Sunday, September 10, 2006

Busy Sunday

I really don't know where to start with today's post as I have so much that I would like to share with you. I guess I shall begin by thanking everyone who came out to Yummy Pleasures today for their Art with Chocolate Fundraiser. Yummy Pleasures is an absolutely wonderful little place in Newcastle, Ontario and today they had their annual Art with Chocolate event. Yummy Pleasures are famous for their wonderful desserts, chocolates and teas and if you are ever in the Newcastle area I highly suggest that you stop by to check it out.

If you take the wonderful sweets that Yummy Pleasures have to offer and some beautiful artwork by local artists from around the area you have "Art with Chocolate". My wife and I were so touched by the generosity of Peter and Randy the co-owners of Yummy Pleasures for choosing Parker as their fundraising efforts this year. Thank-you so much.

We all know how strong my little boy is but I was very surprised to find out yesterday that Parker is capable of standing by himself as long as he has something to hold on to. Now, I am sure that I am just being one of those parents who thinks their child is some prodigy, but I have to say I was quite impressed. You can see Parker here, playing with his Exersaucer from the outside. He had just as much fun from this position compared to his regular one from the cockpit of the saucer. He enjoyed spinning his rattle and pulling at his seat as he did his best not to fall as the saucer began to slowly spin around. He still has not co-ordinated his legs with his upper body.

I have been doing my best to get Parker to increase his vocabulary from grunting sounds and the occasional Babababa to something more sophisticated. I tell the little monkey that Dada wants to hear some big boy words not little boy grunts and yells. I am sure that his progress is very normal but when you spend so much time with your child you have very high expectations. Maybe too high. That said, if you set your expectations too low you have nothing to strive for. We are extremely pleased with all of the progress that Parker has made and although Parker has not had an MRI yet we definitely don't see any neurological or developmental problems. Something we were very worried about when we found out that ADA deficiency can cause these types of problems.

Energy. Parker sure does have a lot of it. It is 9:30 pm and Parker just recently fell asleep. He absolutely refused to go to bed. He was extremely tired, but as I am sure many of you who have young children can attest to that sometimes just makes it more difficult to get them to sleep. To tire Parker out, we normally put him in his Jolly Jumper around 7:15p and let him bounce to the "Wiggles" until 8pm. Then, Parker gets bottlefed upstairs in his room, where he normally falls asleep during the feed. Unfortunately tonight, after ten ounces (300 mL), Parker still refused to sleep. He just wanted to cry and yell. After a couple versus of Blue Christmas and some rubbing of his back, I finally got him to settle enough that we could leave him to try and go to sleep. Now, that he is a sleep, he should be good until 6am when he will want a feed before going back to bed.
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Uncle Mikey said...

Hi Parky,
Wow, you're standing already! You're such a big boy! With all your progress you'll probably be crawling soon! Won't that be fun for mommy and daddy chasing after you! ;)
We knew you'd be a tall boy and look at you! Thank goodness for all those tall genes in your family. You're catching up fast to your cousin Jacob!
Thank mom and dad for us for the colourful alphabet mats for his birthday. He loves them and it keeps him busy! (and loves to try and take them apart!)
See you soon Parky. Miss you.
Love, Auntie Christini and Uncle Mikey xo

Stacia said...

Hiya Parker!!! Wow - i am so im so impressed!!!! I can't beleive you are standing ALREADY!!! You are an amazing little champ!!!! Keep up the great work!!! HUGS xoxoxoxox

Natalie said...

Parker Poo!

I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!! What a big, strong boy you are standing up! It is so exciting to see you standing with your exersaucer! I wonder what will be next...the options are endless!

I am so glad that you had a good time yesterday at Yummy Pleasures...I cannot wait to check it out one day. Maybe for a nice Sunday drive your Uncle David and I will rent a car and take a drive out there with you! What fun!

Lots of love little one with extra hugs and kisses!

Auntie Natalie xoxoxoxoxoxox