Again I was thankful that Brendon gave me that time to get out and he took over with watching Asher.
While I was busy I heard Hezekiah playing on the deck. He was a Jedi with his lightsaber. We have some Star Wars fans in the house now. :-)
I called and asked that a couple of photos be taken.
So Hannah joined in with the fun too.
It was really rewarding to get so much done. And it was a real treat for me to have the whole morning to myself.
I got so many lovely birthday messages on facebook and I had to smile when I read all the wishes for being "spoiled". I felt very spoiled today and it didn't look at all like what people may have expected. :-)
During lunch Asher started crying and could just not be consoled. By 2 I had headed off with the older girls for Ballet practice (dress rehearsal for Hannah and Ruth) and Brendon ended up having to deal with Asher's terribly crying a couple more times through the afternoon and evening. We don't know what was upsetting her and it is very difficult to know what to do.
I was so thankful that I had received a break from that too today. It is very hard on me emotionally when she cries like that, so I was so thankful for Brendon's care for her today. He was exhausted by the time we got home though.
As soon as their dress rehearsal was over, we headed to St John for the end of year prize giving.
Right: Rachel and the Love girls leading the girls in the Waiata.
Left: Ruth receiving her badges.
Right: Rachel and her team from competitions receiving their certificates.
And then Rachel received the Girls 13 and over cup. Well done Rachel.
Below: While we were out, the tree trimmer came to cut our hedge. It was really overgrown as we had left it too long. So it was good to finally get it done. Brendon only got half an hour notice for their arrival though - so it was not ideal to have it all happening today.
Thursday 10th saw us head up to Hanmer Springs Pools for Ruth's Brownie end of year function. There are so many photos that I will put those in their own post.
She eventually spotted the sandpit and helped us open it up. The only problem was that she enjoyed lifting this fork up into the air with sand on, so her head got full of sand.....
I can't believe we only have 1 more session with these lovely ladies. Next year Asher will be moving up to an older group, with 5 sessions through the morning rather than her current 3. We will go on a Wednesday rather than a Friday, so will have different therapists. We will miss these ladies as they have become good friends.