May 26, 2010

Arrivals, Depatures, and near misses...

It is official, we are Grandparents. Little Spencer arrived on May 20th at 12:07pm, weighing in at 6 lbs 13 oz. and 19 1/2 ins. long. It was a bit of a long labor for Brittany, but she is grateful for epidurals. He is so cute and tiny, and a little yellow. He is having to do a bili-suitcase to help get his jaundice under control. Britt and Jake are doing well with the little guy, just trying to figure the whole parenting thing out while getting very little sleep. We are so excited to have him here, especially Trevor. He is already planning all the things he will get to teach Spencer as his uncle. I am sure that our gas bill will be going up a bit with all the trips to Ogden that we will be making now that he is here.
Sadly, Marc's Grandpa Clay passed away on May 24th without getting to meet his first great-great grandson. He was always a great guy to be around. He had a sense of humor that kept us laughing all the time. He never was one to let anyone get away with things that they shouldn't and told you how it was. I am sure that is why I got along with him so well. Marc always reminded me of Grandpa Clay with his big hands, a trait that Trevor shares too. I always heard the stories of Marc having to help Grandpa in the fields or clean the seminary buildings in the summer. He spent a lot of time up in Heber with his Grandparents, something I am sure he hopes that we can do with ours. (I just hope it is a lot of trips and not work that we are doing) We will miss Grandpa Clay, but know he is in a better place with Grandma Lola.
Our poor little kitty Mayo has been a bit sick lately. At first we thought it was just a simple bladder infection that we treated with medication. After almost 2 weeks of treatment, that we thought was going well, he took a turn for the worse. Now his bladder had produced crystals that were blocking his ability to pee. He was spending a lot of time in the litterbox, but not able to go. Or else he was hiding in dark places, something animals do when they are sick. A urinary blockage can kill an animal in 24-48 hours if not treated since it shuts down their kidneys. So off to emergency care to get him taken care of. (we must really love our cat to spend that kind of money on him) They had to insert a catheter to unblock him, and currently he is still at the vets for observation. He has to wear the cone so he won't lick the catheter out of place.
Needless to say the last 6 days have been quite eventful. They say things happen in 3's. So I think we should be good for a while.

May 8, 2010

Some lost...some found

Lost.... My mind? It has been a busy time at our house lately. Trev of course is knee deep in baseball, which means mom is too. Trev was in a bit of a hitting slump and struggling with his pitching. School for both boys has been a constant battle, except Tye is now done and has his associates degree. (He is planning to go to the U this fall) I can't wait for the next 4 weeks to go by so that Trev will be done as well. Of course that just means that it is time to stress and get all the work done before then. Brit came and spent about 4 days with us while Jake was in Virginia for work. We had a shower, at my house, for Brit at the end of April. She received many nice things for baby Spencer, who is going to arrive any day now. Trev had his I-pod stolen. My sister is here visisting from New Zealand for 3 weeks. And will the rain and cold ever go away? I have been trying to start my garden. Could Trev play some games that don't require me to bring my heater and bundle up like it is winter?

Found... Good things come to those who wait? So Marc flew the Red Sox a few weeks back and got to chat with Trev's favorite player Dustin Pedroia. Marc was wearing some of Trev's Red Sox gear, so Dustin asked him about it. Of course Marc told him that is was Trevs and all about Trev and playing baseball and his aforementioned woes. Dustin took Marcs phone and texted Trev a little encouragment note. It seems that since then, that Trev has been doing better. Thanks Dustin. Yeah school is out in 4 weeks. Trev is going to be doing some extra school for 3 weeks in June so that he can clear some room in his schedule next fall. (3 hours of PE everyday won't be a bad thing right?) Having Brit home for those few days made me miss having her around. All the laughter that her and her brothers brought to the house was so much fun. Trev earned his first paycheck by umping some little 8 year old teams. He wants to use his money to go golfing. That money will run out fast. It was either that or buy a new I-pod, but as luck would have it, we were able to recover the I-pod. The weather has been better the last couple of days and I am finally starting to see some sprouts in my garden. (too bad some more cold/rain is on the way). My sister leaves back to New Zealand in 4 days. It has been fun getting to know Joshua more since he was just 1 when they left. As of this posting Brit is due in 2 weeks, although her Dr. says it should happen sooner. As excited as I am to get him here, Brit is trying to take her nursing boards next week, so I guess I could wait a little longer for him to get here.