Saturday, December 13, 2008

Skate Queen - Jessie's back on the Rink!!

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Do you remember roller skating parties and the old roller rinks where the songs were older than Elvis and they still had the same "Limbo" stick from the 50's? Do you remember doing the "Hokey Pokey" and the old guy who gave you your skates? Well, that is Skate Queen, or whatever it was called in your town.

Jessie was back at Skate Queen for the first time since her surgery. She actually had her 6th Birthday party there before she left for Johns Hopkins for video EEG and final testing before surgery. Here is that blog entry http://jessiekelley.blogspot.com/2008/03/pictures-from-jessies-birthday-party-at.html . In these March pictures, she still had her steroid weight, and was twitching very badly in her face, arm, and hand...but she made the most of her 6th Birthday. We cried a lot that night. You'll see a big difference in the following pictures.

Tonight, the tears were those of Joy! Because she did it! She skated (actually roller bladed)! We had to hold on to her hand, and she was very cautious, but SHE DID IT!!! It actually looked like good therapy too, because she was really working that left (weak) leg. We plan on going back. We were so worried, and we were so afraid that she would hurt herself, but Jessie was so proud of herself, and we were so proud of her. She even did the "Limbo" with a little help. It was such a normal thing for her. Normal is good.

Here are some pictures and video. Jessie, "You go Girl !!"


You put your left leg in, You put your left leg out. You put your left leg in and you shake it all about! Anybody catch that? LEFT LEG!!



You do the Hokey Pokey and your turn yourself around!


That's what it's all about! Clap! Clap!














Girls Just Wanna Have Fu-un! Oh-a Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Jessie is sleeping like a log right now. I trust dreaming about playing with her friends and how much fun birthday parties are at Skate Queen! She told us tonight that she wants her 7th birthday at Skate Queen! So old man behind the counter, get out that 50's "Limbo" stick and polish up the disco ball, cause Jessie will be back.

God Bless, Cris

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gotta love a party at the skating rink. Jessie is looking great and having fun skating with her family and friends. Yall have a very Merry Christmas and keep enjoying "normal"!

Wendy, Tony, Kendal & Sydney Joyce

Holly said...

way to go Jessie! we have skateland here in baltimore

She Wolf said...

Alrighty, now!!! The next Dorothy Hamel on wheels!!!! You looked terrific, little one!!!

Vanessa, Griffin, the Seeing Eye dog, and kitkat (boss cat)

Anonymous said...

Jessie, We are SO proud of you. Skate some for me next time. You must have had a great time.
Hope your whole family has a blessed Christmas.
The Jones family in AZ

Anonymous said...

God is good!!! I just loved the pictures of her skating. We are thinking about your little miracle during this CHRISTmas!! We miss seeing you.

Love,
Marla & Abigail Daniels