Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Beauty of Blurry

Blurry pictures of our kids in therapy are the best.  Most of the time, we try to get the kids to stay still for pictures, but when it's time for therapy, the word is move. What is more wonderful that a blurred picture of a child running for the first time? Nothing. We know that you're going to love this super sweet and amazing story of Landon and Noah during therapy. Blurry pictures and all!

It was time for Landon to practice walking down steps. Noah was in speech therapy at the time, but he decided that descending the stairs would be much more fun, and Lillian (our speech therapist) agreed to let him join Landon. At the word, "go" Noah didn't hesitate and quickly walked down the steps.

But Landon, still hanging on to the window sill, didn't follow.

A little unsure of himself, Landon refused to go down any more steps.

Noah would have none of this. Along with Lillian, Noah cheered and clapped for Landon. "Jia you! Jia you!" He cried. "Jia you" is literally, "Add oil," but in Chinese it is used to cheer someone on. Essentially, "You can do it!"

So, with that enthusiastic encouragement, Landon ventured down another step...

"You can do it, Landon! Keep going! Jia you!" Noah continued to cheer for Landon.

And with that, Landon realized that he could do it. A little victory jump was in order - beautifully blurry as it should be!

Landon's fear conquered, he and Noah decided to climb back up the stairs...

Can you guess what they did next?

1 comment:

  1. Go, boys, go!! They are so precious with how they encourage one another - I love it! When sweet Landon gets home, all eight of the rest of us will encourage him down the steps!! Now, if we could just get the proper pronunciation for "Jia you" down! :-) Can't wait kids!