Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trick or Treat! :)

Here are some pictures of the boys on Trick or Treat night.

Connor the Lion!
Casey, Darth Vader!

Cody, Casey and Connor

Cody the frog

Saturday, October 24, 2009

What's been going on with us!

Well I thought monkeys were appropriate for our life lately!

First of all the twins are in the terrible two's! And the terrible two's times two! LOL! They love to tell on each other and have to point out what the other one did prior to them getting in trouble. For instance the other night Matt was not home and Connor threw a toy at Cody. The next morning when I told Matt about it, Connor said "Cody spilled the goldfish." That had happened 3 days earlier in the church nursery! They are so funny!!!!!!!!!

Cody had a couple of appointments recently. He saw his hip surgeon. He will not be having the surgery to put his hips in anytime soon as they are not sure they would stay in and he's walking great with them out. We'll just wait and see. The doctor also said that he needs to stop wearing his long leg braces all the time so he can start building up some more muscle function. So Monday he's getting fitted for new AFO'S (the ones that just go around his ankles, not all the way up to his hips). He can walk (not strongly but walk) without his long leg braces.

He also saw his neurosurgeon who said his shunt looks great! I really thought his shunt was blocked so I was very happy to hear that he was okay. I had actually packed clothes in case we had to stay. He had just seemed sleepier but it must be from all the walking he's been doing!

We also had our preschool meeting for the boys. They are both in early intervention now because of Cody's SB and them being preemies. When they turn 3, they transition to the school district for services. Connor's services will end when he's 3 as he does not qualify for anything (which is a good thing!!!!!!!!!!!) Cody will qualify for physical therapy services under orthopedic impairment due to his SB. So in the fall, Cody will definetly go to preschool at Ridgewood and hopefully Connor will have a spot as well.

That's about it for us. Casey's doing great in 1st grade! Right now he's has all A's! He's been reading Junie B. Jones and loving those books! He's started church choir and just finished up his soccer season.

Monday, October 5, 2009

We had a great time at the fair yesterday! Cody and Connor were very patient while Casey rode rides. We just had to take them in to see their new friend Smoky the Bear every once in a while! One time Cody said "Hi There, Smoky!" Casey of course loved the rides! We wanted Cody and Connor to ride the rides but they would have nothing to do with it!

Here's Casey on the batmobile ride. This will definetly be his last year in kiddie land! As you can see he's a little big!

Mickey and Minne were outside the RV stand so we stopped fora Photo-Op!

Here's Casey's 4-H club's booth. He's in Cloverbuds this year.

Cody and Connor had their footprints and handprints in the Hopewell booth for Early Intervention.

In other news, Cody is now a walker! He's been walking everywhere! Right now he's standing with his little walker in front of the tv watching Dora! He used to walk for Physical Therapy........he now walks to get where he wants to go! He walked into church yesterday and out when it was over. He walked into the doctor's office today to get his flu shot and walked out of Early Intervention today. He's now figured out that you walk to get where you want to go! It's SO AWESOME to see him on the move!
He had a couple of big appointments next week, one of which I'm very anxious about. On Monday we see his orthopedic surgeon to see if he's going to have the hip surgery this summer. The other one is his CT scan and a visit with his neurosurgeon on Tuesday. It's a scheduled appt but unfortunately we'd be going if he didn't have an appt. He's been a little sleepier than normal and has more prominent veins around his eyes than are normal for him. We're hoping that he does not need another shunt revision. We'll keep everyone posted on that too.
Casey and I are enjoying our fair vacation! :)