Friday, December 18, 2009


Long Day Care End of Year Social

Having a picnic on her 'spoilt' day - after her seizure scared the life out of us!!
EI Party
Her ball skills were actually better than this photo implies - she loved this activity.
The ice cream was a big hit


nor⋅mal  /ˈnɔrməl/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [nawr-muhl] Show IPA
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–adjective 1. conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural.
2. serving to establish a standard.
3. Psychology. a. approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment.
b. free from any mental disorder; sane.

4. Biology, Medicine/Medical. a. free from any infection or other form of disease or malformation, or from experimental therapy or manipulation.
b. of natural occurrence.

Maybe I'm putting way too much empahsis on this one but really - I can't remember the last time a medical professional used this word to apply to my beautiful hannah - but it happened today (thank you God) with the pead who organised Hannah's EEG (brain activity scan in lay terms). Sure (so I'm not misleading you) she also said that trisomy 21 can mean that the brain is not wired as you'd expect and therefore events like Hannah having a seizure need to be understood in that context - still she also said - 'her results from the test were normal'. Such a beautiful word 'normal' and as I start my holidays it inspires me to post all the usual Christmas celebrations that have been occurring - usual yet unusual also in that they are all 'final' celebrations - farewelling childcare, preschool,and EI.


Cate said...

oh, good news! I'm so glad. Love that N-word. I hope you guys get some time to relax.

Your kids are seriously beautiful.

(so funny to see kids in shorts, it's below zero and snowy here. And yes, I think William did draw Australia. he's into maps.)

Michelle said...

wonderful pictures! and so glad to hear the results were normal!