Sunday, 1 May 2016

Hello May!


Is it really May already?!! So what does this month have in store for us... 

Keira has her SATS in a few weeks, she is so laid back about it and is actually looking forward to doing them I think. She has been revising lots, she's surprised me how calm and unfazed she is! I dont remember the school being quite as focused on them when Ellie did them like they are this time round. We have had letters home giving advice on reducing the pressure on the students and what we can do to encourage them and help! Early nights, good breakfast in the morning, stuff like that. We should get the results in July sometime.

We have our first ASD support group next week which is on once a month at the local play centre, I'm really looking forward to talking to others who can relate and advise me as they are going through the same stuff themselves. I have lots of support from friends and family you can't beat first hand experience can you?!

The kids all have their routine check ups at the dentist so fingers crossed that goes ok. Riley has a tooth growing behind another so I will mention that (not that the dentist will be able to miss it!), I'm sure the girls had the same and once the teeth fell out the ones behind straightened up on their own so I'm not overly worried. Riley still hasn't lost any teeth yet but we have a few wobbly ones so shouldn't be long.

I have a meeting at school about Riley next week too which is pretty significant, it's to discuss the report that school are sending to PCAMHS for further assessment and is with a man who is amazingly experienced in Autism and knows his stuff when it comes to ASD and has already helped us loads. I'm dreading reading the report and seeing my son described in black and white by someone else, on the other hand I'm hoping it will give me the confirmation that I'm not imagining things and it's not all in my head. I'm fighting for this diagnosis for Riley to get the support he needs and at times i worry it comes across like I'm a bad parent who needs an excuse for her sons bad behaviour. I just want to be told it's not my parenting at fault and Riley isn't misbehaving, he can't help the way he is! I know it's not but you know what I mean. Ok rambling now so I'll leave it there!

We have a few family birthdays this month, my uncle and my granddad who don't live local so we tend to just send a card in the post or via Funky Pigeon, I love their cards!  Its also our anniversary at the end of the month, we will have been together 9 years, (It's feels like longer though haha!) Im not sure what we will do as it depends on hubby's workload, getting a sitter etc. 10 years next year so we'll definitely do something, I would love to go to New York but that doesn't appeal to hubby, not his kind of place. Got to do something though to mark a decade, maybe renew our vows (even though we have only been married 3 years!) any excuse for a good old party eh!

Hoping the spring weather kicks in soon as I think in the past week we've had all 4 seasons in each day! Come on sun, let's be having you!!😎

11 comments:

  1. Looks like you have lots of things happening i the month of may.

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  2. I wanted to do New York for our 10th anniversary too and then we got there and realised we had 3 young kids and it wasn't possible, oh well, maybe 20 years! I hope you manage to get out for your anniversary. Mich x

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  3. You're busy! May seems to be crazy for everyone - I've got something on every week with my boys - their social lives are better than mine!

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  4. My little one had a double row of teeth, we used to call him the shark! The front ones fell out and it all worked out in fact till I saw your picture I had completely forgotten he had that!

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  5. We are still waiting for Mini's ASD assessment to be completed- yet another member of staff has moved on and we are just totally stalemate!

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  6. I hope you somewhere with Riley's assessment. It seems to be such a battle to get anywhere even though so many children have ASD.

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  7. My daughter had a tooth growing behind one of her baby teeth and the dentist wasn't worried. It straightened up when he baby tooth fell out :)

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  8. I can't believe it's May already - looks like the tooth fairy needs to start saving some pennies

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  9. Where is the year going? Hope the dentist went well.

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  10. I bet Riley has lost a tooth by now, those big ones surely must have pushed one out ;) Really hope Keira is getting on Ok with her SATs xx

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  11. I really hope you got somewhere with Riley's assessment and that Kiera did okay with her SATs.

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