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Every day more and more children in South Africa are born with Autism.



Cullen was born 15 September 2006...



Children with Autism dont show emotion, dont make eye contact, dont play, dont interact, often have problems with Speech and fine motor control...



Cullen continues to challenge himself and conquer all of this...



The Challenge - SPEECH and FINE MOTOR CO-ORDINATION, MORE PLAY, MORE INTERACTION...







Follow our journey, our challenge, our triumph, our lives...



Wednesday, 19 December 2012

NAKED NANA

OOOOO this sounds very explicit...
To CULLEN its fulfilment of his sensory needs...
To Nana...at home ALONE its okish...
BUT A NASTY thought ran thru her head...the other day...and she bounced it off me...
what happens when we have visitors...

What am I talking about...
Well our little sensory seeking boy...desires the feel and touch of anybody's skin...more especially
his Nana's skin...so what happens on occasion is that...
She sits on the couch....and with in seconds gets accosted by our Horsie who proceeds with great effort and agility to pull her top/skirt/dress/clothes up, and rub his skin up against her skin...
his front to her back...and smiles with delight...he gets what he needs and runs off
NOW however cute this may seem...it can be a tad bashful (embarrassing) for our Nana.

Just this week...Nana went all a flush...with daddy in the room because Cully needed his sensory skin fix...
WHAT TO DO....

MMMMMM

I think the Croll COVE should be declared a NUDIST COLONY...
So we all fit in...

Naked Nana's, Mommy's, Daddy's, Cullen's and Jada's along with any visitors....
Prepare yourselves friends and family...
Beau Brummel has nothing on us
LOL

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

CHANGES CHANGES CHANGES GOODIE

So its been faaaar too long a silence from me.
Horsie and ladybug just sprouting in front of me and there is a small part of me that is SAD that they growing
so quick and flourishing so beautifully but its also so wonderful to celebrate their milestones...even my Horsie who is 6 and we taking tiny tiny steps forward..they are steps forward.

Onto the CHANGES...
We will be taking our Horsie out of Wiggles and squiggles the angel school with angel teachers and trying a one-on-one approach.

He will be at home with a caregiver who will spend her time focusing on two main areas...toileting and using the ipad as a communication tool. WE NEED no let me rephrase WE WANT more from our Horsie...so we will be stretching his challenges...even if its bit by bit.

I will also be enrolling him in some intensive short ABA programmes in the year.

As I type this...a sense of excitement...anticipation...possibility...is bouncing in me...like Tiger from Winnie the Pooh...its a WILD feeling...a feeling of tackling a territory not quite known to us...but one that is filled with amazing opportunities and a LIFE that we will be pushing to reach NEW GREATER FANTASTIC heights.

You know this process is NOT about RECOVERY everyone is always talking about RESCUING or RECOVERY children who are autists...for me more than anything its about ACQUISITION!!!
Acquiring life skills, Horsie's ability to communicate his needs, wants desires, about being able to care of his big galoot self, dressing undressing, feeding, toileting - the very basics that most moms take for granted...

Not to be morbid...but to be real here...I NEED him to have these skills...for when I AM GONE for when he is ready to LIVE on his own...and contribute to society in any meaningful manner he chooses, and oh boy does he do that already...he just doesnt realise it yet.

SO just keep swimming just keep swimming as Dory said from NEMO....
2013 cant wait to see your enchanting brilliance.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

WORDS glorious WORDS and other stuff

CLEAN

HELLO

MMMMMMMM

WORDS...all words our Horsie is saying...yes yes not all the time...but they are being said and I am quite sure more is being said but we need to listen closely!

You know this may seem frivolous to some, but each word is like an amazing gift, being unwrapped and left for you to saviour. It just seems that the older our boy gets, the progression is coming, and yes it may be in drips and drabs, but we have something to celebrate and enjoy. Just the other day I read a blog about a mommy with her 13 year old boy, and her celebration that he drank out of a straw, after all this time. SO YES WE ARE THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL...

WE ARE ALSO HOPEFUL that the progression comes in WAVES instead of drips...

