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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Character Parade and Fall Festival

So happy to see gifts from Auntie!!!

Friday am was the character parade at school! The prek and K classes got dressed up to march!
Here are the kids lined up to watch.

Danny and his buddies

Gerri was SO excited to see us!
They did 2 laps around the parking lot

the older kids dressed up as mad scientists

Then it was time to leave and head to Ms V's school for a Fall Festival.
Here she is with her teacher Ms Marge bobbing for ducks

Putting stickers on her picture frame

Putting the nose on the scarecrow

Throwing the candy corn in the pumpkin

The little fish get thrown into the shark!

Huggin her other teacher MS Carmen before skee ball

Daddy helping make a bead necklace

of course - decorate a cookie!

Daddy was very happy to see popcorn!!
Ms Amy from Cubbies was helping out too!

What she was dying for!

A very happy face!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

cast #8!!

I picked up both kids from school and headed over to the clinic :)

Always laughs while they remove the old cast :)

Her skin is in much better shape! They are looking good! (yes still very stinky)

Donning the gloves for the fiberglass
The dr was very careful with not getting plaster on the casts :)

Yup - pink for halloween!!

Checking out her toes :) How is this for a stretch? Considering when she came she could not separate her legs at all!!

The end result vs the start!!!! How amazing is that!

The doctor also heard from the two big guys, Dr D and Dr M, about the next step. Both dr's agree that Gerri has done amazing!! And that she only needs the minor tenotomies done and not the bigger tendon lengthening surgery!!!  The tenotomy just releases(snips) the tendon that is holding her feet in the down position, then she will be casted for 3 weeks and hopefully be done!!

The doctor wants to do at least 1 or 2 more plaster casts for her stubborn left foot. The right one is pretty straight and will likely only get fiberglass casts, no more plaster. :) The plan had been about 10 casts total so we are right on plan.  So we are hoping for only 1 or 2 more casts then the quick surgery and then her final cast before we hope to be free of casts!!!
It is going to be close to be done by her birthday at Christmas time!! She is SO hoping for her sparkly pink shoes for her birthday!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

busy, fun weekend!

Doesn't everyone read a book, play violin and chill out

Coloring their big puzzle!


Swinging side ways!

On Saturday we went over a freinds house - new toys!!!

The boys made bones :)

The girls decided it looked like fun!
It was SO nice to hang out with other adults while the kids played and played :)

We got up early Sunday morning and headed off to the boat :)
We had 2 navigators!!

Chillin out!

2 peas in a pod

Lovin the sun on her face and the wind in her hair!

Why can't I step outside the railing?!?!?
Touch Touch

Danny took this great picture!

Looking for dolphins!

Danny drove first!

Then Victoria!

Then Gerri!!
We had a great time!! The girls and I went shopping while the guys cleaned up the boat :) :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkin Patch X2 and other stuff :)

Tuesday was field trip day for the school. Danny went to the Corn Maze and Gerri to the Pumpkin Patch.
I went along with Gerri so the special bus did not need to go along. She was SO excited that I was there.
Here they are playing Hot Pumpkin (like hot potato)

Listening to the story of Spookley the square pumpkin

Making a funny face with her class :)

They held, hugged, tickled, kissed and sang to the pumpkins :)

We went inside to pick out a pumpkin

Everyone showing off their pumpkin
We then went out to a park to have lunch and play

Thursday was Victoria's preschool pumpkin patch day! Playing first!

Watching the movie about Spookley the square pumpkin

Getting to pick out her own pumpkin

Very serious about decorating it

Then time to color a halloween picture

A little down time before we headed out to lunch

Then we had cub scouts Thursday night.
Danny got a belt loop :)
They then did a quick skit from the camp out. A bunch of the kids were sitting around the camp fire while the leader told them ghost stories. A boy comes running in yelling "Big foot" and all the campers yelled "We are not afraid of big foot!" Then another boy comes running in yelling "Godzilla" and all the campers yelled "We are not afraid of Godzilla!" Then a third boy comes running in yelling "GirlScouts!" and all the campers jump up and run screaming out of the campfire area. It was so funny!

Then just Danny's den did a kit.
It was the: this is a test of the emergency broadcasting system.
At the end when it said "if this had been a real emergency you would have heard this"
you saw this:
And all the kids were screaming and running around! So Cute!
The girls had fun since we don't go to the meetings usually.
I had 2 mom's sitting behind me that spent the whole meeting socializing so I could not hear anything!
I was so aggravated that I just got up and moved to the front of the table! Man!

Friday morning Danny had to get his Flu shot!! Yes Victoria and Gerri were SO happy to go along!
They made him promise he would not cry :) 

His moral support!