Monday 26th: Ruth making the most of the holidays with painting her nails. She used a sponge to get this design (not the best use of the nail polish - but thankfully it wasn't an expensive one).
The only beef we have left in our freezer from our previous cattle beast, is mince. So I am having to get a bit more creative with it. Today, instead of making meat balls, I made meat patties - for burgers.
I didn't have rolls, but the bread worked. Ruth and Rachel were really impressed with it. Hannah has a bit of a mental block against mince, so I tried to "distract" her with little "With Love" signs on them. Unfortunately it didn't work.
Hezekiah still goes to preschool during the school holidays. Asher's EIE works for the Champion Centre, which is closed in the holidays, so Asher stays home. At least I am more mentally prepared now for the fact that school holidays means more work for me. :-)
When I picked Hezekiah up today he made sure I collected the two "Bat Man" shapes that he had made. He made one specifically for Asher. Sweet boy.
Tuesday 27th: This morning Ruth had blood tests done again. When she saw the doctor at the hospital 2 weeks ago, he suggested we do a screening for Thalassemia. She just wanted a bit of a break since the last blood tests, so we waited a bit. It did make it much easier going in the holidays as we didn't need to rush to get her there after school but before the courier comes. With it being a rare condition, I don't think we will get results very quickly. At least the blood has been drawn. Now to just wait for results.
Wednesday 28th: It's always fun to have some toys packed away for a while. When you bring them out again they are so much fun. It was great having Ruth and Hannah enjoying the lego today.
So nice to see them having so much fun together.
Asher seems to be wanting to drop her afternoon naps. I put her in bed as usual each afternoon, but she hasn't slept. At least on Monday she played in her bed for an hour. Today she wanted to get out straight away. Thankfully she was happy to just bring extra chairs and sit and watch the girls singing for a while.
Hezekiah had face painting at preschool today. He was a green lion. For years he has loved his imaginary "blue lion" friend and had an imaginary friend called "blueie". Recently he has decided though, that his favourite colour is now green. He has been watching a lot of Star Wars recently and has decided that you get upgraded from a blue to a green light sabre, and his new favourite colour is green. And so now he plays more with his imaginary friend "greeny." :-) It was rather rubbed off by the afternoon, but he still wanted a photo to remember it.
Thursday 29th: Ruth has been using the holidays to get a bit of her guiding work done. She managed to finish all her work for the Detective Badge today.
At 5:30 Asher had a 6 1/2 minute Tonic seizure. She was sitting on the bench in front of the TV as she often does, and she just went back and then fell off. I spotted her as she was going back, and both Brendon and I jumped to try and catch her, but it all just happens so quickly. Thankfully it wasn't a bad fall. I started getting the medication ready at 4 1/2 minutes, but had such a hard time with the syringe not fitting. Eventually at 6 1/2 minutes I had the medication drawn up, and it stopped.
I think today's seizure was from her just being so over tired from no naps this week. I hadn't even bothered to put her in bed this afternoon. She was so tired after the seizure that even after an hour she was still fast asleep. So we just got her evening medication done and put her in bed for the night.
We will change that back and make sure she does at least spend some time in her bed. Then at least she can get a small nap on the days she needs it.
Friday 30th: One of Ruth's school friends said she would organise a sleep over for their group of girls in the holidays. Ruth was thrilled yesterday when plans got made for tonight. She wasn't too pleased with me wanting to take a photo. :-) She was packed and ready this morning and got picked up just after lunch. She was especially excited about getting to ride a horse.
I took this photo this morning. Asher has started really enjoying playing two games at once. I had to smile when I saw her reading two books at once. It was great that she was looking at each page (and not just paging as she used to do).
While I was in town in the afternoon there was a torrential storm at home. Rachel had written and told me about the thunder and lightening getting closer and closer. A bit later I heard that it was hailing (the garden already white) and then a bit later that the house had flooded. Thankfully mostly on the vinyl in the kitchen, entrance and laundry. We heard from neighbours that there was 30ml in just 7 minutes. So Brendon and Rachel really had their hands full drying it all up.
Saturday 1st October: The ladies retreat was at Mt Hutt. Unfortunately the chiro didn't do a great job and I was still in a lot of pain overnight and didn't get much sleep at all. At 6:30 I just decided to get up. The one advantage of that was getting to see a beautiful sunrise.
A couple of the ladies also did nails on Saturday afternoon. There are a few ladies in the church who use Jamberry and I enjoyed getting my nails done. Rachel has been interested in nail wraps for a while, so I plan to help her organise a party. I look forward to seeing how long this lasts. I have normally got chipped nail polish within a day or two, which is the reason I never bother putting it on. :-) It was nice being a bit "creative" in choosing and I loved what some of the other ladies did.
The theme for the weekend was Mexican Fiesta and these were the amazing flowers we enjoyed.
As Rachel was heading off to another CEF camp on Sunday morning, she gave Hezekiah his present from her in the morning (a day early). I forgot to ask Brendon to take a family photo and so that will be a bit late this month.
Asher had another drop in her one AED today (we drop it every Sunday). In July she was on 14ml a day. She is now down to just 6ml a day. She had a 3 minute vacant seizure at 1pm today (just before going for her nap). She has had a seizure every Sunday through September. This may just be her body adjusting to the new levels.