Tuesday, 18 October 2016

What is life like lately?

Life is busy!! Full time working mom with 3 kids is no joke.

Phoenix is in grade 1 now. She has a 1:1 aide and is doing great. They are going to trial an AAC program called Touch Chat with her. I'm excited about this because even though P does a good job of expressing herself, she doesn't necessarily have the skills to be able to communicate what she's learning. So the fact that she can learn a program to express her knowledge is AWESOME.

This is a cold Saturday morning. It was too icy to go out so the kids asked to bake.

There was probably as much flour on the table and ground as in the bowls...
Wren on a cold weekend
Ash proudly showing the ice she's eating.

Ash and Wren sharing ice
Painting day!

I gave Phoenix's room a small makeover and painted the back wall gray and then added a purple stencil pattern
There was an agricultural fair recently so we went for hay rides and turnip digging! So much fun for the kids to see the horses.
Ash (back) and Wren (front) decided to go "swimming" in the bathtub. 
Tooth brushing time for Ash
Ash twirling in her pretty dress
Wren twirling in her pretty dres

And this classic toddler adventure. Beware the quiet!

I feel guilty for not putting time aside to blog, but there also seems like there is less to blog about. Life is plugging on, Phoenix keeps on making small gains as we work on her hand strength with the OT at home. Our big goal right now is independent dressing. We've stocked up on the greatest invention ever: jeggings, which allows Phoenix to pull her pants up and down without worrying about buttons and zippers. She's a big fan of picking her own outfits and does a fantastic job of coordinating colours.
The other interesting thing is that Phoenix has been asking me to put makeup on her. I probably wouldn't be so surprised about this if I wore make up at all, but I don't. After showering Phoenix asks me to blow dry her head (also surprising since I don't ever use the hair dryer!) and put make up on her. She's 6! So while I know it's early, I think Santa is going to be bringing Phoenix (tasteful) makeup to wear at home.