Posts Tagged ‘Hobbies’
Posted in Arts and Crafts, fun, hobbies, Me, parenting, photo a day for july, pictures, smile, Therapy, tagged #photoadayjuly, a photo a day for july, arts and crafts, Fun, Hobbies, life, me, parenting, smile on July 4, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, children, hobbies, memories, obsessions, parenting, smile, toys, tagged Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Hobbies, life, obsessions, parenting, smile, special needs, toys on March 13, 2012 | 12 Comments »
Well could you? I know I can’t ……………I try but I just can’t.
However my amazing, awesome little man can! J has the most amazing memory EVER!
Since arriving back in the UK J has discovered Moshi Monsters. We went to play at a friend’s house, her youngest daughter, H, is a couple of years younger than J but they have always had some kind of special connection……..And I hope my friend will agree it really is quite special watching them play together
Anyhow, H had a small collection of Moshi Monsters which they played happily with…………..and so the interest began, yes interest it’s not quite an obsession yet, Mario still holds the crown there. It becomes an obsession when every other conversation, every other game and 90% of all artwork is that particular topic and at the moment Mario is his favourite topic of conversation, almost all artwork is a Mario character or a level/world on a Mario game and every other game that we play becomes a mario world/level or story.
J took around 2 weeks to memorize every Mario character in his games, one of his favourite things to read was the instruction booklet that came with his Wii games, (yes he has more than 1 and he’s sooooo good at playing them).
He took around a week to memorize every Sonic character. In fact we have used Sonic to help him make a connection between Australia and the UK. How? Well Knuckles is an Echidna and so is Australian, Sonic is a Hedgehog and so is English……..see the connection? But what has amazed me even more is his ability to store all of that info and then memorize the name of each and every Moshi Monster in such a short period of time!
Despite J talking about Mario every day and night, (he’s woken up on more than one occasion during the night to tell me something very important about Mario!), I’ve not been able to remember the names of all the Mario characters, let alone Sonic, Moshi Monsters and all the other things he knows……….don’t get me started on animal and space facts!
So, I wondering how I can make his interests and obsessions more educational. I mean if he can memorize all of the things he can, imagine how he could excel if for example Mario became a scientist……………….
J you amaze me everyday little man. You’re pretty awesome and Mummy’s so proud of you…………………..You’re going places kiddo!
Posted in Australia, fun, life, memories, nature, photography, pictures, smile, The gallery, tagged arts and crafts, Australia, Fun, Hobbies, life, parenting, photography, smile, The Gallery on March 7, 2012 | 10 Comments »
Posted in Arts and Crafts, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, creations, fun, hobbies, jewellery, Me, parenting, pictures, special needs, wordless wednesday, tagged arts and crafts, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, creations, Fun, Hobbies, life, parenting, smile, special needs, wordless wednesday on October 12, 2011 | 15 Comments »
Posted in Arts and Crafts, Australia, fun, happy, life, Me, nature, parenting, photography, pictures, Seasons, smile, The gallery, tagged arts and crafts, Feelings, Fun, Hobbies, life, parenting, photography, The Gallery on October 5, 2011 | 8 Comments »
When I saw the theme for this weeks Gallery was Colour I considered using several different pictures. I had pictures of animals, there’s so many fantastic and colourful animals in Australia. We’ve had some really colourful (and noisy) birds in our backyard, then there’s the bugs…….. and then the bigger animals…………… way too any pictures to choose from
So then I considered posting some of J’s artwork, ok it would have been yet another picture of Angry Birds, Smurfs or Mario that he would have drawn but it would have been colourful. In fact I had a couple of pictures all set and ready to go but then last night the sky did this……………………
What can I say, I’m a sucker for good sky picture. I love the colour that the rays of light made as the sun started to set.
Posted in Animals, Arts and Crafts, Australia, fun, nature, parenting, photography, pictures, Silent Sunday, smile, tagged Animals, arts and crafts, Australia, Fun, Hobbies, life, Nature, parenting, photography, Silent Sunday on October 2, 2011 | 4 Comments »
Posted in Arts and Crafts, beach, days out, free things, fun, life, photography, pictures, Silent Sunday, tagged arts and crafts, beach, Days Out, Family, Fun, Hobbies, life, parenting, photography, Silent Sunday on September 18, 2011 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Arts and Crafts, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, creations, fun, Me, parenting, Sensory, smile, special needs, Therapy, toys, tagged arts and crafts, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, children, creations, exercise, Fun, Hobbies, parenting, sensory, smile, special needs, special occasions, therapy, toys on September 3, 2011 | 6 Comments »
Today I faced one of my fears…………. please refrain from laughing…………………… I made playdough for J!
I’ve always had a fear of playdough………….. the way it feels, the way it smells……….. everything about it!
I had promised J earlier in the week that I would make him some (he loves the stuff!) and I should have known better than to think he might forget because J never forgets!
So we got all the ingredients out ready, (cream of tartar, plain flour, salt, food colourings, a dash of cooking oil) and put the kettle on for the boiling water that we needed.
We made a variety of different colours and I encouraged J to tell which colours I needed to mix together to make the other colours that he wanted, like purple, orange and green
We even mixed glitter into two batches to give J a different sensory experience
Ofcourse the downside to making your own playdough (apart from having to touch it!) is that food colouring stains…… badly!
J thinks it’s hilarious that Mummy has blue hands and has been giggling since we made the playdough, declaring “Mum’s turning into a Smurf!”
Posted in 365 Project, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, children, friendships, fun, hobbies, life, love, memories, nature, obsessions, parenting, photography, pictures, school, smile, tagged 365 Project, arts and crafts, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, children, Family, Feelings, friendship, Fun, Hobbies, life, parenting, photography, school, smile, special needs on March 6, 2011 | 4 Comments »
Day 63 –
J is obsessed with leaves and has quite a collection that he has built up over the last few weeks. When I collected him from school this week he told me again that 2 of his classmates had been “really nasty and broke some of his leaves,” he was quite upset by this. I know they’re just leaves but to J they are amongst his most precious possessions. He told me that he told the teacher and she had told him not to worry about it………………… probably not the best words to use because she meant it in a “don’t worry I’ll talk to them about it” way but being a literal thinker all he heard was “don’t worry about it”, which ofcourse he did! *sigh*
Here’s some of J’s leaf collection
Day 64 –
Every night when he gets home from school there’s nothing J loves more than sinking into his ball pit. We’ve gotten through a few of the inflatable ones, he loves to jump into them and rummage around unfortunately that has meant that he has popped a few, so we now use a small paddling pool. It works a treat!
Day 65 –
J’s most favourite thing in the whole world is his special doggy.
Special doggy comes everywhere with us, it’s very cute watching him talk to his special doggy on the way to and from school in the car and then he gives him a hug and a kiss…………. special doggy has to wait for J in the car whilst he is at school, he won’t take him into school just in case the other kids touch him And of course special doggy is always with him at bedtime along with his skanky blanky