Whitney's strength continues to improve. Melanie has made our walks around the block almost a nightly thing now. And Whit will go most of the way without even reaching out for our hands. Her stamina is really improving and so is her stability. Step after step she proudly walks along. Sometime the neighborhood kids will stop their playing and shout, "Hi, Whitney" and offer words of encouragement. Whitney smiles and often waves back as she walks along.
There are other benefits to her improved body strength as well. For the first time Whitney is able to swing on our glider swing out back. Her trunk is so much more stable. She just hangs on and enjoys the ride. Melanie and Whit are demonstrating Whit's new swinging ability in the photo here. Whitney is pretty proud of herself for being able to do yet another thing she sees the other kids doing.