I haven’t actually wrote a family post for a week. I do have rather a bit to cover. Nothing of importance but we have had a good week :).
Starting last Sunday one of our local country clubs had a FREE family funday – its the China Fleet Country Club, in Saltash, Cornwall. It has strong links with the Navy and as hubby is in the Navy we have free membership, which is amazing.
The free family funday was great. There were free rides, free games, free bouncy castles, free candy floss, free entertainment. It was great. The kids had a whale of a time, as we don’t go to fairs etc often due to the cost and the fact no 3 can’t deal with really busy places with his autism and sensory processing disorder. As we went early on it was quiet and he had a great time.
The hubby took the youngest two for a walk. No 3 also is wary of dogs. Apparently 3 came running up to them, number 3 said ‘ooooooooohhhhhh!!!!! a doggy army!!!’ he is so great with the language he is learning 🙂 The hubby was in stitches 🙂
He does have bad days though. He has a chromosome disorder 47 XYY syndrome (which means he has an extra Y chromosome). His form of autism is a rare form, called pathological demand avoidance (PDA). It means that he has problems with demands being placed upon him. He gets very anxious if he feels out of control. He has a special needs buggy as, as well as the behavioural issues which means we have to be able to strap him in for safety, he also has hypermobility. Most mornings is a real struggle and we have to follow certain strategies in order to get him to school. The main one of these is to give him choices, which mean him getting to school but him feeling in control, so a couple of times a week he goes to school in pyjamas (or a superhero costume haha)
This particular morning we had to wear our pjs and take a boat haha 🙂
I got a delivery of some sale fabric and some sale simplicity patterns from daisybuds fabric shop
Can’t wait to make the dottie angel kids frock especially
I have cut out a few dottie angels to be getting on with:
I have sewn the adult one up as of writing this blog post, will do a separate post as it went quite a bit better than the first time 🙂
I have been trying to make the most of the youngest as he’s starting school in September. He isn’t 4 until the middle of August so I’m so very sad. This week as we were in Plymouth looking around a high school for the eldest to start in September 2017, we decided to go to the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. We had a great time. He is so much fun on his own.
On Thursday as well as knit and natter at the core café in Saltash I had a Jamberry party. Not one person turned up. Not one. Just my friend who came to help. I was gutted, but hey ho. I think it still looked nice.
I have given myself a new jamicure, and also met another friend for coffee and applied the ones she bought off me at my launch party for her.
Hubby and I organised a works party to paint this building when they were trying to re-open it as a community place. We didn’t choose the paint haha – although I quite like it 🙂
I have also been practising my papercutting more, these designs are all paperpanda by the way 🙂
My favourite is the teapot 🙂
Yesterday there was a vintage fayre at a local National Trust place – Cotehele – beautiful place. The kiddiwinks all loved it. Their favourite bits was of course the vintage cars.
It was a great day. Wish we’d of been able to spend longer.
So, that’s been our week! Hope you’ve all had a good one too 🙂