Plano, Baby!

Well, we’re sitting at home today while Charlie recovers from what must be his gazillionth illness. At this time last year, we were on house arrest and he was barely sick at all. This year, we’re free to move about the country and he seems to be picking up EVERYTHING. This week it’s a head cold of some type, which means sleeping propped up in the Boppy with Eucalyptus oil in his shirt. He’s a toddler, so he hasn’t grasped the concept of taking it easy. He’ll crawl around for a bit and then cry because he’s tired. We’re not having therapy, so the day is stretching out in front of us with not a thing in store. It’s pretty frightening.

We’re resting up big time because on Thursday I’m driving to Plano, TX, for more ABR training. In case you’ve missed it, ABR is the alternative therapy that we do with Charlie to help with his cerebral palsy. I am SO FREAKIN’ excited to be going to Plano, and believe me I couldn’t care less that it’s Valentine’s weekend. My SIL is coming along for the trip and we’re going to eat at Taco Cabana, do a little outlet shopping, and spend an evening watching television that our husbands don’t approve of. Good times. Also, I’m going to have the chance to see some of the wonderful families that we met in Canada during our first training session. And, of course, there’s the fact that I will be learning some new exercises to help improve Charlie’s quality of life. He’s gotten SO much stronger over the last four months and I can’t wait to continue with that improvement.

As I’m writing this, I look over at Charlie who used to SIT on his right hand it was so useless to him and I am amazed to see that he is grabbing part of his Nursery Farm with his right hand. It takes a lot of concentration to use it, but today I’m thinking that CP can suck it!!!!! Hi-ya!

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  1. I was just about to email you and ask about your plans for Plano, but now I know!

    Sounds like you have a pretty full game plan, but if you would want to grab lunch some day after session, we’d be interested.

    See you soon!

  2. wow…plano is very, very close to us. i didn’t know that abr was taught in the united states. do you have to do your initial training in canada or something?

  3. What an awesome trip—therapy and tacos. Great Valentine’s weekend. That is so awesome Charlie’s using that right hand more! I am so excited whenever Max uses his. We have to prompt him (“TWO HANDS, MAX!”) and then he remembers.

    Charlie just continues to make great improvements. I’m sorry he’s been sick, and that the days can get tedious. Thursday will be here soon!

    I couldn’t find intriguing old blog post you mentioned about teaching class with hole in your pants on link you mentioned in my post, eager to read!

  4. Wow, aren’t you excited about ABR again? Keep us posted as Chicago satellite is after you guys! Hope you guys have fun and Charlie is feeling better in time!! I expect photos and the whole posting every night!!!

  5. blairspage says:

    You are so funny! I’m excited that they offer more training a little closer to home! You guys be careful and have fun at the same time!

    Big Hugs – Tiff

  6. Small Town Girl says:

    Wow! Have fun on your little trip!

    Enjoy the One Tree Hill.

  7. Nadine Hightower says:

    Have a great time!!!!! Taco and shopping…..Woo hoo!!!
    Oh yeah and theraphy…Happy mommies make happy babies.

  8. MeghatronsMom says:

    Best of luck! Hope all goes well! Can’t wait to hear all about your new exercises!

  9. This is such a great post. So uplifting. GOOD LUCK IN PLANO! I hope it goes well.

    Also, I’ve totally watched One Tree Hill. OMG. So ridiculous and YET. There I am, watching.

  10. We’re getting one of those nifty walker dealy-bobs in Electric Lime. :o)

  11. White Hot Magik says:

    Now I have a craving for tacos. I love the end, CP can suck it! Have fun and learn lots.