Ok, here goes, I will attempt to include snippets from the holiday period while attempting to post pictures along the way instead of just at the top.
And so christmas begins...
THe christmas celebrations started with going to a party with some very special friends from a support group I belong to specialkidsintheuk Mikey and I made our way to Preston and had a lovely few hours socialising and joining in the christmas fun. Mikey still has not the idea of pass the parcel and much prefers to "throw" the parcel, he wasn't impressed by santa and wouldn't go anywhere near him and at last count managed to make four children cry though not intentionally, where else could I take him where parents are so understanding of Mikey without knowing him properly?
A lovely day, my favourite part is my escape to the kitchen to cook a meal for the people I love. Of course, before that there is the inevitable present opening session. This should be the best part, watching the sheer glee on childrens faces as they see what suprises they have, perhaps the following picture is not the best example of this?
Present opening can be tedious with Mikey, he doesnt cope too well with the obvious differences in the day, his concentration goes and he just wants to escape. His favourite presents... not the Elmo live I was so excited to get for him but:
Squidgy things that are a quid from asda
and a close second was a lovely battery operated fibre optic thingy which the hospice santa gave him:
All in all a lovely day had by all.
Home for a few days..
We came home for a cuople of days mainly to attend a very special young ladies 18th birthday party. WHat a fantastic night we had. Mikey was fluctuating with his oxygen saturations but managed the whole night on the go to arrive home by midnight (was a tired grumpy boy next day though but well worth it!) We danced, Mikey kept trying to escape to the food part... my fear was not him emptying the tables by putting the food into his tummy, more him emptying the tables by grabbing the table cloths LOL But we really really enjoyed ourselves and though not christmas related, this was the best night of the christmas period for me and much needed.
Another little funny (dont show any physios!) was Mikey decided if he propped his foot up on his chair he could eat it (or attempt to!)...hows that for a child with supposed balance and coordination problems? (though guess it is a good example of his hypermobility!)
and so we are then heading back to the north west for new year, a parting present bought by the postie... ammended proposed statement, but wont go into that just now!!!
Mikey didnt stay awake to see the new year in but celebrated new year in his own way a few days later. He appeared in the room looking like this:
Sheepish?? OK, closer inspection.....
mmm...chocolate...where has he found that????
:-) oh it was so nice to see!!! (Just grateful he hadnt choked in his naughtiness as previous few days he had been choking on anything with a thicker consistency than custard... now I get it.. he wanted some jaffa cakes!!!!)
and on that happy little tale I will say bye for now and happy 2009 once again (I am resisting the urge to post of our bumps back to reality along the way and now we are back home, but they will wait!)
A walk down memory lane
6 months ago