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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Better late than never :o)

We did not dress up as pumpkins until November. We try to do this every October. But we had just returned home from vacation Oct. 3rd and hit the ground running with appointments. No down time till November.
Only Mercy refuses to dress up with us. :o(

 The "4" (teens) took these pictures. They started placing each brother in a seating order, so you can flip through the photos and it looks like a movie! :o) They are getting so creative with their photography!

                      Noah (front left) always up for anything.
Poor Noah his hat falls over his eyes no matter what we try!

Am I not BLESSED to the moon and back with these lovely gentlemen?
L to R Jacob 11, Julius 9, Samson 21, Noah 13, Pauly 9, Mosie 11.
My cup overflows!

The news on Noah's surgery is frustrating. He is too small for the procedure they prefer to use on young teens. But there is no guarantee he'll grow tall enough for that preferred procedure. He already has over 50% curvature of the spine and he is a candidate for "a" surgery. He has had a huge growth spurt in 4 years since coming home. But recently he's just been filling out into a more masculine teenager :o) Not growing taller. They want to wait and see. :o(
So today he will drive with Dad 70 miles south to endure 5 hours of fitting for a back brace that he will wear 17 hours a day. :o(
This is going to be hard. How do you explain this to him?

(Noah in the middle) He is going to be quite restricted in the brace. This is not what we expected. We wanted him to start a new kind of walking therapy. This brace could stop that.

Even Bug was dressed as a pumpkin! He borrowed our cat Violet's pumpkin outfit. Violet was more than happy to let Bug wear it for her! LOL!