Friday, April 11, 2014

Look at Little Buddy go........

Since my Little Buddy moved in with us he has been practicing walking with a toy walker.  I slide behind him on the floor fixing his feet and helping him.  It is hard work for a little one.  Just over a week ago in Physical Therapy he got sized for a walker, he walked around the hallways for 45 minutes and said, "I can walk!".  We were so excited.  The problem is the walker takes two months to arrive.  So last Friday his Physical Therapist gave him what I am now calling the, "junk walker".  This baby is rusted, scratched and old, old, old, but he loves it and mastered it in just a few days.  When she saw him on Tuesday she called off the original order, that walker would be much to low functioning for him.  He is going to get one just like the junk walker, but brand spanking new!!!  These are not the best pictures as he was walking down the driveway and the sun was making him all squinty, but you will get the idea.  He walks EVERYWHERE in it, outside, inside and around and around. 

That is my Little Buddy, he is as determined as he can be.

Enjoy.













And yes he can even walk with pants on his head.

Enjoy your weekend.

81 comments:

Home Meadows said...

What a sweetheart! I'm sure he is keeping you busy and now that he is up and walking even more so. Love the photo of your little one with the pants on his head, too cute! Hope you have a wonderful day. Heather

kathyinozarks said...

Awesome! Just love his smile and you can feel his determination too. I love the last photo-I would frame that one-hugs

Linda Gilbert said...

How lucky both you and your family,and little Buddy are to share these accomplishments. It must mean the absolute world to you all. Go Buddy go !

Karen said...

Aw, Meredith, what a darling he is. I love the sippy cup 'to-go'. He's all set! Seeing his bright smile is a great start to my day.

Vera said...

Hi Meredith. Wow! Great shots of Buddy - you can see and even feel his excitement which is so cool. And, of course, I love the pants on his head -- that must be his trademark!! Have a great weekend.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Fantastic. Your son is going to have so much more freedom now; the last photo cracks me up, Meredith!

Karen

Crafty in the Med said...

Good on you Little Buddy!!! That's the way to do it!!! Watch it Meredith he is going to off exploring soon!!! :-)

Beautiful photos of this little chap....I can practically see that sparkle in his eye as he puts another foot forward.

keep well

Amanda :-)

mamasmercantile said...

Wow - he has certainly got grit, bless him. You'll need eyes in your back now he's up and about.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Look at him go! What a cutie, pretty soon you will be running to keep up with him.

Jen

Cari said...

Oh Meredith…Look how proud he is of himself !! Love the pics. He's a sweet boy. Love the pants on his head. Have a great weekend!! HUGS

Kris said...

Oh Meredith, I am sitting here with a big smile on my face, and tears in my eyes. What a doll he is. Look at him go. All I kept thinking of was, what a gift! A gift you are to him, and he is to you! Such a blessing. I am thrilled to my toes for all of you. I wish I could run over and hug you both!!!
xo KRis

kristieinbc said...

Every single one of your Little Buddy posts has made me cry. This was no exception. Then when I got to the last picture and saw him walking with his pants on his head I was laughing and crying at the same time!

Pammy Sue said...

Aww! So sweet. So good that he can get around on him own some. That's got to feel good to him. Makes your heart swell, doesn't it?

Deb said...

Yeah!!
what a little sweetheart ... love his sense of humour too ♥
have a great weekend Meredith, max & little buddy xo

Lynne said...

Look at him go! I bet this new mobility will open up his world.
And what is it about kids wearing pants on their head? That is such a cute picture. I know I have one of my son with underwear on his head (clean ones)Ha!
Your post made my morning. Enjoy the weekend!
Lynne

Vikki Hooks said...

Go Buddy Go! We are on the journey with you and your family. You have so generously shared your little man with us, his ups and downs, so this is like one of the best posts ever!!! HUGS HUGS and more HUGS!!!

Caseymini said...

Meredith, it is so great to watch Little Buddy's progress! I love the smile of accomplishment that he is wearing!

Betsy said...

Meredith you have once more made me cry. With happiness and gratefulness that your Little Buddy has been given the gift of walking. You can just see the happiness oozing out of him from his eyes to his toes!
I love the water cup on his handle. He's ready to explore so far away that he'll need water to keep on. :-) The pants on his head were the kicker! Oh. My. Goodness. How can you contain such joy?
Blessings my friend,
Betsy

Sarah Sweethearts said...

Aww!How very sweet! What a little blessing he is! :) The pants were too cute too! :)

Bridget said...

Hooray! He looks like he is really enjoying all that hard work!

Ann said...

He just adorable!

Babajeza said...

