Sunday, February 21, 2016
Karate belts and Container boards
Brendon and the girls headed up at 9:30, and then Hezekiah, Asher and I walked up at 10 with Shadow. It worked nicely having the pram there, as Asher sat happily watching them for a few minutes. She enjoyed even trying to copy some of their moves.
It is so much fun watching Little Miss play with Shadow. I am sure she thinks she is a dog. And Shadow is so good with her and also enjoys it.
We are sure we have seen Little Miss is "wagging" her tail in joy - just as a dog does. And she lies just like Shadow, with her legs out behind her and her tummy flat on the floor (or chair). So cute.
Asher hasn't played with these cups for ages and then today she just decided they were good fun. When she saw me taking a photo of the animals - she said "cheese" - clearly wanting a photo taken too. :-)
It turns out the naughty Little Miss had punctured the outlet pipe. Thankfully with some silicone and tape we managed to patch it up. What a performance. We were very glad however to get it fixed. We have gotten so spoilt with having a dishwasher do so much of the work every day. :-)
And the reason the silicone was around for the pipe was because Brendon had it out to fill any holes or weaker areas on the container. Ruth learnt quickly how to use the silicone and was pleased to be able to help. Brendon cut back branches and was pleased to have two "to do list" jobs done.
The roller wasn't working wonderfully on this first board, so I took over with the roller and Ruth did the edges. Brendon offered to watch Asher once she was up from her nap, so I got to have a change and enjoyed being able to get so much done in the afternoon.
The boards drying so we could do the other side.
Ruth getting the next bit of paint mixed. We were blessed by a friend who have us a whole selection of bits and pieces of left over paint. This container was rather small, so we said it needs to be held. We offered to help, but she said she could do it on her own. Our little monkey.
And then Asher came out for a while. Strapped in her chair she was entertained for a little while, playing with all the things on the pram (like Shadow's lead and the post key).
When we went from red to blue we enjoyed the purple effect. The photo doesn't do it justice though. It was pretty to watch the mixing. These boards are going to eventually be under carpet or tiles, so it doesn't matter what colour or combination of colours they are.
And after the blue we moved onto white.
Today also saw my Sunday mornings open up again. I used to go to training with Shadow, but have had to re-look at the finances lately and could just not justify the weekly expense.
A few other things have happened over the last couple of months that eventually culminated in us discussing the possibility of driving into town for church again. 6 months ago we didn't even consider it as travelling was really hard for Asher. I have seen such great improvement with her though over the months with our weekly trips to Champion Centre.
In the afternoon these three had a fun imaginative game going on in the garden. :-)