Wednesday, November 09, 2011

practice, practice

Since this is November and the warm fall days won't last, I've been making extra time for the girls to be outside. Yesterday I took out the walker we are borrowing from the Treatment Center to give Kate some time to practice. The way this walker works is that the front is open so that Kate cannot lean forward as she walks but must stand upright and hold onto the sides. The walker is designed so that it is very hard to push backwards, making it safe to stand still or maneuver the walker around turns. Also having the bar along her back helps keep her moving if she lags a bit as the gentle nudge from behind propels her to keep taking steps. Now that she is walking with more confidence and stability, she stays ahead of the bar most of the time.
(Please pardon the kinda-dorky outfit, but her outside play clothes are her older ones that can handle the dirt and pavement. She also wears tights under her pants in the colder weather since she won't keep socks on. She still tries to tug on the tights, but quickly realizes the futility in short order.)











This is Kate in action.

video

And one more for the grandparents and other very interested parties. :)

video

4 comments:

  1. Heather! I have tears in my eyes! that is amazing! what a progress! WOW!. She is walking, no problem.. matering the walker... so happy for her!.. well done mom!! practice makes perfect. She is so blessed to have you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Anonymous3:10 PM

    Woooeeeeee! Just love her!
    from her MemMem

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful children! I loved hearing your voice in the background. Miss you.

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  4. Way to go Kate! So happy for you Heather - these are true joy moments :)

    ReplyDelete

I enjoy reading your comments and try to reply as much as I can. Thanks for reading here.