Saturday, 27 December 2008

Returning in the New Year

Well. we have busy here, but not much internet access.

D went to his Spanish and not only learned the vocabulary for Christmas, but also some of the Spanish customs which was interesting for him.

While he was doing that, J and I had some photos taken in the park. The previous Monday we had done an interview for a local free magazine regarding J's success on MEND. We had been asked if we would be prepared to do the interview and J thought it was great. He is looking forward to doing more.

We measured him today, and he has managed to keep up the good work and has lost more cms from around his waist.

D has been painting again, though I haven't any pictures as we have packed up the front room for painting. J moved back into his bedroom on Tuesday after it was decorated and reorganised.

They spent some time with their father and grandparents and D went on a walk with them. The weather had been very wet and the stream was in flood. They all seemed to enjoy themselves despite the weather.

They have gone today to spend a week with their dad and are hoping to spend a day in London. I'll be able to update you with all their news in the New Year

Friday, 12 December 2008

Where does the time go

As promised, but rather later than planned, here is a picture of D's Moroccan style tagine with couscous. He even added chopped coriander to the couscous to give it more flavour. It was really tasty and we can only have it again if we let D make it again. Well, I won't say no to that.
The boys finished of their maths and music theory work at the end of last month in preparation for the decorating this month.
They have helped strip wallpaper, sanded woodwork and painted walls and ceilings. They were excellent at emptying the kitchen too, but the timing was all wrong as they were away when it all had to go back.
Whilst he was sorting some bits and pieces out in his room, D came across a weaving kit that I had originally bought for J. He took off the old weaving and set up the frame all on his own and began a new piece. No help from mum was required. When they come back, I will take a photo to show you.
This week D still had Spanish, so J and I got our dose of fresh air. Whilst in the park, J ran around the perimeter path. The first time he took 2 mins 35 secs, and then he managed 2 mins, 30. He is going to try and reduce the time each time we go.
The boys are spending a few days with their dad and grandparents, so I will be continuing the painting on my own. Looking forward to having them back.