Sunday, December 18, 2016
New Library, a wedding and a Christmas party
Saturday 17th: Brendon and I had a lovely afternoon / evening off duty as we attended a friend's wedding. It was nice that it was close to home as it's always nice for Rachel to know we can get home quickly if we need to.
Someone had actually said "I hope you get some R&R through the holidays" and I must admit, my thought was "that will be a few years away". Through the afternoon though, I could feel that I was relaxing. It was just such a treat to be out with just Brendon and enjoy the company of many different friends that we have made over the years. Someone did take a photo of us, so perhaps eventually I will be able to add a photo to this post. :-)
I loved how Little Miss was supervising. :-)
The pony rides are always a hit.
Ruth is not too big yet to enjoy a ride.
Ruth's too big (old) to enjoy this, but the youngest three had so much fun.
I started feeling very self conscious of the fact that Brendon and I were constantly walking around the castle, making sure one of us had her in sights all the time. Thankfully at a function like this people are more understanding, so I tried to not care about what others think. With Asher, being a "helicopter parent" is needed. And we saw that again today.
At about 1:30 she had a 1 minute Tonic Clonic seizure which started on the castle. Brendon quickly got in and brought her out. We were very relieved when it stopped as she was very blue around her mouth (and a bigger area around her mouth than usual). She stayed quite blue and so we asked around if there was oxygen anywhere. A few minutes later she started crying. She must have had pain again, but this time I was grateful, as the crying helped pump the oxygen nicely and her colour finally corrected. She was pretty exhausted though, and slept for over an hour and a half until we left (and was still sleepy in the car).
I had to smile from my spot (you can see me behind there - sitting at the face painting stall) when Santa had a little chat with Hezekiah. It started with him asking his name. That always gets the adult leaning in to listen a bit more closely. :-)
We didn't want too much pain on Hannah, so she got this lovely flower. Afterwards we realised we should have just asked if she could get a balloon animal (as it was either face paint or a balloon).
Ruth asked for a bright flower again. The lady remembered her from last year.
Rachel enjoyed standing and watching the ladies as they created their masterpieces. They even gave her a card as they do lessons. She hopes to get to some once she has her licence.
No surprise with Hezekiah asking for a spider man mask. And posing for the photo as if he is shooting out his web. The funniest thing to me with this is that Hezekiah has never seen any spider man movies or cartoons. It's all from what he has learnt form friends. So much fun for him though.
A very special afternoon.