Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Visitors

My younger brother and aunt came to stay with us for 4 days last week. So for the two days before they came, Brian and I were busy making sure that our place looked perfect for their arrival.

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My brother is 21 and has Down Syndrome. I have such a soft spot for him, I really adore him, he has such unconditional love. And the things he says crack me up! We were at a market that has a live band on the weekends, and my brother noticed that the drummer was female. Apparently he'd never seen a female drummer before, he was shocked. He tugged at my sleeve and pointed. "What?! Women can play the drums?!!!"

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We took my brother and aunt to a cute French Brasserie in the antiques section of town, and after eating a lovely meal of Moules Frites (my favorite), we were crossing the street back to the car, when all of a sudden I felt a stabbing pain in the ball of my foot. I looked down, and I had stepped on a screw. A rusty old screw that had probably come from one of the neighboring antique shops. OUCH!!!!

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So off we went to the ER to spend the majority of that afternoon waiting for xrays and the screw extraction.

Other than the screw incident, it was a great few days. :)

38 comments:

Anna of IHOD said...

What a sweet photo of you two.
You are definately lucky to have him. I have a few downs syndrome cousins who really are angels in our lives.

So sorry about your foot! killer!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Omg about the screw???? I'm sorry that happened to you. I once stepped on a nail and it was awful but it wasn't that deep. I hope your feeling better!!

Aww that is adorable about the female drummers! That's such a sweet photo of you and your bro!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

OUCH! you poor thing!!!

alicia said...

OMG, ow! But that crazy screw x-ray is kinda awesome. I'd frame it :)

Dionne said...

Hahaha, Alicia - a lot of my friends said the same. Perhaps I could put it up in the bathroom, or in my little desk nook.

amy b.s. said...

yikes for the screw! but fun that you had such a good time with your family!

Almalu's Place said...

the x-ray image weirds me out!:S

JuneBug said...

Great pics with your brother! I love family shots.

And OMG wow that looks like it hurt. But really really cool XRay.

Kori said...

Oh no~! I hope you weren't in too much pain! Your brother is too cute! I hope you have an amazing Tuesday! Stop by and say hello! Kori xoxo

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A Chic Critique said...

I came across your blog through "In Honor of Design." It's darling. I love the little drawing/pictures you have in each post. Do you do them yourself? They're so charming & sweet. So sorry about your foot! Ouch. So glad I ran across your blog!

Dancing Branflake said...

No way! You got a screw in? So sorry! And this is the first photo I've seen of you. You are so gorgeous!

Kelly J. R. said...

That x-ray is ridiculous! Ouch ouch ouch.

My boss' son has downs and used to come to clean our offices. He had some good lines as well. Two of my cousins have Fragile X and they love sports so compete in a lot of special olympic events. Does your brother play any sports with special olympics? I am always moved to tears by their spirit, dedication and compassion to other team members during their events.

andrea said...

a screw! that's unbelievable. It must have been so painful...I love down syndrome people. One of my cousins has it and he's always been the sweetest kid

Muffin said...

youchers! that's gotta hurt. sweet xrays though!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

ouchy on the foot!!

your brother looks so lovely! what a fun trip :)

Jessica Di Giacomo said...

oh darling!!
in italia we say: mamma mia!!!

Sey said...

The X-ray picture is cute.

Sorry to hear your foot was hurt. Hope your it is feeling better now. I am glad you had a great time with your aunt and little bro.

Gaia said...

OMG...how are you!?

by the way the x-ray picture freak me out!

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh! Hope your foot feels better quickly!!!!

Zoe said...

So glad you had a nice time with your brother visiting. I hope your foots ok though!x

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Ouch. Are you okay? I love having family over . . . it makes me clean my house and it is so so much fun.

Fondly,
Glenda

CM said...

omg owwwwww!!!
hopefully you can walk on your feet soon. feel better hun!

Tender Branson said...

One good thing coming from the screw is the awesome x-ray picture. Hope all is well with the foot.

Caroline said...

Oh my goodness! Fell better!

Jess said...

ouch! glad you are ok! That's so sweet that your family was in town. I have a soft spot for special needs myself (thats who I work with all day long!) It's amazing the things they can come up with or what things they can do to compensate for their deficits if they put their mind to it!

Looking Glass said...

Yowch! Hope you heal quickly!
Glad you had a lovely family filled weekend though :-)

~ Clare x

orchid said...

I am SO sorry about the accident.
Take Care of Yourself!!!

I have a differnt type of handicap myself. I am proud of you being suh a wonderful sister♡♡♡
And also truly appreciate the kindness when I started my blog!!!

Dionne said...

Thanks guys for all your well-wishes. My foot is feeling a lot better, and I will be able to put full pressure on it in the next day or so, hooray!

Pistachio said...

Waoh, that is a crazy picture! Hope you are feeling better.

Christina- floresdelsol said...

beautiful pictures of you and your brother. and ouch!!!!yikes!!! a screw!!! that had to kill. im jealous you can wear sandals already though.

Nicole Egerer said...

OUUUCCCHHH!! I am so sorry to hear about your poor little foot! I wear shoes that a lightweight like the ones you were wearing in the screw incident so after reading your blog I have been watchign were I walk more closely! Hope you're doing better!

Kind regards,
Nicole

Gloria said...

oh my goodness. here i am, enjoying the cute photos of you and your bro, and then bam!! rusty screw through foot! hope you heal up quick :-)

de Epoca said...

Yikes! That screw in the foot looks painful!

Glad the rest of your visit with your brother was wonderful :)

avant garde design said...

love the photos of you and your brother, he has a sweet smile doesn't he?! and then your foot story, oh so awful ;( did you have to get a shot, usually you do with things like that. i fell and cut my neck (long story) a few years ago and i needed shots, yuck! hope you're recovering nicely ;)

Miss Milky said...

OUCH!!!!!

Canny-Cole said...

your brother is such a cutie!! and OUCHIES for the screw!! :( Hope you're feeling better!! ;)

Eleanor Rae said...

Ouch! That looks so painful! Great pictures of your brother, I babysit for a little boy with downs and he is so gorgeous, and just like your brother shows such unconditional love and has an amazing sense of humour! xxx

Ruby Girl said...

just checked out your blog for the first time. so lovely! great pics of you and your bro. what a studmuffin & studmuffinette! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com