Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween 2

Dinner has just passed for most children and now they have started to run from door to door yelling "Trick or Treat". I remember what Halloween was like when I was just a child. Like most holidays my family made a very big deal about it. My father would take my sister, brother and I around the neighbourhood so we could collect candy from each and every house that had a "Jack-o-lantern" on their front porch. We did this while my mother gave out candy at our home.

My parents would literally spend days getting the front of our house ready for October 31st. My mother would dress up like a witch, and my father would set up the Hi-Fi system so that spooky sounds and music could be heard from doors away. Parents who were familiar with our home on Halloween would drive from blocks away just so that their child could get a glimpse of our home that night.

Tonight, we sit here with the lights out in our home, without a pumpkin or jack-o-lantern on the front porch. We have chosen not to participate this year for the slight chance a child comes to our door who is ill. We feel terrible but we know that next year we will make it up to the children in our neighbourhood.

Today being Tuesday, we went to Sick Kid's so that Parker could get his ADAGEN injection. We figured that we would show Parker off in his costume to the doctors and nurses in the immunology department. Parker was absolutely adorable and everyone thought he was so cute.

Now, we have been waiting for the results for the x-rays that were taken on Parker to check for skeletal abnormalities a couple weeks ago. The report is finally in, and although we have only been told that there really are no surprises, our staff immunologist will go over the results with us this Friday at Clinic. So, check back then for a complete update on how Parker's x-rays went.

After we left the hospital we took Parker to see his Nonni, my Nonna. She was so happy to see Parker and absolutely loved his costume. She has not been sick for some time and displayed no symptoms of being sick, so we decided to let her hold Parker while we had a little lunch. We do not let many people come in contact with Parker for obvious reasons, but we felt comfortable letting his Nonni hold him for a little while. It definitely made her day.

Lastly, we wanted to make sure that Parker's Nonna and Nonno saw him today so they came over to see Parker quickly with his cousin. We decided to take advantage of the opportunity by grabbing a quick image of Parker and his oldest cousin. A definite rarity.

My wife has just taken Parker upstairs and hopefully he will fall asleep soon. We are both looking forward to next year when the three of us can decorate the house for Halloween and give out treats to the children in the neighbourhood. I wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween.

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Hello My Little Chick-a-Dee!

How adorable you are! I hope that you had a fabulous Halloween and I am so glad that you got to see so many of your family members! What a special day!

Happy Halloween little one!

Love,
Auntie Natalie xoxoxo