Thursday, October 28, 2010

Clubfoot Update

A couple of weeks ago we went to St. Louis to have Marshall's feet checked out by Dr. Matthew Dobbs, a leading clubfoot specialist very close to home.  We went to see Dr. Dobbs for a few reasons.  One - he is a leading specialist, two - we just wanted a second opinion to make sure Marshall's feet were corrected properly, and three - its not that much further than Nashville.  Wow!  Its a great visit.  Dr. Dobb's thoroughly checked Marshall's feet and talked to us about what he was doing.  He said Marshall was doing really well and said he would put Marshall in a low risk category for relapse.  (Very good news!)  He also showed us some simple stretches we can do with Marshall's feet to help keep them loosened up.  Marshall is also now brace free for 6 hours a day, wearing them only for 18 hours a day, which is pretty much only while sleeping!  We really enjoyed our visit with Dr. Dobb's and will be returning to St. Louis.
The next day we took the kids to the zoo. More about that later with pictures.  Just wanted to let everyone know about our great visit.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Eleanor's class went to the Pumpkin Patch on Thursday.  Parents were invited to attend and both Mommy and Daddy were able to go! 
Mommy and Daddy got there just before the bus and we could see our excited little girl in a window seat.  She was bouncing up and down and waving to anything outside the window.  The waving increased in speed when saw a couple of familiar faces!
Once they got off the bus they took a class picture and had fun playing with the fall mum and pumpkin display.  The tractor for the hayrides were soon heard and the kids climbed aboard and headed to the pumpkin patch.  When they got there they ran around, sat on pumpkins, and had a great time.  Upon returning they got to eat a special lunch on the picnic tables, have a cookie and apple cider for dessert, and they brought home a little pumpkin.  Eleanor painted hers this afternoon before dinner.