• Autism

    Child Assessment Observation 2

    Yesterday was Ethan’s second observation and this week we walked him into the nursery room and left quietly when he wasn’t looking. This would hopefully give them the time to observe Ethan without having to worry about us, so we went and had a hot chocolate at the coffee shop.  We got talking to one of the other mums whose son is also going through the observations so the time past really quickly. This is the second time she has been through the process and gave us lots of good advise.  When it was time to collect Ethan we went back into the nursery room and they talked us through…

  • Ethan

    First Swimming Lesson Of 2013!

    Today was Ethan’s first swimming lesson in what feels like an age. The last time he got into a pool was on holiday and since then it has been one bout of sickness to another, in-fast he missed the whole of last term.  So I was really looking forward to today as I really love our swimming time together and today reminded me of now much. It gets us away from the house for a bit and it gets me talking to Ethan more as I don’t have to worry about any of the house stuff that fills my mind when at home. We get some quality time as we get ready…

  • Days Out

    Colchester Zoo Gold Pass

    We have talked about getting a Colchester Zoo Gold Pass for a while now so in the week we finally took the plunge and purchased some. I went with my parents on Thursday to buy them and Darren had to collect his today as they put your picture on the back of the pass.  As you have to go into the zoo to buy and collect the passes we stopped off to see the penguin’s on Thursday and it was at the same time as their feed so we decided to stay and watch it and I’m so glad we did. They bring the penguin’s out of their enclosure and…

  • Travel

    Walt Disney World – Day 4 – EPCOT – Figment And An Around The World Lunch!

    Next on the list was Figment but unfortunately the ride wasn’t working so we decided to go into the shop as I remembered there was the interactive area and I knew there was a certain section that Ethan would enjoy. As predicted the lights and the music were a hit so we spent quite a while here playing.  We then made our way out to enjoy the ride, I was a little worried that Ethan may find part of this too loud but he was fine through the whole thing.      We had an early dinner booked in EPCOT so after much debate we decided to let Ethan sleep in his stroller today…

  • Ethan

    Cup Cake Madness – Take Two!

    I knew I would have a few Ethan days after Christmas as my first day back in the office isn’t until Monday so I thought I would attempt some more baking with Ethan. Our second attempt was much worse than or first as I will explain which just means we will need more cup cake making practise!   This time I decided to go with the Postman Pat set just to make it different.  As before I set everything out ready to bring Ethan into the kitchen. He has been exploring our kitchen more so I was hoping to grab his attention right from the off as I’m sure I…

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