AND HE IS SLEEPING....
Can I get a woooop!!!!!!

Thankf ul, grateful and faithful...

The other stuff, just a quickie...
What are your thoughts on aluminium in products, and to me doesn't matter the "how much" it matters that there is heavy metals in almost everything we use. PLEASE PLEASE if I reach just one of you today...please check labels on all your products, cosmetic and the like. Minimise your usage, be selective in your purchases, be safe, be the holder of your own HEALTH PASSPORT!!!

Will post a pic of my favourite underarm stick sans Aluminium soonest.

AND...lastly have Epsom Salt baths, detoxing, refreshing and just plain good for you!




Thursday, 2 August 2012

Tickly FUNS and OMEGA 3

ok so Horsie has finally made the leap...
He finds being tickled FUNNY and reacts to our attempts at tickling him...
you see most parents would take this step for granted...neurotypical kiddies automatically access certain parts of their brain to feel pleasure and laugh and be tickled and enjoy it all at once...
For our Horsie this has been a GREAT developmental milestone...
And one we are so proud of...
LONG MAY WE TICKLERS Flourish!!!'

In part it may be because of the extra OMEGA 3 "Nordic Naturals Omega 3" google it - its amazing stuff!!!
We started adding it to his afternoon bottie - yes he still drinks a bottie we tried weaning a few times but Horsie just aint ready to let go quite yet!

And I personally think addition to that and his Aldactone a powerful anti inflammatory for kids with Autism has really started to change things around...so much so that we skipped one dose and we had a Horsie who was moody and almost in a complete mushy shambles!

So thank you for the Omega 3 and tickles..

Its the smallest things...
Gratitude!!!
LOVE!!!
Amazement!!!

Soaking it up

Have a beautiful Thursday all.

Monday, 16 July 2012

MUMBO JUMBO MUDDLE MAMMA

You know sometimes it feels as if my BRAIN although in perfect working order...is on a TIME OUT!!!

Today is back to school for my Horsie and boy can I just say (me being the one who worked the entire 3 weeks...and not the one who looked after the beautiful babes...but one who can sympathise...cause my mama did the bulk of the "watching" as well as a few angel Yvonnie and Sam!) WE ARE GLAD ITS BACK TO SCHOOL...

so much so in fact...that me MAMMA BEAR...Gallantly dressed ladybug got her up in this freeeezing weather...got all our goods, with flower pot and breakfast on the run in tow...and we rushed through the traffic to get to school...I even sent teacher Lauren a whats app....to say we were a bit late...only for the CRASHING DOWN OF THAT BACK TO SCHOOL FEELING...

This is her message back (teacher Lauren) "Shame...she will have to wait TOMORROW to see her friends...because school starts tomorrow!!"
SINK
SINK
SINK
SINK

Try explaining to the most excited family member of the family...that in fact Mommy's brain is MUMBO JUMBO and in fact there is NO SCHOOL TODAY!!!

What follows is the biggest crocodile tears, sad face and the following words from ladybug...
"my heart is sore and paining!"
OMG!!! Aweful mother!!!! Keep trying to tell her mommies make mistakes and have accidents too..

SO We will do the BACK TO SCHOOL Run all over again for Ladybug cause hers actually ONLY STARTS Tomorrow!!!!!

FLIP!!!
Reading the Health Intelligence magazine last night...makes me realise i may just need some of those Powerful Omega 3's to boost this brain...try get out of the muddle I am in!

Have a beautiful mumbo jumbo free day all!
Time to start exercising this brain again! Sorry my baby Ladybug!

Friday, 6 July 2012

OH WHAT A NIGHT....and DAY!!!!!

What a GOLF DAY!!!!!!

Every single angel brought us closer to our dream...
Potty trained, talking, functional beautiful boy!!!

We had such great fun and raised awareness and hope all in one day and night!!!

Watch this space for photies!

