Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Half a page done!

It is wonderful to have a summer holiday, I get a lot of stitching done! In the mornings the Girl and I hang out at the house, she plays or watches tv and I stitch. So far I have stitched half a page:

In the afternoon we do fun stuff. We went to the swimming pool, playground and the beach (three times already!). This picture was taken last Friday, when we went to my parents. My mom, the Girl and I went to the beach for a swim. There were lots of seagullls. Just before it started to rain we walked back to the house!

I am also feeling confident enough to ride the special duobike with the Girl. We drove to the lake once and basically use it for a lot of our grocery shopping.
Picture from a website that sells bikes for handicapped or invalid people. The Girl sits in front of me but I am the only one to use the handlebar. The one she has is fake.

On Sunday the three of us went to Museum Naturalis
Unfortunately the Girl was a bit scared of the big dinosaur skeletons. We've been here before, but this time she had sweaty hands and just didn't enjoy herself. We managed to distract her enough to see the entire museum but the Boyfriend had to take a long walk with the Girl afterwards to calm her down. She told him she thought it was scary and she didn't like it.

Today it was rainy so we baked pancakes and went to the airport to watch the planes. It was very busy at the Panorama deck! The Girl likes to be able to see from above what's happening with the planes. The loading of the luggages and all the little cars driving around.. it's a lot of fun.

We also watch a lot of the Olympic Games. Our favorites are the swimming and gymnastics but it is all very inspiring. I love that it is in our time zone so we don't have to watch in the middle of the night!


Monique said...

It sounds like you are having a wonderful time of it. You sound like you make a better stepmom (for lack of a better word) than some real moms are.

Melinda said...

Wow a wonderful vacation you are having. It is funny you said that about the Olympics, many things we watch have already over, so we have to be careful we do not want to know the results - not to watch or listen to any of the results. Loved reading your post..

Liesbeth said...

@ Monique:
Thank you! In this case I really am more a mom compared to bio-mom. I hate the word stepmom as well, it has such a bad vibe. The Girl says she's my daughter but I am not her mom, I am her Liesbeth. Children with autism are brutally honest!

@ Melinda:
I know the feeling, I had that with the Olympics in Sydney, Beijing and the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. When I watched the morning news I would hear who won but it just isn't the same!