On the way to daycare today, Allie debuted her new word: tree. She pointed to a tree and declared "teeee!" Then, every tree got the point and the "teeee!" I was ridiculously excited and she was very proud of herself.
I then had a parent-teacher conference and all of her teachers said that she is making fantastic progress in all ways. They also had some new ideas to encourage her walking; she will now be getting an additional teacher to assist her in walking out to the playground instead of hitching a ride in the stroller. I think it will be great motivator for her because she LOVES the playground.
Tomorrow is Allie's last day of constraint therapy and I am going to go ahead and call the whole thing a success. We were doing her homework tonight and Allie figured out how to release an object. This is the first time that she has ever done this! I never could figure out why Allie could open her hand to grasp something but couldn't open it to let the object go. Well, now I don't need to wonder about it anymore. Watch Allie drop her apple puzzle piece in the box without thinking anything about it. She helped me put away of her puzzle pieces.