My Dad (Bruce) wins the award for Perservering Through the Most Annoying Situations.
Last weekend he drove all the way here (an hour one way) and realized he left his briefcase back at his starting point, drove all the way back to pick it up and then drove *back* here to bring us Sushi. Then, today, it took him 2 hours to get here because the restaurant where he was going to pick up dinner gave him crappy directions. He still made it here and went out and got us food even though it was 8 pm by then and he had been driving for forever.
My Mom (Dianne) wins the award for the Most Hours Logged at the Hospital.
She has taken an indefinite break from work to come stay with Laura at the hospital during the day when I'm at work. She also stayed over at the hospital a lot when he was first here (I wouldn't let anyone else do it because I knew she could sleep through ANYTHING and would suffer the least of all our dedicated folks doing that task). Oh yeah, and she's putting on a wedding at her house this weekend for my Aunties, Kris and Judy.
Nola wins the award for Best Brownies. I think we're going on 3 batches now and they are killer. She may have to buy us all new clothes when this is over b/c we're seriously going to be 9 trillion pounds. She's been up to visit a lot and it's been very sweet (literally and figuratively).
Ed wins the award for Best Shop Talk with the Doctors. He's been so cute asking the doctors all these techinal physics questions about the monitors and Echos, etc. I'm convinced it's winning us points with the nerdlings and we're taking all the points we can get!
Bernie wins the award for Most Clothes Removed and tied for Furthest Travelled with Eileen. He had a very sweet afternoon with Simon having some skin to skin time after Laura made him take off his shirt. He is also the baby whisperer. The nurses all think so too. He really wants to come back soon but has to go be a fancy pants opera singer.
Eileen wins the award for Best Animation of Inanimate Objects and tied for Furthest Travelled with Bernie. She spent many hours bringing a little bit of Broadway to Simon with all his various and sundry toys and stuffed animals. She is also coming back from NYC in September which will be great!
For these people and so many others, we are grateful.