Sunday, April 09, 2006

Just Hanging Out With Parker

I must say that today was a very beautiful day. The sun was shining and although there was a little chill in the air it was nothing to keep most people from getting some fresh air. Now, we all know that Parker is unable to go outside but the thought of the little monkey playing with his mommy and daddy at the Park was something we needed to explore.

What do most children like to do when the go to the Park? They like to go on the swings. So we brought Parker's swing from home yesterday, strapped him in, and watched him enjoy the swing as it went back and forth. Now, Parker has yet to grasp the concept of pumping his legs under the swing to go higher, so we were forced to give him a hand. Parker was a little perplexed and slightly unsure of what to make of the whole situation but for the five minutes he did remain quite it was nice.

Now, yes we did have some fun in the chair while it lasted but we all know that when Parker is not eating there is nothing more that he enjoys then his daily 'tummy time' with his dad. Now, whenever I post a picture of Parker doing his exercises I try and post pictures that depict how strong he is. Well, check out how strong Parker's neck is getting now. Does that look like a normal 12 week old baby?

Now before I end this article I would like to thank the couple from Rochester, NY who drove down to Toronto to see my wife and I. It was nice to meet and speak with someone who has a child with the same genetic disorder. Now, if there is one thing that I have learned in the past few weeks it is that each child with the disease is very different. Whether it be how the ADA gene has mutated, how many infections they had prior to be diagnosed, or at what age they were when treatment began. That said, we are very thankful of them for taking the time to visit us.


leafFan said...

hello Parker hope you enjoyed the park with mom and dad, this is a message for your mom and dad the two most courages people in our family, Kevin and Tracey we know that you have to make a difficult decision soon no matter which one you choose it will be the right one always thinking of you three all our love uncle Benny and auntie Carol keep on fighting

nonna said...

Hey Parker,

What a great day it is today, the sun is shining and the temperature is finally climbing, but the best part was when I got to hold you and look into those big blue eyes of yours. You are incredibly handsome (as your Nonno would say), strong & alert. I should also like to let everyone know just how brave you were when they took the blood today.

Stay strong!

Love you tons

Nonna, Nonno & Nonnie

Luv you handsome boy Nonno!

Stacia said...

Hi Parker!!! You are looking particularly handsome today!!! Must be the excitement of your new swing!!! Tres cool!!!

I see you are getting really strong also!!! Keep it up!!! Pretty soon you'll be crawling...hehe...

I hope you have a good evening today parker!!! Hugs to your mommy and daddy!!!!

Stacy xoxoxoxox

coolauntiekatie said...

Hiya Parkerbear!

How cool is your new swing??? You're gonna be an expert in no time. Than when you hit the real'll be the coolest one on the swings! I hope you're still eating lots and lots! And please don't forget to remind your mommy and daddy that any time they want to sleep over here, they're welcome!

Love ya lots and lots,
Auntie Kate xo

Natalie said...

Hello Mr. Parker Poo!

It is so good to see your little face again today! You are such a strong boy my little man! I love to see you holding your neck up with such a strong, happy look on your face! We love you Parker Poo!!

I hope that you had a good day today! Tell your Mommy & Daddy if they would like to stay over tomorrow night (Tuesday) that I will be staying with your Uncle David!

Lots of Love little one!
Auntie Natalie xoxo

nana said...

Hey my little Parker man:

How much fun was that swing? And how about that won't be so very long and you will be outside enjoying the great outdoors. You are getting to be so strong that soon it will take all I've got just to pick you up. I so look forward to all of that and more.

Love you lots and lots my little man!!

Nana xoxo

Always thinking of you my precious little boy. Granddad loves you.