Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Magformers! That's what they are called. They are magnetic and can build anything one's heart desires. This is one of the gifts that I got for my boys. They absolutly love them and have not stopped playing with them since Christmas day. If your boys or girls love legos then I would suggest buying these.
Friday, December 24, 2010
So of course my boys want a Chia pet because of all the commercials they have seen advertising these things. I thought about it and said why not. I went ahead and bought them the Sponge Bob Chia Pet for Christmas. I only bought one though because they are expensive for what they are and I know that the boys will get bored with it fast.
Gotta love commercials!
Friday, December 17, 2010
I Want This!
I'm in love with a little man who sits in a wheelchair and what better way to show that than to have it around my neck. Don't you agree?
Here is where you can find their link. They sale other cool things such as sweatshirts, shirts, tank tops, decals. and so on! Check them out!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
This year instead of the normal one photo christmas card we decided to do something a little different. Our Christmas card consists of 574 photos and they were arranged to create this video. This is called stop motion photography. This is my husband's first attempt at doing this type of photography and I think it came out very well. Watch and enjoy and don't forget to turn on your sound!
Merry Christmas from the Treguboff's!
Friday, December 3, 2010
Below is a picture of his wheelchair which we decorated for school. We just had to let everyone know of his special day.
Doesn't he look so excited!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
It's just so tender and juicy and you can't go wrong with this recipe.
The recipe is here.
Besides cooking a fabulous turkey for the past 6 years we have also been having our Thanksgiving at a local Regional park. It's been great because our Thanksgiving has turned into a pot luck and nobody has to go home to a messy house. Plus there is a huge playground and hiking that keeps the kids busy. It's awesome!
I know this is late by a few days but I hope everyone had a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
This past week we took the boys down to downtown Phoenix to do a photoshoot with their new mohawk hats. The mohawk hats were made by Purdy Things. Here are a few pictures from our shoot. The boys were so cooperative but it might be because we bribed them with some McDonald shakes. :)
More of these pictures can be seen at our photography site. Link is in the right column on my blog. Happy Looking!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The title in itself makes me sad. My baby will be 4 in less than 13 days. I can't believe how fast time has flown by. I wish that he would stay little forever because to be honest his care is going to become more difficult as he gets bigger.
This morning I changed his diaper as normal and didn't see anything wrong. Then this afternoon I changed it and found sand inside. It wasn't a whole lot but you could definetly tell that it was there. In the back of my mind I knew what this was but had to go on the internet to make sure. Sure enough it said that sand is a sign of kidney stones. This is the one thing that we have been trying to avoid but it seems as though it's happening. I immediately gave him more water and plan on giving him more for the next few days. I will be putting a call into the doctor if it continues because I don't want them to develop into actually stones.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
This is Miss Abby! She is a 12 month old with a lot of spunk and the cutest smile ever. If you are interested, her cute dress came from Tiny Made.
This little girls momma also makes custom headpeices. Her Etsy shop is Melissa's Custom Creations Check out her site for some very cute bows and flowers!
The picture above is a photograph of my husband's new love. He has been working hard the past month to earn enough money to pay cash for this baby. To me it's crazy to see how much camera equipment can cost. I was blown away when he said he wanted a new camera since he has a Nikon D90 already. I guess he's really getting serious about his photography and you know what I think he should.
If you haven't already, please check out our photography site. The button is in the right frame of my blog. Let me know what you think! :)
P.S. We are also on facebook too under Treg Photography!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Even though I wanted to make his costume this year he ended up being one of the cutest Frankenstein's I have ever seen. I guess I am being biased because I'm his mom but he got a lot of compliments to prove it. Happy Halloween to everyone! I hope everyone had a great evening!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
As many of you know, Zane has been put on the keto diet for seizure control. Since we have been on this diet we have decided to eliminate one of his many medications. The medication we chose is Topomax because it can be harsh on the kidneys while on the keto diet and it requires an extra medication to be taken along with it so that crystals don't build up in the kidneys.
Zane has been off the medication four at least four days now. I know it's going to take a little time to get completely out of his system but he seems to be doing well with the change. He is having at least 1 seizure almost everyday but they seem rather controlled. Controlled you may ask??? How can you call them controlled?? Let's just say he's not flopping around like he used to. We hope that this change will continue to be a positive move on our part and that this medication will not have to be put back in the daily schedule.
Now the question is: "What do we do with all these pills?" If we are so hopeful do we throw them out then or keep them just in case?
