thankful for the river…still

March 22, 2009 at 5:13 pm 2 comments

For years since we bought this house we never went further down the crescent – only back out to the shops and the rest of the world etc….the last 12 months we have spent more and more time down by the river. The people are starting to recognise me and the boys walking down the path.  The kids are starting to regard the river and its surrounds as an extension of their back yard.  Yes it has some issues with litter and algea at times but really it is beautiful. The gum trees and the bird life are just so aussie.

Today we went down to kick the ball – there is a large piece of fairly flat grass just at the bend near the playground and so after a 5-10min walk we are there. We took the soccer ball and had a good kick around – a mix of just play and a bit of skills practice. Who would have thought it would be me teaching the kids how to kick a soccer ball! Owen was really getting the hang of dribbling too which was great to see.

oh and an update I forgot to post. Had some concerns about Owen’s eyesight when I was playing scrabble on facebook and he asked what the dot under the letter was (a number 2). Given Bretts issues and now Owens I booked them all in for an eyetest. Verdict – they all have an astigmatism. Owen’s is not as bad as Bretts but would definitely benefit from glasses especially for close work. He said at the moment his eyes are trying to compensate but it is causing significant strain which would only worsen his attention span for close work like reading etc.  Brett had to have a retest to see how he was going with the glasses – verdict was with them his vision is almost 20-20 and it was a LOT worse without them so they are happy with them. Corey they didn’t recommend glasses at this stage but there is a good chance that he will need them later – they want to check him in January with the other two.

and the best news on the glasses front – they recommended they both take them off to play soccer/footy etc so no more telling poor Brett that he isn’t allowed to head the ball!

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Lucky! a little funny before bed….

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mette Thomas  |  March 22, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Hope you have private health for all those glasses Jude you’ll need it thats for sure.

    I have astigmatism and if i dont wear my glasses enough i get terrible headaches. I can see a huge difference now that i have them and cant go without them at uni. They did say i didnt have to have them as its just astigmatism but i chose to get them to try to get rid of the headaches and i have to say it certainly helped.

  • 2. Jen H  |  March 23, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Down by the river sounds like a lovely place to go and play soccer!! Glad Brett’s eyes have improved so quickly and hopefully Owen’s will too. Yey re the soccer/glasses issue too.
    Imagine how cute they will all look wearing glasses if Corey ends up needing them too!
    Jen H


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