Day 15: 6 May. Seeing Giant Pandas & Koalas at Edinburgh Zoo.
Day 8: 29 April. A wander in sunshine in local park & watching Sqk with 2 girls playing in play area.
Where are we nearly 2 weeks into placement? I feel that we are still doing very well and the report from his SW for the upcoming LAC review suggests she agrees. Sqk met his elder cousin earlier in the week (met younger one and my sister & brother-in-law last week) at the local woods – so they could run safely. He behaved fairly well although we are still having discussions over sitting down when eating 🙂 The photo below is Sqk and Daddy in the same woods last weekend when we took him for a walk there ourselves. He loved the freedom to run but we are still getting him to understand stopping when we call. Thinks it is great fun to make us run after him. However the message about holding hands when cars are about has gone in as he doesn't make a fuss about that now.
Much shorter day today as FC had the boy’s leaving party today which we did not attend for two reasons – it was his and there was also a security risk involved (not for us directly but still better avoided).
We go there at 7am after a much better get up this morning – both awake at 6am so had time to think unlike yesterday. Got there to the boy opening door and went in and through morning routine again. This time he did eat some breakfast although was still trying to be Houdini out of his booster seat. As we left we had for the first time a bit of a breakdown with him calling for ‘Nanny’ – his FC. Ended up stopping 200 yards down the road and me getting in back with him which worked. Went to another soft play place today that was open from 9.30 – and was actually fairly quiet at first. Continue reading “Intros Day 7”
Had a great time yesterday as we attended the wedding (ok technically civil partnership) of one of our great friends. We actually left home on Thursday – spent the night in Chester and then drove to Ynys Môn after a brief shopping trip round Chester.
However Thursday was a bizarre day in many ways – I was all set to use public transport to get to work so I could go straight to T’s work in the evening. Then had a text from social worker at around 7.30 to tell us she would drop the photos of our linked LO off during the day. So plans changed as we wanted to share the photos with our close friends. I drove to work, came home picked up photos (and a customs duty demand from Royal Mail) and made trip back into town to join T. Even that was slightly diverted as went to the Royal Mail office to pick up parcel as I knew it was the earrings I wanted for my outfit.