THANK AGAIN to the following major sponsors:

Estelle, Jine and Eugene and all you guys at Ruimsig Branch


                                           Thank you to Clayton Taylor from Fourways Trellidor


A huge THANK YOU to Wayne and Graham from Le Morgan! You have been absolute angels!!



# cheers for Jono and DOM!! Head office Mikes and Mikes Florida Glen just Off Gordon Road Roodepoort!!!
You guys are AMAZING!!!!!


Thank you to Samsung Head Office Bryanston Rego Lee and Co for your sponsorship and support!

 On Course Golf Promotions - To Tobie and Dawie your support this year was great! Thanks again!

  To dear Simon who worked his magic again and got the guys at Husqvarna to donate HUGE cooler boxes! They were a HIT!!! Thanks again Balders!!!

Any to all the guys who donated, sponsored holes, helped out, participated!!!
YOU ALL ROCK in our EYES!!!!

Lotsa love and light from our hearts to yours!!!

M

Sunday, 1 July 2012

2 sleepies

We are JUST 2 sleepies away from Horsie's SECOND ANNUAL Golf day...
Let me tell you not any LESS stressful! But the people, the angels who have donated their time, their skills,
their donations and prizes, and sometimes just donated a smile...makes it worth it.

TODAY this family spent most of the day packing goodie bags, wrapping prizes, working on power point presentations...doing wrap up...AMONGST the "NORMAL" weekend stuff like...

WATER ADDICTION
WATER ADDICTION and more WATER ADDICTION!!!!
Our Horsie has suddenly discovered what  A TAP is all about...

So WE showered 5 times today (Who needs to save water right?????)
We also washed HANDS (Belly face hands feet basically all over) SEVERAL TIMES...
WHY? Because HORSIE is obsessed at the moment with water.

It soothes him...it occupies him and he LOVES IT!!!

So now we back to frikken locking everything - we jail ourselves out of everything...
Our fridge
Our pantry
our bedrooms
and NOW our bathrooms...
Hubby wants to invent a SHOWER LOCK??? I mean really...thats what excites us - the thought of a unqiue shower lock so our Horsie can stop being obessive and compulsive about this SHOWERING THING!!!

anyways...
A sweet friend sent the picture above...
and its funny how in the mayhem...my angel in heaven can still find a way to let me know he is here,
with me always...and I thank GOD for prayer and CALMETS!!!!!!!!

2 days
2 sleeps
2nd golf day coming up!!!!!

Wish us Luck

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

GOOOOLF DAY for my Horsie 3 July 2012

ok so every time I try my hand at the fine game of GOLF (Gentlemen only Ladies forbidden)...
I fall preggers...
My beautiful clubs, with spiked pink and white golf shoes, along with my "Callaway" pink hat, and outfit are tucked snuggly away for now...

BUT...

I am embarking on the 2nd Annual Action for Autism Golf day all in aid of raising some serious moola for my Horsie and his extra special care.

Date: 3 July 2012
Roodepoort Country Club
First tee off at 11am

For more info contact me via email or leave a message here or on facebook.



What a fun day its going to be...so roll up your sleeves, ignore the mundane of your Tuesday and join us!!!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

WEEKEND FUN...head bangs and pooh jobs

You know sometimes just sometimes...you think to yourself...
This is NOT what I signed up for when I "romanticised" about being this wonderful, gooey eyed, adoring, smitten, loving (enough adjectives...) PARENT!

We had a weekend of FUN...
I took the kids to join Dad at SIN CITY (SUN CITY) and we kicked off our trip early Saturday morn...but I should have know it was gonna be the sort of kick off you get from an angry mule who has woken up on the moon never mind the wrong side of the bed...

Horsie just did not want to get up leaving the warm snuggling bed of his nana, who by the way is a complete saint, cause she is the one who chats at 1am til 4:30AM, most mornings when this horsie decides its chats time. ANyway, so it was a struggle to get the car packed (bearing in mind - its no ordinary throw some clothes in a suitcase pack.) We pack special food, we make special food for the trip, we pack nappies, we pack clothes and packets for pooooohie nappies, we pack special dvd with portable dvd player to keep calmness and so and so on...oh and OOODLES of Horsies meds...and special nutrients/vitamins etc.

