Monday, February 15, 2010
TJ and his brother, Mark
The Denver Zoo puts lights up everywhere around the holidays. We braved the cold and went to see the lights.
We went to Scottsdale for Thanksgiving with the boys and my family. We were able to see our friends, Nick and Jen, and TJ's brother, Mark and sister-in-law, Tracy while we were in town. Again, I'm terrible with the lack of pictures right now. We went miniature golfing, swimming, and did some Black Friday shopping. We scored the last Dyson Animal vacuum at Kohl's. Brandon came with TJ and I and thank goodness he did. He ran to the back of the store and got one of the two vacuums they had in stock. How I love the anticipation of Black Friday! Not knowing if you'll get what you came for... It's fun when you do score that item! We LOVE our new vacuum. If you have a pet that sheds, it's amazing. We were disgusted/amazed to see all the stuff the Dyson picks up that our old vacuum didn't. The boys also stayed over at the Williams' house and played with their kids. On our drive to AZ and back home, we listened to Twilight on CD. We really enjoyed it and it was a great way to pass the long hours in the car.
We cut our trip short by a few days because Mason was admitted into the hospital for an infection in his pulmonary valve caused by a rare strain of Strep. If you didn't know, Mason had to have his pulmonary valve replaced when he was a baby and now has a bovine (cow) valve. Because it is foreign to his body, the valve can't fight off an infection. The doctors think he may have gotten the infection from a mosquito bite or a cut, but they don't know for sure. He had a PIC line put into his arm. It lead to the valve and delivered a heavy duty anti-biotic that was administered every day for 6 weeks. Luckily, the infection is gone and Mason is back to his athletic, fun-loving, goofy self.