Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Getaway and getting up
It didn't take Asher long to find some balls. I had to smile when she took her school bag (which I just used for her weekend's clothes) and wanted it hung up. It hangs up at home and at school, so it was nice that it found a spot to hang. :-)
Ruth took these photos in the evening. Asher enjoying a cowboy hat that she found.
And sitting with this HUGE kiwi while watching some TV before bed.
We arrived an hour before the official "check in" time but the couple were more than happy for us to arrive early. They were so welcoming. They opened their home to us and made it clear that we could have our own privacy in the separate lounge, or hang out with them. We did a bit of both. It was so relaxing and they were so hospitable.
It also helped that within minutes of chatting we learnt that they were also Christians. I had shown them a photo of the children and told their names. He immediately said "such nice strong Old Testament names" and so we connected on a deeper level too.
It was great to visit the Rolleston church as it was just 15 minutes from where we were.
As well as enjoying this amazing dot to dot with 1,000 dots. You have no idea what it is when you start. So fun I have ordered a book for us all to enjoy (Hannah and I would also like to have a go).
Unfortunately the overnight didn't go as well as we had hoped. Many things did go well (Asher was comfortable and went to bed without an issue). The biggest challenge was that she just didn't eat. So although we had planned for her to stay here for 2 nights next month, we have had to rethink that all. Thankfully her teacher aide as offered to have her stay at her home. Asher is used to being there and she also knows how to get Asher to eat. :-)
We picked up some pizza on our way home and enjoyed those with the family where Hannah and Hezekiah were staying. Asher decided she wanted to try Anastasia's car seat - which made us all smile.
Watching a music video with Asher.
Wednesday 22nd: Rachel had a long shift in town today. So I was extra thankful to have Megan take Asher to school and stay with her till after the teacher aide's meeting was finished. Asher was more defiant getting ready this morning (she resisted Megan helping her for the first time - but was resisting me too). That seemed to carry through the whole day at school too and when she had a 1 minute seizure at 6pm, we guessed she must have just been having a bad day neurologically. That's only the 4th seizure this month, so on the whole it's been going well. She has also had 2 great weeks at school, so we keep our focus on all the good things. Bad days are going to happen. Again she knew this seizure was coming and jumped onto Brendon's lap just before it started.