Anyway getting side tracked - back to the packing, packing alone with an inquisitive overly excited freakish happy 3 year old ladybug, in 0 degree weather with a VERY let me repeat VERY reluctant Horsie...

WELL IS NOT my idea of FUN!!!

And the ride there (the entire 2 hours only because I was racing to get to HELP -Hubby help) was TRAUMATIC!!! Ultra traumatic! I stopped twice for re-adjustments to the seatbelt, pillow, blankie, food wise, and then once for Ladybug to wee wee on the side of the road where the veld grass is at least 2m tall...only for her to have "stage fright" with no pee pees, so I used a nappy from Horsie in case of accidents in the last 10 minutes of our journey! PHEW!!!! Just typing that makes me feel on edge... But the entire journey was met with HEAD BANGING and not of the Marilyn Manson, AC/DC, LIVE type (cause actually that would be kinda cool) but of the "Autist" type - the type where my boy is either in pain, or he is frustrated or both!!!

It is completely UNNERVING, that by the time I did get to SIN CITY I downed a double cane and mango juice! Nerves frazzled...and in tears...
*Not advocating alcohol as a form of coping mechanism - but holy hell that one was a tough one*

That begs the question- do we ever know just how tough raising our beautiful cherubs will be, because if we did, I think the population rate would actually decline...

Why would Horsie be this deathly unhappy?

well it arrived today SUNDAY (1 whole day later) the MOST HUMUNGUS YELLOWY TOXIC POOH>>>this poor Horsie was in severe GI pain (Gastro-intestinal) and he couldn't tell us and we couldn't do anything for him. He battles with this the MOST and its heart breaking - the whole derobe, shower and re-do...is getting old...not only for us but for this poor sweet Horsie who has absolutely NO CONTROL of his bowels...

Some days I AM FURIOUS at this....
Other days I just cant believe our almost 6 year old still suffers so badly with this...and is still in nappies

And before you think well what have you done, what haven't we done for his bowel...and what we continue to do is PRAY...

Not so weekend FUN...
And yet a small kiss and thanks from my Horsie tonight...makes it somewhat bearable.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Distant dreaming...face farts, heart breaking screams and toileting woes... (wow what a title)

Its been far too long to even digest the fact that I haven't been able to passionately write about my Horsie and ladybug...
I have been somewhat of a mamma bear hibernating...actually honestly...I have been trying to survive the last 2 and half months...
I did it again...I changed companies...and keep saying to myself don't do it to yourself...but cest la vie...if this chick not happy...we not happy and there is far tooo much going on behind the scenes (HOME) for me to be a troubled worker bee.

So after 2 and half months on training (INTENSIVE HECTIC ENERGY SAPPING EDUCATING TRAINING) I am back...woooohoooooo!!!
So no more distant dreaming of blogging....

NOW onto the good stuff...finished with excuses blah blegh blaaaa...

Horsie is astonishing he just makes like soooo very interesting, I mean face farts...in daddy's face, at a time where mommy can just stand back and laugh so HARD it hurts (THE KINDA REVENGE YOU THINK IS SUPER SWEET WHEN THE HUBBY IRKS YOU...you know...when he plays golf and comes home a bit ailed, or forgets to buy your favourite chocolate(actually he cant even remember your favourite choccie!) or when you just feel that in that moment HELL that was PISS funny!) Daddy was changing our boy...which granted is NOT an easy feat I mean 36kg of pure MUSCLE!!!! wearing nappies, and all of a sudden BAM!!! A BIG TOXIC PUKY ONE Right in the kisser...(as the oldies would say!) irresistibly uncontrollably F U N N Y!!!!

