Post by esty (archive) on Apr 11, 2015 20:29:25 GMT
And today Big Fish and Little Minnow , neice and friend and myself got up to the Second Lake! Three years ago today I met Little Minnow. What a whirlwind its been. My feet are just about back on the ground.
Mum to AS Big Fish (15) and AS Little Minnow (10) and now a new horse who will let me escape from kids with attitude and the drudgery of disability services!
Great that Big Fish could have an acheivment too, its lovely around there, i remember going up the Pyg track before we did what i think was called Bristly Ridge , which was scary for me. Top seemed an anticlimax after that, except for the great view back round the ridges ! Enjoy the feeling of acheivment for everyone !!
Mum to AS, Emperor (18) & AS, King (12), (10 & almost 7 at placement). Married to DH, Rockhopper.
Post by esty (archive) on Apr 13, 2015 22:08:43 GMT
Three years today we all met for the first time, Big Fish, Little Minnow and I. We've come miles and still have a fair way to go. However this week we've been in a very small hostel, just us, carer (now a friend) and niece for five nights and it's been the most relaxed , enjoyable holiday we've ever had. Probably as we've done the same things as last year and the year before, with a few new activities thrown in. We've had plenty of practice over the three years of being 'away', usually in the van, and it is three years. Time is definitely a positive reinforcer. We all know the rules and expectations and all behave accordingly (well apart from Big Fish who is usually on a parallel universe involving Ice Age and Scrat). I can now truthfully say I'm glad I did it second time around but it has been so hard to get to this point. Adoption is so not for the faint hearted. Stamina and perseverance wins the day!
Hi its me Esty, forgot password, couldnt remember mail I signed up with so now back as Dory! Im Dory on hiome computer and Esty on iphone but wii change both to Dory as it goes with big fish and Little Minnow!
Mum to AS Big Fish (19, 16 years at home) and AS Little Minnow (13, almost 6 years at home), came separately, and now a wonderful, feisty horse who lets me escape from kids with attitude and the drudgery of disability services and a top of the range adapted van provided by the council fulfilling their legal requirements!