Playing Outside 
Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 00:56 - General, Christina, Doctor
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It was a great weekend.

Thursday therapy was canceled so Christina and I had extra play time. Christina also made a new friend, Jen. Friday was more play and a trip to the mall. Along with the usual activities Christina enjoyed singing with several other children. I don't know if the other children notice Christina watching them. It makes me smile watching her watch the other kids when they join her in play. No one seemed to mind my being off key. Saturday the little pool was closed, but we played in the big pool for a little while. The big pool is not as warm as the little pool so we did not stay in as long. Saturday was also the Wissota Winter Classic. We went, but did not stay long. Most of the activities are not geared for the younger crowd. And Christina was on the tired side.

Sunday was lots of fun for everyone. We all played outside and went for a walk. Christina enjoyed walking in the snow in our snow fort. And again I can't express well enough how wonderful Christina does in the gait trainer outside. It is not as easy with her boots on, but she gives it her best. Christina walked up and down the deck so many times she deserved a big shoulder ride.

On another note:
Christina has her surgery creeping up on us fast. It is very noticeable the Botox is wearing off. And the Phenol Blocks are not far behind.

Parent teacher conferences are coming up also. It is always enjoyable to hear how well Christina does in school. The conference also gives us the chance to learn other items to work on with Christina.

Happy Valentine's Day 
Monday, February 14, 2011, 07:55 - General, Doctor
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Happy Valentine's Day everyone.
School Pictures 
Tuesday, February 08, 2011, 21:37 - General, Christina
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I received Christina's school pictures today and they are beautiful. Christina is such a cutie.

Now to decide where to hang them.

Daddy'S Log 20110130 
Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 13:28 - General, Christina
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Daddy'S Log 20110130

The telethon was an experience again. Christina was her smiley self making everyone smile. She was mistaken for Moriah, the current feature child, often.

Sunday we played outside for quite awhile. We went for a walk, sat in the snow, and did a little sledding. The snow I've been piling up on the steps worked out well for Christina's sled. Christina looked so cute all bundled up.

Starfest 2011 
Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 13:23 - General, Doctor
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Thank you to all who took part in Starfest 2011 and to all who donated.

Christina was her happy self for most of the day on Saturday. Towards the end of the telethon Christina had enough and she told us. Unfortunately she did not want to take part with the other children gathered around while Warren sang "Thank God For the Children".

Sunday we made up for lost play time. Christina was in a super good mood and thought it would be fun to pick on dad. Everything I suggested we play, Christina did not want to do. Then half an hour or so later she would walk over to whatever I suggested earlier and wanted to play. Anything from reading, cooking, gait trainer, etc. the princess only wanted to play if it was her idea.

Christina did agree with me when we went outside. Christina looks very cute all bundled up.

UCP Telethon 
Friday, January 28, 2011, 22:35 - General, Doctor
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The United Cerebral Palsy Telethon is Saturday January 29th. Show your support and call in with your donation.

UCP-WCW has been very helpful in many ways. Thank you to all who volunteer and donate.

Daddy's Log 20110109 
Monday, January 10, 2011, 22:54 - General, Christina
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Daddy's Log 20110109

It was a great weekend. Christina started the weekend by spreading her super good mood to everyone. No one could resist her smiles and loads of stories.

Sunday we got our breath of fresh air and bundled up for outside. Christina loved it and I had to pull rank and tell her we were going inside. I wasn't cold yet and by the looks and sounds of things neither was she, but the dad feeling said 'no' go inside before feeling cold. Kids change a person, before I would have stayed outside most of the day and liked it. Now I worry too much about Christina.

Daddy's Log 20110105 
Thursday, January 06, 2011, 00:58 - General, Christina
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Daddy's Log 20110105

So much to update, I don't know where to start. So we'll cover the basics. Christina is doing well. She had a respiratory infection for a few days over the holiday time. Christina maintained her good mood throughout even though she wasn't up for all the physical stuff. We enjoyed some mellow time.

The weather has given the days at work seem short, but tiring. With the colder temperatures I have not taken Christina outside to play. I am sure she would be warm enough all bundled up and would likely enjoy it. The dad voice in my head says no go. I think I may be getting old and over cautious.

The Christmas tree looked nice this year, but I am glad it will be down tomorrow. The holidays always bring a rush of things to do. It was nice to see friends and family. Christina looked beautiful in her Christmas dress.

I have been working on the slideshow web page and the new page is up. I have a few tweaks to do, but the pictures are up and only about a month behind. I also have been going through photos to print. I have well over 31,000 now and it would be nice to hang some new prints up. It is a slow process deciding which to print with so many. I have about half a year gone through. If anyone would like to go through pictures of Christina let me know via email and I will send you a link.

With Christina sick I am happy to say I have managed to stay well. Every few days I will get a little stuffy nose, but it only lasts for half a day. I really need more hours in a day or a better sleep schedule. Speaking of that, I am going to call it a night and watch a movie.

Daddy's Log 20101206 
Tuesday, December 07, 2010, 21:22 - General, Christina
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Daddy's Log 20101206

Saturday the family breakfast did not go as planned. Christina and I had fun together and made the best of it. We both ate a lot and were ready for a nap soon after we got home.

Sunday we went to the pool and enjoyed some splash time. We also went to grandma's to make cookies. Christina had a fun time and made cute reindeer cookies. It was just as enjoyable for me to watch her.

Kicking and splashing


Another holiday behind us 
Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 21:22 - General, Christina
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Thanksgiving weekend is done. Lots and lots of food. Yum.

Christina ate like she had two hollow legs. She is a fan of turkey leftovers. And to my surprise she ate stuffing as well as she does mashed potatoes.

I am still concerned about the weakness in her legs and how quickly the Botox took effect in her arms. Her physiologist said that is normal, but I worry.

Christina and I have enjoyed telling stories to each other. I like to start with "Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess name Christina...". Christina gives me a smile and once in awhile she can't hold back a giggle.

Bath time has been hilarious with Christina laughing so hard she turns red. Christina also finds it amusing when she messes the towels up and I need to grab fresh ones. I can't help but to laugh with her.

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