Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas

Well thats another Christmas gone.
Corbin (with a little help from us all) is busy making up 4 large Starwars Lego sets that he got from the big fat man, mum, dad and the grandparents. He loves his lego but we just about need to add another room to our house to house it all now!
Another present that has proven to be a hit this year is his "swing bike" which is propelled forward with your arm power (rather than your legs) by turning the steering wheel from side to side. I wasn't sure how this was going to go but it turns out its perfect for a young fella with diplegia. Its nice to finally have something Corbin can use when other kids and friends are playing outside on the bikes, scooters and rollerblades.
Belated Merry Christmas everyone.....

Monday, December 19, 2011

My Bright kids

I have 3 very talented and bright children, annd I'm just the proudest Mum in the world right now.

Master Corb had another good year at school. He is still well ahead of his peers in reading, spelling and maths. He apparantly reads at the level expected of a 10.5 year old (He turned 8 in September). So he is a clever little cookie.

Master Jay got a prize at prize giving for achievement in Science and a glowing school report for his academic achievement with wonderful comments from all his teachers. Although he doesn't particularly like school at least he trys hard and is a well behaved and likeable student.

And Miss Livee - 2011 was her last year at primary school. Next year she is off to Junior High. I am so proud of her achievements this year. She has done so well academically, in hockey, netball and golf and in her personal development (ie her confidence). She too has a glowing school report and she got the cup/trophy for Year 6 Girl "All Round" Excellence.

Wow - My kids may lack physical ability but they make up for it in brains and personality!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"CAN YOU IMAGINE" by Miss Livee

This is a poem Miss Livee wrote at school a month ago and I've been meaning to post it.


"Can you imagine a perfect world where the sun would always shine,
A world where the trees would talk and guide you,
A world where the birds were like angels,
A world where miracles actually exist,
A world where you do count,
A world where peace came to stay,
A world where you don't have to be afraid to be yourself,
A world where no criminal roams,
A world where you can still talk to your lost ones,
A world where people don't judge you on your looks,
A world where personality is the key,
A world where anything is possible,
A world where dreams are reality,
A world where you can have any super power like invincibility or time travel,
A world where I can't is I can,
A world where crying is laughing,
A world where your future is in your hands!"

Quite thoughtful and deep and meaningful for an 11 year old girl isn't it?

She doesn't really like speaking in front of her class (or anyone other than her family and closest friends) - but she asked to share this with her class. When she did she cried at the end. She told me she didn't think she would cry, but obviously the emotion and feeling that inspired her to write the words overwhelmed her.........
She said that this poem was inspired by Corbin .............