I got her a weeble tree house this week. There is a conveyor with a crank to get the weebles to the top of the slide. She had the crank figured out in minutes with minimal hand over hand instruction. Even though she can work the crank, she tends to get impatient before they make it to the top, and they usually end up
Claire has been walking with two handed support for months. We've tried one handed, but she's always turned and looked for that second hand. We had PT last week and got her walking with just one handed support, and now just a few days later she doesn't even need to feel your legs behind her to feel comfortable. She's not completely stable with one hand, but I think we'll have independent steps soon!
But even more exciting than the stepping, is all of the signs that have been pouring out of Claire. She has a few that she uses spontaneously and appropriately (milk, dad, all done, dog, eat) and some that she uses with prompting (more, baby) but this week she has been mimicking so many more. We've seen hat, cracker, nice (she's been seeing this one a lot as she's in a hitting/scratching/rough phase), water, all gone, sleep. I'm sure there are more she's using too, and we are either missing them, or we aren't understanding her approximations. I'm excited for the burst in communication as she has been getting frustrated lately when we don't understand what she's asking for.
These pictures don't really have anything to do with this post, but I've been meaning to post about Bear's buggy for almost a year....Darren claims this buggy is Claire's, but I think she was just a convenient excuse to get it.