Monday, September 29, 2008

Vroom, Vroom!

Saturday we took the boys to go race some go karts at Crackerjax in Scottsdale. Since both of them were to short to ride the big ones they ended up having to ride the little cars. They still had a blast. This is the first time that both of them have ridden alone. Here are some pictures of the boys:
Logan and Caden turning around the bend.



Logan, looking all serious.



The boys standing in line waiting their turn.



Caden being such a cheese ball.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Caden and the Notorious " S " Word!


I would have never imagined that such a thing would happen. Actually I expected it. My dear sweet little three year old used the "S" word in such a way that I couldn't believe it. He knew exactly how to use it in a sentence that it seems as though he knew what it meant. After therapy on Friday, Caden went and rid along with Bryan and our trainee Niko. Bryan had to stop by one of our bank owned properties to drop a pump in a pool to drain out some stagnant water. This pool was covered with junk. It had everything from bricks to an office chair. Here is a picture:


Well Caden proceeded into the backyard with Niko to go check out the pool. As soon as he got to the edge and saw what's inside the first sentence that came out of his mouth was "What is all this "S" in the pool?". Niko was so shocked and flabbergasted that such a small little guy could say such a thing. Niko went out and told Bryan what he had said and of course Bryan had to talk to Caden and explain to him that the "S" word was a naughty thing to say. Later on when I asked Caden about it he said "but my daddy always says it!". I guess it shows you where he's getting it from.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Phoenix Children's Museum


On our agenda yesterday we were supposed to go to the kid's expo at the University of Phoenix stadium with my good friend Amy and her son Ethan. Well we did go to the kid's expo but we only stayed for about 10 minutes. From the way they had advertised it we thought that there was going to be a lot of things for the kids to do. It turned out to be more of a product showing convention rather than a kid's convention. There was also so many people there that it was unbearable. There was no space to walk around and everywhere you went there was no room for our kids to squeeze in and do some of the arts and crafts. It was a complete waste of time and money. So after trying to have a fun day with the kids at this so called expo we decided to take them to the Spaghetti Company for lunch and then over to the Children's Museum in downtown Phoenix. I should have thought about this earlier but I didn't think that the expo was going to be crazy and product oriented. The Children's Museum was so much fun. The kids had a blast for the whole three hours we were there. They had so much for the kids to do and it was nice because even though there were quite a bit of people there it still didn't seem crowded. There are three levels at the museum and plenty to do on each level. Here are some pictures of the kids having a blast at the Children's Museum. We are thinking about getting a yearlymembership since we had so much fun.


Logan's pizza he made me.

Caden and Logan playing at the checkout counter at their little grocery store.


Caden wearing one of the Phoenix Sun's basketball player's shoes on.

Caden and Logan playing with a wooden game.

Here is Logan on one of their self moving contraptions. I don't even know what they call these things but they were pretty cool.

Here is a picture of Caden on a plasma car. I am definitely going to be looking into one of these for the boys for Christmas. This little bike is the coolest thing. All they have to do is wiggle the wheel and off it goes with no pedaling.

Here's a picture of the Logan, Caden and I in one of the big tunnels. It was pretty neat because they had a huge area that had three big tunnels with little huts connected to them. They also allowed the parents to crawl through with the kids.


After playing for three hours I let the boys pick out a toy of their choice at the gift shop. Luckily Logan and Caden picked out the same thing so that there would be no fights later on to deal with. I couldn't forget about Zane so I picked him up a green squiggly worm with big white eyeballs. He loves it.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fun Filled Weekend!

