I'm Sophie, married to Simon and mum to Jeremiah (10), Isaac (8), Malachi (5), Ezekiel (3) and Zechariah (2). Also our 2 little ones in heaven, Eleanor (2005) and Elisha (2011).

Jeremiah has Autism.

Isaac has hypermobility syndrome/Ehlers Danlos type 3 and uses a wheelchair for anything other than very short distances.

Malachi has hypermobility and wears piedro boots to support his ankles

Ezekiel has a cleft palate, hydrocephalus, hypotonia and development delay

Zechariah was born with sepsis and has mild development delay.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Back to school

This year the summer holidays have mostly involved activities at home.  We usually go out a lot in the school holidays but going out with 4 children, a wheelchair and a double buggy is challenging to say the least. 

I decided to take a book or film each week and do activities around the theme.  I also wanted to make sure we did some messy play, to try and encourage Isaac.  I think we did well, considering we have a small baby.

Malachi making paper dolls in hairspray week
Jeremiah in the secret passage during famous five week
Isaac making snow angels during the lion, the witch and the wardrobe week
Playing with spaghetti during harry potter week
We even made it on holiday to Wales, where Jeremiah climbed Snowdon
Isaac wheeled himself round Cardiff.  Malachi kept trying to make breaks for freedom and Ezekiel mostly slept and fed.
So now the older boys are back at school.  We are having our bathroom refitted so mostly I am keeping Malachi out of the way of the builders.  I'm also focussing more on Malachi-centred activities rather than helping him join in with whatever I have planned with the older boys in mind.
Ezekiel's needs are still mostly milk, cuddles and sleep.  His weight gain has slowed down so we have been trying various things to help that.  Weigh in tomorrow and then hip scan on Thursday.


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