Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Matt is celebrated at school

This fun celebration of Matt happened at the end of last term - in September. I forgot all about these pics - just found them today. Better late than never.
The tradition at Matt's school is for the birthday child to bring cake to share with classmates. Matt decided we should bring red cupcakes.

 No comments needed on these photos as Matt's facial expression in each one just says it all.
Oh and in case you wonder if this is the usual dress of staff and kids. Being the last day of the term is was a fancy dress day. (I love how the teachers also get all dressed up - shows their fun sense of humour and dedication)

A big thanks to Romelia (a special lady from the school who takes a VERY special interest Matt's learning) for the photos.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Matt's Drum Party

It all started with a leisurely hammock moment...

Then we got into the drum theme by making our own drums

The cute recycled drum were soon overshadowed by the REAL thing


Then the drum version of Happy Birthday
Matt soaking in the after glow of the drum rhythms


And then of course, the drum cake...

To end off, some energetic obstacle courses and games...

And last but not least, the much loved game of Duck Duck Goose?
Happy Birthday Matt - You're 7 years old!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Matt ice skates

So in my last post I wrote about how Matt was included into a birthday party through the mother of the birthday girl being open to having a variety of activities allowing for Matt to participate.

I had been concerned that Matt would not be able to participate in ice-skating activity of the party. But let me report to you that not only did Matt ask me if he could try to ice-skate, but he willingly wore those strange, heavy, wobbly ice-skates AND waddled over to the mini ice-rink AND stepped onto the ice. There he held to the side, very conscious that he was unstable. But didn't flee. He slowly got to know the ice and realised he could slide forwards and backwards whilst holding to the side. And that's what he did. And that's what he enjoyed. I was so proud of his courage to try something so new!