And then...the down sound our date with LANCET (who by the way do HOUSE CALLS? I mean I for one really do like the the ode, "if you Don't ask you don't GET" but I really took a stab at asking the Lancet call centre if they do house visits and guess what peoples they do!!!) So on Tuesday we did it, Horsie needed some bloods taken (which is super HEART breaking more for mommy and nana than for the brave armoured Horsie) but we took extra precautions and got sedation stuffies to help, and a male nurse arrived in his little blue Ford to prick my boy and take his blood, it all happened so fast and at least my Horsie was at home in his familiar environment tantamount to an child with autism is routine and comfort (feeling safe in their own space!)

But we are BRAVE, we are DONE (well for at least another 6 months or so...)WE are O.K!

Ok and so to end off this (WELCOME BACK TO AWESOMENESS...there is no charge for awesomeness -Kung Fu Panda! lol) blog entry...

TOILETING>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
The bain of my existence for the last 2 years....
I JUST WANT to wake up from this ongoing NIGHTMARE!!!
We still haven't got our Horsie to REALLY do much...
OK OK UNDERSTATEMENT he is making number 1's (wee wees) but boy oh boy do you have to be vigilant...its an every 10-15 minute affair...he does not take himself...
AND LETS NOT EVEN THINK about the number 2's...

We all are trying to WORK very hard, Wiggles, us at home, Cully...all of us...

PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE...A BREAK THROUGH...

WANT HIM TOILET TRAINED BY his 6th birthday...that is.....
4 months and counting...tickity tock...
flippity flip....




P>S Oh boy was this FUN...pictures and all...
*Giving self serious NODDY BAdge*




Monday, 7 May 2012

The giggles and munchies

so no this post is not about the munchies and giggles you get from the use of marajuana (doobie), which in itself is controversial, it is also not about the use of dagga for children with autism (an entirely different post!) what it is about... and im glad I have your attention NOW! Its about our special horsie and ladybug ofcourse. Tonight we were doing the bath thing...just like every other night, except that unlike every other night, my special babes, began to PLAY!!!!!!! ladybug and all her spunk, began to play the tickly game, with BROTHER! and guess what my beautiful friends...just guess....he smiled, and then  giggled! wow!!!!!! (now please excuse the fact that Ihave no paragraph spacing - still working out these techie kiinks!) but yes...he intercated and enjoyed his sister's play!!!! OVERHWELMING to see and just as wonderful to allow to sink in...and this was not fleeting...this tickly game was repeated with gusto over and  over and over...and each time our Horsie recipricated and giggled!!!! Now i feel HIGH on some green stuff!!! As for the munchies -  well to end this post - lets just say we are trying to stop the Horsie from being a SNACK MONSTER!!! its become an epidemic!!!! And for Horsie this painful and tough...so wish us well, it aint gonna be child's play!!!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

ITS MY PARTY - AND I CAN FEEL SPECIAL IF I WANT TO..

TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!    AND I AM SUPER BLESSED TO HAVE ALL YOU FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN MY LIFE. ONE THING ABOUT TECHNOLOGY AND THE Y-GENERATIOPN IS THE IMPACT BBM, WHATS APP AND FACEBOOK HAVE ON HOW YOU FEEL ON YOUR BIRTHDAY. I FEEL SUPER SPECIAL, SUPER LOVED AND SIMPLY BLESSED! THANK YOU THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR MESSAGES. LOVE TO YOU ALL

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

NAPPY DAY LIGHT SAVINGS

So today our Horsie didn't wear a nappy all day at school...
(as I say that- I can hear those angels sounds/music you hear "the hallelujah moment" Oprah talks about)
Nappies cost an absolute fortune  - about R2.83 for us...for each one...(which we have spent for the last 5 years, 6 months)
So it is NOT just the cost we must be thankful in terms of savings...

But an even bigger victory for my Horsie is a - not so soaked bottom...
He is 5...
Not 2...but 5...so its high time this boy of ours gets to experience the freedom of jocks and willy airing...
Less itchy scratchy bums and skin drying!!!

We have had huge bowel battles, dysbiosis, aweful toileting habits...which includes the bum itchies...
So when I got some news from school today, it was not of the "oh he was happy and ran around" variety but of the "HEY he spent the day without NAPPIES variety!!!"

Cue the Angel voices and songs again...