The boy looks very determined. :-) One day he will run! Enjoy the weekend! Regula

Judy S. said...

Wonderful news! What great photos of his awesome progress. Way to go, Buddy! And kudos to you, Mere, for being there for him!

RedSetter said...

What a little star and how fabulous to see him walking. It is a great achievement for him and literally a big step forward for him. He is going to go far with you backing him all the way. As for the pants pic...priceless!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Oh Meredith, what a precious Angel he is. What joy for all of you and how good of you as his parents to have given him this wonderful opportunity to thrive and be your little boy. You both are very special and selfless people. You should be so proud, I know I am for you!!!!
Thanks for sharing those beautiful inspiring pictures.
xoRobin

moonstruckcreations said...

What a guy! The sheer joy and determination on his face is fantastic.

And my lads used to wear their pants on their heads at this age!

Have a lovely weekend, Helenxx

Teresa said...

That is wonderful!!! He looks so happy! I bet he is just blossoming in your home. When I saw the picture of him with the pants on his head I had to chuckle. What kids don't think of! He also looks a little like Harry Potter. He is just beautiful!

Linda Powell said...

You can see his joy in every photograph of his new mobility skill, there will be no stopping him now. Wonderful photographs, even the one with pants on his head :-)

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Thank you so much for sharing those beautiful photos, so uplifting... you go Little Buddy, brilliant xx

Toni said...

YAY!!!!!!!!! Look at him go! Do they make a speedster model?

Ana BC said...

so sweet!

Caroline said...

Love it...made my day!

Marjo said...

So cute, so sweet ...

Love and hugs
Marjo

Elizabeth said...

Love the photos! Thanks for sharing!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh this is such awesome news! :)

Every time I see him he makes my heart smile. He is just so adorable.

I am so excited for him....what a huge milestone in his life. Yay!

Ok, this calls for yarn.....just saying!

((Hugs)) to you sweet friend.

Jennifer said...

Yay! How wonderful. You must be bursting with pride.

CJ said...

He's an absolute star, and such a cutie. I can see that there'll be no stopping him now. Hope you all have a lovely weekend. CJ xx

Amy at love made my home said...

How utterly fabulous!!!!!!!!!!! I am sure that little Buddy and all of your family are so excited about this. I had a lump in my throat reading this, it is so lovely. xx

elns said...

Mere! I love those photos! He looks so pleased with himself to be walking in the driveway. But I can't lie, I love it when little kids wear to their pants on their head.

Claudia said...


love my sweet, determined, wonderful nephew.

xo
Claudia

linda said...

That's so lovely to see, just look at how happy he looks, there will be no stopping him now! xx

Caffeine Girl said...

How absolutely joyous! He is a ray of sunshine!

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh boy oh boy.. I can just feel his joy as you've given him a means to get moving about! Good mom you are! He's just a little darling sweetie.. wish I could give him a hug. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

My Garden Diaries said...

There is nothing better than this!!! I just love his spirit and the joy you can feel through these photos!!! Look at that sweet face!!! This is what makes life good!! A beautiful weekend to your crew!! Nicole xoxo

Joyful said...

LOL! So cute, esp. with pants on his head, lol.

The walker actually looks in pretty good condition in the photos. More importantly, he can walk! Wow, how exciting it is for all of you, esp. Buddy.

Faith said...

He rocks wearing his pants on his head too! What a star, bet you're so proud and I bet he's over the moon!

Debbie said...

I found you through Claudia's blog, and I'm so glad I did. It brought tears to my eyes seeing your little guy so happy to be walking. Love the pants on his head! :)

Clare said...

Bless him, determination will get him there. You must be so proud of him.
Clare xx

Clare said...

Bless him, determination will get him there. You must be so proud of him.
Clare xx

BettyandAnnie said...

Buddy is just so precious; I am thrilled he has a walker. Maybe a little yarn bombing on it in rainbow colours would spruce it up nicely!! Enjoy your days xxx

Regena Fickes said...

Absolutely some of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. God and children do some magnificent things. I am so proud of him and happy for all of you.

Vicki Boster said...

Meredith-- your boy is so cute-- he must be SO proud of himself to be walking. What a blessing he is to your life-- I'd just like to squeeze him :)

Vicki

Mindy said...

So delightful!! What a contagious grin. =)
(The pants-hat completes it!)

cockney blonde said...

The only way to walk is with pants on your head, lol. He is amazing and so determined. I'm loving your updates on this incredible little man. Keep up the good work, x

Ryan McGhee said...

