Sunday, August 10, 2014
Pizza, plates and a playground
We have a dozen pizzas ready for our lunches (we freeze them individually and take out when we need them). Ruth said she would like to make them to sell. Our little entrepreneur. For starters I might just make this a regular Tuesday evening activity for her. We all benefit. :-)
Which reminds me about little Hezekiah in the background there. I showed him the video of them singing in the snow and he often comes and asks me to play it for him again.
We had stopped making our milk kefir over the last week for various reasons but it made me very aware of how much the daily kefir smoothy (with our Real Food supplement added to it) was doing for the family. We have had the odd sniffle or sore throat over the last few months - but this was the first time it spread to more than just 1 in the family and lasted more than 1 day. So we are back to making the kefir again and getting that supplement into everyone. At least it's confirmation that it is all worth the effort and expense.
Friday 8th. I was very thankful that for the first time this week Brendon hadn't left for work by 5am because Asher had a seizure at 5:25. It was a Grand Mal (Tonic Clonic) and lasted 9 minutes.
I was so thankful that she breathed steadily through it. The last minute got slower and stronger as often happens with these long ones and that (so far) has indicated it will end soon.
She didn't breath well through that last minute or so but it did stop and she took a lovely big breath. She then had a lovely long sleep and woke up with a wonderfully friendly "hi" and a smile and a cuddle.
Asher has been rather "needy" of me over the last month or so and it has been even more so with her having a cold. She struggles regularly at nap time and bed time, so last night Brendon offered to give me a break and he rocked her (very gently) to sleep.
So with the seizure this morning we don't know if it has something to do with that little bit of rocking, or her cold, but we have decided to start her on the Vitamin B6 that the doctor prescribed for her.
We then got to see the tiny bit of snow that fell. Ruth had gone out earlier to take some photos. It was enough to get them all excited but didn't last long at all. We got a bit of hail later on too - which was again much fun for the kids.
A cute one of Asher taken after dinner. She was playing on the harmonica again and after every few blows she would stop and give a big smile. Such a sweet child.
Then it was a bit of play time with Mum. I know it's a guarantee that as soon as Hezekiah sees me on the floor with Asher he will come and join in the fun. Such special times.
And then Hannah joined Asher with a game with these balls.
Every time Asher put balls into the bag she would clap. Brendon pointed out that the photo looks like they are praying. :-)
Saturday 9th. I know this is a bit of an odd photo - but I had to smile when I saw how Hannah had packed the plates this morning. Just the sort of thing I would do. :-)
A special time with this special little man of mine. I love how it looks like Hezekiah is taking the selfie. :-)
So Sunday saw us missing church and just staying home so everyone (especially Brendon) could get a bit of rest. Thankfully he dosed up on things and was feeling much better by the evening.
Thankfully Asher again woke happy and full of energy and had a good day despite her runny nose and cough. The photo is from Sunday afternoon - Asher having some fun with the blocks and the box. :-)