Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Birthday Round-up

I haven't had much energy to think about this blog lately, just other things getting in the way. 

Bit of news, had Foo's Occupational Therapy parent discussion and it went well. We have a good idea what is up with him and what needs to be done and how long it will take. In short he has Sensory Modulation issues (his reaction to the information from his senses is either extreme or non-existent) and Postural Disorder (low muscle tone and an inability to control and make his muscles do what he wants). He'll need OT for two years at least. His OT is absolutely smitten with Foo, of course, but has been struggling to find how best to stimulate him and to calm him as his focus isn't brilliant, but she's seeing a light. Unfortunately she's closing up shop for the summer so he won't be seen until we come back from Scotland in August. Same time as he starts his new nursery, so that is going to be a stressful few weeks. 

We had the big birthday party last weekend, and the BBQ was rained out. We're not having a brilliant summer, we've had a few spectacular days sandwiched in between rain and cold. But some friends came by, there was cake and child craziness, so all was good. Foo asked for a strawberry cake and I'm afraid it wasn't my best accomplishment, but it looked cool. I even accidentally got the candles right to suit all 3 of the birthday boys/girl. The strawberries were the best part of it. 

Bumps and Mouse really liked the marshmallows and strawberries dipped in chocolate. Chocolate lips don't lie. 

The sun did come out in the end and the kids got to run outside for a bit and burn off the sugar before heading home. 

Foo loves the microphone I got him, as does Mouse. We've had renditions of Billy Idol, AC/DC, 'Somebody that I used to Know' and The Automatic's 'Monster' all weekend. We have some hilarious videos, but they're too long to post just now. 

He also loves his David Attenborough 'Mammals' DVD I got him though he can't sit through a whole hour episode. 

Mouse got them the best pressies, a crocodile and polar bear figures for Foo and a new Hello Kitty doll for Bump, to replace the one she lost in Scotland. He really thought about the kids and what they would like. He's growing up so quick, they all are. 

I'll spare you the hundreds of photos of the snakes that we took at the Tropicario Reptile Museum, but here are a few.

But that's a place we'll have to revisit in July when I have all 3. It's small, but Foo loved it. 

Halfway through another week and it already feels so long. I miss all the classes and things the kids have on during the winter. Though it's a pain to drag them about it does make the day go faster and is an easy means of entertaining them. 

Hope you're enjoying the long summer days. 

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