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Welcome to our family!
Jon and Tracy

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Bin the Builder
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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Learning to Walk Again

Waiting for the braces!

First steps in new braces!

This is going to take a while, but I'll get the
hang of it!

New Braces vs. Old Braces!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday, we went to get Bin's new braces. I knew they were going to be much bigger but for some reason I was still shocked when I saw them. These go up around his hips, around his thighs and then around his feet. As you can see in the pictures there is a HUGE difference between these and his old ones! The new ones are supposed to help keep his feet in a forward position. (they are usually turned outwards, his left more than his right) Well, the problem is he has learned to walk this way and has used that left foot more for balance than for walking. I don't know why I was just expecting him to put them on and just take off! It was like watching him trying to learn to walk all over again. It made me sad. However, he did not seem to let it bother him. He just wanted to go go go! He will have to use his walker again until he gets used to these. Part of me wishes I had not worried about that right foot and just let him go on walking like he does! You know for a little guy who was not supposed to be able to walk, he has done a pretty darn good job of getting around to me! Sometimes, I think it just bothered others more than it did Jon and I. I know in the long run this will be better for Bin to learn to walk with better foot positioning but right now part of me is bummed that he will have to start over from scratch!:( I'm just a sad Mommy venting right now, I will be better tomorrow!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Decorating

I took advantage of Granddaddy and Nana visiting and had them help us decorate the tree. Jon took advantage of that too, and went hunting all day!!!:)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Jingle Bell Run

Blake & Oaxie

Granddaddy making the fire (our 1st fire for the year)

Abe enjoying Brien & Christies bed

Working on the Ginger Bread House

Before the race

Karen and Me (the one who gets me into these

The entire Binford/Wells gang

The Runners- (except Abe of course)

Granddaddy, Sydni and Blake relaxing in the
hot tub
This weekend all the Binford crew came in town to visit and participate in the Jingle Bell Run/Walk in down town Ft Worth. I can't believe the entire family did it but we did. Here are a few pictures from all the fun. Bin and Oaxie love their cousins Blake and Sydni. They had fun playing with them all weekend. After their nap on Sunday they woke up asking for them. We sure miss them. Abe (our dog) really misses Uncle Brien and Aunt Christie too! He got to sleep with them by the fire. He tried to stow away in their car when they left. Silly boy!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving Pictures

I am a little late getting these up, but here you go! We spent Thursday at Jon's cousin, Martha's house. It was like a Wells reunion. The food was great and we all ate too much. On the other hand, Oaxie preferred her Thanksgiving meal to be a bag of Cheetos and some pumpkin loaf. Where on earth did this child come from? Saturday, we had Thanksgiving with Jon's parents, brother and sister and their families. Aunt Jenny, me and all the kiddos hung out at our house most of the day while TaTa and Aunt Penny made dinner. It was a lot of fun to have all the kids together.