Today we went to Dallas to the annual Spina Bifida Assoc. Bowl-a-thon. We did not bowl, we just went to say hi to all our friends and pick up the AmTryke bike we are borrowing from Caroline. Bin does not know how to ride a regular tricycle yet because he does not have feeling in his feet.... therefore does not understand how to push the pedals. This bike moves with hand pedals. We are hoping he will get the hang of this and will be able to ride a regular tricycle before too long. Then we can pass it on to the next friend in our SB group. Afterwards, we went to ride the train at the Ft Worth Zoo. Daddy did not get to go with us when we went a while back, so he wanted to go with us now. It was just as fun as last time. This time we got to get popcorn, it was yummy!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Bin rolling around on the blow up mattress
Blake and Oaxie
I thought these pictures were cute so I added them from when the family was down last weekend. Brien had a blow up mattress that literally stood up 3 feet off the floor. Bin had a grand time playing on it until he went flying off! About gave me a heart attack!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Nana and Granddaddy gave us our first Aggie
Bin and his Nana
We all have birthdays in the Spring, so we have one big party. After the day in Ft Worth, we came home and had our birthday celebration. I am not sure how we ended up on the front porch opening presents, but we did. It worked out perfect though because Bin and Oaxie got bubbles and they were very messy. I was looking back through the pictures and do we look like rednecks or what? Having half naked dirty babies running around the front yard! Jon has the back yard under construction so we could not go back there. We are hoping to have it finished in a few weeks so we can start playing back there all the time.
Sydni, Granddaddy, Bin and Blake
Mommy and Oaxie (remember Mommy just
ran a race and is not looking her best!:)
Brien and Blake
Blake and Sydni
Little Miss Priss
After the run the rest of the family came and we spent the day at the zoo. Bin and Oaxie enjoyed the zoo. They were pointing out the different animals and making animal sounds. Oaxie had a few tantrums but whats new!:) She has gotten very good at them since turning 2!! Bin's favorite were the elephants and I am not sure what Oaxie's was. She just liked walking all around without having to stay in the stroller. She is extremely independent!
Brien, Christie, and Blake
Tracy, Brien and Chrisite
This morning we were up at 5 am to be in Ft Worth to run the annual zoo race. My brother, Brien and his wife, Christie have been training for the past couple of months. Of course, I had good intentions to train, but never did. Fortunately, I made it through without dying. Brien, Christie and Blake (nephew) did awesome. They ran the entire way. Not me! Some friends from work ran with us also. We had a good time. I am hoping this will motivate me to get in gear and get excited about running again. I have not wanted to do that since before I was pregnant!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Our bedroom window
Thankfully the dogs don't use this anymore!
Jons poor truck
Tonight we had a really bad hailstorm. Jon just got home from work when it started to hail a little. He ran out and put my car under the car port out back and before he could get out tennis ball sized hail started falling. My parents are here and my Dad was under the car port with Jon. They had to get on top of the cars because the hail was coming in side ways and hitting them. Mom and I were inside with the babies. I was worried the roof was going to fall in! Windows broke in the house, Jon's poor truck was beaten down and are roof will be getting replaced after this!! Soooo scarey!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Snacking while waiting for appointment
I am not for sure about this, Mommy
Checking out pictures for the new braces
Wow, this is my foot!!!!
Today we had our ortho appointment. We saw Doctor Richards who performed Bin's heel cord surgery. He said Bin's feet are just beautiful. He thought everything about him looked great. We are going to go back in about nine months for him to decide what or if anything we need to do about Bin's left foot that we have been so concerned about all this time. He seems to think it is more of the bone structure rather than his lack of muscle development. There may be surgery that we can do to fix the bone if that is what in fact it is. Bin also got fitted for new braces, yea! His braces are getting sooo small, his poor toes are curling over the edge. He did so good while they were making the molds of his feet. He is going to get camouflage braces this time, Daddy will be so proud! Nana and Graddaddy went with us today. We had a lot of fun playing with all the neat toys and running up and down the halls. We wore our Grandparents out!!!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Bin and I found pictures of trains on the Internet the other day. Ever since, he will go and sit in the computer chair waiting for Jon and I to put the train pictures back on. Jon found a way to set up a slide show and it has over 160 pictures of trains. Bin will sit and watch the entire thing. He loves it!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wow, yesterday was a good time! We are all very tired. Mommy slept in most of the morning and Daddy and Aunt Ginny played with us! We swang and played in the sand box all morning. We were sad to leave but we were ready to sleep for a while. We slept almost the whole way home from Austin. As soon as we drove in the drive way, we yelled out "yea, we home!!!" Austin was a fun time and we will be going back soon to play with Ollie!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Ollie and Oaxie waiting for breakfast
What big kids snacking at the table
Edward and Jon cooking craw fish
Edward busting a move
Late night snacking
Mommy had tooo much wine!!!
Uncle Edward and Aunt Ginny
Turn out the lights, the party's over!
Today was the annual craw fish boil. It was a very fun but very long day. Bin and Oaxie have definitely hit the terrible two's I think. But we are very glad we went down to the party. I ate craw fish for the first time. I don't think I have ever tried it all the times before. It was pretty good. Oaxie and Bin had fun playing with Ollie's toys. Oaxie's favorite was the toy kitchen and out door grill and Bin's was the swing. He was in it pretty much all the time. There was a kickball tournament, which the babies and I had to miss due to some serious melt-downs. Oh well, maybe next year. Edward wore his scary mullet hat/wig. It is amazing how real it looked on him. We hope he never wears it again!!!! Edward and Ginny asked everyone that came to the party to donate money to Scottish Rite. We appreciate that very much. I think there was close to $250. WOW.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Mommy was hoping that everyone would forget it was her birthday today since we have been so busy getting ready to go to Austin for the weekend. Well.... Uncle Edward, Aunt Ginny and cousin Ollie had a birthday dinner and cake waiting for us as soon as we arrived. We ate yummy chicken spaghetti. Ollie sang his version of Happy Birthday to Mommy and he did soooo good. He had been practicing it all day.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Almost bed time
This morning we had to get up early to go see Dr Honeycutt, Bin's neurosurgeon. He thought Bin looked great, but of course is a little concerned about his recent choking issues and throwing up. He only chokes a little after drinking water or juice, thin liquids. It is not all the time but we have started noticing it more and more. He was on antibiotics for a respiratory infection last week so we are hoping that is why he vomited. He does not act like he feels bad when he does that which is a little bothersome. We are going to keep a log of how often these things are occurring for the next month and then we will go back to see him and see if we need to do some further testing. Lets all just pray that we are not on the verge of shunt problems again!! It was a long morning and for the first time we let Bin walk with his walker the entire morning. We left the stroller in the car. Oaxie and Bin had a blast playing with a little boy in the waiting room. They chased each other all around and I am sure drove all the people in there crazy, but it was really cute. When Bin's walker would get stuck going around a corner the little boy would go and help him, very sweet. Needless to say when we got home they took a 3 hour nap, so did Mommy! The pictures are after they woke up and were eatting their favorite snack, raisens.