Thursday, February 23, 2012

Past Due

It has been over 6 months since out last post, and as you can imagine there has been a lot going on in the Zurliene household. Mommy went back to school in August, and Daddy started a new job at Graff's Turf Farms, so Zach and Tristan welcomed their new nanny Allison into our home. After Zach's spinal defects clinic in September, it was discovered that his spine was curving very severly and so Zach was placed in a Risser cast in October to begin the process of straightening his spine while improving his posture and breathing. He took to the cast very well, and after a few weeks of re-learning some of the things he was able to do before the cast, he was back to the old Zach.
Thanksgiving was fun at home with Mimi and Papa, then a visit from Aunt Kelly and Uncle Dana for Zach and Tristan's penguin birthday party! Zach had his second cast put on just before Christmas, and we celebrated at home with just the four of us. Mimi and Papa moved into their new house just before New Year's. It will sure be nice to have some more family close by (albeit for a month or so at a time!).
Grandma came out after the New Year and spent a fun filled week with the boys. Zach began a new chapter in his life when he started pre-school classes two days a week at Erie Elementary!
His teacher is Mrs. Ming Li, and after being a little sad the first day, Zach has flourished! He looks forward to his Tuesday and Thursday morning trips, and has made some new friends as well.
February has come and almost gone so quickly. We had a great Valentine's Day, and the boys were excited to get cards and "treats". Today, we are at Children's Hospital for Zach to have his third cast put on. Shortly after leaving Zach in the operating room, we received a call from the doctor informing us that Zach has a large sore on his back that will need immediate attention and prevent a new casting for at least a couple of weeks. We had noticed a strong odor coming from Zach's cast the last few weeks, but he wasn't complaining of any pain, and we thought it was just a wet cast as a result of his "sweating" a few weeks ago when he had a slight fever. So now we will allow the sore to heal and hopefully can continue to improve his scoliosis through a hard brace that he was fitted for today. Our updates will be more frequent in the future, and we will keep posting updates on Zach's progress.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Days

Summer has ben in full swing and we have been very busy around the house. Here are some pictures to pick up where we left off on Easter.
Zach, Tistan, and Ilaria
The Fam on Easter Sunday
Zach's friend Alex stopped by for dinner with her family. They had a great time together!
Mimi and Papa were out for the Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida
The whole crew for the Walk-N-Roll
Grandma was here for a couple weeks to watch the boys.
Tristan at 5 months old.
Zach got a new sand box and couldn't wait to play in it.
After finally getting some sand he had a blast digging and scooping
Mr. Cool
Zach also got a new bike with special handles for "pedaling"
Daddy and Zach on "early" Father's Day dinner.
Tristan at the pool
Zach at the driving range on our visit to Grandma and Grandpa's
Pool Time!
Our best effort for the "perfect" family photo.
Teahan family tree
Concentrating on the Backyardigans. Can you tell they're all related?
Pool time with Grandma, Grandpa, and Uncle Dana
Future director's of G&I Products
G&I Products Butter Creme spokesperson
At the office
Grandma was out again in June.
Tristan at 6 months.
4th of July picnic with Daddy's college friend Tia and her husband Adam
Ready for fireworks
Waiting for the fireworks with Mommy.
Visiting Daddy at the Golf Course on the 4th.
Happy Brothers.
Check out those teeth!
A couple action shots of Zach on the driving range. Mid swing.....
and follow through!!