Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas at the farm

We have enjoyed a relaxing Christmas at the farm. Good food and clean country air had us all sleeping soundly, and a great pool to keep us cooled off in the hot days. We used our new camper trailer for the first time, and nothing went wrong. There was lots of room for us and the camp beds were comfortable.

Christmas day was low key but very enjoyable. We packed up boxing day and came home. since then we have enjoyed getting into our gifts and having fun, also going to see the new movie " The Hobbit ", it was a very long movie and Harri got uncomfortable in his wheelchair, but we had space to move about at the cinema and were able to manage his cramps.

We hope you enjoyed your christmas. We are getting ready for a new years eve Hawaiian theme party. Merry Christmas and happy new year to all.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A busy month

It has been a very busy month, with the conclusion of school for the year, school excursion and speech therapy assessment. Following the speech assessment we are on a waiting list to trial 3 different  electronic speech generation devices. The first is hoped to be in January. All these devices with have an eye gaze control component.

Harrison used a system like this to help direct a spin art device, which we turned into 3 gift cards.

He has also controlled a remote control robot using a E.S.G.D. at the Camp Have A Chat. 

The trial of Stilnox has stepped up a gear over the holidays while there is little chance of it adversely effecting his education. The trial will step up in 2 distinctive steps, the first was just after school finished, the second will be after christmas.

head rest alteration have been done to both the all terrain wheel chair and the standing frame. This makes using both of these devices a lot more comfortable. The all terrain wheelchair only needs a seat belt to stop Harri sliding forward in the chair, then we will start our preparations to compete in the Gold Coast Half Marathon in July 2013.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Well, it's beginning to look a lot like christmas around here, Our christmas tree has gone up and the decorations have gone on. But gifts for the teachers is always fun.

Last Saturday night was also the awards night for Harri's bowling club. Harri received a perfect attendance award, and 8th place medal for his team and a commemorative plate for obtaining the 200 club. This was added to by a 1st trophy for highest series (set of 3 games) with handicap for mens and 3 x 3rd's for single game, single game with handicap and series.