Saturday, May 8, 2010

2010 Daddy Daughter Dance

I am so proud of this little girl, and tonight, she was my lovely date! The 2010 New River Fellowship Daddy Daughter Dance was a big hit. Jessie started talking about it as soon as I got home from work. She wanted to make sure that we didn't miss a dance.

So, while mom and Jessie primped and made pretty, and did the best that I could with this old man, and we made a cute couple thanks to Jessie. She helped me pick out my suit and tie, and even my shoes. She said for me to wear my "Doctor's Shoes". (leather wing-tips)

So, after being asked, "Is it time to go now?" about 100 times, we finally left for the church gymnasium. Inside, we had our picture taken, had punch and cake, and dance our hineys off. We danced to MC Hammer's "Can't Touch This", "The Chicken Dance", "Cotton-Eyed Joe", and "Dance with Cinerella". A Magical Night!

And of course, Jessie's personality always leading the way to having a good time. Did I tell you that I Love this girl.

So until Next year's Daddy Daughter Dance, I guess we will have to practice in the living room as often as possible.

Now Jessie is ready to run The Hemi Foundation Dreams of Wings 5K. May 15th in Weatherford. Register now to run it in Weatherford or as a virtual runner. There are only a few more days left to register.
There will be a National Television Show filming at this event, so don't miss out! Great Food, Great Bands. It will be a PARTY!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Jessie's Dyna-Splints

Jessie received two new splints this week to wear at night. These are from DynaSplint ( and are two help her loosen her hand and ankle.

The First is for her ankle, and basically pushes up on her foot to stretch out the muscles which tighten over time and point her toe downward. She doesn't mind sleeping in them and so we will watch and see what kind of results she gets.

This one holds her finders out and her hand in an upward position. I can't beleive that she sleeps in these things, but she doesn't seem to mind. This means that she doesn't have to wear them during the day. It's like therapy while she sleeps.
She was also fitted for another day brace for her leg to keep her from hyper-extending her knee, but as soon as Kristi and I saw her walk in it, we said "no way". It was like 2 steps backward, plus it didn't keep her from hyper-extending her knee.
We'll continue to use the Walk-Aid, and the knee cage at home.