More like where HAVEN'T we been! Zack's had so many summer adventures that we haven't had time to blog, but ohhhh we've taken pictures...now it's time to catch you up!
Zack had his PH probe done at UCLA. They put a wire probe down his nose to just above his stomach to measure how much he refluxes and how acidic it is. The probe placement was traumatic, but it was quick and he did SO well in the 24 hours he had it in. He was a real champ and I was so proud of him. He also had his Gastric Emptying Study (how fast he digests food) in July and although it was unpleasant (more for me than him!), he did well. I just spoke with the doctor the other day and his stomach doesn't empty like they would like, but not nearly as bad as we thought. The probe actually told us that he is refluxing MUCH less than he was. He actually might be growing out of the medical part of this. His vomiting (sorry people, but if you know Z, you've probably seen him puke!) has decreased SIGNIFICANTLY. We have actually had several vomit-free days. I couldn't have said that four months ago. We are very pleased with that. We are now left with the aversions that his medical problems have ingrained in him, however...that's another battle and we're working on it. Someday he'll enjoy eating...I hope. Anyway, there's your Z medical update.
Marcie's Big Birthday Bash
My best friend Marcie had an awesome birthday party at her parents stunning home in Camarillo. It was a pool party, so NOONE had as much fun as Zack. I loved seeing Mouse and we had a great day splashing around!
Kim's Big Day
On Saturday, July 25th, I got a call from my sister Kim that she was getting married the next day on Coronado Island. For those of you outside of Socal, that is about 2 1/2 hours from my house on the most heavily traveled freeway in California. Although we battled with how to deal with the trip and a toddler on such short notice, I ultimately knew I had to be there. We were not able to take that Monday off, so we knew it would be up and back the same day...and the wedding was at 7pm!!! We drove down uneventfully with Z sleeping the whole way. We got ready at my mom's hotel and except for starting a few minutes late, the sunset ceremony went off without a hitch. It was gorgeous and I took TONS of pictures, some of which you can view here:
Our trip home starting out after dinner at about 10:30 was a little harder (mostly on poor kevin at the wheel). Parts of the freeway were closed and we ended up on a couple detours...we didn't get to bed until after 2am! zzzzz. Once again, Z slept all the way, so he was FINE the next day while we were zombies! In any event, congrats Kim and Greg!! We were so happy to share your day with you.
A gorgeous day and a really beautiful way to spend it. I can't wait to go back in April or May when everything is in bloom! Z got to see turtles, frogs, tons of squirrels and even a deer! Here is a link to all the pictures:
Here are a couple pictures from the day:
(this one is for Aunt Sharley!)
...and last but NOT least...Z's first trip to Malibu!
We decided the Sunday was a great day for the beach...and we were right! We went early, so Kev could surf and when the clouds burned off it was gorgeous! Z had been to the beach in Cabo, but he was too young to really enjoy it...not this time! He threw sand everywhere, dug holes, filled his bucket! The water made him a little nervous, but he squealed while we chased the waves...here is a link to a few extra pictures:
To "tide" you over...(come on now, that was FUNNY!) here are a couple extras:
Someday, young grasshopper, this will all be yours!
That's all for now. I hope you feel all caught up! I'll be back with more of the Adventures of Super Z soon!