Posts Tagged ‘The Beach’
Posted in Arts and Crafts, beach, days out, fun, life, parenting, photography, pictures, Seasons, Silent Sunday, smile, The Seadside, travel, UK, tagged arts and crafts, Days Out, Fun, life, parenting, photography, Silent Sunday, smile, The Beach, The Seaside on March 25, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Australia, beach, feelings, life, memories, nature, parenting, photography, pictures, wordless wednesday, tagged arts and crafts, Australia, Feelings, life, parenting, photography, smile, The Beach, wordless wednesday on November 9, 2011 | 8 Comments »
Posted in Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, days out, feelings, fun, holidays, life, moving house, parenting, smile, the future, tagged Asperger's Syndrome, Australia, Autism, Days Out, Family, Feelings, Fun, life, parenting, smile, special occasions, The Beach, The Future on August 29, 2011 | 6 Comments »
We arrived home yesterday from our little roadtrip, all a little tired and sad to be home.
The journey to our destination was a long one, J was in a terrible mood which continued on throughout the day even after we had arrived and unpacked. Last week was the first time he had attended 3 full days in a row at school and I think it just wore him out, which resulted in a tired and VERY grouchy boy pretty much all day Thursday.
However he woke up Friday feeling and looking much happier, a huge relief for us because we had another day of driving around and it would have been a nightmare if little man had been in his bad mood again! We drove around various little towns/suburbs, checked out the local schools, visited the local tourist offices to get information about the area and just generally checked out the whole area.
Saturday we spent the morning doing pretty much the same thing and decided (despite the threat of showers) that we’d get some chips and let J spend some time on the beach. He’d been so good we thought it would be fair to let him have some fun
We were very sad to leave on yesterday but returned home with the knowledge that this was definitely somewhere that we’d like to consider moving to.
As for today………… well it was back to the same old, same old………………. J insisting that he was sick and couldn’t go to school, appointments with doctors, surgeons and therapists………… and back to my little addiction to coffee
Posted in Australia, beach, days out, life, parenting, photography, pictures, Silent Sunday, smile, tagged arts and crafts, Australia, Days Out, Fun, life, parenting, photography, Silent Sunday, smile, The Beach on June 5, 2011 | 25 Comments »
Posted in beach, children, creations, days out, feelings, free things, fun, happy, life, parenting, tagged Asperger's Syndrome, Australia, Autism, children, creations, Days Out, Family, Feelings, Fun, life, me, parenting, photography, smile, special needs, The Beach on June 5, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Today the sun was shining and well for a pom in Australia it was a pretty warm day So I took J to the beach for a few hours. We love the beach, it’s very rarely crowded so he can just be himself and we don’t usually have to worry about people staring if J has a moment etc…..
J LOVES digging in the sand, making various (sometimes a little strange) sand creations, paddling in the ocean, jumping waves and the freedom to flap and scream with excitement and happiness
As for me, the beach is my happy place. A place where I can watch my son play and simply be himself. A place that I can go to relax, unwind and think. A place that makes me feel at peace
I love watching J relax and have fun
………………………….. and the day got better, I returned home to discover my lovely hubby had cleaned the bathrooms and then entertained little man whilst I enjoy a long hot shower *sigh* does it get any better
Posted in beach, children, days out, family, fun, happy, life, parenting, photography, pictures, smile, special occasions, tagged Animals, children, Days Out, Family, Fun, life, parenting, smile, special occasions, The Beach on April 10, 2011 | 2 Comments »
Today has been a truly wonderful day. Thursday this week J was supposed to go on a school excursion, for various reasons I chose not to send him but promised him an excursion of our own. Unfortunately he came down with a really snotty cold on Wednesday and I was still feeling abit under the weather so we postponed our excursion.
This morning we set off for Underwater World. We had a great time! We went through the exhibits very quickly the first time round and after an hour we were already outside and looking for somewhere child friendly to have morning tea After a quick dose of caffeine and some water for J we set off into Underwater World for a second time. This time round we took a little longer, we spent around 20 minutes touching the sea stars alone!
We returned home early afternoon and hubby thought it would be fun to spend a couple of hours at the beach. It’s been a little while since we went and J was very excited at this idea. J had great fun running in and out of the waves and playing with the sand.
All in all a great day, just what we needed
Posted in 365 Project, anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, beach, challenging behaviour, children, coping with change, feelings, life, Me, parenting, photography, pictures, school, special needs, support, tagged 365 Project, Asperger's Syndrome, Australia, Autism, challenging behaviour, Feelings, life, parenting, photography, school, special needs, starting school, support, The Beach on February 8, 2011 | 10 Comments »
Needing my quiet place again this week…….. and it’s only Tuesday!!!
