Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Waiting for the washing machine

We have been waiting for the new washing machine, it's taken nearly a month to arrive!   Really fancy a Starbucks snowman donut..  Hope it comes soon!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

We had a great Christmas been ill most of December

We have been ill most of December, and just caught another cold.

Despite illness, we have had a nice Christmas and looking forward to the new year!

Monday, December 14, 2015

One week of school to go

One week left, Friday oatie is presenting a class assignment on uniqueness

Looking forward to Christmas,  hoping to go with an ice skate with santa soon

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Black ice

Beautiful sunrise and black ice...  It's more winter,  good luck to all those that push wheelchairs in this weather!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Looking forward to Christmas

Been really ill recently,  we usually put up or decorations by now but haven't done so

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The snow arrived

The snow has arrived, ready for 6 months of trying to push a wheelchair in the snow

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sick as a dog

I've been sick as a dog...  Thankfully my husband made us my favourite dinner to cheer me up :))

Thursday, November 5, 2015

It's getting cold....

It's getting cold...

There are still issues at the kids school.   I can't believe people make life as difficult as possible on purpose...  Doesn't make any sense to me.   Having a child with a handicap is enough of a challenge rather than fighting decisions that someone hadn't thought through and undoing them or getting them to see reason...  As if special needs parents don't have enough to do!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Our superhero was away this weekend

Our cp superhero was away gore Halloween super camp, he had a brilliant time as always :) nice to have him back :)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Wonderful Fall weather :)

We have been blessed with the most wonderful Fall weather!  Gorgeous blue skies etc.

The last two years we never went on the adapt your home, home renovation tour...  Because it was snowing!!

This year we went, the house we saw had an elevator to all 3-4 floors!  And widened passageways....  You could go from the garage up too...  The bathroom looked great too!   Really cool.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

We had a great Thanksgiving

We went to the local theme park, went ice skating, had a wonderful thanksgiving dinner, also a playdate/dinner with friends and enjoyed watching films together and celebrating our little ones birthday too!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Meeting with teacher....

Tiny bit apprehensive about meeting Oaties teacher, to discuss this year...  Either they believe in him or they don't....  If they do he will flourish and if not...  That wouldn't be good lol!

What are you doing on CP day

What are you doing to celebrate cp day?

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Celebrated our little ones birthday early

We went family skating and then had friends over for a little gathering for our little ones birthday party.  We celebrated early because she's a turkey baby (thanksgiving) so I've finally got in to the swing of when to hold it.....  After thanksgiving is too close to Halloween celebrations..

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Terry fox run

Photo from  Terry Fox foundation 

Today Oatie participated in the Terry Fox run, he did 5 laps in his wheelchair in 20 minutes which was 2km.  The school fundraised for this event.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Spelling tests, times tables

Oatie is doing OK in school.   We are meeting his teacher next week.   Oatie is having some independence issues, his pencil 'lead' snapped and so he couldn't complete his test, because he didn't ask for help...  And things like that...

His teacher is really nice so I'm sure we will find strategies for him to keep up :)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Parents info night

Oatie will be my translator this evening at parents info night...  Thursday is my busiest day,  mad dash between helping my eldest feel like he's contributing towards his school trip by collecting the papers, swimming and then parents and tot swimming, followed by a nice cup of tea with a friend, School pick up doing a paper route that we have to do in 20 minutes, and then get oatie and his offer sibs to piano to then going home, dinner..  Oatie and our little one off to school for info night and older two off skating...  Lol!  Looking forward to snuggling up in bed later lol!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

tired Oat

Oatie was so tired after school yesterday, he rushed to the washroom and then went to bed... I had made his favourite food for dinner and he said, let him sleep and then he woke up this morning.  He's been going to bed earlier than even last year... as our older two are skating late I stay home with the other two and bath them and put them to bed :)

I wonder if the hour each way is finishing him off... his room is still super tidy so I'm really getting inspired to get my ABR tools out again :))  (It's actually nice in his room rather than a death trap).

Saturday, September 12, 2015

can't sleep

Can't sleep, the school thing has been really bothering me... rather than giving the school year a good kickstart... it had totally unexpected challenges that I could have never imagined would have occurred.  They all knew that Oatie was in a wheelchair before the Summer holidays' it wasn't like a new thing... so why on earth would anyone move the handicapped school bus in a near by car park!  I have pushed his wheelchair in the snow and it made me want to cry when it's grounded... so to think of another person who isn't even related to him to do that...   As is it just snow on the ground, it had to have snowed... what are the parameters?  Will his bus go into the SAFE bus loop and get told to get out!!!  these are proper school buses... where as the bullies parents are abusing the bus loop by being lazy and dropping their kid off in the loop!!!

Friday, September 4, 2015

School Day one....

OMG, seriously.....