I CANNOT WAIT til my 33 kg boy can TELL US (by hand signal, by grunt or even by his own physical self) that he needs the potty!

It is on my bucket list (I mean shouldnt it be on everyone's?)

We have more progress... so the first day at school and the afternoon at home with no nappy...

SMACKS OF WINE CHING CHING TIME!!!!!

CONGRATS my HORSIE

YOU are leaping...

Cant wait for more!

IN THE POTTY!!!!!!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

1 YEAR TODAY!!!!!!






With such awe and happiness, I can say my blog...yes MY BLOG is 1 YEARS old TODAY/TONIGHT...

I began this blog to document our lives through the eyes of my babies, through Horsie and Ladybug and their interactions!

They are 3 and 5 years old respectively, and today as if they knew I would write about them, they PLAYED, and PLAYED and PLAYED TOGETHER...
Ok albeit with a little more reluctance from Horsie than from ladybug...but he participated.

SHE IS SOOOO in LOVE with her big brother, the kisses couldn't be held back, she kissed him at Delta park, she lay on his lap in the car, he played with her mouth (horrified?? don't be - that is his way), she even followed him around like his own personal puppy slave, she tickled him on the couch he giggled back, she kissed and loved him in the bath all the while he "ALLOWED" her into his special space (his domain) and he smiled, and "chatted back."

THIS IS the interaction I have wanted...and this is truely amazing to see, and so beautiful and special. Ladybug doesn't (I think) quite understand how unique brother is...and she can get frustrated when he "DOESN'T/CANT" play, but one thing is for sure, they are playing and KNOWING each other!!!

Now for a boy with Autism this is RARE, this is almost unheard of, what a superb amazing achievement...

So as an anniversary gift to myself as I write this blog entry...I AM watching the HORSIE GALLOP into his own...(for me it may mean a slower version - as everything I do needs to be quick and fantastic), watch him become more of himself, and Ladybug is fluttering her wings and bringing with her, her own gorgeous little smile, dance, song and love with her, helping Horsie fully appreciate and enjoy life.

What a privilege to apart of this...watch this...absorb this..
And feel these things for these two amazing souls...

The began writing a blog to help me - for it to be cathartic - to remind myself of the small little jumps we make every day with Horsie, and to watch how the Ladybug interacts with him and PLAYS...

It is definitely worth it...

and Now I really do believe ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE...albeit not in MY TIME LINE...but in our creator, in our Horsie and Ladybug, and in watching the simple small steps evolve and unpack, sometimes unexpectedly, making those moments even more special and unbelievable!

I love hearing from all of you who contribute regularly...
Thank you for all your support always!

Cheers to this past year!
So grateful and thankful for you blessed people in our lives.
For being our cheerleaders...for being apart of our family.



Friday, 9 March 2012

**YELLOW**

Our Angel teacher who has a BIRTHDAY on Monday came with GREAT WORD NEWS today...

horsie was sitting with her, with a friend playing with some toys of sorts, blue, red and yellow ones, and these words were being repeated...within ear shot of our Horsie...

And all of a sudden he turned to his teacher and smiled, and said...

Y E L L O W

our angel couldn't believe her ears, and asked him to say Yellow again, of course our Horsie only does things when HE wants to do things, so he JUST giggled at her...

and went about his giggly self way...

PLEASE LORD may the words come galloping out...

and keep trotting easily off his tongue, and be directive speech with purpose!!!

First Mamma
Then mom come
Now Yellow....

Nice early birthday gift for our sweet Aila!

HOOORAAAAAH my HORSIE!!!!!!!

P.S. My ladybug is blossoming, spreading her wings which has been helped by her teachers and school (TRINITY HOUSE) our other Angels. Thank you God for these blessings!!!

happy babies + Happy Mommy = BLISS



Tuesday, 28 February 2012

M O M

We have had a HUGE BREAK THROUGH...

and I didn't want to get too excited til I felt it was repeatable...

let me tell you its the best WORD I have heard from my HORSIE...EVER!!!!

