Monday, January 1, 2018
Hair cuts, turkey and talking
Cutting it will hopefully help thicken it up and also just be easier to handle. She often takes her elastics out and then we have hair hanging everywhere. Especially a pain when it goes in her food.
So although this photo was taken on Sunday - I put it here to show what the new hair cut looks like. She actually looks a bit more like the older two now.
It was a challenge to cut her hair, but it went a lot better than I anticipated. The kitchen step lady worked well as a seat (with a place for her to hold on) and then after these photos were taken she started trying to get down, so Daniel came and held her still so I could try get it looking somewhat neat. :-) Thanks for the help Daniel.
Hannah decided she also wanted her hair cut. It was VERY long and beautiful with the lovely curls she has. But its also a pain to have to brush such long hair. So it will be much easier for her to handle now, and it's still nice and long.
Ruth is very excited about her main Christmas present - that finally got sorted today. My old phone was easy enough to "open" so she could use it for her prepaid sim card (which also thankfully fitted). So we gave her a $20 prepaid to get her started. She has longed for a "proper" phone for so long. So she is thrilled. She is on Whatsapp if anyone uses that and wants to keep in contact. :-)
This evening Asher came running to me at 7:30 and I thought a seizure was about to come. It didn't, but she felt horrible and had pain. This happened again at 9pm (she sits up in bed and when we get to her we can see on her face that things are not right). At 9:10 she had a seizure and went really blue. She was very unsettled afterwards too. This nightly things are so horrible to watch. My heart aches for her.
Daniel came on Friday for an extended visit (with them heading off to do things with his family on Sunday). It was nice that he could join us at the Patoa Discipleship Project on Friday night at the farm.
Ruth got this fun one of them.
One of the first ones that Rachel did with Asher was the cat sticking it's tongue out. So then she kept sticking her tongue out to try and see the big tongue again. :-)
Ruth made some starters while the roast vegetables finished cooking. Rachel, Ruth and Hannah all worked together to get those ready for the oven. I forgot to take a photo of the meal, but deciding to do the turkey in the slow cooker was a good idea. I knew that it wouldn't be undercooked, and if I cooked it a bit too long, it would just mean it would fall apart (which it did). It wasn't dry though (as is often the worry) and was a lovely lunch. We were pleased to have the Fazakerley's join us (I only noticed later that Christopher didn't get in the photo - sorry Christopher).
Unfortunately Asher had a seizure at 4pm, just as the Fazakerley's were getting ready to leave. Thankfully it was short.
We had been given the boxes of apple juice and Dad suggested using the Soda Stream to make Appletiser with it. Yum Yum.
And finally I managed to get a video of Anastasia "talking" (you can see this was after 9pm). She was talking away to Brendon and as soon as I came behind them she stopped. So I had to hide behind him and then when she started talking again, I carefully slipped my phone to the side to catch it. :-)