Emily has one more orthotic to add to her collection. Mike calls it a "turtle shell" and you can see why from the picture. I believe the proper name is: Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral-Orthosis. Emily will wear this to prevent scoliosis. We are still trying to work out the details of when she will wear it and for how long, and how this will fit into her normal routine with all of the other stuff we already do with her. This is a picture of her trying it out for the first time.
And just for fun, I decided to throw in a picture of her with Dad's first try at pigtails. I think he did a pretty good job.