Taking the Scenic Route

Saturday May 20, 2006

20th May 2006

Saturday May 20, 2006

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 On Wednesday I mentioned to the OT that we still couldn’t get Zane to figure out how to ride a bike, despite the fact we have been trying since he was 18 months old.  She said he would work with him on it.  Well, I need to give her a call, because guess what Zane decided to do today.

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x2006-05-19 010 bike

He doesn’t remember to steer all the time, and therefore runs into things a lot, but he finally figured out how to pedal while holding the handlebars at the same time.  I am so happy!

He also made more attempts at communicating today, which was great.  This evening Zach went to check on him as he was building with his Legos and discovered this little vehicle…

x2006-05-19 017 bike

Not only is it cute, but it came totally from his imagination…he didn’t follow a picture, just made it up as he went along.  Cool beans!

Zach also had a cute story on his xanga blog about bedtime tonight.

Fun day!  Really, one of the best days we have had in ages and I can’t even tell you what made it so good.  Everything just flowed nicely and everybody was happy. 

His sleeping schedule is off again, but I think it is because he just was so excited about today and couldn’t wind down.  I know most parents would think this is a weird thing to celebrate, but tonight when Zach asked him if he was ready to go back to bed yet, Zane actually said “no”.  Just like that.  Both of our jaws dropped.  (Usually he goes to bed pretty willingly, and if he can’t get to sleep, he just cries like his heart is broken or tries to leave, but he never says verbally that he isn’t ready to go to sleep, just through actions.)  We are really not used to him responding to questions.  lol.

 

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There are currently 4 responses to “Saturday May 20, 2006”

  1. 1 On May 20th, 2006, LynnE73 said:
       

    Fantastic! I can somewhat guess how exciting this is cause every little teeny thing Walter does we are over the moon too! :D

     
  2. 2 On May 20th, 2006, juliepersons said:
       

    wow, this is all so wonderful!

    I am so thrilled for all of you !!!

     
  3. 3 On May 20th, 2006, ShackintheMountains said:
       

    That is great!  He’s been taking a lot of baby steps forward, lately, hasn’t he?  Go Zane!! 

     
  4. 4 On May 22nd, 2006, Jessemommy said:
       

    Yay Zane!!

     
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