Wednesday 14 December 2016

Christmas must have!

Logan wants a lot for Christmas, not surprising as his birthday is 4 days before so his wish-lists always tent to combine into one.  Transformers, a Lego train and a Paw Patrol teddy (pillow pal) are on his list.  This morning he added a "Bubble Bee from Transformers dressing up costume" as his best friend George has one.  I do wonder how much he will play with said toys as he tends to only ever want to play on the iPad or watch TV to my utter frustration.  Sporadically I will walk in and see him playing with a toy, fully engrossed, making up a little story and my heart sings.  It's not very often however.  Most of the time I have a chorus of "what can I watch" on repeat as I try and hold off on the screen time for as long as I can.

Monday 12 December 2016

What a weekend!

On Saturday 3rd December we ran Square Peg Foundation's first Sensory Santa session. I was nervous. I'm always nervous, I always see 101 things that could go wrong...and I'm a perfectionist, if everything isn't just right...well I strop. My mission was magic and nothing short of that would do! Fairy lights were strewn around the building we were using (then I panic about health and safety,) Santa's beard was changed three times to ensure a "realistic" look and the contents of our goody bags were constantly added to so that nobody was disappointed.

Thursday 1 December 2016

Christmas at Wyevale - Review

We were lucky enough to receive free tickets to visit Wyevale Garden Centre in Shenstone and have Breakfast with Father Christmas.

I've never done this before with my two Bella 6 and Logan almost 5. Both have autism and rarely react to situations as you might expect.  Logan was very excited to get up and out early for breakfast on Saturday morning.  The website said it started at 8.30am but when we arrived it was still closed.  Logan didn't mind, he inspected the vegetables outside and told me that there was fruit inside the hut (he visits the soft play inside with his dad sometimes.)