And look at how that little monkey watches TV sometimes. Such a cutie.
Hezekiah's sore 3 hours later. Thankfully the cuts are not deep and so far there is no swelling.
School's start back on Wednesday so the children made the most of the last few days of having extra time with their friends. Briar slept over Saturday night - on the tramp. I only found out once they were in bed that they had already had a tramp sleep over during the week when I was in hospital. At least I got a photo this time. :-)
Monday 27th. I love watching Hannah when she plays outside on her own.
I love that even though she is surrounded by siblings she finds time to just enjoy playing on her own - and with the dogs. :-)
The wind over night broke this big branch. Brendon got up and cut it down when he got home.
Tuesday 28th - Brendon and I did this section today. So rewarding to look at the finished product (and so much easier to maintain - no more weeding).
Back to the stones after dinner again tonight.
Below: The bed almost done now. At least it's weed free. In time we can hopefully make it look pretty.
When I took a photo of his foot he asked that I take a photo of his other sore too. His arm is looking so much better.
Even though we had an appointment we had to wait an hour to see the nurse as they were running late. I was VERY thankful that a friend had been able to pop over and watch the others so that I only had him with me.
He was very good with the long wait and happy for the nurse to have a look and give it a bit of a clean. She didn't do much more than I had done and said it was nice and clean. We agreed that although deep, the thick skin on his foot was what helped that it did not even get to blood. Uncomfortable though, so with some steri strips to try hold it together and make it more comfortable we headed home. I tried to keep it clean but just before bible study he ran out to greet people without socks on and when he got in I noticed all the dressings were off too. So I spent the first bit of bible study time re-cleaning it. It ended up being a blessing though because I was able to get it really clean. I was in a hurry to get finished so didn't take a photo - but it was amazing to see how much cleaner I got it.
I found using a tissue dipped in the disinfectant actually worked better than cotton wool and I was able to get all the dirt out (the dark you see on the photo above). I re-dressed it and told him he needed to keep a sock on that foot to help keep it clean. Let's hope it can stay on for more than a day.
Friday 31 January. These three had a great time after lunch playing with play dough in the garage. It was a bit sticky but having flour and playing with it like that was part of the fun of it all.
And just like that, January is done.