Shelby has had her cast off for a couple weeks now, and she continues to blow us all away with lefty. The whole 4-week round of constraint therapy was exhausting, but so worth it...she made an incredible amount of progress.
The post-cast period has been stressful for me as a mom, because I've felt a lot of pressure to work with Shelby constantly so that she won't lose all the skills that she has gained with lefty (and I've felt some guilt about not being able to work with her enough). But as you can see below, Shelby has her own way of telling me to relax (the little show-off).
You might have also noticed that Shelby got glasses. They must be helping because, for the most part, she has kept them on her face.
It has continued to be a warm winter, so we've been spending every spare second outside. Harding loves riding his bike and it is fun watching him do it. We've gone to the French Broad River Greenway a lot the past couple weeks.
The Gillilands joined us yesterday and I couldn't resist taking a picture of the kids in front of this Asheville graffiti. Julie measured how far we went, and the kids rode two and a half miles on their bikes... Shelby was strapped to my back as we chased after the kids and kept saying, "pedal pedal pedal".
Shelby has become so silly recently--she is constantly having fits of giggles. When she gets going with one of these fits, it goes on for awhile and the laughter is contagious. These happy fits are a pleasant change, because she throws her fair share of tantrums too.
Other notable happenings this past month included a trip to see the Daytona 500 for Trip and a weekend women's church retreat for me. The warm winter has spoiled us and we can't wait for spring...luckily it will be here soon. The weather is supposed to be in the 70's this week...bring it on!