Monday, June 27, 2011

Lucy's 11th Birthday Part Two

Sunday was the REAL birthday of my precious girl.

A much wanted DS was waiting for her with a number of cool games to keep her busy in the following year. Nintendo Dogs is so very cute!!

Birthday cake number two for the weekend was lit for all the family to enjoy. Nana, Grandad and Rob came over as well as Jess and Mikey to celebrate. I tried out the piping kit I picked up from the church and whilst I will never make a cake decorator it was fun to do.


Candles and sparklers on a cake always make it look a little specialer.....

Lucy received some lovely birthday gifts including LOTS of cash..... She got a beautiful necklace off Steve and Gail and a Zhu Zhu pet of Jess and Mikey.

After everyone left James and Matt headed to Claremont showgrounds to see the SupaNova exhibition and Lu and I just kicked back and relaxed for the afternoon. She was exhausted and so was I. A few hours in my sewing room was just what I needed to end a busy weekend.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lucy's Birthday Part One

Today my baby turned 11!!! I can't believe that she is that age already. I sooo don't want her to grow up. She is just so easy to be around and I guess 'cos she IS my baby I am not ready for the next few years ahead.  I know from the other two that very soon she will be changing and becoming more independent.

Yesterday we celebrated her special day by having her two best friends over.

Tegan and Christie have been friends with Lucy for many years now and they are all so sweet together. First they enoyed having pizza for lunch and playing and then we went to see Kung Fu Panda 2.

The girls thought it was really good, not so much myself but then I have a hard time staying awake in kids movies lol!!!! My mind wanders and I think about all the things I could be doing at home.
Never the less Lucy had a fabulous time and that's all that matters.

After the movie they came home and played some more. We have a tree in the garden behind us that loses it's leaves when it is windy and they end up in our yard. The girls though it was AWESOME and spent the entire afternoon rolling in, kicking and throwing the leaves. They were hilarious.

They loaded the leaves onto the trampoline and ust kept throwing them in the air. Oh to be 11 again and just enjoy the simple things in life.

Cake was then the order of  the day.

And of course a little silliness with  lolly teeth. Aren't they attractive?

After they went home I was EXHAUSTED. Having a child with Ehlers Danlos who spends a lot of time laying down and resting it is a real eye opener having other children around. These kids have soo much energy and never stop chattering. They are absolutely delightful and fun to be around but utterly exhausting. It is only when I see Lucy around other children that I realize how disabled she really is. Today she has rested all day and now feeling very unwell. It 's fun to have special days but it sure does that it's toll.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What's Been Happening

I haven't been blogging and not sure why!!! I think I need to do a dot point update.....

  • Lucy's teeth removal operation was cancelled just before theatre. She was ready to go and the anaesthetist pulled the pin. Boy was I mad. I still must make some phone calls about this.
  • I think the above put me in a bad place for a while and I just lost my mojo.
  • I thought I was onto a winner with my headaches as after a few days with Nasonex I seemed better, but wait... it is back. I have now returned to taking the migraine meds to see if a combination will help. All I know is that I am over it!!!
  • James had a cortisone injection in his hand today to take the swelling out of his finger. I hope it helps, he said the pain was awful when the needle went in. YIKES!
  • I finally made some tie backs for my bedroom curtains and they look GOOD even if I say so myself.
  • I have sewed some pants for Lucy and am now working on a Jacket for me. It's slow going as I'm only up to the pattern alteration stage.
  • I am sure there needs to be more hours in a day for an EDSer to get things done. Between teaching, chores, gym, business stuff and other things there is not a lot of time for other things.
  • I want to do stuff but need more energy!!!!!
I'm sure there's more going on but what the heck I can't remember much these days. I need to do a daily post even if nothing much has happened.