It has taken Horsie 5 years 4 months and 13 days to do this.. and I am beyond PROUD, I am ecstatic..

He called me * M O M *
The sweetest word to any mommy's ears (and sometimes the most annoying...)

WONDERFUL MOM

oh and then in a few short days thereafter, on the weekend two words joined together...MOM COME!
He was motivated cause I had a bender weekend with a bachelorette party, and was "resting" in bed (MORE LIKE DYING) and he wanted a snack...AND anyone that knows Horsie will know he loves to snack (biltong, organic dried mango, gluten free, diarty free sugar free biscuits etc etc)

He said come mom!!!!

AND THE FINAL HOOORAAAAAH!!!!
Came today, he looked at me while we were in the car going to buy some foodies, and he looked straight at me (or through me) and smiled and said MAMA!!! and then mum mum....

RECOGNISED DIRECTED SPEECH!!!!

I can't tell you how
amazing this is
but as I blog this
tears well in my eyes
he is communicating purposefully
albeit elementary
he is doing it!!!!

MOM

Beautiful angel word
said by my beautiful angel boy

Nothing better...

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Nocturnal Play ATTACKS

Horsie is not very fond of sleeping...
Sleeping apparently is for well..nocturnal bushbabies maybe...

Horsie gets PLAY attacks.

We have a disturbing way of parenting...you see since Horsie was small, he seemed to prefer the company of his nana, at night. he likes her pink bedroom, her queen sized bed, and in fact, her special pillow too.

Horsie turned 5 in September last year, and we still cant seem to shake his love of his nana's bedroom, he clearly asscoiates it with sleeping, and so it becomes nana's bonding time...when he decides to have these play attacks.

For some UNKNOWN reason, he at times will wake up refreshed and ready to play...at 1am or 2 am or 3am...and then...

Well then poor NANA (my mommy) has to PLAY, and Horsie will tug at her ears, kiss her nose, bop her on the head, whatever it takes to wake her and make her join him!

This you can imagine aint pretty at these "deep REM sleep" hours...and yet in all of this our NANA does it...why ...and how...

Even I cant understand...it goes beyond LOVE...

She is our angel and she is my Horsie's playmate...

Life in the this twin household, may be TIRING but always interesting...always funny, and always blessed!

I cant keep up...but thank goodnes for God and his angels for blessing me with a fit, funny, and fabulous mommy who can!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

SQUISHY BITS...

Ok so when you start to read this post, you going to probably either smile to yourself, and say THANK GOODNESS, my child doesnt do THAT, or you going to laugh til you cry, or you going to pull that squishy face when something is YUK...

Dont say I didn't warn you...

Horsie has this uncanny ability to squeeze, rub, pull, pinch, mush, his bits with anyone else's bits that is willing to participate...

What bits?

The bits that are your most ticklish, sensitive, and UNUSUAL - how UNUSUAL of this family...

He likes to rub his hands under your armpits (now at 5pm after a long day, that may not be the best place to place his gorgeous hands...)
He likes to use his chin to give himself deep pressure on your back, your head, your boobs, or even a kidney (OUCH!).
He likes to bang your neck back, and feel your neck, your OESOPHAGUS in fact, really FEEL it... and yes pushing your head back to that unnatural position is uncomfy, and then feeling your oesophagus well...it does not smack of FUN for you the recipient...but for him its the DELIGHT of his day!

yesterday was MOMMY day for Horsie...he just needed me to bump and push, pull, squish, and give him deep pressure (lots of hard tight hugs too!)

oh and on occasion I get the odd hand in my bum crack too...

Who says its not exciting raising this gorgeous HORSIE!!!!!!



Thursday, 19 January 2012

We survived!!!

Almost every 6 months Horsie gets to be the fortunate or unfortunate human pin cushion...

We get bloods taken to check all sorts of goodies/baddies, and plain and simple FBC (Full blood count) to see if our supplementation is on track, and where we can tweak, and where we add or take away.

