Monday, May 29, 2006
The Reverse Walker
After months and months of hard work, lots of therapy, practice, practice, practice, stretching and PATIENCE Crew is taking some steps on his own. We are so proud of him. As you can see from the big smile on his face that he is proud of himself too! He teaches us so much. Crew is a lot of fun! About a week ago, I took him outside with his walker. His brothers and neighbor friends were cruisin' around on their scooters. He was so motivated and started cruisin along with his walker. He was able to take 8 or 9 steps on his own before getting off balance. I hold onto his back belt loop and walk along with him. Throughout this whole time Crew had a giant smile on his face. The kids in the neighborhood are so good with him. They would come up to him and give him words of encouragement. He understands so much and it helps him when they do this.
There a 2 neighbor friends about a year older than Crew. They are so cute with him. They come over and "help" take care of Crew. They give him toys to play with and push him in his little car. When he is in his stander they stand there and play with whatever he has on his tray. It is adorable. They are just toddlers themselves and come over to say, "Hi (T)rew" which is so cute because they can't make the "K" sound!
Recently, I have been leaving Crew in the nursery. Finally, they have enough helpers in there that I feel like I can leave. He has been doing so good and we didn't even have any separation issues. We take his little wooden Rifton chair. His nursery buddies are good about keeping his tray stocked with toys and stuff. During bubbles time the kids in there run around like crazy maniacs popping the bubbles and stomping on them. They reach out and try to catch them with their hands. Well, Crew just sticks out his tongue and tries to catch them that way. Yes, as you can guess the other kiddos in there have decided that this is the cool thing to do. So funny!