Sunday, May 8, 2016
Debate and day out
Ruth is really excited about the debate. She will be the first speaker and then will have to summarize at the end too.
Wednesday 4th: Asher loves using tongs with different games, so the Playroom Specialist had this empty chocolate tray filled with little balls of play dough for her to take out.
Asher really loves playing with magnets too. The OT found this nice small set and it gave me a good idea for something to have for Asher to play with in church. She has been struggling to even sit for a couple of minutes lately, so I'm trying to come up with ideas of what to do. The OT is so great in helping me think through things and come up with ideas.
Asher loves these Montessori bees. Such a pity toys like this are so expensive. It's a real blessing she gets to play with such wonderful toys at Champion Centre every week.
In the afternoon Ruth got some badges at Guides. She was exhausted by the time we got home though, so missed Karate practice tonight. She does leave for Guides as soon as she gets home from school at 3pm - so she will have to re-think all her extra mural activities if she wants to stay at school.
Thursday 5th: Hezekiah was pleased with getting these puzzles done this morning.
I have been adding photos to Asher's picture book and so wanted a photo of a hat. I thought it would be nice having a photo with a hat on - so Asher was my model. :-)
Friday 6th: Ruth got an award today "For settling into Kikorangi Class so well and writing and presenting an excellent debating speech in your first week!" Well done Ruth.
In the evening I headed into town with Rachel and Ruth for the evening session of the Confident Christianity course that our church was hosting. I was so glad we went as it was an excellent evening.
Rachel and I did loads of food preparation on Friday too, so all the food was ready for all the children for the day (as well as Sunday's lunch).
We decided not to worry about sticking to our diet while we were at the conference and just enjoy the food provided (which we did). Unfortunately Brendon and I suffered the consequences of that decision. On Sunday morning (mother's day of all days) I woke very irritable and depressed. And although not as quick a reaction - Brendon got a migraine on Monday evening (he had 5 months of no migraines while strictly on the diet).
On our way home we stopped at the Woodend park that we have been to before. I was looking for a toilet and realized the school play ground was just around the corner. The kids had so much fun exploring the two new parks.
Unfortunately while Brendon and I were looking around the next corner (for the 3rd park), Asher had a 1 minute Tonic Clonic. So she missed out on the two new parks (although they were for bigger children anyway).
Brendon took this photo of the others while I held sleeping Asher. I realized afterwards that I should have gone and sat there with them for a mother's day photo with them (even though Asher was sleeping).
I was also thankful for one of the mothers who was around for asking if we needed help. Rachel told her that Asher has epilepsy and the woman explained that she was a nurse. She even asked if I needed a wet wipe (thankfully she wasn't drooling though). It's always so nice when strangers show that little bit of kindness and willingness to help.
Brendon had a couple of errands in the afternoon including picking something up from the farm. So Ruth went with him and they enjoyed some time together.