Monday, April 12, 2010

All By Himself On A Single Step

Look at what Matthew has been able to do recently! He can walk up and down a single 5-inch high step all by himself - a demonstration of good motor control, coordination, leg strength, and balance. He usually needs me to hold one or both of his hands to navigate a step. He surprised me as I was taking photos one afternoon and I managed to capture the moment through my lens.

Step Unassisted 1
Step Unassisted 2
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Step Unassisted 5
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Step Unassisted 8
Step Unassisted 9

His newest ability is also featured at Windmills and Tulips, where inspiring individuals with Down syndrome are spotlighted in "T21 Abilities Can Do Monday".


M.Hilton said...

Yea! Exciting!

Angie Willey said...

Way to go Matthew! What an awesome accomplishment.

Rochelle said...

YEAH Matthew. So awesome you were able to capture his first time on film.

Kelli said...

Way to go Matthew!! Colin sends a high 5 your way! That's so exiting!

Ann said...

WTG Matthew! I know this is a big accomplishment. We're working on steps with Caleb as well. Go Matthew!

To Love Endlessly said...

super awesome! Hes just growing by leaps and bounds. Go Matthew!

Monica Crumley said...

Awesome, Matthew! We're working on that with JM, too. Down is so much harder than up.

Melissa said...

Love the pictures! I need to be better about carrying my camera everywhere so I don't miss things.

Michelle said...

oh that's wonderful and such a big accomplishment! Going up and down steps by yourself is a hard thing to do when you think of all the muscles and control that is involved!

Sharon said...

Woo Hoo! That's awesome!