Sunday, September 28, 2008

Here's to another first!

Last night I watched Payton walk down our stairs holding on to the handrail. She always scoots down on her bottom, has us carry her, or has to hold someone's hand. I couldn't believe it! I know it's all visual-spatial (we actually got tickled at her when we pushed her in the swing on the new swing set because a wood panel was sticking out wayyyyy above her head and she kept yelling that she didn't want to hit her head - it wasn't even close to her....another sign of the visual spatial deficiencies that affect most ws kiddos), but seeing her walk down the stairs by herself made me see that she will work thru the deficiency at her own pace - I know not all of them, but some of them.
After I watched her so delicately hit each step and slowly make it down the stairs and turn the corner, I ran down after her to go find Bob and tell him what she'd just done. YAY Payton :)

10 comments:

Adam said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAY Payton! Great job!

camille said...

Sorry, that was me. My husband was signed into google and I didn't realize it. Anyway, yay Payton!

Nancy said...

Stairs. Ah yes. That is a MAJOR accomplishment! They are the Mt. Everest of the WS world!

Gooooo Payton!

Michelle said...

Before you know it she will be running up and down the stairs and you'll be screaming "slow down!" Great Job Payton!

Ava Jewel Leilani said...

Way to go Payton!!! Very exciting!

Julie said...

Awesome.

Katie said...

Thats so fantastic!!! Way to go Payton!! :)

Penny said...

Wow! That is awesome. Keith RUNS up and down the stairs...so there is lots of hope. I NEVER thought it would happen, but it CAN!

Way to go Payton!!

Kerry said...

Woohoo!!!! Way to Go!!!

Michelle said...

Yay Payton! That's wonderful that she did that all on her own!