Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Becoming more independent...

Last week, I had our respite gal watch Luke so I could take John Michael to the park.

Just the two of us.

We had such a great time, soaking in the sunshine after weeks of rain and cold weather.

I was reminded at how important we are for each other.  He still needs me to help him navigate the playground when he's unsure about some of the play equipment.

But he also showed me how independent he's become at preschool and that it's OK for me to let go of his hands and let him do it all by himself sometimes.

That look of pride in accomplishing something like walking across the wobbly bridge without holding on...


Of course, he still needs me...  even if only to push him in the swing.

But other times, I'm learning to let go a bit and let him climb by himself until he reaches out his hands and says, "Hullp!"

This newfound independence is a joy to watch. 
Another notch in the milestone belt.

Can't wait to see what lies ahead...

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  1. I can never get enough of this amazing sweet guy! He's getting to be such a big boy!

  2. I have a hard time letting go and letting Sammi do it herself. Love these pics of your handsome, independent little guy!! Oh, and perhaps he can show Sammi some day that it's okay to walk across the wobbly bridge...LOL

  3. He is getting so big, and is just as adorable as ever!

  4. Ahhhhh...he really is becoming such an independent little neat to see and watch as well! I am trying to let go a little more as well...preschool is not too far away...Thanks for sharing this little outing with us!

  5. Looks like you had a great time at the park! He's really growing up!

  6. I just love watching him grow up!