Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Best Day!

On top of the wonderful weekend we had, a day that Claire has been looking forward to finally arrived.  Claire has wanted new shoes since we bought the boys some new ones back at the end of summer.  Unfortunately for Claire, Tar-zhay and Wally World do not carry shoes that you can cram the likes of an AFO into! And shoes that you can wear with AFOs?  Well those babies are not cheap.  So she had to wait until she outgrew her AFOs.  Which she did back in November.  Then she had to wait on her Mama to make her an appointment with Mr. Jim.  Mr. Jim is her orthotist. 

We saw Mr. Jim a few weeks ago and he casted her for her new AFOs.  Which, come with shoes!   Yesterday we went to pick them up. 

An old one and a new one.  See how much she's grown! 

Nasty ole worn out old shoes!

Brand spankin' new shoes with shoelaces, y'all!

Shoelaces were very exciting!

She may actually have a fetish. 

I'm just sayin'.

'Cause she is in love with these shoes!

And could not wait to get them one those tootsies!

Mr. Jim got her in them as fast as he could!

I asked Claire what she thought of them when she got down to walk. 
She said, "they are awesome!"


Annie said...

Yay!!!!!!! So happy for Claire!! I love those shoes too! They are awesome:) We know Mr. Jim too!! He is awesome as well:)

The Source said...

Loving the new shoes, Claire! they're beautiful! And shoe laces, too? Very grown up! Where on earth do you get a pair of shoes included with your AFO's? Because for ten years we had to go out and shop every store, yank out the insoles and force the AFO's into shoes that were two sizes too big. So he'd trip over them.

Janet said...

Hey-I just found your blog, because you checked out mine=).
If your daughter is still in AFO's, try Crocs. We bought them in 1 size too big, and you can pull and stretch them to get them on, they worked great for us!