Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I am So Proud Of Her!

Today has been another interesting day. Kate had a pediatric appointment this afternoon to see the results of her MRI.


We know that Kate has brain damage but now we know to what extent.

There are many large gaps in her brain and some of the sections are quiet “shriveled” for want of a better word.

Kate’s pediatrician is amazed at what Kate has achieved to date now looking at her scan.

She amazes us everyday.

She is such a trooper and

I am so proud of her, She is one amazing little girl.

RIP - Leighton Dowker

Last Sunday night as I surfing around the net of my usual web haunts, I received news that a friend from my surf lifesaving days had suddenly passed. From the details I have he had a fever and then just collapsed on his living room floor and passed away.

He was only 30 years old.

I have many memories of Leighton most of which are of him knocking around over on Magnetic Island with the Picnic Bay SLSC.
He was the type of bloke that no matter what mood you were in he always got you smiling.
He was your typical beached Aussie, tall, broad, tanned and toned, he liked a beer on a hot day and a surf in the morning.

My thoughts are with Kev, Deanne and Aley and Jane.

And Leighton I will never forget your cheeky grin.

RIP Mate


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Another Rainy Day

Another rainy Day so we headed off to Reef HQ on last Sunday.

It was pouring outside which made it a Little dark as the tanks are sunlit.

Jack was invited over a mates place on Sunday so he went there while we went to Reef HQ.

This is one of Kate's favourite tanks as there are many many different coloured fish and corals in it.

"Which one is you're favourite?"

"This is My favourite"
The rain has seems to have gone for now and the place smells like a swamp.
We're looking forward for the backyard to dry up so I can mow then the kids can get out there and play again.

Sunday, February 08, 2009


I love having my Wife home on the week ends...

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Rain Rain Go Away

This rain is starting to drive us crazy.

We were supposed to go up to Broadwater State Forrest on Sat for our Delica Day Out but it's an absolute no go.

A friend in Ingham has about 3-4 foot of water running under his house - and we have to drive through past it to get to Broadwater.

So there's not much to tell cause we haven't been doing much.

Jack had a News Report speech to do at school today, so him and I sat down last night and went through the Courier Mail.

I got him to look at the pics and when he found one he liked I read him the story in his terms.

He found one about the jelly fish blowing up on the beach on the Sunshine coast and so I read it to him.

His teacher told me that he got up and did a very good speech telling the class that it was stinger season and we shouldn't go swimming in the ocean, and that the wind blew lots of Jellyfish up on the beach and the life saver said he has never seen so many jellyfish.

Well Done Jack!!

Last night I put photos of all of Kate's classmates into her trial Liberator 14.

And this morning she was saying "Good Morning Mrs Nolan" and also to all her classmates (by name), which they thought that was pretty cool. So did all the mum's...

Kate's already got a bit of a fan club.

For 3 years we asked her previous school if we could take pics of her classmates to put into her 'talker' and it didn't happen..

We've been at Southern Cross Catholic School 11 days now and it's already done. I spent the day with her class on Monday and the teachers and support workers have taken on everything I have suggested, I think it is going to be a real TEAM environment there for us and Kate.

But most importantly both Kate and Jack are enjoying it.

The young lad who moved into the house across the road over the school holidays is also going to the same school so some days if his Dad has an early start he come with us.

After the Australia Day BBQ and we all had a good social meet everyone seems carrying that on so hopefully we will have a nice little network soon.

Well it's getting late and I have school tomorrow..
So I'm off to bed....

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

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