Posted in autism, New year

New year 2018

Would like to say thank you to you all, without you guys reading what I write I wouldn’t be writing. Thank you for the support with Z, from family to friends to his teachers.

I was quite lucky in 2017, I can’t say it was one of those years I’m glad to see the back of, ok we lost my Nan, but that was also a small blessing for her. We lost a friend along the way too. But I’m sure that really was it.

I know I fought for Z’s pull ups and got them. I made many a new friends this year, I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve had nights out and things have been cancelled. As a family we’ve accomplished new places, theme parks being and the cinema being a few.

We’ve spent many days at the beach, at friends houses, parks and in the garden.

We’ve progressed so much this year I’m exciting to see where 2018 takes us. I think if the words continue we may even try and get out of nappies!

So 2018, what will it have in store?

There’s a few things I’m going to try and change, again like everyone says my diet will be a big one, with Z getting bigger he can run faster so I need to keep up with him! That means get myself into more exercise, get my butt back to Nordic walking too!

I’m going to try and do my bit for the environment too with cutting down with what I buy. I’m hoping to start using more local shops for fruit and veg, that means I’ll have less packaging. I went to reusable sanitary products earlier in the year that was more an allergy thing but I love them and found a new site so I can actually customise them! Also on that site I’ve found some reusable sponges and kitchen towel. Can’t wait for them to arrive now! I’ve personally stopped using straws, I can’t stop Z as that’s what his smoothies come with. I can’t quite stop using my coffee machine, that will have to be another new year! I need to try and remember my bags when I go shopping so I won’t buy any bags. That’s going to be a tough one as I never remember my bags! I’m seeing a pledge here to cut down on my plastic waste which can only be a good thing.

As for my house hopefully when it finally gets finished I’ll keep it tidy! I’d say I’d have a huge clear out but we have done that this year there’s not actually that much crap here, well it is but it’s crap I want to keep!

So from Z and myself we would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and will look forward to everything 2018 has to offer!

Posted in christmas

Christmas Eve 2017

We’re not those families that do things on Christmas Eve, we don’t really have a tradition.

Sometimes we head to my nans, somedays like this year it was the day before. Some years were still doing Christmas shopping and some like this year we were just going for a look!

The day before Christmas Eve Z gets a little box of gifts off nanny and grampa, they are there for him to open, to play with to have a look, to prepare him for the next few days. Yesterday he opened two, and left it, went back and had a little look but didn’t bother again. I don’t force him he will when he’s ready. This morning he went back again, he opened four. This is huge progress in even opening gifts as last year we struggled getting him to open one or two.

I went shopping, Z stayed at home with dad. When I got home it was tidy up time. The house is still a mess, there’s still dust everywhere and sweeping it or even hoovering it doesn’t have any effect. So I can only do as much as I can.

I brought down his Christmas Eve box, with a balloon that I got today! He played with the balloon which I knew he would. We had a bath with his Christmas Eve bath bomb, put on new pjs and new shoes/slippers. The only toy in the box was a marble run that I really couldn’t be bothered to wrap I was done! He’s splashing about in the bath whilst I’m attempting to put it together. He loved it and played with it for ages. Before heading Back to his room where his numbers and letters are scattered everywhere! But that’s ok, that’s his normal, there’s no dust in his room, no Christmas there either it’s the same he’s safe there.

I’m pleased with how far he’s come in a year, how much more inquisitive he is, he unwrapped a smelly gift set meant for his dad but he was happy he unwrapped it. Last year he wouldn’t have done that and not all by himself.

Tomorrow we’ll go with him, he’ll unwrap what he wants to unwrap and play with what he wants to play with, I know at nans he’ll have all his numbers and letters about, he’ll have his pizza for dinner with some jelly as his desert, and again I’m ok with it. Maybe one day he’ll sit and have a Christmas diner but until then it’s what ever he’s eating at the time!

Posted in Adventures

Snow day!

This weekend we had snow!

Quite a bit to be fair.

How was Z going to cope with snow, every where covered in this cold wet stuff? He’s seen snow before but that was when he was younger and it wasn’t much, this in comparison was deep!

We used the inflatable sleigh and went for a walk, ok I dragged him and he lay down but I think he had lots of fun.

Yes we’ll trade the pooch for a husky!!At first he didn’t want to keep on his gloves but soon learnt that the snow was cold!

We played in the park and ran around, we cleared the railing of snow and got dragged back home!

We stopped by Nan and grampas and grampa dragged him about too!

How he’s going to be when it all melts I’m unsure as last night he was awake quite a bit and every time he was running to look out the window.

This morning we made the most of the snow, we played in the garden and the pooch played too!

Now it’s time for a nice warm bath and pjs! Yes even though it’s not quite 4pm!