Friday, November 16, 2007

poster boy

Well, we can officially tell you.... Jimmy is the new "poster boy" (well really cover story I guess) for clubfeet. Most of you know he was born with this congential problem, started treatment on day 10 of life, and by just watching him move (run, walk, climb, dance, etc) you wouldn't ever guess. Wash U did a story on Jimmy (and really on his doctor) and the specialized treatment they can do these days not involving major reconstructive surgery. So click here to see our very own Jimmy Page! You can then click on "Fall 2007" and on the next screen click - "Ready For Action" to read the article.

And if you are wondering what his feet used to look like, here is a darling picture of his sweet toes taken a few days after he was born!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

it is november, right?

So that means you've got to vote for something. Why not vote for my brother-in-law Coby. He (at the insistence of his wife, Natalie) entered a singing contest with a local radio station. Click here and scroll over to the right to find Coby (contestant #82, wearing a red shirt), watch him sing and then vote. Vote early and vote often!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

my turkey recipe

So, I'm sure you've been pondering how best to cook up that bird in a few weeks. Here is Grace's recipe (written down using her words during Family Home Evening last night). She is pretty convinced this is the one my mom will make for us on Thanksgiving.

8 potatoes
4 cups gravy
1 juicy, fat turkey
10 cranberries
7 tomatoes (whole)

Put the gravy in the center of a bowl. Put 7 tomatoes (enough to cover all the gravy). Put the whole turkey in the oven and cook it up with the rest of the ingredients. (Place them by the turkey.) Take it out after one hour and set the timer for 25 minutes. Then we eat it with the gravy and tomatoes. Even with ketchup.

Oven Temperature: Twenty-Hundred degrees (or the temperature that is just right)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

goodbye october

Needless to say, we are glad to bid farewell to October. I have nothing against October, personally, but this particular one was particularly bad! We did end on a positive note with Trick or Treating in a great South City neighborhood and a fun driving tour of all of the Halloween decorations. Our weather held nicely and it wasn't too hot or too cold for anyone. Grace was more interested in running around with her friends and on the way home realized the folly in that, "Daddy, I didn't get much candy!" Oh well, maybe the lesson was learned (well, maybe!). Jimmy ran all around too, but his favorite activity was taking candy out of the bowl and putting it into another person's bowl (I should mention at this time that in this neighborhood everyone sits out on their front lawn around bonfires and hands out candy from their lawn chair, also in St. Louis it is tradition that the Trick-or-treaters tell you a joke or share a talent in order to earn their candy - Gracie's joke this year, What's it like to be kissed by a Vampire...Its a pain in the neck!") We came home, got the kids to bed and then Nate and I shared some delicious pumpkin muffins. Happy November!