~ 2 Jan - HelpX contacts me, I must update my listing as it's 6 months since last update, and may disappear.
~ 5 Jan - I update my listing.
~ 6 Jan - I get a request form Arianna to come from Monday 9 Jan. I offer to meet her in Amberley on the Sunday if it would suit - but plans are made for Monday.
~ 7 Jan - Arianna lets me know she would now prefer Sunday morning. She will meet us at 10 for church.
~ We go to the shop together, I'm able to buy the cereal she has for breakfast and some bread for her (special "2 for" deal - so I get 2). The bread is next to the cheese but I can't remember if we need or not - so I buy a block encase.
~ Other story: Sunday morning Daniel lets Rachel know that he will be attending church with us again as it's closer for him to get to the CEF camp where he needs to be at 1.
~ We offer to bring lunch for him, and quickly get some tuna mayo made to make sandwiches for lunch.
~ We arrive at church and Daniel is there with 3 of his brothers! As the Lord had planned, we have a spare loaf of bread and a block of cheese, so we are able to invite them all to join us for lunch.
~ I'm glad I updated you yesterday on how well the visual aid worked at church - no space for that update here. :-)
Arianna got to work immediately and got stuck into the kitchen as we chatted and sorted things from the morning.
In no time the dishes were done, bread was on (having shown Arianna how to do it), all the counters were clean (and clear) and the stove was spotless too. I love how much it helps having someone cleaning with you - it made my job of sorting and packing things away so much easier.
We had taken meat out for a BBQ lunch, so ended up having the BBQ for dinner instead. Asher does love chewing meat off a bone.
And then we had a game of Chinese checkers. Brendon won AGAIN!!!
I just loved hearing Asher saying "Wow" every time. She had so much fun - as did Hannah and Hezekiah.
These two were in the togs early, waiting for Dad to get home so they could head up to the pool.
Hannah showing off her floating.
They all went outside for a play this afternoon. I asked them to stay on the deck, but Asher kept wanting to go to the trampoline. So I finally just said it was fine - let her have some fun. They had such a fun time too. I asked Rachel to get a photo and she got this lovely one of Arianna. Ruth was out there too - and she was the big voice that called me when Asher's seizure started.
I actually had a timer ready (I worry about that tramp with her), so got that started and ran out. I got her inside and we all sat around her encouraging her and praying for her. It went on for 12 minutes. Poor little girl. 2 doses of Midaz on board, and I think it's having a bad reaction with the new drug she is on. She was in agonising pain afterwards. I have never seen her so sore before. She cried almost the whole time for almost an hour (with just a minute or two here and there when I managed to get her to calm and rest).
While I was trying to help settle Asher after the seizure, Brendon took the children to the pool (they had been so looking forward to going again as it was so VERY hot this morning). I finally remember the waterproof camera we have borrowed, and so they took that with. They took more video than photos by mistake - so will hopefully get another opportunity to use it.