Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

Wow, its been awhile since I last posted. Thursday night we went to see Big Al's chorus concert (last one for elementary school). They sang a bunch of broadway type songs, and then ended with High School Musical. I tried uploading the video of that because she had a solo, and a GREAT time, but it was too big. Saturday we drove about an hour to watch her last soccer game. Tonight she actually had try-outs for next year, so we'll see how that goes.

Sunday we drove to see Brian's grandparents. They are wonderful people (in their eighties) and we always enjoy seeing them. We were also able to see their son (the girls' grandfather) who had flown in from Texas. This is the best picture we had (their cousin is on the couch too). You know how it is with a bunch of kids, and they all blink at different times....

We love spending the day with extended family, and are so thankful that the girls get to have aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and great-grandparents that they get to see frequently.

I am part of an online group of parents with children similar to Blondie. I have promised to post her running, walking and going up the stairs with her new brace. Those of you who don't have a disabled child, may not realize how thankful a parent can be for a piece of plastic (in our case, a piece of metal), but this thing has really made a difference in how Blondie walks. The limp is so much less than two weeks ago that it is amazing. She used to turn her knee out and drag her foot a bit, and she tripped a LOT, but now she pretty much has things in alignment - VERY important to her growth and development. So below is one of the promised videos, and a goofy picture of her holding her "relay baton" with her sleepy hand. I have to work on two of the videos because I turned the camera, and can rotate it on my menu, but it still downloads sideways - another one is too big so I have to edit the time down. Also a couple pictures of her trying to eat chips - what doesn't show is the pouting that went on, and the eye rolling (my personal favorite). Looking for a SAEBO therapist if anyone knows someone. I'm willing to drive just about anywhere to get her started until Kathy or the new OT can get training. .

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