Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Trials, tins, bread and eggs
She did well today. One of the mum's commented on how she is really willing to get in and play hard. I'm sure she will do well.
At 2 Brendon and I headed up to the school for Hannah's student led conference. It went really well.
She could show us what she has been doing and we got to chat about what her next goals are. I also notices two areas that were related to her insecurity and worry about the children laughing at her. So it was good to get to chat to the teacher about this and let her know about Hannah's concerns.
Just before school ended I saw Asher in her buggy heading back to class. So I suspected she had had a seizure. When we walked down to fetch her I noticed she had a swollen lip. So she had fallen when the seizure hit. Thankfully she slept well afterwards and she had a good afternoon.
ABOVE RIGHT: Brendon and Hezekiah headed off to fetch the eggs this afternoon and enjoy a treat at the tea rooms.
LEFT: Ruth's class made a Jewish bread today. She was pleased with doing a 4 strand braid. Great job Ruth.
Saturday 31st: We headed off to town early this morning to fetch Brendon's new glasses and had decided to then go to Willowbank. Hannah could not remember it at all and Hezekiah and Asher have never been. So it was a nice treat for the family. I'll put all the photos on their own post.
We got some shopping done after Willowbank including getting two extra tennis rackets (just $8 each) and some tennis balls so all three of them can play together. They had a great time in the road this afternoon (photo taken at 5:15pm).
I remembered to take a photo of the basket Ruth created in class this week. The Easter eggs she got in it were already eaten. :-)
A couple of times through the morning Asher went up to Ruth and gave her a big hug or climbed up to sit or lie with her. Asher had a runny nose on Friday, so she probably passed it to Ruth originally.
Brendon's back was feeling much better today and so he managed with the afternoon work he had to do.
Monday 2nd: Another quiet day at home. Rachel arrived home in the afternoon and it was nice to sit as a family and listen to all the stories she had to tell from their eventful weekend (including the Westpac Helicopter having to come and take a girl to hospital due to a bad asthma attack).
Brendon's back didn't hurt him at all today, so he had a play fight session with Hezekiah.
Tuesday 3rd: Unfortunately that play must have just been too much and at 1am Brendon woke from a massive spasm in his back again. Pain killers didn't even help and so he had many hours of pain. Thankfully after a number of phone calls I managed to find a Chiropractor that had an opening at 11:30 (a cancellation that just opened up). So Brendon, Anastasia and I headed off to that. I'm glad it was today with places open and Rachel home to watch the other children. The schools were closed today, so they were all home with her.
Rachel then headed off to St John and the rest of us to Bible Study. The children had such a fun time playing outside again. And eventually it was so dark and cold out that they came inside and continued having so much fun.
Hezekiah had been picked up at 1:30 and spent the afternoon with this family, so their fun time together was nice and long today.
On Wednesday mornings the Teacher Aids all have a meeting, so I spend some time with Asher when we arrive. Today she showed me this new game. She dose love sorting - so this is a much enjoyed game for her. And she enjoys using tweezers too. She is getting back to knowing her colours again too (she lost them when she had 2 months off preschool last year).
I had bought some 2nd hand baby wraps which arrived yesterday. Anastasia sleeps so much better when swaddled - and now she can't wriggle her arms out anymore. :-)
Brendon and Hannah heading off for their "parent-child outing" today.
BELOW: I finally got the children's monthly photo this afternoon.