On Saturday we got to share in the birthday celebrations for both Sam's RTS brother Matt's birthday and Matt's equally adorable baby brother, Nic. It was great catching up with our little RTS family and seeing in person how much all the little kiddies have grown and progressed. I hope we get to do it again soon. Here are a few pics from the party, but there's a couple more on my FB page :
Sam and his RTS sister, Peyton, with their beautiful big sisters
Loved this one of the three RTS sweeties...Sam looking at Matt look at Peyton
Peyton with her Dad
and Sam with his Dad
The two girls, Tayla and Meg, just chilling. These two have become such good friends in such a short period of time which I think is a real blessing waiting to happen for a time when either or both of them might need someone (other than a parent) to talk to, who can truly relate to their circumstances.
(and please do note those gorgeously huge and lovely strawberries which were offered in super generous portions at the party...I can still taste them now...Delish!)
Yesterday was a bit of a frustrating day...firstly went off to church with Sam, who was particularly fussy and disruptive, so I had to leave the main church even before the worshipping was finished. Off to the baby room which has now been equiped with a tv, so not a bad alternative except that both the little boy and other mom already there were both coughing and sniffing something silly...so tried to hang around outside with the sunday school kids who were painting various items to place in the church garden, like rocks and little boards (BTW awesome idea, whoever's it was) but Sam threw a tantrum when I wouldn't let him open and close the entrance door. So back inside to the foyer of the church and kitchen area which, of course, has loads more doors worthy of tantrum-throwing requests. Then, to top it off, Sam decided to make a poo which is always such an awesome experience because, due to his aggressive sensory defensiveness at the moment, I cannot get him into the "lying down" position without him squealing hysrerically. So, Plan B? Have you ever tried to change the dirty nappy of a not-yet-walking two year old, with them in a standing position? No? You gotta try it...it's very entertaining.
Later yesterday afternoon went off to my cellphone service provider to renew my two-year contract, just like I did two years before now. But they would not allow me to renew because I cannot provide them with employment details!! Mmmmm....now why would I not be able to provide them with employment details...let me think....Oh Yes, it's because I am unempoyed...just like I have been for the last three years...which means, and I'll go slowly here for you, unnamed service provider (but whose name starts with a "c" and ends in a "c")so that you don't get lost...that I was unemployed the last time I renewed my contract as well. Which contract, I have to point out, has not once over the last eight or ten years ever been paid a single day late! Just had to get that out there.....Uuurrrggghhhh!
In closing, a short video of what a little smurf has to do when he has outgrown the weight limit on his mechanical swing...why, he swings himself of course :)
Oh, P.S., thought of some good news...this morning I washed my face with TRESemme Shampoo with a lower sulfate cleansing alternative and with added Aloe Vera and Avocado...which means my face will be protected against damage and breakage the whole day! How awesome is that?
*Oh Happy Days.....*