Monday, October 22, 2012

A birthday for my pumpkin

So we probably went to the coolest apple picking and pumpkin picking farm ever. I would call it a farm festival really. There were hay rides, bouncy houses, mazes, tractor rides, and a small play ground area. The Minor Farm owners were super nice as well. We had a wonderful time. Ty went to run one of the rides to help raise money for some of the services his school provides. So while he worked the rest of us ran around checkin out the awsome rides.

Jazz loves the bikes even though his feet couldn't reach the pedals. Luckily Aunt "Caw-yay" (as Jazz says it) would push him around the track.

He LOVED the train. He played here for hours. He would play hide and seek with Holly for ever if we let him.

Next Holly took Jazz on the tractor cow thingies. Holly looked like she enjoyed it more than Jazz did. At least he acted content? lol He went right back to the train toy right after that lol.

Ooh this was cool. Ty's station was where you would get strapped in to this harness then they would start inflating the top and you would get lifted up. This was Jazz going up in the harness. He thought it was awesome till he looked out the window and saw how far away he was from the ground.

Jazz LOVED the maze as well. He laughed his way through the whole thing,especially when he hit a dead end. then it was hilarious

What a cool pic of the pumpkin spread. Too bad Jazz didn't feel like smiling.

Now is my boys 2nd Birthday! Isn't he getting big!

He has a 'thing' for blowing out candles from a distance.

So for his presents he had to run around his grandparents house and find the balloons. Each balloon was attached to a present. He was more interested in the balloons at first, but after presents were opened we could barely tare him away to find the next one.

Here is our big boy with all his loot! It is amazing how fast these little people grow! I can't believe he is already two! Man do we love this kid! More to come on lil' fella later!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It will never happen...

You know that phrase, "oh, that will never happen to me." Well, it is totally false. Things always happen. The post man skips your house when you are expecting an awesome package. Cars really will splash you when you are walking along the side walk. And, your children really can get sick, really sick. 
Jazz decided to get sick, and I almost didn't notice.  Jazz has Type 1 Diabetes. 
Just a few weeks after lil' fella joined our family Jazz started going through diapers like crazy. He was super thirsty all the time. He couldn't sleep through the night because he would be so thirsty he would need a drink. Then one morning his breathing suddenly started sounding terrible, and he was throwing up all over the place. I took him in to see the doctor, and we ended up leaving the doctors office in an ambulance. After a four night and day stay at the hospital we took our little boy home with a text book of how to take care of him, a sweet little "poke case" with all his needles shots and test strips. He is doing fine now. I thought I would just share a couple of pictures from our four not so great days in the hospital. Here is Jazz taking a nap in the hospital. We had to wrap up his hand with the IV in it because he kept picking at it.

After the first two days in the hospital Jazz felt a lot better. Here he is putting on a puppet show for Ty when Jazz was supposed to be sleeping.

Jazz loved the toy room in the hospital. We drove this car through the hallways. Jazz made friends with the nurses and he would wave and say "Hi" as we drove past. Then he would shout "Bye!" after we had passed them. He was so funny.

 But, Jazz is doing just fine now. He even gained back the weight he lost during his drink the whole ocean phase of thirstyness before he was diagnosed. Now we go through 8 shots a day, count our carb intake super carefully, and enjoy this sweet little munchkin as much as possible. This kid is definately a favorite. And, it is funny, when terrible things happen, you suddenly love the things you have so much more. I love being healthy, and being able to eat anything I want to without having to think about giving myself shots or how I am going to pay for it later. Jazz will never have the luxury of eating anything at any time. But, he is going to be super healthy food wise. He is also the cutest little diabetic boy I have ever met. I am so blessed to have this kiddo in my life. I am not sure what I did to deserve his sweet spirit. He really is one of the best natured children ever. I love him to pieces, and I am so glad that I know what I need to do to take care of him and keep him healthy. Yay for technology! Yay for little boys! Yay for forever families!