Friday, March 09, 2007

First Steps




By the way, in the video you hear my wife and therapist call Amanda by a different name. Ahuva is her Hebrew name.

21 comments:

Michelle said...

WTG Amanda! I love the look of smile and accomplishment on her face the whole time! She looks older than 16 months - has that toddler look now :)

Kim Ayres said...

That is fantastic! Whoops and Cheers for Amanda.

I didn't hear the Hebrew name - there seems to be no sound on the veriosn playing on my laptop.

Kim Ayres said...

OK, I figured out what was wrong with the sound :)

Sara said...

OH WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so exciting!!!!!!

jennifer said...

HOORAY! I made Avery watch it over and over again because I hope he gets some inspiration...:)

Jessica said...

Yay!!! That's awesome! WTG Amanda!

DeRogatis/Frilingos Household said...

That is the happiest video clip I have seen in a long time. Amanda is Amazing! I am so impressed.

-amy

Shelley said...

Congratulations! Isn't it amazing - I am constantly humbled by Hannah's spirit - her determination. It only gets better as they go faster!

BStrong said...

Thanks All. We were and are still excited with this accomplishment. We're wondering what else she has up her sleave, although this will keep us content for weeks.

Cheers

Princess Morgan said...

Way to go!! What a huge milestone. She has such a beautiful smile. What a happy girl. She has such pretty hair too.

amy flege said...

goosebumps here... that is soo awesome!!!!!!!! how proud you must be!

Tracey said...

Yay!! She is so determined!! That's awesome.

Anonymous said...

Awe, what a sweetie you have there. Way to go Amanda.

Milestones just mean so much more when a person has to work a little harder.

Thanks for giving us a peek.

Dani

Mauzy said...

Amazing, adorable and well, congrats Amanda!

Miss D said...

Woo hoo! What a great accomplishment.

jotcr2 said...

That bought tears to my eyes. Although I am a softy since becoming a mum. Her bum hopping is cute, but I am sure you are over that stage, and delighted that she has made it onto walking.

Kelly said...

Yahoo! That is inspiring! We just went through the same thing with Will, who just started to walk 99% of the time at the age of 2 3/4! I know how great a feeling it is. Now batten down the hatches!

Melissa said...

thank you so much for sharing that. that was so incredible, def. brought some tears to my eyes ;) congratulations! we're close to that day ourselves (melissa, mommy of lily, 3 yo w/ d.s.) take care!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Mazel Tov Ahuva....that is just terrific....what determination you have.

HUGS!

Darren said...

I just came across your site browsing around some Down syndrome pages. My own daughter, Grace, has DS. She's 5 now, but it's amazing how similar Amanda looks to Grace at that age! My wife and I got shivers watching your video!

Keep up the great work with her!

BStrong said...

Darren: You must have one beautiful 5 year old then.