying a beautiful spring day with some bubbles. This is Katharine playing with her friend, Clara, who lives across the street. They played together ALL day and had a blast!

We love William!

Friday, April 01, 2011

Vintage CofC April Fool's Day Joke - A classic!

April 1, 1996

To: All Employees

From: The President

Re: Restroom Guidelines

In the past, employees have been able to make trips to the restrooms under informal guidelines. Effective July 1, 1996, a RESTROOM TRIP POLICY (RTP) will be established to provide a consistent method of accounting for an employee's restroom time and to insure equal treatment of all employees. This action is necessitated due to an increase in restroom privilege abuse.

Under this policy, a RESTROOM TRIP BANK (RTB) will be established for each employee. On the first day of each month, each employee will be given a RESTROOM TRIP CREDIT (RTC) of twenty (20). Each time an employee uses the restroom, one (1) trip credit will be deducted from his/her RTB balance. Unused credit may be accumulated from month to month. However, the balance may not exceed thirty (30).

Doors to all restrooms are currently being equipped with a PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM STATION. The employee identification cards now in process of being issued to all employees will allow entrance. The stations will be operational, but not restrictive, for the next three months. Employees should begin to acquaint themselves with the stations during that time period.

Be sure to pick up your identification card before July 1, 1996. Effective on that date, the stations will be fully operational, and those potential restroom users without identification cards will be automatically restricted from restroom use.

If an employee's RTB reaches zero, the doors to all restrooms will not function for that employee until the first day of the following month.

In addition, all restroom stalls are being equipped with TIMED PAPER ROLL RETRACTORS (TPRRs). If a stall is occupied for more than three minutes, an alarm will sound. Thirty seconds after the alarm sounds, the toilet will automatically flush, the toilet paper will be retracted by the TPRRs and the doors will spring open. It is highly recommended that all employees practice their response time at home should this occur unexpectedly.

Needless to say, the foregoing is in response to demands by the Legislature for greater accountability in higher education.