Thursday, 22 December 2011

Christmas has Arrived

Georgina Arthur

I Would like to Wish All our Followers a
Georgie, Kellyn, Ceienna, Arrianna, Muzzy and Duke. 


Thursday, 8 December 2011

Very Special Afternoon

Today was a Special Day. Arrianna went to her first Christmas Party, Both my girls looked so pretty in their dresses.When the Disco started Arrianna was jigging away on my Knee and watching the lights flowing around the floor. Next she played pass the parcel, She loved the wrapping paper and spent the afternoon playing with it. As the sat in the circle she was sitting as she had been for quite some time clamped between my knee's. I loosened my knees and she sat, unaided and perfectly balanced playing with the paper in front of her. I was so happy i had to tell everyone. Next we lined up to see Santa, Arrianna loved it. She took her Present herself and even opened it herself, She was so excited to find a lovely book inside throwing her arms into the air as she does when she is happy, then more wrapping paper even better. \we had a lovely time in great company. Christmas Starts here. : ) 

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Asperger syndrome & Us

Kellyn is my Eldest Child, He is also extra special Thanks to his super intelligence. He has a wonderful Head of Knowledge, He has made an intensive study of Dinosaurs, Sharks, Titanic The Solar System and is now starting research on the Egyptian Pharaoh, Tutankhamen.   He is Currently 5 years old. He recently asked me if he could start blogging which he has, He published his first post on his finding so far, This was thought out and typed himself, He even found the pictures too, using Google.

Kellyn is showing most symptoms of aspergers syndrome, This is a form of autism. Though Kellyn and i have worked hard to bring his symptoms under control occasionally, luckily we both now have the experience of knowing how to hand this. We have a wonderful bond together and we spend lots of time talking feelings and problems through.

With Kellyn's brain working the way it does this means that even though he enjoys attending school now, He still needs more work to do at home to satisfy his passion to learn.This has meant we has begun Home Education once again, But this is shared with school, I work very closely with school now to make sure Kellyn is always 100% happy.

I love doing this work with Kellyn, i also give Ceienna the same work at a lower level too. Its wonderful to help my son controlling his condition, He is undergoing tests at the moment to find the answers, but what ever they turn out to be Kellyn will always continue to amaze though he meets with his outstanding knowledge. Our House is fast becoming a home of Learning, Education and research as i am currently doing a university course myself, for filling a dream and a promise i made to myself when i was pregnant with Arrianna. Watch this space for More Blogs By Kellyn Coming Very Soon.

Below is an Easy Read Link about the Condition:

Friday, 2 December 2011

Diet and Meal Planning

Recently i spent alot of time reserching food for Arrianna. Arrianna needs a diet which will give her a high iron intake. its been a long time since i studied Food n this way and little did i know when i took my last course that i would be using my knowledge and High Qualifications to Help my Special Little girl have a specially designed diet. Using various books i gained the knowledge i needed but i thought i would recommend this to anyone going through the same thing.

This has information recipes and meal planners inside plus a whole lot more. It is also written in a way which you can understand. 

Highly Recommended. 

Living with Downs Syndrome 9 Months on

Arrianna is now 9 months old, so i was keen to see where Arrianna's development is taking into consideration, What a typical child would be expected to be achieving by now and what a baby with Downs Syndrome is expected to be doing. But in researching, i thought it would be good for our followers to be taken right back to the beginning.

  • small head (microcephaly)
  • flat face
  • upward slanted eyes
  • single deep crease across the palm of hand, and short fingers
  • wide space between the big toe and second toe
  • hypotonia (low muscle tone)
  • mouth tends to stay open with tongue sticking out
Listed above are some symptoms of Downs Syndrome. 

Arrianna has most of the above symptoms, But she does not let it bother her. She is thriving. She tries everything. Arrianna has a very attentive family around her who will bring her on leaps and bounds. Ceienna plays with her, They very often play shops or cafe's, which is wonderful to see. When playing shops Arrianna is the shop keeper and bashes at the till, Great fun. We are current waiting for a special needs chair which will allow Arrianna to play sitting up, Currently she lies on a cushion on the floor as she still has no upper body strength to support herself nor has she any balance.  Arrianna, also enjoys drawing and painting i have brought her a sketch book to keep her creations in as some really are very cleaver especially for a baby of now 9 months. 

Kellyn loves to read with Arrianna, he lies with her reading book after book to her, as well as sharing his knowledge of her various topics. 

Together we love to sing and dance, We make music, Arrianna especially loves bells. 

Meals times are great fun too as we come to the table as a family to eat and share our day, Arrianna always has a story to tell to, or a comment to make. She is very much part of us. 

The Downs Syndrome is never far away and we never know how it will effect her. As winter draws in this may well make Arrianna poorly, and in deed her off days are currently more frequent. We face a daily battle with her temperature as when she is cold her limbs go blue, but she does not like to have blankets or socks on. Her character and stubbornness is already shining through but as well as this she has determination, Arrianna loves to try out new things and will try to do What Kellyn and Ceienna are doing.  At the moment we have few appointment but in February these will all be starting once again, I am filled with excitement as we prepare to celebrate Arrianna's first year, but sad that i will be seeing my little girl lying in a hospital bed, again. This is the life ahead of us now, but i know that Arrianna will make the most of her life and enjoy ever minute of it. As she goes on Arrianna will make a huge difference to so many people, Already she is known for her beautiful smile. When were go out we see people stair at her, If Arrianna see's them she smiles and laughs which usually brings them over to us and they will always walk away with a wonderful smile themselves, Which is why i see Arrianna as a Beautiful Angel set to us to brighten everyone's world who comes into contact with her.  She sure is a very Special gift, i am so proud of her as i am of all my children. Life is sure going great right now and i know nothing nor no one will ever take that away from us know, Our hearts are full of Joy and happiness and float like balloon int he sky. How Lucky Are WE ????? A Very Gifted Family xxx

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Tutankhamen the Boy king- by kellyn mchugh

This is a picture of  Tutankhamen death mask.

Tutankhamen lived From 1346 bc to  1328bc
Tutankhamen was a king of Egypt, he became king when he was 9 year old. He was king for 10 years.
When he died he was made into a Mummy. and buried in a Pyramid with lots of treasures.

Tutankhamen s tomb was discovered in 1922 by Henry Carter.