My grade 7 felt like he's been put back in to Kindergarten... and the bus is now 1 hour... and then another school division seems to have declared war on my kids school division and to cut a long story short, it appears that our school division and buses were bullied by another school divisions buses... so our school now has been given another area for our kids to load and offload so the bullies win!  Now my kids are late into school every day as this bus stop is a 5 minute walk from the school door and they have now said after I complained that on the snowy days, Oatie's bus may use the old location (their schools bus loop) in their opinion as I have been finding out that the bus loop is apparently the town's property not the bullies....

And we teach our kids to share so it gives adults who work with kids the licence to be a bully and demonstrate such like behaviour to the kids on the bus?!?!?! OMG seriously!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Getting ready for the back to school

Oatie is going into Grade three, his brother and Sister are going into Grade 7 & 5.

They are still all at the same school and our youngest is likely to go to preschool there so I will have all 4 in school in the same building lol!

We haven't heard from the bus driver yet as to our pick up... and as much as we liked the last bus driver, her daughter and Oatie used to Bicker on the bus and every day after school the bus driver used to complain about him... (thinking it takes two to tango)  Oatie is no saint lol!  He's firecracker... but at the same time, when it's his own classmates he's usually happy to sit and read...

Monday, August 24, 2015

Smoke in the City from the forest fires

We had to cut our camping short as there were forest fires from BC blowing in and, we had a health warning of 12-16 which meant don't go outside.... so it was lovely and warm but you couldn't go outside....  The smoke was quite toxic... which after the smoke cleared... there was a def chill in the air... which signals FALL :(

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Oatie turns 8

For Oaties birthday we went to the cinema to see the minions movie,  Chinese takeout, bought a chest pad for sledge hockey...  And went swimming... 

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Summer camps are great!

Having a blast at Summer camp!  It's been amazing!  This week out field trip is to the corn Maze...

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Oatie at CP camp

Oatie is at a super adventure camp this week :) the weather has turned to rain this week...  So glad I packed his winter coat when it was 33.c last week lol! 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Looking forward to residential adventure camp next week

Oatie can't wait until next week when he's on residential adventure camp.   Where they get to do activities that people with diverse needs wouldn't be able to ordinarily...

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Glowing school report

Oatie got a glowing school report today, today was the last day of grade 2.  Grade 3 here we come!

Oatie is going camping this Summer...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Few days of school left

School is done in 2 days time, where has the time gone this year?

Patients enjoyed the last few school outings the school planned.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Had a fantastic trip can't wait to tell you all about it!

We had a fantastic trip, including road trip and had so many fun adventures I can't wait to tell you all about it.

Oatie had a hospital appointment and I was blown away by his principle and new school board OT who surprised us by coming to the appointment too for adaptive technology for Oatie.  Although they can't help us at the hospital directly, I think it was good for the principle, the OT and the Hospital adaptive technology person to all be connected and Oatie could try out different keyboards and touch pads and what works what they know at the hospital in combination to our OT who just moved province, so I think it was a good meeting all round as what the OT learned too, she can use to help other kids as we waited 2 years for this appointment and Oatie has been chucked out the clinic without a face-face 2 times previously for not being severe... the Principle put her foot down and said, I want the appointment..

What is good is that before there is a problem, the school/we are getting the technology he needs in place in advance and training him on it so he CAN keep up with his mainstream peers, and not be at the hurdle and then we go... NOW WHAT?!! And he falls behind...

Friday, May 8, 2015

Making new friends

I met a new friends around the track :)  Oatie like chatting to people and makes friends easily...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

School is going great

School is going great, I got a great school report, and doing well in all subjects :)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Had a great Easter

We had a great Easter, the Easter Bunny made a wheelchair friendly hunt!

One of my best school friends came over to play too!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Oatie loves QuizUp

Oatie loves QuizUp, we thought he wouldn't be able to answer the questions in time, but he is a QuizUp master!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

No more snow

No more snow ❄ hopefully!  We usually get A last huge dump in April, but we seemed to have missed it this year! Thankfully fire wheelchair users in the area :)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Happy birthday sweet kitten

We made our own goat milk ice-cream, it was delicious :)  it was to celebrate Oaties sisters cars birthday 🎂

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Oatie has been riding his adaptive bike

Unfortunately blogger app won't let me add a photo at this time...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Things are going well at school still

Things are going well at school still here is bloodirons fur...

My school marks are good and I have started to read stories to my little sister at bedtime ...  And I'm getting more independent too

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Look at my knitting

Today my big sister helped me to learn to knit!  I hold my knitting needles slightly differently but I'm getting the hang of it!  Not bad for a kid with cp:)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Went skiing

We went skiing, Oatie's been having some issues at school too,  he has found the limitations of the wheelchair really hard recently....

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Good and bad

You think you get all your ducks lined up in a row, oatie is doing great at school, asthma under control... And then,  problems on the bus, partially a bully ams part oaties immaturity...

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The weather is icy...

Spent a few hours to make our driveway wheelchair friendly for the school bus this week,  which includes the road outside our house.... As otherwise the ramp can't get lowered properly...

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