Monday, February 28, 2011

We have another van....

A few weeks ago, we picked up our new, second hand van from Sydney. We got a VW transporter 09 Diesel LWB with mid roof, this should provide us with the base requirements, that will enable us to to convert it to our needs.
Thankfully the way it is set-up currently it's useable, with a cargo barrier behind the bench seat and using our portable ramp we have been able to transport around the kids and the powerchair.
Later this week, we are taking it to ATS in Sydney for it's conversion, hopefully only taking two weeks to make it just the way we want it.
So as I soon head back to taking the truck everywhere I will be counting down the days until the VW is ready.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The 2nd Swimming Carnival

Excitement builds quickly when the kids return to school to find out the swimming carnival is on in the second week. Lots of chit chat goes on amongst kids about what races they are going in, and it's no different for Missy.
Missy blog readers may remember the post about her 1st swimming carnival and her participate in the backstroke race. Well this year she promptly told me that she was going in two races, the freestyle and backstroke.
Missy seems to have little regard to how she will actually stay afloat and propel herself along, that is just something that she thinks someone else will work out, while she tries her heart out, has a go alongside her mates, gains points for her house and shares in the excitement and adrenaline of waiting for the gun to go off.

Our wonderful Aide Miss H went in the water with Missy, who competed in the freestyle race in a wetsuit and then did the backstroke with her neck float on. Missy wasn't happy to start at the 15metres to the finish, like last year and insisted on starting up at the blocks. Missy had only just started her race and the whole school was chanting her name.
Missy has advised me that next year she is going to be in three races... there is no end to the height,she sets the bar for herself.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Little Sister H-Ho starts school

Missy was excited about her little sister starting school with her this year and was upset the first day, as H-Ho had to stay with the kindy kids for their first lunch and Missy expected she would sit her.

H-Ho cruised into school full of excitement with next to no worries. She has asked could she go on Saturday and loves her teachers.
H-Ho runs to Missy's classroom every afternoon to meet her.