Welcome to our world of 4 boys, Autism, Homeschooling and life in general.

Hi I'm Angie, busy Homeschooling Mum of 4 young boys aged between 4 and 11 yrs.

Bailey (11) is a huge car enthusiast, particularly classic cars, VW 'Herbie' beetles and VW Combi vans. Bailey lives with Autism (ASD) and Epilepsy but does very well coping with everyday life these days since we made the change to homeschooling back in 2010.

Dane (8) enjoys playing guitar, building Lego masterpieces and all things superhero! Dane also lives with a form of Autism (Aspergers) and a Language developmental delay (Apraxia of speech).

Ehren (5) is our gentle 'giant' and is a keen student in our Homeschool classroom. He enjoys both physical and mental pursuits and has a clear interest in currency!

Fraser (aged 4) is our little pocket rocket. He's a confident, head-strong little boy who never stops talking, singing or dancing!

Follow us on our journey as we learn about the world around us in our own unique way!

Monday, February 18, 2013


Thought I'd pop into my neglected little blog to kick off the New Year letting you all know about the fun we had on Valentines Day. V Day has long been one of my favourite days of the year. What could be better than a special day to spread the love amongst friends and family? A day for everyone; young, old, those in love or not, just simply recognising the special people in our lives that we love and care dearly about.

This Valentines Day we shared the day with our closest Homeschool friends at a friend's home. It was a lovely gesture for her to invite all us families into her home and organise some special activities for both the preschoolers and the older Homeschooling children. First our friend read the group a story about an imaginary world where people gave out 'warm fuzzy' messages to one another to make each other feel special. The children sat attentively listening carefully to the story and after brainstormed some of the 'warm fuzzy' messages they were going to give to one another. They spoke about how they felt when they were paid a compliment and how nice it was to share compliments and 'warm fuzzies' with friends.

Then the group seperated into smaller groups to work on activities, swapping between them as they completed each task. The older kids started off by working together as a team to bake a cake, reading the instructions, using the Thermomix to weigh and mix and then pouring into 2 moulds to produce a scrumptious double layered chocolate cake. Later they iced the cake with a yummy layer of chocolate cream frosting.

All the children made a love heart envelope by weaving pieces of coloured card, which were later filled with special hand-written messages from one friend to another. It was good to see the children delighted to do this activity even though it meant they did some writing, not always a child's favourite thing to do! Things like, 'you are a wonderful friend', knock-knock jokes for a laugh and 'you are a great talker' made all the children feel warm and fuzzy.

The younger children enjoyed filling chocolate moulds with the chocolate that the adults had melted for them. I personally think my little boys enjoyed licking the spoons afterwards even more!

As if the day hadn't been awesome enough, I even managed to get the babysitter at last minute so hubby and I could have a nice dinner for two at our favourite restaurant, Focus by James!

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