Saturday, September 16, 2006

Mr. Crocodile

Over 365 days and 5 walkers later, I think we've found the golden one. I've had my eye on the Crocodile walker for quite awhile now.

I didn't want to purchase it without trying it first. It has taken some work to get access to one. Crew's PT was able to make arrangements with the medical supply store to order one for us to try with no obligation to buy.

Well, we finally got it here and it is sweet! It has a sling seat that keeps Crew from falling over. We put him in and he was immediately "Crewsin" all over the place. It didn't take long (uh, a few seconds really) to decide that it is definately worth buying.

Last night I let him wander while I attempted to make pear bread. Later, we found Crew attacking daddy's plant. Notice the pile of dirt below. His big brothers tried to act like they were mad at him. "Crew Xander you should be grounded...." they said. But I could tell that actually they are just as thrilled as I am to see him mobile and making messes. Just like two year olds are suppose to!

Earlier this week, when it wasn't freezin cold outside, Crew was able to take Mr. Crocodile for a spin. Up and down the sidewalk he went. The neighbors are so good about giving him lots of positive attention and praise. He was grinning from ear to ear.

I'm thinking I will cover some of the edges with felt or something to keep my walls and furniture from getting all scraped up. But for now... I'm just happy he's movin!

He can get to the door.... but he can't get out. This has opened up a whole new level of frustration. The blasted walker is blocking the door from opening. He also wants to open all the drawers and cupboards in the kitchen. Oh, this will never end... But still, I am smiling!
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16 comments:

  1. That is soo great. I didn't know that he was doing that well! I'm so happy for you both. That seems like the ultimate walker. I can't believe he is taking so many "steps" forward so fast. He's the best!

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  2. that is SO great! and his smile is priceless while he's unloading the plant dirt. Cool!

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  3. YAY!! I'm clapping, but you can't hear me!! It's nice to be able to complain about "normal" two-year-old behavior!! :) (I didn't notice the dirt pile until you pointed it out!! How funny!)

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  4. I am glad that you finally found a way for him to be mobile. It is a good feeling when they can finally get around.

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  5. Anonymous8:30 PM

    I knew Crew had it in him to be a bit mischieveous. He has just proven it. This Grandma is going to have to be extra attentive when I get a chance to watch him. I bet he can be quicker than the eye.
    Way to go Crew! You just keep getting more loveable.
    Grandma A.

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  6. Oh he looks so great in it! Perfect.

    One of the biggest flaws in the system is that you can't really try things like this out!

    Good for you in getting someone able to let you take a peak at it.

    Our gait trainer, is a distaster. UGG.

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  7. Anonymous9:08 PM

    Ann: Crew is so lucky to have a Mom that finds the joy in the everyday challenges of a child with special needs.

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  8. That is fantastic! Glad to see my little one isn't the only one that loves to unload the plant dirt!

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  9. Alison9:22 AM

    This is wonderful news for all of you! I love this blog. I saw that you called the other week. My computer is not working well. Call me when you are in town next. I'd love to see you!

    Alison

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  10. That is so wonderful that he is now mobil....not so wonderful for your plants though!

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  11. how exciting he that he is able to move around. Congrats. Have a great day

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  12. Way to go Crew! That is definitely a yippee! I'm sure that you are like I am with Julia: frustrated by the new messes, but way more excited they are able to happen!!

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  13. That is the coolest contraption I have ever seen. I am so glad for you both!

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  14. what a cutie pie! That is awesome!

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  15. Looks like you hit the jackpot with that one! He looks so happy helping with the gardening!

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  16. AHHH!!! I am so excited!!!! He looks AMAZING! Seriously! It has made me even MORE excited for when Jack's croc arrives!! YAY CREW, WE ARE SO VERY PROUD!!!

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