Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I know most of you moms will think I am absolutely crazy when I admit...
I love evaluations!
Sure, it highlights all the things Antalya isn't doing that her peers have already mastered.
But, it's a chance for her to show off all the things she CAN do!
I'm sure it helps that my daughter is a performer. You get her in a room with several sets of eyes on her and she just eats up all the attention.

Today Antalya was evaluated for adaptive PE services.
Victoria and I served as her cheerleaders during the process.
It was so much fun watching her do her best to catch a ball, jump over a rope, hop on one foot, gallop, and throw overhand.
But the highlight of my day was most definitely watching my little girl try to walk sideways across the gym floor. At first she couldn't figure out why everyone was walking sideways when it was so much easier to just turn and walk normal. But she did her very best to follow the instructions, and very slow, but steady took one step after another, eventually making her way.

You should have seen the smile on her face!!
(And my grin was just as big!)

She wasn't the least bit concerned that she didn't have perfect form, or that she went incredibly slow, or that it was really difficult for her. She was just thrilled that she had tried, and somewhat succeeded at a new task.

And that is one of the many things I love about my Antalya!


Sonja said...

I wish you could so the big smile on my face, Antalya! Great job!!

F-A-N-G-U-P-O said...

Awesome! Smiling huge right along with you! Way to go Antalya!

Cynthia said...

I just love her! I love that she has no fear. You are such a good mom!

mom said...

She's such an amazing and amazingly cute little girl!! Love you, Antalya! Way to go!!!