Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Vacation Pictures and Tim

Well, first of all, since we came back from vacation Tim has been having a lot of pain in his shoulders and arms and numbness radiating down his arms. Today it was bothering him so much that he called his neurologist and at first they said there were no appointments available until September. Then they called him back at lunch and said COME IN IMMEDIATELY. His dr. is very concerned and scheduled him an emergency MRI tomorrow morning at 9am. He said if it gets any worse to go to the ER immediately so they can do an MRI right away, because he is concerned about permanent damage. Tim has a herniated disc in his neck at the top of his spine and it's likely that it's become aggravated. The MRI tomorrow is to check the disc and also to check his brain to rule out Multiple Sclerosis. I'm not freaking out yet, just because there's no point to it. Tim is supposed to call his neurologist tomorrow after the MRI so the dr. can read the MRI and decide what to do next. He gave Tim a prescription for darvoset three times a day to take the edge off the pain. I just hope that this doesn't lead down a path where Tim is taking lots and lots of painkillers all the time and is always out of it. That would suck for him :(.

Ok, onto happier things. Vacation pictures! I have about a million, so if they take forever to load, that's why. I'm going to try and do this in order, but Blogger has issues with my picture uploading for some reason.

We started out our first day at the Zoo!

Savino is not too pleased to be in the stroller, but he doesn't fuss too much.

Everyone is ready to go!

This is what you get when you tell Tim to smile. Uh thanks hun.

Haley is excited and ready to go!

Haley and the giant golden frog (well, part of it). The Zoo's theme was Year Of The Frog.

Savino says "Eh. Whatever.

The Extinction Bell in the Asian animals part. We didn't get to see the entire zoo because we had too much to do in one day, so we started with the Asian exhibit.

I think these were supposed to represent extinct animals. I don't really know. I just thought they looked cool!


Haley taking a picture. I love this picture.

Very. Large. Bats. They are the largest species of bat and they were HUGE. The picture doesn't do them justice!

And an extremely large snake as well. It was enormous. I have no idea what you feed a snake that big and I'm not sure I want to know!

Mom pointed these out to me, I would have missed them otherwise! Paper cranes lined the top of the covered bridge.

They were actually really cool.

Goats!! I was not surprised at the spots these goats got themselves into. Having owned a goat, we learned quickly that they can scale ANYTHING.

The babies were so cute! They made me miss our Billy. :(

Tim and Savino were ready to move on I think.

Haley goofing on the hammerhead statue.

And getting in the obligatory drumming picture!

In the "Shores" section (which is part of the Aquarium), this ray was extremely friendly and just chilled out pressed up against the glass, occasionally eating some lettuce.

Tim checking out the manatees in the back of the tank.

Giant tortoises. They were really really big! I think Tim could have ridden on the back of one!

Savino was just about done with the zoo. It was too hot! Poor kid, he was such a good sport about it all too.

He was about to be done with it all though. Fits were coming!

Haley clutching "Star", her new Build A Bear on the way to the hotel.

The next day, after some serious bickering and getting lost in downtown Columbus, we made it to COSI!

Poseidon means we are in the "Oceans" exhibit! (The water you can see shooting is from water cannons that are activated by your hand passing through a laser beam)

Haley is loving it!

Savino is giving Daddy the Look for messing with his hair.

A submersible the kids could climb down into. Haley chickened out at the last minute and I didn't blame her! It was so cramped inside that I was getting claustrophobic looking at it.

The floor of the "Oceans" was so pretty, there were sparkley specks all through it. I am a big dork and had to have a picture of it.

Tim is playing with this rocket that zoomed overhead in the "Spaces" exhibit. Savino was entranced.

Mom was watching as Haley climbed into a spaceship simulator.

After a minute, Haley proclaimed the simulator "Boring".

I was playing with the bottle rocket launcher.

It shot a 2 liter soda bottle twenty feet into the air with a huge explosion!

You're getting verrrry sleeepy... I don't remember what the scientific name for one of these things was, but it was cool to look at.

In the "Gadgets" area, Tim is playing with a laser table, and Haley is mugging for the camera!

Watching people hoist themselves into the air in the pulley chairs.

Savino and I take a break in the nursing room. They had a really excellent infant/toddler area that was totally safe for the kids to roam around and play, and a really nice private nursing area that we took advantage of. Savino loved playing with all the toys and I appreciated the leather glider rockers!

The "Progress" exhibit took you through two different time periods, the first being an Old West sort of street.

The street lamps flickered just like old school gas lanterns.

I thought this street sign was pretty cool. One side of the street was Hope Street and the other was Fear Street, I think it was a commentary on how people view change.

The other time period was the 60's!

Haley will dish you up a 25c ice cream sundae!

I played (and lost) a 10c game of pinball at this working pinball machine.

Last up was the Science Park outside where you could roll a 5 ton marble sphere that floated on a bed of water.

Haley is excited to get on the centripal (?) generator aka The Gravitron. Tim and my mom both thought she was gonna freak on it, but she loved it!

Even though she said she was fine, I still made her sit down for a minute afterwards.

She wanted to go on it again. That's my girl!

The giant lever! You could lift an old Cadillac, I thought it was very cool.

Tim is not amused at me taking his picture, we went on a picnic to the local park.

Cheyenne just wants someone's scraps.

Savino is having fun just banging anything he can!

Mom was probably tired of me and my camera by this point!

Grammalynn getting love from Savino, cuddling in the rocker

Savino says "Let me get that tongue for you Gramma!"

Now Gramma is getting his tongue! Silly!

I took advantage of having everyone in matching shirts and took some portraits while my mom was here. This is one of my favorites.

Aw, I like this one too though!

Savino says OK, I'm done!

Grammalynn and Haley

Giving Savino some kisses!

Whew. That's all of them.


Virginia & Anthony said...

I love the one with mom getting Savino's tongue, it is so darn cute!! In some of the pictures Savino looks like Daniel as kid with his curly hair and big blue eyes, don't you think?

So you're a coupon lady too!! What do you buy at CVS? I never think to go there for things, but if is a deal I am all for it!

blog design by suckmylolly.com