Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Braces!

At the beginning of September Cannon got new KAFO braces. When his knees are locked out, his weight on the braces keep them from bending at the knees so easily. Once he learns how to work them, it will be easier to walk. We still have a long long way to go, but he is working hard. Here is is showing off his new skills.

 I just had to throw this one in too! He likes to eat toaster struedels in the morning. You have to click on it and look at that sweet, messy face just a bit larger.
 Getting ready to excersise!

 He uses the bar to pull up, but then gets a little lazy and just leans or hangs on it. LOL!
We are still hoping to be walking soon!


Jodi said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY Cannon! Such a stud! Keep up that hard work, cutie pie!

The Watsons said...

He is SOOOOOOO cute! Love the comment about just gets lazy and leans on the bar! Cracked me up! What an adorable little man! Love yall!

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