If I took a photo of the supplements Horsie was on when we first started this challenge...it would be chaotic, and Dr Lindenberg has really tried her utmost to streamline the "SMOOTHIE" packed with everything in the morning and evening!

So every 6 months or so in addition to any other FREAKISH accidents or happenings...I go into WARRIOR MODE, to try salvage what is left of my heart, in order to get through this whole blood taking process.

You see Horsie is NOT too keen on being strapped down, held down, sat on, arm held straight and tight, and basically harassed in order to get between 10-20ml of blood for testing! In fact he becomes HULK...only he turns red not green, with anger and seems to generally not want to be around his transgressors (me usually) for a long while - while he gets over this FORCED blood taking procedure!

And all this...makes me CRINGE! Its as if the that doom music, you find in some of the old horror films, plays continuously in my head, and with each hour before the impending doom, it gets louder, and my heart beats faster, because ME...mommy, must knowingly, forcefully, unhappily hold my own boy down, sweating, kicking and screaming whilst, they prick him, and extract his beautiful life blood from him.

I HATE IT!!!

My heart shatters every time...and it takes me MUCH longer to get over it, than Horsie.

HE is courage on FIRE!!! He bounces back, and is so resilient. HE is my super hero!
So once we leave, the blood is drawn, and we head home...

My heart starts to recuperate just in time for the next blood sucking, heart wrenching test!

Nothing like it!

But we survived this round!

Monday, 16 January 2012

SOME HOLIDAY PICS...so much of FUN

Miss LADYBUG Chilling on the beach...


Oh Boy...how long do I have to REST...


This DUMBO is superb...



mmmmmmmmm


I wonder far...this could fly...it looks durable...


MY FIRST SAND CASTLES...pose POSH...


MOM - Im trying to chill here..no photos please

Me and my dad...BLISS



HAPPY 2012 EVERYONE

the YEAR of the HORSIE and LADYBUG



                                  ****** THE YEAR OF HORSIE AND LADYBUG *******
                                                                 WELCOME 2012

I have been far too quiet on this blog, which only means a couple of things, either we were having far too much fun, were far too busy or both - its both! This year is already well into January, and this is my first entry for 2012...better catch up.

This "Year of the the Dragon" (Chinese New Year) officially starts on the 23 January...and if you have already failed at your new year resolutions, you can try again after the 23rd, and it could still count...however if you are like us, we HAVE NEW YEARS INTENTIONS and not resolutions.

1. PAINT and install wood laminate floors - to minimise dust (eliminate risks of asthma, mould and the other toxic goodies that come with having carpets! )DONE tick tick

2. POTTY TRAINING FOR Horsie - Got the programme from our new friend Juliet, and well...we just want to settle in our (MADE OVER HOUSE) and start school, and then we kicking this into HIGH HIGH COURAGEOUS GEAR!

3. TALK TALK TALK - this is the year of WORDS for our Horsie. Miss ladybug is going to help here, because you see she is over taking on her 3500 word allowance per day and to get any head way, our Horsie is going to have to start getting his WORDS out!!!!

4. GOLF day - YEAR 2!!! We want to have a beautiful successful wonderful Golf day again in May/June - will let you all have the details as soon as they are confirmed!

5. WORK PLEASURE SANITY BALANCE - HAHAHAHAAHa ok we going to try!!!

6. HOLIDAYS - now that ladybug has become such a BRAVE extraordinary girl overcoming her sheer dislike and fear for the sea, we can try beach holidays, and really enjoy our time together!!

7. HEALTH - BETTER WAAAAAAAY BETTER HEALTH THIS YEAR! Preventative rather than curative! Watch out viruses, bacteria, toxins, candida, flu, colds, aches,pains, allergies - WE ARE GOING TO KICK YOUR *&^&^%$^&.

8. CONNECTION - Experience life fully, try to live more in awareness and in tune. REST a little (IF POSSIBLE)

9. Remember our blessings, be thankful, be grateful!!!!

10. DANCE< SMILE< SWIM< PLAY<ENJOY MORE!!!!!

We are to EPIC to FAIL...
(Thank you Channie)
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