There is no stopping him now!!! That last picture with that huge smile is absolutely priceless!!! Everyone can see the pride of such an accomplishment and pure joy on that precious little face!!! He is such a special gift! Thank you Mere for sharing him with us all!!,

Olga said...

That's awesome! I especially love the last photo, how happy he is. Thank you for sharing these photos and giving us all a dose of positivity.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Ha-ha! As soon as I saw that last picture, I was thinking "is he wearing pants on his head again?" Ha! And yes, yes he is. So cute! He is really going to town with that walker. Good for him. Go Little Buddy, go! Hugs and blessings, Tammy

gigi knits said...

What a little sweetheart .. All children are beautiful & steal your heart!

Grammy Braxton said...

Oh my gosh, what a cutie. That smile says it all! Go Little Buddy. I love all the photos but my favorite is the one with his pants on his head! ADORABLE!

Hugs,
Sharon

yarn and pencil said...

Oh, bless his little heart <3
'Go Buddy go'
He looks so happy Meredith. What a wonderful achievement.
Tracey xxxx

Handmade and off-centered said...

How great it must feel for him to finally be walking. I can just imagine the thrill he must have been feeling. While scrolling down looking at the pictures, there was only one word in my mind...FREEDOM!

It put a smile on my face.

Thanks for your comment, Im enjoying the color mix of my project very much.

Have a good weekend.
Birgitta xx

Liz said...

He is so adorable. I know he is very excited and proud of himself. I bet you are too.
Liz

Joy said...

Ah that sweet child, how could anyone not love him to bits! What wonderful progress he's making Meredith, my heart sings for you all! LOVE says it all my dear - sheer determination backed by all the love that surrounds him.
Such a beautiful set of pics Meredith, I thank you for sharing them with us!
Love and hugs,
Joy xoxo

Plain Jane said...

Well done little Buddy - and as for the pants on the head - cooooooool! Many hugs x Jane

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What a love- sprouting his new legs!! Meredith - you have been so wonderful for your Buddy!! Strengthening his leg muscles and his confidence. Zoom - Zoom !! Hope you've got on new tennis shoes - looks like you're going to be running for the next 15 years at least!!
Thank you for sharing!!

kathy b said...

My heart is full. My mind is in awe. GO BUDDY!

Dee said...

Oh, the joy of a little boy that just made a big step forward. His face is SO PRECIOUS. You can just see his personality shining out.

WAY TO GO, Little BUDDY!! You DA MAN!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Bless his little heart ... what a star he is. There'll be no stopping him now!

Annaboo said...

Oh, Meredith, I've just been having a very long-overdue catch up with your blog and I am sat here with tears in my eyes- what a totally inspiring and wonderful gal you are- and what an amazing family you have, especially with Buddy in the mix!
He is absolutely adorable (I love the pictures of him with shoes on his hands!!) and I bet he is unstoppable now with his walker.
May he continue to bring you much joy.
Wishing you a happy week (with maybe some time for crochet?)!
Sarah xxxxx

Sentimentally Me said...

L.B. is THE MAN! Love love LOVE these photos of your little guy :)

Just so awesome . . . xo

Patrice

EMMA said...

Well done Little Buddy!! keep up the good work.
Hehe - pants on his head again!! love it!

Pooch said...

Good going, Little Buddy!! Fantastic achievement! So touching to see his sweet determination. Give him a nice long cuddle from me.

Bless you, Meredith.

:)

Taciana Simmons said...

Little Buddy is just so cute and so amazing how he is determined to keep going ... And I knw a big part is also because he has you at his side my dear Meredih... Your love and caring is giving him the strength to push himself to a worl without barrier ... Just amazing. LvE the pictures my dear friend ( sorry I ha met stopped by I have been so very tired - the house building is a hit behind ) and getting ready to move in about a month .

Lulu said...

what a sweet little bundle of love..look at him gooooo...

Rose Red said...

So fantastic! What a great set of photos - especially that last one, ha ha, what a character!

Stins said...

Oh my... he's such a sweetie...
I am so touched by these pictures !
Love from Mirjam.

Gillian said...

Ah, he's just too cute! Look at him go. I love his expressions, a mix of pride, determination and sheer joy. x

Susanne said...

AWWWW, God bless his little heart, he is walking like a champ. How proud he is of his accomplishment and I bet you were standing by and smiling yourself silly. Love it!
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Robbie Parker said...

What a great day! He is so sweet... Especially with the pants on his head!

Nana Go-Go said...

Ha ha ha .....too cute, that boy!x

Gracie Saylor said...

I am late in telling you, but I am celebrating with you all, Meredith :)

Little Buddy, sometimes I use a Big Girl Walker, and I want to use it as skillfully and happily as you do! xx