More fun again today. Up and out early to Mass in Ballymore. Who would have thought a girl from Yorkshire would end up at Monsignor Wilson’s Mass in Ballymore-Eustace, let alone be finding myself at a bake sale taking place in honor of Oisin. What a lovely community of people you are in Ballymore. A great effort was made from the ladies serving the tea and cakes to the beautiful painting that was donated for the raffle to the symbolic, colourful butterflies decorating the walls. We are very pleased to tell you that the money raised will all be going back into the Make a Wish Foundation so that other families like ours will continue to have their wishes made possible.
We waved farewell to the Ballymore-Eustace parish and headed off to the new super duper student centre in UCD. All of Barry’s former colleagues put a lot of effort into organising a cinema showing exclusively for Oisin and his friends. Well the cinema was packed out with UCD staff and their families, Harry and his family (really very nice for us to see you and learn how Harry is getting on) and the usual Dun Laoghaire possy (excusing Rita and Gareth who recently introduced their little boy Alex into the world – congrats guys. Ella must be thrilled she can put bows in his hair and mother him in the same way she once did with Oisin LOL :)). I laughed my way through Despicable Me 2. Oisin got a good few giggles out of it too – usually when someone slipped or the word “bottom” was mentioned! Cilly slept his way through it (gave mammy a wee break). Then what a treat afterwards – some of the former staff of UCD had set up a series of interactive science displays for the kids. Who says science isn’t cool!! Cilly and Oisin particularly enjoyed watching the hair dryer blow the ball in the air and launching sling shot rockets into the air. Great to see everyone and thanks for all the hard work you put into organising this.
Oisin seemed really well today. We try so hard to balance his well being and energy levels with all of these experiences he is having. It is a fine balance at times so it is always a big relief to us when an event comes together well, as it did today.
One more thing. Just a week after we sighted a butterfly in Eleanor’s house we have another one fluttering around in our house here in Ballymore this evening. Same type. A Red Admiral. 🙂
Good Night xxx