Thursday, October 3, 2013

31 for 21: The Bus (3)

When Colin turned 3, he transitioned from Early Intervention where we had a physical, occupational and speech therapist coming to the home multiple times a week to him getting on a bus and going to a new school.  It was such a conflicting feeling for us because while we were 100% ready to start the preschool program (it became really difficult for him to be receiving therapy at home when we were there) it was crazy that we were going to be putting our 3 year old BABY on a BIG bus!  In a year and a half span of time, we have seen an evolution of development from when the bus first pulled up on April 20, 2012 to today.  

Walking into school 4/20/12

Getting off of the bus 4/20/12
 I just teared up as I looked at that picture because I can't believe how much of a baby he still was!  For the most part, Colin has always done really well with the transition of getting on and off the bus.  However physically, it has always been a challenge because the first step is so high off of the ground and he had a hard time climbing up all by himself.  We went through the period of time when he wouldn't cry, but would make his body like jelly when we expected him to climb up without help.

These days, Colin is a true champ and is excited to see the bus come in the morning.  When Chris sent me the video below this morning, I couldn't help but feel so proud of how far he has come in such a relatively short period of time.  If you think about it, most kids don't get on a bus until they are 5 and here Colin has been getting on every day since he was 3.

We are so proud of our little boy.  Despite the fact that Colin may be facing some challenges in the future in terms of his development, we still expect that he will be able to do ANYTHING.  

For us, "I can't" turns into trying harder, or practicing more, or doing it again until he can.  When he started school a year and a half ago, he literally couldn't climb up the stairs to that bus alone...  

...and look at him today!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Love that last picture, it's perfect!