April 2020 update
We are doing well at the moment, however Erin is struggling a bit with the lock down. She is having flashbacks to isolation in the hospital and having nightmares so not sleeping very much. She is very tearful and tired – I am trying to reassure her constantly and hopefully she will get some good nights rest soon. It is also her birthday in just over a week and she was supposed to have a couple of friends over for a sleepover which obviously is not going to happen now, so she is very upset about that too.
Along with no Easter eggs and no Easter egg hunt this year, she is finding things tough. But on the plus side health wise she is doing well and is not affected by Covid 19 so that is good.
She has been baking and made an Easter gingerbread house which was a lovely distraction, and kind of makes up for no eggs as she is going to smash it apart on Easter morning. The girls also decorated our front window at home – they wanted to make an Easter window to brighten up the road for everyone. On top of that the girls had a sort out of their books and put them on a shelf outside the front of the house for people to take for free to get them through the lock down. It is very popular and we have people passing by to take a new book for their children or for themselves. They really enjoy seeing other people taking the books and getting more use out of them.
Finally, Caitlyn and Erin have been painting stones in bright rainbow colours and we went for a walk into the woods to hide them.