This weekend was a pretty eventful one in the Treguboff household. Saturday morning we had a yard sale to try and sale a bunch of stuff that was no longer needed. These items included a lot of baby clothes and baby items. The stuff that I couldn't sale was taken over to Once Upon a Child and sold there. We made out pretty good during our yard sale considering we were only outside for a little over an hour and a half. After our yard sale we did some house cleaning and then we all got ready to go over to my parent's house because my Uncle was in town visiting and also because my parents were watching the boys for us while we went out with the McGavren's. Going out with the Jay and Diana is always fun. We always have a good time whenever we are with them. Saturday nights festivities consisted of the Melting Pot which both of us love and supposibly laser tag. Here are some pictures from the Melting Pot. Here is a picture of part of our dinner. For those who have never been there it is a awesome experience that everyone must do at least once. The meal usually runs about two hours and is split into four different courses. The first course is the cheese fondu. The cheese fondu is served with apples, bread, carrots, celery, and cauliflower. The second course is a dinner salad of your choice. The third course is the main course. The course we chose was the fondu fusion and this consists of lobster, salmon, chicken, pork, shrimp, and filet mignon. As you can see from the picture we had already started to pigout . All the food comes to you uncooked so that you can cook it yourself in the broth of your choice. You also get all kinds of dipping sauces. There is like ten to choose from. The fourth course is the dessert. Man oh man is it good. The fondu is a chocolate of your choice. Last night we chose cookies and cream and marshmellow dream. It consisted of dark chocolate with marshmellow cream and oreo cookies. The platter of stuff you get to dip in the chocolate is your worst nightmare if your on a diet. The platter consists of rice krispie treats, brownies, cheesecake, strawberries, marshmellows rolled in graham crackers and oreos, bananas, and pound cake. Mmmmmm, Mmmmmm, Mmmmmm is all I have to say about the dessert. We ordered a coffee with our dessert and I thought it was kind of cool on how they brought the sugar out to you. It was sugar crystals on a stick. Basically clear rock candy to dip in your coffee.
Dinner was so good. We are addicted to this place. When ever we go out with the McGavren's this is where we go. We are the one's who introduced this place to Jay and Diana and now I know they are probably saying "Damn you guys!" because it's so addictive and we can't forget expensive. Anyhow we had a really great time at dinner. Here are a few more pictures of us together at dinner.

This is a picture of Jay and Diana. Doesn't it look steamy! If you can believe it that's the steam coming off of the pots. Very, very hot!

Not a very good picture of Bryan and I. As you can see Bryan is ready to eat!
Bryan being goofy with the lobster tail. Does something smell fishy?

The nice waitress took a picture of all of us together.
After dinner we were supposed to go play some laser tag but we all were way to stuff to go running around. We decided to go see a movie instead. The movie we chose was Burn After Reading. This is one messed up movie but what else do you expect from the Cohen Brothers. I still liked it though. I like dark comedies.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Just another hospital stay!

Well we had a pretty eventful Labor day weekend. Once we got back from our exciting camping trip that lasted a whole day we jumped back into our normal routine here at home. Once Labor day came around we noticed that Zane wasn't feeling his best. The boy guy had green mucus coming out of his nose every time he sneezed and was coughing more than usually. I was prepared that I may need to take him to urgent care but that idea came to an abrupt halt when he began seizing uncontrollably. I administered his rescue med but it wasn't having any effect on him at all. We decided after six minutes of seizing and two rescue meds later that we would have to call the ambulance to come and get him. Zane had been on a roll without hospitalization for at least 8 months and now that was coming to an end because we knew he was going to end up in the hospital. Once the EMT's arrived they provided Zane with oxygen and also another med to try and stop the seizure. Well their med didn't work either and the seizure didn't stop until over thirty minutes later when he arrived at West Valley hospital. At this point Zane was in respitory distress and had a high possiblitly of being ventilated. Luckily after doing many breathing treatments Zane finally calmed down. After about an hour of being calm Zane then was moved to the PICU at St. Joseph's hospital since West Valley doesn't really deal with kids. We spent a week and a half at St. Joseph's while Zane returned back to his normal smiley self and after having a Nissen Fundoplication done. Here are a few pictures of our week from hell:


My little chunkers receiving some oxygen:

He looks drugged up doesn't he! This is after surgery high on Morphine.


His Owies after surgery!


Picture of him in his cage.


His buddies watching over him.


A quilt that was given to him by hospital volunteers. Isn't it pretty!

He was also given this really soft Jenna Bear from a foundation know as Jenna Bears Foundation. If you have a chance please visit their website at www.jennabearsfoundation.org. This is a wonderful organization that was created by a mother who lost her young daughter in a tragic car accident.


My Zane, happy and back to his normal self!!!