Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday Cuteness

Evan hit a very important milestone this week, he learned how to put on his pants all by himself. Some people may wonder why this is something worth noting but others will get it. Evan has no use of his left hand making simple things like dressing a much bigger challenge. The great thing about this accomplishment is that he did it all on his own, neither I or his previous physical therapist had been working all that much on dressing skills.

During the day he generally runs around in his underwear. It is easier for him to use the bathroom that way and when he is done I will help him put his undies back on. He prefers to be fully dressed and gets cranky at me when I take his shorts off after we are done running errands. Finally I told him that if he wanted to wear his shorts he would have put them on himself (never even thinking that he would actually do it). The next thing I know he is out of his room smiling up a storm and wearing his shorts.


Of course they were backwards, but we will work on that.


Harry is also constantly growing and changing. He has started using "I" to refer to himself. Evan still refers to himself in the third person. Harry is cutest when I am trying to get him to eat something new and unfamiliar. I just pretend that I am going to eat something off of his plate and he will yell "I eat, I eat!" and then gobble it down. I know that trick will only work for a little while, but is pretty darn cute while it lasts.

17 comments:

chichimama said...

Go Evan!!!!! How exciting for everyone!

Heather said...

That is quite fabulous. I love it when our kids surprise us with what they can do.

My son puts his shorts on backwards all the time.

Vicky said...

That's brilliant! One more step on the way to independence!) (Yeay!..... Sniff...)

I will warn you though that the clothes on backwards thing is a looooong phase, or it is in my family. Harry will regularly come home from swimming lessons with everything on all cockeyed. And even Yoshi at 11 sometimes puts something on backwards!

Tirzah said...

Awesome!

chelle said...

YAY Evan!!! That is awesome!

Sweet on Harry using "I"!

Nancy said...

CLAP!CLAP!CLAP!CLAP!CLAP!CLAP!
CLAP!CLAP!CLAP!CLAP!CLAP!CLAPCLAP!CLAP!CLAP!CLAP!CLAP!CLAP!!

White Hot Magik said...

Too cute. Last year my son went through a phase of wearing his wranglers backwards. Yes he is so skinny he could pull them on. I couldn't convince him they were wrong until one day in frustration he said, mom you said the tag goes in the back! (On wranglers it is in front.)

Your boys are very cute. I think I am stopping via Fabiola's. Enjoyed my visit.

Anne/kq said...

That is so cute!

My mom is an occupational therapist and she says she always was so happy when people learned to do something like that that they could do to take care of themselves!

Gabriela said...

Way to go Evan! That's pretty cool!

Ginger said...

that's sooo awesome that he can get the pants on himself!! one less thing for you to worry about and now he can conquer the next task

Motherhood for Dummies said...

ha ha love the visuals! too cute!

Guinevere Meadow said...

I didn't know that about Evan. That's awesome!!!

Darren said...

Congrats to Evan. And don't underestimate your part in this--you taught him by doing it for him all those times.

Damselfly said...

Aw, no use of his left hand. That is indeed a big milestone to dress yourself! Pants are hard. Some days even I can't put pants on correctly!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

BRAVO!!!!

That is a wonderful accomplishment! Be careful what you wish for though... my Gabi changes her clothes 500+ times a day. The laundry is mountainous!

Jenny said...

Woo-hoo! A step toward independence for Evan. What a wonderful accomplishment for you both!

Childlife said...

Oh, way to go Evan! :D What an independent little rascal you have there -- I just love that proud little smile :)

We have LOTS of backwards goings on at our house, and shoes ALWAYS go on the opposite foot that they were designed for ;)

So very glad you joined in with the carnival -- Evan's a cutie plus 10!

~Michelle @ 5MFSN