Monday, December 21, 2009


Conrad playing with Deqlan , the rougher, the better
Ice and Keatie! I love you gorgeous Keatie, so much

Cousins watching the teletubbies and enjoying some popcorn!
Deqlan, Keatie and Conrad , the boys chilling

We went to Lorens surprise baby shower on Saturday, its another little boy on the way in Jan!

Gorgeous Natalia playing with Coreen

Keaton and Kai Look how they are growing!

Deqlan in his big boys pants! He looks to adorable for words - its part of the toilet training process we are going to be attempting!

Keaton playing cricket - he loves it!

Deqlan giving Logan a great big hug while she sun tans

The best place in the world to fall asleep , on Dada's chest

Rain, rain go away ! Father Christmas is on his way!

Wake up Loggie i want to play!!

Ice, my new name, given to me by my gorgeous Godson Keaton - we dont know where he found the name or why he relates it to me, but i am now known as Ice to Keaton . He is such a gorgeous little guy, i have always felt such a special connection with him, i just adore him, and yes he could probably get away with murder with me!
We have been spending the holidays swimming and shopping and visiting.
Logan actually got a bad ear and throat infection and is currently finishing her antibiotics- when she gets sick, she doesnt immediately tell us, it normally starts with her being very quiet, then very tearful, so we knew something was brewing. She spent the weekend with her mom and is now back with us for the rest of the holidays. She truly is getting her two front teeth for Christmas as her second top tooth is making its appearance, she is going to look so different when they are both out
Dee is doing well, he started sitting at the table for meal times, just a few minutes at a time, so hopefully Christmas lunch should be comfortable for him. He has lost about 10 kilos, and is looking great and strong. Aunty Shea arrives from Cape Town on Sunday for a visit, so we are all looking forward to that
I am also delighted that my dearest friend, who is more like my sister, Shaz , is visiting from Australia and its a real treat to be able to see her and catch up, like she has never left! We are going to see her on her gorgeous boys again on Christmas Eve day for a swim and to see how grown up they have become.
Deqlan is still itching from the krill oil allergic reaction. The rash actually covered his hands, then moved onto is back, then his tummy, then his arms. Its getting better, slowly, but he still asks us to scratch him, saying "itchy! " shame. His fingers have actually started peeling now , they look so cant believe how sensitive Deqlan is, we have to be so careful and stick to only the things we know he can eat. We actually got him to eat green beans, though cooked in meatballs, he ate them, hooray!
He seems a bit quieter these days ..but like Mark says, he is channelling his language to functional things, not just saying random words all the time. His pronouncing certain words a lot clearer to He loves saying WELL DONE and OH NO ! its to cute to hear. Other new words,
include Cedes, for Mercedes
Mini - yip, another car
Mickey - mickey mouse is a firm favourite again
Thomas - the train
Salty - the train
Nineteen- for some reason, the number 19 on his car box is fascinating to him
It difficult trying to keep presents for Christmas day for Deqlan to open - all but three have already been discovered and opened and already played with.....hopefully he will still have something left to open on the actual day!
Above , you see a gorgeous pic of Deqlan in his big boy underpants. Kids on the autism spectrum are notorious for being very very difficult to potty train, for a host of reasons, including sensory - such as the sounds in the bathroom or even the feeling of the toilet can be so unpleasant. Ash, his teacher at little leaps has told us to pack in as many underpants as we can, as this is a major part of what the kids learn in the first year at Little Leaps, Ash says she has been able to toilet train all the kids that have come through her doors - so we have started letting Deqlan parade under in his big boy pants to try and get him used to them, we think he likes them!
Well, let me run for now, ill be back to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas soon, enjoy the holidays!
God bless, all our love
Mark Samm Deqlan Logan


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