Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New milestones

I have been bad about updating this blog. I have been a little down about the condo and not having a place with a yard this summer. I was hoping to spend the summer building gardening boxes, a greenhouse, a coop and a goat pen for next summer and working on recipes with the local whole grains and local veggies while the kids run around the yard. We are working on improvements to hopefully help the place sell like refinishing cabinets and painting to a more neutral color. We have been doing gardening like planting seeds and transplanting at Sarah's house that I will do the next post about.

The weather has been really nice lately and we can spend the day outside. Teddy can finally fit on the balance bike and can glide briefly. Delia has been enjoying the trail a bike and has gotten really good on her balance bike and was gliding on it for a while. On a whim I picked her up a two wheel bike at the consignment shop and had her try it out on Sunday. We tried on Sunday but she was a little scared and only was biking briefly.

Today was a beautiful sunny day. I took her today to the local elementary school where they have a pavement hockey rink. She was hungry and cranky for the first attempt and didn't want to try so we went home and ate dinner and went back. I tried having her start pedaling by having one foot down and pushing on the higher pedal with the other foot while pushing the bike forward but she wasn't having it. I grabbed the seat for her and let go right away and she was riding the bike and so proud of herself! We bribed her with a bag for the bike to get her to start it by herself and she did it. She promptly forgot when we went to the park to ride with her friend who also just learned today but she was pretty tired so we will work on starting tomorrow. I'm so proud of her. She is a cautious kid who needs time to warm up to just about anything. Below is her first bike ride. Teddy is also in the video on his balance bike. He crashes in the video but was fine.

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Cora is now signing milk and army crawling. She is still affected a little by her torticollis and is a little behind in her gross motor skills because of it but she was determined to move. She can get all over the bedroom and the bed but she stops at the living room and will not move on the wood floors. She also won't go on the grass but you put her on carpet and she is all over the place. She working on new sounds and is very fond of food.

Teddy is growing in leaps and bounds. He is talking up a storm and asking why questions. He wants to play with older kids and actually plays well with them.

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