Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Still buzy.....

Finally when T-man's game was over we wandered over to the other field to watch J-man. The boy can hit! He got on base with every at bat today! Woo Hoo!
This one got kinda close, luckily for J-man the other team over threw to first.
This is J-man celebrating his team mates DOUBLE PLAY. Yes you heard that right, these little guys got a DOUBLE PLAY. Love it!
See that ball? It is on its way PAST the 3rd baseman. Nice job J-man.
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Still buzy....

One activity a day is never enough for us! No, we had 2 more baseball games today! At the same time! And I was snack Mom. So I stayed with T-man and his t-ball game.
Who needs friends to give you bunny ears when you can do them yourself?

He hits.

And he scores! Go T-man!
And then this. What is this?
I'm gonna go with rally cap. Yeah, he was trying to get the rally cap going.
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Another Buzy Day

Ahhh. Days by the pool have begun. Swim team officially started yesterday. But I didn't bring my camera until today. Look at that cool clear blue water - doesn't it look refreshing? Well at 5:30 this morning as I was swimming laps I was thinking man this rain sucks, and its making the pool cold! But this afternoon the sun had come out and made the pool look dang refreshing. So here is J-man and his buds at practice today. We will be there everyday now for the rest of the summer. Ahhhh. I just need to convince T-man to join the swim team...

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Monday, May 26, 2008

A Visit to the Aquarium

Friday Morning we took a little trip downtown to check out the Seattle Aquarium remodel. They have a brand new entrance and a huge new tank as you come in and it is really beautiful.

Our old favorites are there as well. I wonder how many pictures I have of the boys on this orca fin? That will be fun to put those together someday.....

Then there is the demonstration of just how classy we are. Thanks for that J-man.
These guys are my favorite. They are so cute and I swear they have ADHD, I have never seen one sit still. Not even while eating. They swim around with the food on their belly, never stopping moving. I could sit and watch the sea otters forever. Too bad my family doesn't agree with me and wanted to move on.
But it was cleaning time at the sea otters and they were, well, cleaning everything! T-man pointed it out to everyone, just in case someone standing around watching didn't notice what they were doing.
"Mommy!! They are licking their privates!!! Wait. Mommy? Do otters have privates??"
Well that got a good laugh out of everyone. So T-man got a lesson in sea otter anatomy. Good trip to the aquarium - Don't you think??

Friday, May 9, 2008

Take Me Out to the ball game

And buy me pizza?
And buy me a foot long dog?
Oh yeah and Garlic Fries. I couldn't get a picture of those because my eyes were watering from the abundance of garlic. We also consumed a couple of beers and a large polish dog with grilled onions (seriously Mitch that and garlic fries - are you just testing the limits here or what?), Ivar's fish and chips and a couple of sodas. And even though the Mariners lost and even though there was no bench clearing fight (should have went last night, darn) we still managed to have fun.
This is the boys dancing and trying to get on the Jumbo screen. Dang they were cute enough, I should have took some video! And this is the first game in the history of taking these boys to Mariners games that nobody fell asleep and we stayed for all nine innings. My babies are growing up!
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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Getting back to normal

I knew that when he started rolling in the grass again that things were starting to get back to normal. I was really concerned when he was sleeping so much, but regular patterns have been re-established and we are getting back to normal. Well except for that whole needle thing twice a day.

That is a goofy picture of him - he is shaking off after the roll in the grass. But he is a goofy dog, so I guess that works!
And the most important thing that happened today was that somebody had Kindergarten Roundup. So we went to the school with T-man's registration packet and signed him up for Kindergarten. He got to meet the teachers, visit a classroom and do a little coloring project. We are hoping that he gets into the full day Kindergarten, but it is a lottery and everybody wants full day. There was 4 people in the 1/2 day line and sixty in the full day line. Only 48 spots for full day, I'm praying that we get in!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Yukon is home!

