Saturday, March 19, 2016
Hawarden show 2016
I will be honest and say that I was rather nervous having Asher in the aeroplanes. I didn't know what all that motion would do. Thankfully she was fine and had a great time. We did limit her to just that one ride though.
Hannah and Hezekiah enjoyed them too.
The carousel is also always a highlight and Hannah is not too big still young enough to enjoy riding her horse around.
Ruth would rather have a go on the bumper cars.
And then I heard Ruth calling for me to take a photo of her. I didn't even know she was going on. She only told me afterwards that she would have liked me to go with her. She knows Brendon and I don't enjoy it - but I would have gone on if she had asked.
It warmed my heart to see people just being extra kind to her. It helps that she says "thank you" in such a sweet way. It's not at all clear, but I ask her to "say thank you" while I show the sign, and then she copies with her sweet attempt. They then know what she is "saying".
Hannah's artwork displayed with all the school art.
For some reason they didn't see her name and age on this one about friends - but she got 2nd place too. She told them later (and showed them her name on the back) and so they added her name to the certificate.
The write up from the judge was really special. She not only got first prize (for them both) but also a Special award because she was so impressed by them.
Well done girls.
I got a lovely tip from a photographic neighbour to file photos through the year into a "show" file so that when it comes time to submit entries you don't have to hunt for photos. Ruth had wanted to enter photos this year, but ran out of time to take photos. So the idea of collecting through the year is a great one and I am sure Ruth will have a few entries for next year. Perhaps I will too. :-)
I went up to meet the older girls at the final prize giving at the end of the day. We got home at 5:40 just as a 2 minute Tonic Clonic seizure had stopped. Asher hadn't breathed well through it and went rather blue. At least it was again almost a 2 week gap. So hopefully not related to the mornings ride.