|(As a side note, she's been keeping her hands fisted a lot more lately. Not sure why.)|
I wish I could have heard what was going on in her head as she contemplated whether she could do it or not. I asked her what she was doing and she turned, smiled at me, and started making her way down the hill.
She got to the bottom and giggled while she spun in circles, yelling, "WEEEEEEEEE!" Then she picked up a couple of pine cones and stumbled her way back up the hill to the sidewalk. We felt a couple raindrops (and a couple mosquito bites) and decided to head for home before a downpour started (no rain on my camera, please! :).
She carried the poky pinecones all the way home with her. Since she was holding them, she didn't have room for my finger in her hand and I wondered how she would do on the driveways. Her pace slowed and she looked intently at the ground as she walked across, but she made it.
She was all smiles by the time we got home:
I was proud of her, just like I am anytime she does something that's hard for her.
|Skylar & Brooke|
For the first hour, we ran around and played carnival games and played in bounce houses. Then it was time for the "walk" part. :) There was a huge crowd that moved very slowly, and it just so happened that we ended up stopping right next to the huge, very loud speaker that was blasting music. To most of us it was an annoyance but Skylar has a really hard time with loud noise. Ashtyn always has too. First we saw this:
And that turned into this: (which was the point that Brooke and I both got tears in our eyes)
|Skylar and Raya shared some chips. Well, Raya fed Skylar some chips, anyway. :)|