• Ethan

    Family Support Key Worker – Working With PECS

    Just under two weeks ago we had our first home visit from our assigned Family Support Key Worker. Ethan was very excited when she arrived, which is positive as I think she would have a hard task if Ethan didn’t like her, but considering Ethan was sitting on her lap by the end of our appointment I don’t think we have any concerns. She brought Ethan a PECS folder, she told us that this is something we now have to take with us everywhere as this is Ethan’s voice. She then put Ethan’s PECS use to the test, by this stage we had been only playing the chocolate and bubble…

  • Family

    Making PECS – Ethan’s First Set

    The first thing I did when I become a stay at home mum in April was to treat myself to something very special!    That something special was my very own printer and laminator, not a very glamorous gift but something that will be used quite regularly now in our house. My first job was to make Ethan PECS to use for his introduction into the communication system. I started by creating artwork on my computer for BUBBLES and CHOCOLATE, also a blank PECS card. I printed them onto white card. I trimmed the cards to my desired size…   …and placed them in the laminating pouch… …ready to be laminated. With the lamination…

  • Family

    Our Food Challenge – Planned Meals – Week 5

    My fifth week as a full time mum brought with it Ethan’s third birthday so my meal planning was a little up in the air but I did choose a few new recipes from my cook books. They were as follows     Lemon Grass Risotto  Honey Sesame Chicken Minted Lamb with Couscous Both Lemon Grass Risotto and Honey Sesame Chicken are recipes from the Disney cook book. I chose the risotto as Ethan is taking quite a liking to risotto and it’s a new one to try. The honey sesame chicken is a recipe from the Nine Dragons Restaurant in EPCOT, a place that I have always wanted to eat in and one of the things I have…

  • Out and About

    Ethan’s 1st Pony Ride

    On Bank Holiday Monday a riding school near my mums held an open day and I thought it would be nice to take a look around. This was for two reasons, the first being that I have a passion for horses. I must have pestered my mum about it from a very young age because I had riding lessons at the age of five, but we all know this is an expensive hobby so I don’t think these lasted long. Perhaps my mum’s nerves couldn’t take it, I can’t remember why the lessons stopped but I always remember asking for a horse called Sinbad. I was very fortunate that one…

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