Thursday, February 22, 2007

Parker's First Haircut

I had to choose between two different titles for today's article because two significant events happened yesterday. Yes, Parker did have his first haircut but I also had a thirty minute conversation with Dr. Aiuti from Italy. Since I have titled the article Parker's first haircut and for the most part the images are all about the haircut, I shall begin with that.

My wife had decided that she wanted Parker to get his haircut prior to going to Italy. When he does go to Italy he will have some conditioning using Bulsulfen and one of the side effects of the drug is loss of hair. She nor I want to see large chunks of Parker's hair fall out so we thought a hair cut will minimise the effect. Secondly, Parker's hair is actually getting into his eyes and ears so we thought that would be another good reason for a haircut.

My wife's friend and hairdresser told her that she would have no problem at all making the trip to our house to cut Parker's hair. So, with that, Parker had a visit from our friend Anna yesterday in the late morning. We were a little worried that Parker may not like having his haircut but to be honest, he did not care one bit. Once in a while he would swipe for the comb or scissors but he would always miss. As Dora would say, "Swiper, No Swiping!" For the most part, Parker sat in his high chair very happy to watch the Backyardigans on television eating his puffs!

Snip, Snip... Snip, Snip, she went. First one ear, then the next, and finally his bangs. Now, Parker is a very cute kid so we wanted to make sure his hair reflected this. So, we made sure not to get him a dorky haircut and Anna as always pulled through for us. For the most part his hair remained very similar to before, except for now he does not have his hair in his eyes or his ears. It was not until this morning that I could actually tell the difference in his hair. Parker is one cool looking dude. We did capture some video during the haircut; however, I am not sure if I will use it here. I do promise to make a new video for everyone before we leave for Italy.

week later than we had expected it was a very informative conversation. For those of you whoNow, my conversation with the doctor from Italy. Although it began with pushing our date a who have a child with ADA deficiency and will be travelling to Italy in 2007 or 2008 I am sure you are very interested in yesterday's conversation. For the most part it was about accommodations and life in Italy as we had already spoken to him about the actual procedure. He sent us a link to the hotel/apartment/motel that we will be staying in while in Italy. It is a one bedroom, a ten minute walk away from the hospital. I now have the address and website for the residence so I can map it all out on my white board using Google. They will supply a crib for Parker and with a kitchen we can go to the market and get food for our meals each day. We will have phone and wireless Internet in the apartment so you can be rest assured that everyone will be kept up-to-date with how Parker is doing in Italy. Of course, we did speak about other things as well, but for the most part I am sure no one cares to much about it. Except the other two families (from California and Eastern Canada) which I would be glad to share with them.

Air Canada is currently working out our flight and will most likely get back to us today. We do know which day we are leaving and are excited for our departure and most of all return. As we find out more information about Italy we will share it with you.


Natalie said...

Parker Pants,

I can't wait to see the photos of your first haircut! I am so excited to hear all of your news about your new apartment in Italy. It sounds as though things are all coming together. Give your Mommy and Daddy a hug for me.

I can't wait to see you this weekend little one,
Auntie Natalie xoxox

Kari said...

Your first haircut - what a special day for you Parker!! It seems like you like haircuts a lot more than Mackenzie does these days!!!

I bet you look absolutely even more handsome now! Tell Daddy to hurry up with those pictures - I can't wait to see them. Hopefully I will be able to come & see your new haircut very soon.

Kari xo

nonna said...

Hey Parker,

I bet you look so cute with your new DO.

I was glad that your Mommy and Daddy have a little more time to get ready.

Stay strong big guy.

love you tons

Nonna & Nonno

Elizabeth said...

Parker darling,

It looks like you handled your haircut very well! What a big boy you are! :) You'll have to teach Calder a tip or two when it comes time to get his hair cut - probably when you get back from Italy, yay!

Love Elizabeth