Tuesday, December 27, 2016
2 Kittens and a crushed finger
At least we could enjoy our first game on Rachel's Chinese checkers board this evening.
Thankfully Asher didn't try and get the pegs at all. She happily watched one of her music DVDs and did her puzzles.
It also helps us to make our final decision about which one we want to keep between these two.
Stripes happily sleeping on Brendon.
Anakin does seem to enjoy being in arms more than Stripes. Even though he woke up, he was happy to stay with me. So relaxed in arms.
We are thinking of keeping Anakin. I find it quite funny that he is the one we have been drawn to as he is the runt of the litter. Not only is he small, he also has a lot of longer hair, so it makes him look a little scruffy. It will be interesting to see what he looks like once he is bigger and has filled out a bit. He does have lovely markings on his face. Brendon called him "angry eyes" when he was tiny.
He loves having the kittens sleeping on his lap.
Hannah is also working on Reading Eggs (she just has the last 20 lessons to do according to the assessment). She also does some sequential spelling.
Asher enjoyed playing with these character dominoes today. I will admit - it was me that started sorting them into similar piles. She enjoyed it once I had it started. :-)
More cuddle time. So cute. This boy just loves the kittens SO much.
Ruth hasn't gotten to cuddle the kittens that much, so today I put Stripes on her lap when I saw him sleeping. He immediately woke up and jumped off. So I asked Hezekiah if she could have a turn with Anakin, and thankfully he stayed asleep for her.
I had a huge fright on Monday morning when Asher got her finger stuck in a door. She didn't even scream in pain which confused us all (and made that the door wasn't opened as quickly as it could have been). We just thought she was upset about the door being closed. When I looked at the finger it was almost flat (well under half it's usual thickness). It was so traumatic for me to even see it like that. I quickly got her some pain medication and she spent a good hour with me, crying and telling me "sore". She wouldn't let me put anything on it (even a cold cloth). Thankfully it didn't bleed much. My heart was breaking for her and I was so thankful when the pain relief was finally working.
Our bodies are amazing and I was so relieved when through the day I saw it returning to it's normal shape (this photo taken about 24 hours later). Thankfully there were only two very small cuts in the skin (the one seen in the photo and then another small one at the top). I know it will look worse as the bruising starts to show.
I just pray for a full recover and full use of it once healed. I had phoned the health line to get advice, and they had told me that I may need to keep giving her pain relief through today and even tomorrow, so I was really surprised when I didn't need to even give her a 2nd dose. It was also a relief to see some movement in the finger later in the day.
Ruth got a pack of Dora cards out to show Asher. She got her sorting them into the different colours.
Asher getting a little cuddle from Anakin.
It's not ideal doing the Guiding by correspondence, but it does give her some interesting things to do on the weekends and during the holidays. It also gets the whole family involved as we often end up being like her patrol or unit. So it's gotten us all having some fun and learning together.