Saturday, November 14, 2009

Videos of NEW things!

Over the last couple of days, I've gotten some footage of some of Kanyon's new things. These are all things that we've been working on for MONTHS and a few of them are starting to come together. This little guy works SO hard to do EVERYTHING. We are beyond proud of each little accomplishment. Please ignore my annoying prompts to him.

We'd been waiting on a seat for his gait trainer so that we could let him stand in it without us holding him up. His PT brought the seat the other day and we were curious to see what he would do without us holding him up (to keep him from falling since there used to not be a seat). We put him in and HE TOOK OFF!! I'm not kidding! Celia (his PT) and I looked at each other and laughed! I grabbed my camera for the next few trips up and down the hallway, but of course he didn't quite perform. He was getting very distracted, but he still did good. We have lots to work on with his walking, but this is a great place to start.



Crawling has been on our brains for a LONG TIME. We have worked and worked and worked on crawling. Well, I think that we can finally say he CAN crawl. It may not be perfect and he of course DOES NOT prefer it over scooting, but he can do it if we make him. So, you will see a little bit of that. You will also see that when we tell him to crawl, he can get into position and go by himself. For the longest time, he'd just put his hands down and couldn't get his hips up. Just in the last couple of days, he's been able to do it himself. You will see that too. You will also see him not try very hard, roll over and play cute trying to get out of it. Then he finally does it and I'm backed in a corner at a bad angle so you can't see it well, but oh well!




Pretty much all the things you get on to your kids for doing, we TRY to get Kanyon to do. Like climb. When we take the cushion off of a chair in our room, he can get into it ALL BY HIMSELF! Of course we've practiced and practiced so its nice to see it happen! I did this in 2 clips because the first part is of him getting up from sitting (a whole accomplishment in itself) and then he spends quite a while trying to get the rest of the way up, so I didn't make you watch him struggle forever.



He is so pleased once he gets up there. And the first thing he does EVERY SINGLE time is shut the closet door (it won't stay closed...the hinge is messed up). Not sure why he gets all emotional after he closes it. I'm telling you...closed doors hurt his feelings. Any time a door is closed he cries. Even if he closes it himself apparently.



And here is the finale of the chair videos. Getting down from anything has also been something we've been working on. He, of course, prefers a nose dive, but we've had to get him to do the whole lay down, roll over, and slide down backwards thing. I think we've drilled it into his head. He does it on his own now. He also doesn't like to bend his right leg (thanks to all the scooting) so it takes him a while to decide to bend the leg and sit down to finish it out. YEAH!


This is NOTHING we've worked on, but its pretty funny. He loves to pull the top tray off of his high chair. It usually ends up on the ground. Since bending over isn't on my list of things I LOVE to do at this point, what goes on the floor usually stays on the floor. I heard a strange noise and looked in the living room and he was sliding on the top of the tray all over the house! He LOVED it. He would scoot all over the place on his "sled". Here he is spinning in the kitchen on it. It was loads of fun!

17 comments:

Adam and Kristen (or doodle for some) said...

YAaaay for Kanyon! I love how he cheers for himself when he gets down off the chair. He just looks so big, and I can't wait to squeeeeze him!

Sydni said...

Oh, I too just loved how he cheered for himself! The videos are SO great! Thank you, thank you! He did great with crawling, walking all the way to the door and the sled - how smart! Too cute!

Kate said...

Wow! Kanyon has learned so many new things! Way to go! I'm so glad you're getting them on video so you can share them with us. Such a sweet boy! I love him!

The McCarter Family said...

Have I told you lately what an incredible mother you are!!!! Seriously, I love how patient and encouraging you are! God could not have given klp a better mommy! Can't wait to meet the new one!!!

The Brymers said...

I had tears in my eyes watching Kanyon crawl and get into the chair! As an OT, I love all the weight bearing he is getting through his left hand and arm when he crawls! I have followed your blog since Kanyon was born. P.S. I commented anonymously a long time ago about checking out Our Children's House for Kanyon's eating. :) Katie

Sarah said...

These were so exciting to watch! He really is the "Grand Kanyon".
Thanks for sharing these!
~Blessings~

Amy Porter said...

Oh my goodness...my FAVORITE part is that he cries even when HE closes the door. Not that I enjoy hearing him cry, but I have to admit that part did make me laugh!! He is such a cutie!! I'm proud of him for all his new tricks!

Stephanie said...

Jaymie,
Kanyon has just melted my heart. I love seeing life through him. He says more without saying a word than most people can in a day. Keep hanging in there. Only a couple weeks to go now!
Love,
Stephanie Boutwell

Clay & Maurine said...

I feel like Kanyon is feeling the big brother thing right now... :) Gotta perfect all his tricks so he can show off for the baby.

Kipley said...

I absolutely love your blog! Great videos! You are so cute pregnant. Dec 8 is almost here! I'll be thinking of you down here in Chile.

annalee said...

oh kanyon, words don't say how PROUD i am of you and each of those accomplishments! way to go handsome!

martha crockett said...

I can't begin to tell you how much fun it was watching Kanyon, and hearing YOU in the videos!
Praying for that new little one who will be entering your home in 3 short weeks.
We love you guys!

Kelly Litton said...

Yay!!! Way to go Kanyon! (and you!) I was watching these and Anna Lee came in and started watching Kaynon on his tray. She looked at me and smiled the biggest grin and said,"Silly Kanyon." She loves him. We all do!

Specks said...

Kanyon, you are such a strong boy and SUCH a rockstar!!! I especially like your noises and sweet voice~ you are precious.

Mandy Busby said...

Awww...Kanyon is precious! He has grown up so much. It is so exciting to see all that he has accomplished! Yay Kanyon!!!

Jodi said...

KANYON!! You ROCKSTAR!!!! Seriously, will you come to my house and teach Brooklyn a few things... maybe LOTS?!?! Puhleeze?? :) I am so proud of you. All that stuff is HARD WORK, and you are such a champ. And while we're at it (our little secret...), your Momma is quite a rockstar too, huh? I mean, I know you might think she is a drill sergeant sometimes, but she's pretty good at her job as your cheerleader too! :) Yay!!!!
BIG hugs~
Jodi

High Heels and Huntin' Boots said...

Jaymie,
That is amazing! He is improving so much and getting so big! It is definitely a testament to you and Kory and how much you've worked with him and all the prayers that have been lifted up on his behalf. Yeah for Kanyon! He is the man!