Over the weekend J’s anxiety driven behaviour has gotten worse and Sunday night he declared “I’m quitting school because I HATE IT!” Yesterday morning he refused to get dressed and finally put his clothes on just before leaving. He absolutely did not want to go to school despite being aware the he would be with Miss S at the ECDP (EI). I had to put his special doggy, (cuddly toy) into the car and threatened to let all the other boys and girls play with it if he didn’t get in the car! I know I’m an awful mother and it probably didn’t help his feelings towards school but I didn’t know what else to do. Then once in the car he lost it and started trying to get out of his seat so (please don’t judge me badly) I threatened to throw special doggy out the car if he took his seatbelt off. Abit extreme I know but he has taken it off twice before on the highway, I didn’t want to make it 3 times and it’s the only threat that works! Once at the school we had to park just about as far away from the school as possible and he REFUSED to go into school! This was all new for me because J usually loves going to the ECDP, it’s just Prep he had a problem with but it would seem it’s now just school in general. So I scooped him up and carried him all the way into school, once through the school gate at the ECDP I put him down, he can’t reach the gate to open it so I knew he couldn’t escape When I said goodbye to him he tried to grab my face and got told off by his teacher………..whilst at school he was really well-behaved and coped well again, although he wouldn’t go to the toilet at school so was bursting once we got home.
Last night we had one of the worst battles ever at bedtime, he refused to go to bed, he refused to go to the toilet, he tried to bite his Dad, (but Dad just caught his head before the teeth sunk in!), he needed to do this, he needed to do that, he needed a certain story but then needed a different one, it just went on and on, (much like Sunday night) and ofcourse we had tears and screaming.
This morning was almost the same as yesterday but this morning I had to throw his socks and shoes in the car and carried him out to the car because he refused to put them on…………… can’t go to school if he doesn’t have them on……. sorry sunshine but yes you can! This morning he actually walked, (kinda), into school once we’d got to the gate. Whilst at school he informed Miss S that he hated school and he hated Miss C and school was too hard and he was there for a really long time and he gets tired. She told me they had a chat today and that she was going to make some visuals for him to help with his transition to Prep, the hope is that by term 4 he will be in full-time Prep and won’t need to attend the ECDP any longer. She also promised to look through the fence and give him a wave tomorrow when he is with Miss C in Prep, which I thought was a really nice thing for her to say, (I hope she remembers!).
As for tonight, he went for a play with some friends but when we left we had fireworks in the car. He didn’t want to go home and made sure I knew that…… all the way home! When we got home he refused to eat anything, after about an hour of “negotiating” I convinced him to eat a squeezy yoghurt and a small chocolate cake. Not great but at least he had something in his tum when he went to bed. *sigh*
Speaking of bed………. bedtime went a little easier tonight, it only took 35 minutes to get him into bed and so far I’ve only been into him 4 times.
I wonder how many times I’ll be called into his room during the night *bigger sigh*
I wonder how long he’ll be able to hold it together at school when he’s getting little sleep, due to waking up during the night, and having so much anxiety build up about attending school. *even bigger sigh* He was spotted by Miss S today, building up a “moment”. She said he started to get “the look” but because she recognised it and knew what to do, the situation was resolved very quickly and very easily………… I wonder if Miss C would have reacted the same way…….. time will tell I guess.
Ok so I know this is a day late but better late than never eh?
This was taken a little while ago but I’m posting it because I didn’t take any pictures yesterday, it’s been one of those weeks and yesterday was soooo tiring. This was spotted washed up on one of our local beaches, J loved it and wanted to bring it home with us but it’s eyes kinda freaked me out.
What do you think…… freaky fish right?
Posted in Australia, beach, free things, fun, hobbies, life, memories, pictures, Silent Sunday, smile, tagged Australia, Days Out, Fun, Hobbies, life, parenting, photography, Silent Sunday, smile, The Beach on January 2, 2011 | 16 Comments »
Posted in Australia, beach, days out, family, fun, hobbies, parenting, special occasions, tagged Australia, children, Days Out, Family, Fun, Hobbies, life, parenting, special occasions, The Beach on November 29, 2010 | 3 Comments »
Ok I’m not talking about Christmas here……….. although it would have been an excellent Christmas Present too! It’s my lovely husband’s birthday this week and for something a little bit different I booked him a skydive!
He’s wanted to go skydiving for a few years but has never actually got around to doing it so I thought I’d surprise him. It was quite expensive but more than worth the money, it was just about the most perfect gift I could have given him. We had to leave the house at 7.30am and I was panicking that J would not want to play ball this morning but he was in a great mood and was very excited ….. he was going to watch Daddy flying in the sky with a parachute, in his eyes it’s just like base jumping! (Have I mentioned before that J has a “thing” about base jumping. He keeps climbing on things and jumping off, pretending to open a parachute and then when asked what he’s doing he replies “base jumping duh!”)
We arrived at the office and sorted all the paperwork out and then left hubby there with his instructor. We went off to the playground just over the road and a 5 minute walk from the beach where hubby would land. Unfortunately J’s morning was spoilt by some 17/18 yr olds who were playing tag on the kids play equipment so J didn’t really get to play much in the playground. Before his mood turned too sour I suggested we go down to the beach, where we could play and search for crabs whilst we waited for Daddy to land. He thought this was a great idea! When we arrived at the beach there were thousands of tiny crabs on the beach, can you imagine how excited J was!!!!
As for hubby, well he said it was the best present I’ve ever given him and he’s now looking at when he can book his next jump but now he wants to go solo!…….. mmmmmmmmm well I did tell him a few months ago that he needed to get a hobby!