Friday, 27 February 2009

Sammy's busy day

We went to Disability challengers today it's a lovely place with softplay and a sensory room it's also where Sammy goes to have his speech theropy session. He loved the attention as usual but as yet there really is no speech involved unless you count signing which he does when he feels like it. It was good to catch up with some of his little friends that also have DS, it was so funny one of the little girls who insists on calling him 'baby' was trying to drag him up the softplay slope when actually he weighs more than her, she's four but so tiny and Sam is quite a chunky little man. We did manage it up to the top of the slide a few times and all three of us had to sit together to come down a big pile of arms and legs going 'weeeee'!
Sammy hasn't managed to achieve his homework from before Christmas yet, blowing a trumpet, he puts it to his lips and makes an impressive toot noise but refuses to learn to blow. I'm not sure what it's really supposed to help with but at this rate he will never be in a brass band!
The task today was to match a picture of a ball and a picture of a book he loved looking at the the pictures he even pointed to the right picture once but I don't think he had much of a clue. He really loved the miniture chair and bed she brought out for him to put a teddy in/on but he prefered to hold the teddy and squeeze his sizeable bottom into the bed and then sat on the chair and refused to move he played for ages like that, I think I need to get him a little chair and make a shoe box bed for his teddy!
At the moment I'm watching him flirt with Millie's friend, kissing her with open mouthed wet kisses, he really is so full of love!

Thursday, 26 February 2009

New Beginnings

I'm sitting here listening to Rob and Sammy making a right racket shouting at and waving pyjamas at each other and singing the Little Green Frog song. It's at this time of the evening when things get a little wild when everyone is home and chilling out after their various busy days.

I went to the hospital for a hearing appointment for our youngest Sammy he has Downs Syndrome and wears two hearing aids, the appointment today was a bit of a waste of time, they just asked how he was getting on with his aids and suggested I talk alot to him, I'm not sure what they think I do but the poor lad hardly gets any peace the ammount of stimulation he gets, what with reading books, signing DVD's, In the night garden and Mr Tumble and my constant babbling and singing, plus you then have to mulitiply that by 5 more when everyone else is home.

Lottie has just started singing in French and Millie wants to share her homework with everyone, how I'm supposed to have any sensible thoughts while all this is going on I don't know, but I suppose it is a start I think that next time I'll pick a more quite time.

A good thing that happened today is I made contact with another woman who homeschools and has a child with Downs, we spoke on the phone and I think we will have loads in common, it was really encouraging to talk with her as I think we are in a very small minority of christian homeschoolers with a DS child. Hopefully I will get to meet her soon if I can navigate the M3 to Woking. Navigation is not one of my strong points I don't seem to have be born with any sense of direction it's quite a worry for my lovely husband, who I think fears one of these days I'll be so lost I'll not ever find my way home. Maybe a sat nav would be a good investment.

I need to give Sammy a booby now and get him settled for the night so I'll finish here for now, hopefully I'll get the hang of this better in time and I will be able to express some of the blessed feelings I have when I think of these gorgeous people I have in my life. Until then Bye