After some serious leakage from Zane's g-tube port I decided that something needed to be done. His little belly was turning red around the port and you could tell that the skin wanted to breakdown. We have tried wrapping gauze around it but it only stays good for a few hours.
After some intense searching and speaking to other parents, I learned about a lady that makes g-tube cloth wraps with velcro. Her site is called Button Buddies. The button buddies come in all kinds of different styles from leopard print to the dinosaur ones that Zane is wearing. She was quick with Zane's order and they immediately shipped out the day of his order. We received them in the mail today and we are hopeful that this will be the answer to his leaking problem. :)
P.S. Look at that gut! Love his chubs!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
My husband and I started a new adventure in photography. You can check out our site at www.tregphotography.com. It has been fun to say the least and I must say he isn't bad. My husband is the one that takes the pictures but I work together with him for the ideas and editing. Right now we are getting prepared to do Christmas cards which should be fun. I'll be posting a few pics from those sessions as they come about.
Well that's it for now! We hope everyone is doing well!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
As you can read from the title, June is Stop CMV Awareness Month. On Sunday we took photos of our friends Michelle and Caiti to promote the awareness of CMV. What is CMV you may ask? Please go to this website to obtain information about this devistating virus.
Oh and while your there please vote for one of Caiti's photos. :)
Sunday, May 30, 2010
1/3 Carrot juice(Trader Joe's Organic Carrot Juice)
1/3 Black Cherry juice(Sprout's RW Knudsen)
1/3 Pomegranate juice(Trader Joe's Organic Pomegranate Juice)
(All 100% pure juice)
This popsicle is so good. You would think it would taste weird because of the carrot juice but I gaurantee that the kids will love them!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
That something is the Keto diet. If you have never heard of this here is a quick overview on what it is.
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet primarily used to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children. The diet mimics aspects of starvation by forcing the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fuelling brain function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source. An elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, a state known as ketosis, leads to a reduction in the frequency of epileptic seizures.
Since Zane is tube fed this was the route we wanted to try. So far he has been on the diet for almost two weeks. Within these two weeks we have seen three bad seizures. This is unheard of in our household. It seems to be working! It takes about 1 month to 3 to see the full effect. If it's working then we will start to wean his meds off. This is a big deal to us and we hope this will be the answer for him.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
I am almost done with my first week. I must say that it is very difficult. Everything is fruit, veggies, and protein. This diet totally changes the way you look at food. If you are interested in the diet here is a good link for recipes.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
On Sunday we thought it would be a good idea to take the boys on a bike ride while we hiked in our local mountain park. We were having a great day until the boys decided that it would be fun to race down a hill full of rocks. Well I guess from the title you can guess what happened. First Logan crashed on the bottom of the hill and then Caden crashed because he didn't want to run into his brother. Caden busted his face on a rock right about his right eyebrow and had to be rushed to Urgent Care. For being only 4 he was a very tough cookie. He didn't cry on the way to Urgent Care and he didn't cry while getting his 5 stitches. Here is a picture of his new war wound.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
My family and I decided that we would participate in the 5k run/walk to benefit Ryan's House here in the valley. Ryan's house is a respite house designed for families who have children with life threatening illnesses and for those in need of hospice care. Since this is such an important aspect in our lives and deals with our family personally we couldn't say no. The race is this Saturday and my mom, Zane's nurse, and I will be walking. My husband will be running his first 5k! Go Bryan. If you have time and you live in the valley please come out and support a good cause or come and participate in the walk/run!
Here is the website to Ryan's House. Please check it out! This link also has the race information if anyone is interested.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
You guessed it! Christmas Lights! He loves them. We found this out this past Christmas. If he was being crabby we would stick him in front of the Christmas tree and he would immediately turn into a joyful smiley boy. We decided that since he likes the lights so much that we would hang them in his room! It's been awesome watching him coo and smile over the lights. He sleeps with them on every night.
Yesterday for lunch we decided to make Salmon tacos. Since I had my first fish taco down in Mexico, I have fallen in love with them. They are so good! Here is the recipe for the salmon tacos.
My husband and I have also tried a few recipes from the Paleo diet. We are not doing this diet at all but thought that we would try a few new things. The recipes were actually delicious. Here is the link where we get our recipes from. We have tried the Chicken and Veggie Roll Ups and the Beef/Sausage soup.
Take a look and try! You may really like them.