Sunday, September 20, 2020

Everyday Moments

Poppy took Clay out for ice cream after school one day :)

Doing a HIPPY activity about rubbish/ recycling.

Clay spotted this plant at Bunnings and asked to buy it - thought it would look cute it this planter.

I brought a new chair for camping, Clay has taken a liking to it LOL

The council is building a footpath along our street.  There has been much sitting on the verandah and watching all the action.  Is a really wide path and will be perfect for Clay to ride his bike / scooter up and down.

Now the pool is back up and running we brought some new pool toys :) Now we need it to get warmer!

Clay got his green hearing aids / follow up fitting on Tuesday.  We also given a special personal microphone system for his classroom.  His teacher/s wear it on a special lanyard and it goes directly into his hearing aids. She can also lay it on a table for group work and it can also be plugged directly into laptop or tablet and go through his aids.

I love the wildlife we get in the bush behind work!

We went out for dinner with Craig's work mates - this chicken and sweet potato salad I had was delicious!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Thrifty Thursday

Sunday mum and I popped into our fave oppie so she could look at doona covers for her new caravan.

I found this top $6

Clay found this bag $5

Books 50c,  $1 & $2

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sunday Afternoon At The Beach

Today we headed down to the beach.  We were going to go for a walk, but it had been raining on and off all day and we didn't want to get caught in a shower, so just decided to let Clay play in the park.  

After he finished playing, we decided to have fish and chips for dinner.

Clay wanted to see how cold the water was.  He was only supposed to quickly check it, but of course he splashed around and got his shorts wet LOL

We finished off the afternoon with an ice cream :)

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Play Date

Today we caught up with Linda, Josh and Jaxon, so the kids could have a play date.  We met up at the bowling alley.  The kids played in the play area and had a few goes in the arcade (especially the big kid - Craig LOL).  It eas nice chatting with Linda - I missed her since our last catch up :)

Friday, September 11, 2020

Work Awards

I'm super proud to share that Craig's store was awarded both state and national store of the year!  

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Thrifty Thursday

After Clay's hearing appointment mum and I popped into a new op shop we have been wanting to visit for a few months.  It was a treasure trove of goodies and this week was 50% off everything!

I found a bag of play dough tools (would you believe someone stole our big box of playdough stuff off the verandah- so cranky!) $1.50

A super cool collapsible fruit bowl $3.50!  I have been looking at fruit bowls online this week - so this was perfect timing!

Brand new handbag $3

Dress $3

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Clay's Hearing Aids

Due to Clay's Stickler Syndrome, his school asked us to get some hearing tests done.  After 4 lots of tests it was found that he has mild to moderate hearing loss and requires hearing aids for both ears.  I will admit it shocked us.  The audiologist took molds of his ears and we ordered the hearing aids straight away.  

Yesterday we went in to have them fitted. The audiologist calibrated (?) them and then put the them in - perfect fit :)  She showed me how to put them in, clean them and change the batteries.  They sent the wrong colour, but will have his green set at next week's follow up appointment. 

Because we were concerned it might be too much for him to process / handle, Clay and I both had the day off.  We went down to show Craig at work, then mum picked us up to go shopping.  We popped into a new op shop for a look, had some lunch and then popped into Kmart to buy aome new pool toys.  We spent the afternoon at home doing some craft activities and watching a movie.  Clay only said once that the cars were too loud and had no issues with them hurting his ears.

Today he went to school and did a show and tell about his new hearing aids :)  The audiologist had given us a hearing aid so he could show the kids (without having to take his out) and the school hearing assistant was there to help answer any questions (we have an awesome school!).  He had a great day and had no issues:)