Friday, January 30, 2009

Evan's first steps!!!!!!!!!

I am more than thrilled right now!!!! I am beyond ecstatic!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooo HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We had another physical therapy appointment this morning and I knew we might learn more about getting a stander for Evan. I walk out of the elevators and I see a man pushing around a mini stander. My first instinct was "I hope that's for us!!" But he was walking the other direction from where we were going. Long story short ... IT WAS FOR US!!!! They taught me how to put Evan in it and he HATED it!!! He screamed the whole time, but I knew this was the best thing for him and so I told him on the way home that he was going to have to practice again.
When we got home I strapped him in and he LOVED it!!! He had a HUGE smile on his face and within 5 minutes he learned how to use both wheels at the same time and can now move around. Our baby finally has the independence that he has been craving! I had to feed him lunch before we head up to the ski hill and he didn't want to come out of it.


I am crying as I type this! Seeing the joy on Evan's face as he realized he was finally in control of his movement brings an indescribable joy to my life ... there are no words for how I am feeling right now!!!!

I WISH I could find our video camera!!!

First thing he did was check out the breaksHe decided they were pretty darn cool!
He had the BEST time motoring around and banging into walls ... I CANNOT wait to see how he improves his skills!Finally independent!!!

18 comments:

motherofangels said...

Really cute!!! Nice set of wheels evan!!!

Lynn said...

Oh that is Awesome Kira! I am crying just reading about your excitement and seeing the pics of the smiles on his face!

Lisa L said...

HOORAY!!!!! I can't wait to see the video :D

Amanda Palmer said...

Ya...I am so happy for Evan:) I cannot wait to see him using it on Sunday!!

Michelle said...

Hooray for Evan!!! That is so wonderful! Give that cute boy a hug from us. :)

Lowdogg said...

Fantastic. Are you going to Kicking Horse?

Peter and Mandy said...

Wow so cool! I'm so excited for Evan!

Fred ... said...

How exciting. It gives me a thrill just looking at the pictures. Can't wait until he gets this well under control. Now you're going to have to start "child proofing" your house.

merrilykaroly said...

Yay!! You are such a good mommy, Kira.

Da Costa said...

THAT IS AWESOME!!!! I'm so happy for Evan! And for you guys too! Give Evan a huge hug from us! :0)

LHarding said...

Yeah!! That is so exciting, Kira!! Mad props and big ups, Evan!!

Teresa said...

This is such a sweet story. Thanks for sharing, and best wishes to little Evan.

Christy said...

That is so exciting for you guys! I can't wait to see him in action!

Megan said...

Kira, that's so awesome!! I'm so happy for you guys! I miss seeing you all at church!

Erin said...

Yay for Evan!! :) That is really great Kira!

Sarah said...

How cool is that!?! I want to see how that thing works. Hooray for modern medicine!

The Hall Family said...

Kira! I'm so happy for you! Evan's such a stinking cutie pie, and you are such a good mommy.

Ben Leavitt said...

YAY!!!
by the way evans curls are sooo cute!