We have been waiting for the new washing machine, it's taken nearly a month to arrive! Really fancy a Starbucks snowman donut.. Hope it comes soon!
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015
It's getting cold...
There are still issues at the kids school. I can't believe people make life as difficult as possible on purpose... Doesn't make any sense to me. Having a child with a handicap is enough of a challenge rather than fighting decisions that someone hadn't thought through and undoing them or getting them to see reason... As if special needs parents don't have enough to do!
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
We have been blessed with the most wonderful Fall weather! Gorgeous blue skies etc.
The last two years we never went on the adapt your home, home renovation tour... Because it was snowing!!
This year we went, the house we saw had an elevator to all 3-4 floors! And widened passageways.... You could go from the garage up too... The bathroom looked great too! Really cool.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
We went to the local theme park, went ice skating, had a wonderful thanksgiving dinner, also a playdate/dinner with friends and enjoyed watching films together and celebrating our little ones birthday too!
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
We went family skating and then had friends over for a little gathering for our little ones birthday party. We celebrated early because she's a turkey baby (thanksgiving) so I've finally got in to the swing of when to hold it..... After thanksgiving is too close to Halloween celebrations..
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Oatie is doing OK in school. We are meeting his teacher next week. Oatie is having some independence issues, his pencil 'lead' snapped and so he couldn't complete his test, because he didn't ask for help... And things like that...
His teacher is really nice so I'm sure we will find strategies for him to keep up :)
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Oatie will be my translator this evening at parents info night... Thursday is my busiest day, mad dash between helping my eldest feel like he's contributing towards his school trip by collecting the papers, swimming and then parents and tot swimming, followed by a nice cup of tea with a friend, School pick up doing a paper route that we have to do in 20 minutes, and then get oatie and his offer sibs to piano to then going home, dinner.. Oatie and our little one off to school for info night and older two off skating... Lol! Looking forward to snuggling up in bed later lol!
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
I wonder if the hour each way is finishing him off... his room is still super tidy so I'm really getting inspired to get my ABR tools out again :)) (It's actually nice in his room rather than a death trap).
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Friday, September 4, 2015
My grade 7 felt like he's been put back in to Kindergarten... and the bus is now 1 hour... and then another school division seems to have declared war on my kids school division and to cut a long story short, it appears that our school division and buses were bullied by another school divisions buses... so our school now has been given another area for our kids to load and offload so the bullies win! Now my kids are late into school every day as this bus stop is a 5 minute walk from the school door and they have now said after I complained that on the snowy days, Oatie's bus may use the old location (their schools bus loop) in their opinion as I have been finding out that the bus loop is apparently the town's property not the bullies....
And we teach our kids to share so it gives adults who work with kids the licence to be a bully and demonstrate such like behaviour to the kids on the bus?!?!?! OMG seriously!
Monday, August 31, 2015
They are still all at the same school and our youngest is likely to go to preschool there so I will have all 4 in school in the same building lol!
We haven't heard from the bus driver yet as to our pick up... and as much as we liked the last bus driver, her daughter and Oatie used to Bicker on the bus and every day after school the bus driver used to complain about him... (thinking it takes two to tango) Oatie is no saint lol! He's firecracker... but at the same time, when it's his own classmates he's usually happy to sit and read...
Monday, August 24, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Oatie can't wait until next week when he's on residential adventure camp. Where they get to do activities that people with diverse needs wouldn't be able to ordinarily...
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015
We had a fantastic trip, including road trip and had so many fun adventures I can't wait to tell you all about it.
Oatie had a hospital appointment and I was blown away by his principle and new school board OT who surprised us by coming to the appointment too for adaptive technology for Oatie. Although they can't help us at the hospital directly, I think it was good for the principle, the OT and the Hospital adaptive technology person to all be connected and Oatie could try out different keyboards and touch pads and what works what they know at the hospital in combination to our OT who just moved province, so I think it was a good meeting all round as what the OT learned too, she can use to help other kids as we waited 2 years for this appointment and Oatie has been chucked out the clinic without a face-face 2 times previously for not being severe... the Principle put her foot down and said, I want the appointment..
What is good is that before there is a problem, the school/we are getting the technology he needs in place in advance and training him on it so he CAN keep up with his mainstream peers, and not be at the hurdle and then we go... NOW WHAT?!! And he falls behind...