Sunday, October 12, 2003

Joe and I spent the perfect day today. We went bike riding all around. Whenever I tried to stop, Joe would say, "More." It was his first time on the bike seat. Then we went to the park and played on the swings and the slides. After that we went out for dinner together. He is a french fry maniac. When we got home Joe took a bath with a lot of "Bub-bles." We topped off the day with the brand new Lion King DVD and then it was time for bed.

Mom and Jack went to Baltimore for a sleepover with Debbie and Aaron, who came down from Philadelphia to meet them and go to the aquarium and the zoo. This is Sam Shoyer, Jack and you from the Baltimore Zoo last year. We went to the zoo and then we went up to Johns Hopkins for your PUVA treatment. It was strange travelling almost 3 hours round trip for a 5 minute office visit. I'm glad we added the zoo. Looking at this photo it is so clear to see how smiling came easy to you. I want to put up a whole group of photos just of you smiling. When we went to the zoo you had to wear sunglasses because of the photosensitivity caused by the PUVA drug, Oxysoralen. You were just one very cool dude.

Joe is very cute as he learns to talk. He calls penguins, "pengies." Whenever I am alone with Joe I think of you -- a lot. Last night I woke up in the middle of the night and could not go back to sleep. I kept thinking about you and panicking. I turned on music and tried to sing along so I wouldn't think the sad thoughts that I have about you. I wish Joe slept in a big boy bed so I could have crawled in and snuggled with him. I finally fell asleep at about 6 a.m. and Joe thankfully stayed quiet in his bed until 8 a.m. Mom and Jack get back today. Yeah!

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