Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Whirlwind of a week

I have been so busy lately this may be a long post.  With the four kids activities have been non stop.   I'm surprised I haven't missed anything yet or double booked myself.

Last Thursday James participated in local track meet he ran in the 100 meter dash.  I loved track meets when I was his age, my mom and I were excited to go cheer him on.

See  how confident James was before the race pictured with me above  it was great.  He is in the far left lane and placed 2nd in his heat. There was 8 heats of grade 4 boys so only the child that came 1st proceeded to the final.  He was disappointed but a great sport about it.  He enjoyed the whole experience including the escape from the classroom for  a day and cheering on his peers.

Friday -  a trip to CARD for an assessment for hippotherapy
Ashley loved the horses such a great program not far from here, Ashley passed the assessment of course now I have to find time to register her this week before registration closes and wait for september. 

Ashley liked this horse he is very gentle we were told.

Saturday - A Party!

Happy Birthday 5th Naomi!  Ashley and I had lots of fun at this party. Ashley even broke the pinata with just a little help from Sarah.  Sarah is Ashley's fabulous nurse she has been providing respite for Ashley for over  two years now.   Sarah and Ashley have a special bond we are lucky to have her care.  We were pleased to see Sarah all dressed up too! Sarah posted some cute photos of Ashley at the party on her blog. Check them out here.

Ashley really enjoyed the pinata and was giggling. 

Sunday was kids triathlon day!  Now that was amazing  I have to do a whole separate post on that. 
Coming right up another video montage. 

Monday -  Lucky Lucky me - my Sony Cybershot TX7 arrived and I love it! Very sleek and takes fabulous pictures much thanks to Kimberly at  for choosing my video as the winner.  To top that off I was also one of the lucky winner's of Ellen's summer worth of willy wonka candy giveaway from Ellen at lovethatmax.  I received both the camera and the chocolate Monday afternoon.  

I've been sharing chocolate bars with my kids teachers and  neighbours.   I'm already down to one chocolate bar left which is going to one very special therpaist.  It's been very nice to be handing out chocolate to so many people that care for my kids.   The boys did eat a few too don't worry they wanted to eat them all but I thought that's not a good idea.  

Have a look at these faces when they came home to this, created with my new  Sony TX7 too. 
Tuesday - Ashley, Taylor and I headed down to Sickkids for Endocrine clinic they are following Ashley to monitor her thyroid and growth. She is doing great she grew 4cm in just 11 months (normal range is 4 to 6 cm) and is now 11kg tiny for 5 years but she has gain some more weight and we are pleased.  That was all good news they did some blood work and as long as it comes back normal Ashley will be discharged from yet another Clinic my girl is getting healthy. See I saved the best news for last.   

What a great week I'll stop bragging now I promise.  Well at least until the next post. 

 Mom thanks for coming down to help with all of this I couldn't have made it to everything without your help last week. We miss you already.  Now I'm hoping for a quiet week or at least a day is that too much ask. I want to play with my new camera. 


Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

Love all your pictures. I love that James was so excited for the track meet. :) And I love, love, love that picture of Ashley! I can almost hear her giggling!

She reminds me a lot of Scooter at that age. They're even really close to the same size! At 4, Scooter weighed a whopping 21 pounds. By 5 she was probably pretty close to the 24 pounds that Ashley is. Ashley is bringing back a lot of memories for me! Give her a squeeze for me! :)

Candace said...

Wow, what a busy week! So excited for the riding! I know she is going to have so much fun! You have to post some pics when she starts!

Ellen Seidman said...

I got tired just reading this! But a truly great week! We did hippotherapy for Max, it was amazingly helpful for balance, trunk control and insuring he had a lot of fun!!!! That photo of the boys and the chocolate is priceless. So happy to spread the chocolate love around.