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Look what I can do!!!!

Yep, he's going up and down stairs
all by himself (with mom or dad close by).  It's amazing what a little encouragement can do.  When I started working on the steps with him in China, he was horrified, literally shaking at times.  It's rough to have to be so hard on a kid at times, but his foster family had been enabling him to be a cripple for 4 years.  I wonder, at what point, would they have thought he needed to learn life skills?  He is also now feeding himself completely.  We cut up things that need to be, and give him his plate just like the rest of the kids.  He gets a spoon instead of a fork sometimes.  When we started learning to eat in China, he did not have a clue, and would dump the spoon contents into his lap.  Waid can potty by himself, put on his clothes and put on his velcro sandals!  He is learning so much.  He still plays with only a few toys, and has not really grasped the concept of "playing" yet.
This was on Tuesday, the 1st time all 4 kids had actually REALLY played together.
Our den, kitchen, living room and foyer make a loop.  Emmi told me they are __? (some sort of dinosaur), migrating because the __? (another kind of dinosaur) is eating all the meat.---Well, of course, what else would you be doing crawling around in circles and growling!

7 comments:

  1. That's fantastic Janet. Thanks for the update. Maybe you don't have to sell after all :)

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  2. i love the picture of him standing on the stairs! what an accomplishment.

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  3. So fabulous! I know you are so proud of him!

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  4. Janet9:45 PM

    Angie, we want to sell our house anyway to downsize....freeing up more money for orphans=)

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  5. what a great encouragement!
    Trina

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  6. What great news, Janet!!!

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  7. Good for you for teaching your son so much! What an interesting background he came from.

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