Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"I go OUTSIDE"

This is the phrase that Andy and I hear...A LOT!! Grey wants to be outside all. the. time. The past few weeks have been difficult trying to find things that he can actually do outside. He isn't crawling on all fours yet so if he is on the pavement or the deck he gets so dirty and I am super paranoid that he is going to get all scraped up. He rides on his 4-wheeler, rides his amtryke on the deck, and loves to rip out grass and throw it...other than that, we were at a loss, not wanting Grey to be stuck inside all summer, but really having a tough time finding things for him to do outside..until today. :) This past month (thanks to 1+1 therapy) Grey has made some amazing progress with his walker. His balance is great, he is taking steps and moving the walker all on his own, and his confidence in his ability has soared. So, I decided to take the walker outside and let Grey stand at it while we played catch...he had other plans. :) He was walking all over the place!


He walked (really fast because it's sloped downward) down the driveway, he walked on the grass, he walked on the deck. He walked all over! It wasn't pretty and it wasn't fast...but he did it. I was so proud as our neighbors walked by and saw my little boy doing what little boys do. And amongst all the walking/playing he had time to give his mommy a kiss :)


Today, Grey showed me (yet again) that I need to stop worrying about the future and just focus on all of the amazing things that he is doing today!

love,

Leigh, Andy, Grey.

18 comments:

Our family said...

AMAZING post! Grey is such a little stud :) I have a feeling we'll be living outside this summer! I've been missing our chats. Give Grey some knucks from us! XO, Ang

Brent said...

Isn't it amazing what can happen to change things in a week? (And you still have gum left) ;-)
So excited to see the video, Leigh!! Hooray for Grey!

Brent said...

(Okay, didn't realize that Brent was signed in - that was Amy) :-)

Stefanie said...

fantastic! great job Grey!! :)

Coleman and Lauren said...

Amen! I need to be reminded that on a weekly (ok maybe more like daily) basis!

Lacy said...

Glad you posted a video...way to go! Loved it.

Selina said...

LOVE, LOVE , LOVE!! Way to go Grey!

krousehouse said...

He is walking so well! Awesome!!!

Michelle said...

love love love him. He seriously is the funniest little guy, and so full of personality! I could squeeze his cheeks off. hehe xoxo

Jamie said...

Amazing job big boy! Keep up the great work!

Jill said...

GO GREY!!!!!!!

Joanna said...

Oh gosh. I can't say it enough. I love him. And I love you guys so much. <3

KeicherMom said...

He's doing awesome! You can see how proud he is...go Grey! We're so proud of you too!

Colleen said...

That is awesome. :)

Summers Family said...

SO WONDERFUL!!! He looks so happy - you do too :-)

xoxo
Nicole

Smilen Champ said...

Hi Grey and Family
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That's awesome that he is walking! Congrats Grey, I bet your mommy and daddy are so proud of you!
I was born with a rare life threatening disease.
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Jessica said...

Love the Post. You are so cute! Are you coming to the Spina Bifida Conference. I am, I hope you are. I seriously am so excited to meet all the amazing SB mommies.

Jay and Brooke said...

Joy!!! How fun!!