Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

The Hanavan Home Lockdown officially started Monday. Brett's last day at Ms. Laura's was last Friday and his last day of individual therapy was Monday. He will not be making any unnecessary trips into the outside world and we have limited visitors until Brett has made a full recovery.

Normally we would be unable to do this, but we are very lucky to have extra help. Both Cody's and my parents have volunteered to watch Brett for the time being, so Cody and I can save our time off until the actual surgery. It took a little bit of arm twisting, but we were able to convince them to come visit :). It's a win-win for everyone. Brett gets to hang out with his grandparents and Cody and I are able to get caught up on things around the house (i.e. sleep).

The good news is we were able to celebrate Thanksgiving before the lockdown started. My family came to visit last Saturday and we enjoyed lots of food. Brett always loves seeing his great-grandma Gi Gi. I think it's because she spoils him rotten (see picture below).

In other news, we have found that Brett is very ticklish...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jimmy Meyers

Brett was born on a pretty cool day. His birthday is 5/5/10. Some think it is special because it is Cinco De Mayo, others because 5+5=10. These are both pretty neat, but what really makes the day Brett was born extra special is this: the day Brett was brought to earth is the same day (5/5) his cousin Jimmy entered heaven. I never met Jimmy, as he was taken away from Cody's family on 5/5/96, one month before his high school graduation by a drunk driver.

Brett is more than 6 months old, so you may wonder why I am just now posting about this. Today, Brett met his great uncle, Jimmy's dad, Dan. You could see the pride in Dan's eyes as he held Brett for the first time.
As Brett gets older, he will get to travel to Texas to spend time with his uncle and we will be able to tell him stories about his cousin Jimmy. Thanks for visiting Dan, we were all excited to see you.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Daylight Savings

With the additional hour we had today, Brett got a lot accomplished. First off, he became a master at holding his own bottle. This is a good thing as the Down syndrome clinic suggested that he would need to start to learn to drink from a cup in the next few months. Are they crazy?

We also heard dad making quite the ruckus in the kitchen. We went to check it out and saw he was installing a new disposal in the sink.

Brett was very curious and wanted to help. Since he isn't yet strong enough to hold a wrench, Cody explained the process to him and said, "I expect you to be able to do this next time."