|Here we are again.
We had serious camera problems this Christmas - the
kind where you believe the camera is working fine until you get the
photos back and find out you just have 36 plain black pictures.
So no photos of Christmas I'm afraid.
is one taken in January though.
Ryan seems to be doing very well in the Nursery
class. He has his ancillary of course but he is now trying
to join in with the rest of the class in some of the activities.
He likes Sandy (his ancillary helper) and gets on well with her.
He likes his teacher as well but does not seem to recognize them in
any setting other than school. We were in the supermarket
and Sandy came over to say hello, Ryan looked at her as though she was
a total stranger and would not speak to her. The same has
happened with his teacher.
Getting closing to the wedding now. Have
I said about the wedding - no (just looked back at previous pages)
Debbie and Michael have been living together for a while now with
Ryan, Rebecca and Michael's two sons Sam and Josh. Ryan and
Rebecca's biological father has not been on the scene for quite a
while now. Michael understands what he is taking on and we
are so pleased that the children will have a proper daddy.
Happy for them all.
are getting married at Easter so lots of plans are being made.
Rebecca has tried on her "wedding dress" - she is a
bridesmaid and is quite excited about things, it all seems to pass
Ryan by. He is improving very quickly at nursery now.
We think his speech is very good, of course you have to make
allowances but it's good. A friend was watching him play
recently and when someone made a disparaging comment about
Ryan she just said "he's not doing bad for a vegetable!"
stopped things dead that did, but she's right. With all his various problems
the doctors and 'specialists' say they would not have
been surprised if he had been little more than a vegetable in truth,
so anything he can do and say is a bonus and he does and says a great
deal. After all he only falls down all the time because he
CAN walk, he makes a mess of saying things and repeats it
goodness know how many times until we understand because he CAN
talk, ask someone whose child can not walk if they would like
their child to trip over their own feet dozens of times a day, I'm
sure they would prefer that to not being to walk at all.
For the end of March it's very warm, people in
shorts and T shirts the kids are in paddling pools. I
looked at this next photo and the immediate thought was "is there
something wrong with that boy" what an idiot I am, of
course there is but whether that's
got anything to do with him finding and putting on Becca's swim suit,
well your guess is as good as mine!
Ryan now has a suit for the wedding next month,
getting him into it should be fun!
The day of the wedding (Easter Saturday) dawned fair
but went over grey and windy as the day progressed. Never mind,
the wedding was great. Ryan stole the show in the church.
The vicar knew that we could not explain to Ryan what was happening
and had said whatever Ryan wanted to do was fine. So Ryan
started off sat with me then went to the join his mum and Michael as
they exchanged their vows. When the vicar told them to
"hold hands" Ryan was there holding one of his mum's hands
and one of Michaels. He tried to join in the exchange of
rings and everything. Rebecca looked so cute in her
bridesmaid dress. Just about everyone said it was the
nicest wedding they had been to for a long time. The wind
was a bit cool when we went outside to have the photos taken.
is just one of all the family outside the Church, Ryan being held by
his uncle David. I'll probably change it for a better one
taken by the photographer later.
know this one is dark but I took it at the evening party and I think
it's a lovely photo of Ryan wrapping himself in his mums wedding
Ryan dancing at the party. The little girl is only a
couple of weeks older than him