Friday, July 28, 2006

Thank Goodness For GrandParents

I figured it was time to thank a few people that haven't gotten a thank you in a little while. Yes, I am talking about Parker's Nonna, Nonno, Nana and Grand-dad. The four of them love the little guy so much and Parker just adores them. Both grandmothers are working extremely hard on the benefit dinner as they try to increase the number of tickets being sold. I am so happy to have a mother and mother-in-law as loving and helpful as these two.

Grand-dad and Nonno also do their part. Nonno and Nonna are throwing a garage sale tomorrow to help with fundraising efforts. Although Parker does not see his Nonno everyday, we are still pretty sure his first words are going to be "Nonno". That said, I think Parker's favourite thing in the whole world is to spend time on his Grand-dad's shoulder as he looks around the room. I think that one of the greatest things Parker has going for him is his Grand-dad and Nonno's height. ADA deficient children who have successful treatment are much shorter than they normally would be if they were void of this disease. The fact that Parker's Nonno and Grand-dad are both over six feet three inches is definitely a good thing. He may be a little shorter, but he should be at least five and a half feet with those genes working on his side.

Lastly, I would like to mention Parker's trip to the hospital today. It was the shortest trip to the hospital he has had yet. We were in and out in less than thirty-five minutes. All he got was a weigh-in and his ADAGEN injection. Parker weighed in at 8.295 kg or 8 pounds and 4.5 ounces. Way to go little buddy. Parker also wore number four diapers for the first time today.

2 comments:

Natalie said...

Parker Pants,

Congratulations on your weight gain! Way to go little one!

I would like to second the sentiments about your wonderful grandparents! I can tell how much they love you and are doing for you. Give all four of them lots of extra hugs and kisses! I hope your picnic tomorrow goes wonderfully Parker! I am sorry that Uncle David and I will be out of town for your special day in the park. Enjoy little one!

Lots of love,
Auntie Natalie xoxo

P.S I will miss writing to you Parker Pants for the next little while because of travelling. Your happy face will be in my thoughts Parker Poo!

Funny Face said...

Parker,

I am so glad to hear how big you are getting...size four ...that is great I would say you are right on track my little friend.

I would also like to second the sentiments about your grandparents...They are all wonderful and love you so much...you could not have a better team on your side!

Love you little guy!

Laura, Craig & Elizabeth