other than climbing, Lily is not the most physical child

compared to her friends she is the slowest runner

but jumping…

jumping has been something she has been practicing forever now

she’s getting it

she can now jump with both feet off the ground

not too high but at least she has both feet off the ground

at the same time

last week when we were at the pool, she watched kids jumping off the platform

i saw in her face how badly she wanted to do it but was scared/too careful to try

so, i slowly helped her

first i held both her hands as she jumped off

after she became comfortable with that, she would jump into my hands until she hardly needed me at all

yesterday she jumped off all by herself

she not only surprised herself but me too!!!

it was a huge accomplishment for her and she did it over and over again

it’s the little/big things i tell ya