Sunday, September 24, 2006

Ride For Parker

We headed down to Bramalea yesterday morning to watch all of the cyclists take off for their very long ride. I have to say that my wife and I were extremely touched by all the people who came out to either ride or help out. Although we arrived there just prior to 9am to see the start of the 50km portion of Ride for Parker, an hour and a half earlier three riders began the 100km portion of the ride. To be honest, I could never see myself being able to ride a bicycle for 50 km but the people at the Bramalea United Church did.

I know that we have said it before but my wife and I are so touched by all of the family, friends and people we don't even know who go out of their way to help in Parker's battle. It is these same people that allow us to draw strength from them so that we may stay stay strong in this long journey. Thank- you so much.

I had mentioned in my last post that I would be putting some more video up of Parker in the next day or so. Yesterday, I did do some video of the little monkey bouncing in his Jumper and I must say that there is quite a difference in the way he jumps now and the way he did when he first got the jumper. The little guy pushes off with all his might and then not even a second later his feet come crashing to the ground with a giant BOOM! The video should be ready by this evening, so if you would like to see it come back later tonight and check it out.

Parker has done an excellent job the past few nights going to bed at his new time of 7:30p and then pretty much sleeping through the night. We are very proud of our little boy. He does wake up at around 6:30am for a bottle and a diaper change and depending on how he is feeling, he either heads back to bed or requests that we play instead. This morning, Parker and daddy played in his room until just after eight when I decided to bring the little monkey downstairs to play in his Exersaucer while I write today's article.

My wife has been extremely tired the past few days. She goes 100% through the whole day. If she is not feeding the little monkey she is cleaning the house and except for Y&R in which she watches when Parker falls asleep she really does not have much down time. No one worries more about the environment that Parker lives in more than her. Yes, I do my job here making sure that the house is clean and Parker remains free of infection, but Parker's mom has always been the one to make sure he is safe. I definitely worry about her getting run down and as a result getting sick. I know that I tell her all the time to relax a little but she has a very hard time doing that. Maybe reading it here may help her. She did sleep in this morning, so that is at least a start. Take care of yourself Mama Monkey.


coolauntiekatie said...

Hiya Parkerbear!

It's good to hear that you're sleeping better through the night. Your Mommy and Daddy need their rest as well. A lot of people are sick right now, so you guys need all your strength to fight off colds etc. I'm really excited to see your new video!!! Anyway little monkey, I love ya lots and lots.

Auntie Kate xo

Natalie said...

Good Morning Parker Pants,

I am happy to hear that your Bike event went well! It was a beautiful day for a bike ride.

Make sure you tell your Mommy to rest today...maybe suggest that she lie down and watch a movie...or something peaceful like that. There are lots of good movies to rent that you all would like I bet! Uncle David and I have been watching Curb Your Enthusiasm...very funny although you would have to cover your ears for some parts!

Rest well everyone,
Auntie Natalie xoxoxoxo