Saturday, August 12, 2006

Its Been a While

It has been a few days since I last wrote, and I apologize for that. I truly do try and write each day, but I must admit that things have been quite busy around here lately and for that reason I have neglected the blog.

Parker has been doing extremely well the past few days. I am really starting to think he can differentiate between the different members of our family. I know it will be a little while before the little guy blurts out "Dada" or "mama" but he is starting to put his arms out when we show him ours. It is nice seeing him wanting to be picked up.

Parker had been watching quite a bit of Backyardigans the past while. Not hours each day, but about 40 minutes (two episodes) each day. He really enjoys the songs and the little characters in it and actually has a favourite episode. Parker's favourite character is definitely Austin. During "Racing Day", when Austin comes on the screen and sings and dances, Parker smiles one of the biggest smiles you have ever seen. I bring this up because we have decided to change what the little monkey has been watching to Baby Einstein. We figure it is a good idea to have him see the different animals on a farm and the sounds that they make. For that reason, he watches Baby Einstein, MacDonald's Farm. It has only been a couple of days, but he does seem to enjoy it.

We are in the midst of adding a third feeding for Parker. He has recently started having some of the stage two meals from Beechnut and has shown that he enjoys them. We have also decided that during dinner Parker will sit with us at the dinner table in his high chair. This has been going on for the past three days with great success. Parker has a wonderful high chair he got from his Aunt Katie and Uncle Michael and it has toys that attach to the chair so that he cannot throw his toys on the ground. That is great for him and us, as the first night at the table, when we were letting him use his other toys at the table he kept throwing them on the floor and we would have to keep sanitizing them. This way, he can throw them all he wants, but they never reach the floor!

I wanted to mention a fundraiser that a friend is doing for us. She has been selling raffle tickets for a Tim Hortons coffee maker that was donated. The raffle is being held on October 1st. She has been very generous with her time and we are very appreciative of that. Thank you, Rita.

On that note, so many people have been so generous and have really supported Parker and his family's battle with this disease. We are so happy to know that we live in a part of the world where there are so many people who go out of their way to do wonderful and caring things for others.

1 comment:

Funny Face said...

Happy Sunday Parker!

I am glad to hear you are enjoying your shows and doing well with your feedings.

Just wanted to wish you and your parents luck tomorrow...we will all be thinking of you and crossing our fingers that all goes well and quick for you.

Love you tons!

Laura, Craig and Elizabeth