Thursday, November 17, 2011

Working on Walking

Adele is doing well with her new shoes... she likes to wear them and is more stable with them on. They are kind of clunky with the orthotic and the larger shoe on top so she has trouble with things like climbing the steps for the slide, but on the whole she's doing a great job.

She is tired of being carried around and really wants to be able to get around on her own, and today when the physical therapist came over she brought this!

We have a push-along toy that Adele likes to walk with but it causes her to hunch over forwards and she needs to be standing more upright. The walker goes behind her which encourages her to stand up straight. As soon as she got going she really loved it and was laughing and so proud of herself for getting around on her own.

In the afternoon we went to the tennis court to give her a large space to practice in. It was really cold so we didn't stay long but she walked around a bit. Here's a video of her practicing...



And here's one of her watching Fiona (speed demon).


I'm glad she seems to like it and I'm sure she'll be running around in no time :-)




5 comments:

Ginger Erekson Hamer said...

It's exciting to see her so happy and proud of herself. GO ADELE!

Mum said...

Adele looks like she really enjoyed your trip - despite the cold weather. I am sure she won't need the walker for long! Maybe you should teach Fiona to steer?

Gena said...

Great job Adele!

mobley said...

Faboulous Adele, keep up the good work!

Lori said...

That has got to be one of the cutest things I've seen in a long time. Keep in mind that I saw both of my girls this morning :)