And it was good to hear him snoring last night. He slept through the night too. As a matter of fact he slept from the minute he got home until it was time to go to bed. He got up to potty 4 times, taking some time to roll in the grass on one of those occations, and only got up long enough to eat his dinner and take his meds. Other than that he was lying down snoring. I guess he didn't sleep very well durring his vet hospital stay. Or maybe its just really tiring being a new diabetic. Hopefully he will be back to his normal self soon.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Busy Weekend

Saturday morning started out kind of rough at our house. Our dog Yukon had woken me up in the middle of the night every night starting on Wednesday to go potty. This was very unlike him but I did not really worry about it too much at first, after all he is nine, a senior citizen in the lab world. Friday night he did not eat his dinner. Hmm. Saturday morning he did not eat his dinner - this is cause for concern. Anyone who has ever known a lab knows that these dogs don't miss meals - especially our lab. Yukon tells us that it is dinner time by talking and dancing around. He lets you know what time it is - just in case you forget - by nudging your hand and pointing you in the right direction.

The other thing about Yukon is that before each meal he gets his hot dog full of his medications. He gets 4 pills for his seizures and 2 pills for his bad hips and blown knee. If he doesn't get his meds he won't be able to walk and will start having seizures. We also have to keep him pretty darn regulated for this and he has an internal clock that knows its time for his hot dog and dinner.

So after the 2nd missed meal and 3 nights of interrupted sleep we were off to the vet. As if to demonstrate how much he was not feeling well he decided to throw up in the office right in front of the vet. I was trying really hard not to cry, but by this time I knew something was seriously wrong and was getting scared. The vet decided to keep him and run tests and he would call me when he knew something. So I went home with out him.

In the meantime......

We had baseball games to go to. Today it was back to back games at the same field and only a few minutes away from the vet. T-mans game was fun to watch, and when I say fun I mean that in a "we laughed a lot" way.

So after T-man displayed his awesome fielding skills we headed to the next field to watch J-man play. J-man has been doing really well and hit the ball every time he was up and did good out in the field too. His team did significantly better too and even had a double play. That was pretty exciting.

While we were at baseball I checked in with the vet -

Vet: no blood results yet, can we get a urine sample?

Me: Of course.

Vet: Can we start and IV if we need too?

Me: Um - Yeah.

Vet: Okay we'll call you back.

More baseball.

Finally as we were done with baseball the vet calls again.

Vet- We figured out what is wrong with Yukon. Your dog is diabetic.

Me - What? (Laughing) You have got to be kidding me.

Vet - His sugar is very high and we are going to start him on some insulin and get him regulated. the good news is that it is treatable and will not interfere with his other medications. The insulin will need to be given every 12 hours and will be on the same schedule as his other medications.

Me - (still laughing) So how much is insulin - just give me a ballpark.

Vet - Let me check - a vile is $30 and will last a month

Me - (still laughing) Okay when can he come home?

So Yukon is still there at the vet. He stayed there Saturday and was still pretty sick. Today they said he was feeling better and was eating and drinking but they wanted to keep him one more night to make sure they could figure out the right dose of medicine. I can pick him up tomorrow along with his new meds, new food and big bill. This brings the medication bill up to $130/month. Pet insurance might have been a good idea for this dog.

While Yukon was at the vet spending my next paycheck we had to head down to Portland. We had a graduation to attend. My little sister has a BS and a BA, because apparently one degree is not good enough anymore. So we got there Saturday night just in time to have a family dinner to celebrate. Sunday morning we got to have brunch at The Commons and then we got to sit through a really long graduation. Well I got to sit through it, Mitch took the boys to the park to play cause lets face it, they never would have made it through. It was 4 hours.

We took some pictures after brunch. They might not have turned out all that great, but we were having fun.

There she is! Congratulations Melissa, we are so proud of you!

And Congratulations to the parents who get to stop paying her tuition! Don't they look happy?

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