Saturday, November 26, 2011

Addison & Lilly.... quite a pair!

This past week has been quite exciting, and scary...
Lilly started not feeling well last week and wasn't able to keep any food and water down.  After more than 24 hours of that, I took her to the animal hospital in Fredericksburg to get her checked out. I was afraid her puppy habits had gotten the best of her and was worried she had gotten into something and ate something she shouldn't have.... 

An x-ray and a big vet bill later, there was nothing they could see, so they loaded her up with fluids, and sent us home.

The next morning, I tried giving her some water, but again, nothing stayed down, so we were off to the animal hospital again...

A barium swallow test with x-ray still showed nothing in her system, so they loaded her with some fluids since she was dehydrated, gave her some anti-nausea medication, and sent us home again, but not without another big bill. OUCH!

We felt so bad, she just looked miserable, and was definitely NOT acting like herself.

She loves napping with Nick on his chair, even though we had agreed that she wasn't allowed on any furniture!

I had just gotten back from Lilly's 2nd visit to the vet, fed the kids supper.  They headed downstairs to play before bedtime... and then I heard a loud THUD and screaming...


She had fallen off our pool table and bit her lip from the inside AND the outside... I thought she had bitten completely through her lip.

These were taken at the ER.

The doc was great and just used glue to seal it shut.  She was a real trooper!
The next day it already looked so much better... just a little swollen!

 Addison is very good at stealing the camera and running around the house taking pictures of anyone and anything... I thought I'd share a few (out of the HUNDREDS) that I though you would get a kick out of!

It's always interesting to go through the pictures after Addison has had the camera... she takes some pretty funny self portraits! LOL

UPDATE ON LILLY: The morning after our double ER visit for Lilly and Addi, Lilly 'passed' a large remnant of Nick's sock when I took her out in the morning!  And ever since then, she has been back to her normal crazy self... we just have to keep an extra close eye on what is left on the floor here at our house!


After the ball, we took the kids to Clemyjontri Park on our way home....

 Trevor and Addi running through the maze...
 Addison also had her pre-school class pet "Gary" all weekend, so he got to come to the park with us too!

 Addison and Gary on the dolphin...

 It got a little chilly, so Daddy kept Gary warm in his sweatshirt (also so Addi wouldn't lose him at the park)

We also took a ride on the carousel...

And Trevor climbed all the way across the rainbow by himself...

 It was a great day for the park! The kids had a blast!

236th Marine Corps Birthday Ball - 2011

This year we celebrated the Marine Corps' 236th' Birthday up in DC at the Sheraton at Tyson's Corner.  We brought the kids along and went swimming in the hotel pool earlier in the day so they would be worn out and watch movies.

Then it was time for mom and dad to get all dressed up and celebrate! McKenzie brought a friend and all the kids hung out and had fun in our hotel room just down the hall from where the ball was! It was nice to be able to slip away and check on them from time to time.

I borrowed my Great Aunt's fur coat for the occasion! 

 We enjoyed a lovely program and dinner.

And then it was time to par-tay!!!!! 
Here is Nick with our friend Rebecca Croes...

Kelly Attwood made Kristine and I some delicous Vanilla-beani-tinis... yum!

April Payne - Brooke Heiken - Felicia Beaulieu - Me at the cocktail party before the ball started.

Kristina Attwood and I on the dance floor..

I even got Nick out for a dance or two...

Kristina and I tearing it up....

A lovely group of ladies... we had so much fun!