Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Snacktime ..

... on the top shelf of the pantry? Seriously, who took my daughter and left me this monkey?
I guess this is a good time to comment on the strength that Payton has. It boggles my mind, especially for a child that has Down syndrome. We can pretty much throw those stereotypes out the window! Whether she is scaling rock walls, pulling her entire body up on the monkey bars or simply scaling the pantry shelves ... the chick is strong!

One day when Payton was at speech, there was another child in the therapy room doing PT. When we were getting ready to leave, the therapist commented on how she couldn't believe how muscular Payton's legs are. I really didn't know what to say, since I have never compared her leg muscles with that of another child. I mean really, who does that? But I do know she is a husky, strong little girl, so it makes sense ... and I guess it is good to know?

That's all I got, folks. Haha.

25 comments:

  1. Holy crap! Did you watch her get up there or did you find her like that?

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  2. Wow - that's just crazy! I can't believe she made it to the top by herself!

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  3. the first word out of my mouth at the pic was, "Wow!" before I even read anything :) and then of course a chuckle. This will not be the last time you catch her in some high up weird place. I have found my monkey on top of the refrigerator, just cause he could. Good luck! ;o)

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  4. OMG!!! Payton how did you get up there?

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  5. monkey for sure!!! mayson could never do that. she just doesnt have the strength.. payton surpasses mayson in that department for sure!

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  6. A chip off the old block, I would say. Love, Your Mother

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  7. She and Elainah would get along so well. She is such a climber too!

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  8. Oh too funny! I guess I should enjoy the fact that my 2 1/2 year old isn't mobile!

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  9. I love that little monkey!!! She's so darn cute! I can't stand it!

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  10. Oh my goodness!That's amazing that she climbed up there!I think your in for some adventures over the next few years!!She sure is a pretty little monkey :)

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  11. oh my gosh, that is amazing!!! and yes kind of weird about the leg muscle thing!

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  12. Elias has strong legs but he doesnt know he can do that. and i wont let him figure it out lol

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  13. WHATTTTT???? How on earth did she get up there? Whoa. Samantha is sooooooo not a climber, and I'm not sure if I'm happy about that or not. That's amazing. Great job, Payton! Bethany--you'd better get yourself a cardiologist to keep those palpitations in check...

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  14. Oh my goodness! OK, now I'm glad Kayla just likes to sit!

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  15. Holy crap! I this what I have to look forward to? Goldie just learned to climb the ladder to the slide. And stand at the top while I run like a maniac before she loses her balance. I ask myself a lot why we still have PT.

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  16. Amazing climbing, but how scary! So glad the shelves held up!

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  17. Oh my!!!! It's good catching up with your blog!! Looks like you're enjoying a wonderful vacation.
    Wendy

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  19. Aden's panicing looking at this photo. he is pointing at her saying "ma ma ma mumma no, no, no, no mumma" he is stressed I had to scroll up. lol

    Aden's legs are tiny,you'd be shocked. he can climb but not pull up, so he couldn't do that lol
    after my shock at this pic I thought what she she feeding this kid lol Aden eats junk but still cant gain...

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  20. I love this pic! Look at those climbing skills!

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