Sunday, April 29, 2007

Playoff beards?

Now I don't really understand the reasoning behind the playoff beards, but Roger told me it has to do with superstition. He's been growing one (the best he can) since the beginning of the Stanley Cup playoffs for both the Canucks and his own team the Siege. I guess it's been working so far, here's a picture of it: If growing a extra hair is lucky, I must be the luckiest dog around.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Lots of hockey in Vancouver these days...

The Canucks beat the Anaheim Ducks to tie the series. Roger and Tracey got tickets for the game through a friend of theirs that works at Orca Bay. They were thinking of bringing Malcolm, but weren't able to find any ear protection that would work. So they'll be leaving both of us with Uncle Glen and Auntie Manjit on Sunday.

Also, Roger had his division final playoff game last night and won. They beat the first place team 5-1. Now they'll get to go to the regional final next week playing teams from Edmonton, North Shore, Chilliwack and Langley. He's a bit bruised after last nights game, here's a picture of a bruise developing from a blocked shot (kinda looks like a purple Pac-Man).... you can even see the imprint of the puck. As of today it started to turn purple. Tracey mentioned that it's too bad Roger loves hockey so much cause sometimes it causes some significant injury. In the last three years Roger has had seven stitches in his mouth and chin, double root canal and several bumps and bruises... too many to mention. Oh did I mention that I think Roger's crazy playoff beard is working!
I've also been teaching Malcolm how to type. Here's a sample: z v,,. f; m;efdmv., m. Here's a picture of Roger holding Malcolm at the keyboard.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

It's hard being a Canucks fan sometimes....

The ups and downs of being a Canucks fan.
We weren't too happy after Saturday's loss, even Malcolm didn't know what to make of it::
Let's just keep our fingers crossed that we win on Monday. Too bad Roger's going to be in class, he's going to miss the whole game.

new hair style.

Roger teases Malcolm that he has no hair, but he managed to give him a baby fau-hawk.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Curious boy....

Malcolm has been a lot more curious about objects and items these days. Now that his motor skills are developing he's able to grab and touch objects much more easily. Combined with the onset of teething, he's starting to bring all objects he can grab up to his mouth. Too bad he doesn't have any concept of size yet. Here's a picture of him reaching for a big water bottle. Grandma and Grandpa had a chuckle over all his funny antics.

Friday, April 13, 2007


With the Canucks winning in quadruple overtime on Wednesday night, Vancouver fans have been amping up their support. Roger had to modify his car flag to fit on the car. Here's a picture:

Monday, April 09, 2007

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Spring is finally here.

Spring has finally sprung in Vancouver. The weather has been noticeably warmer and all the blossoms are in full bloom. Here are some pictures of the Magnolia trees and daffodils around our neighborhood. By the way, congratulations to the Vancouver Canucks in capturing the Northwest division title, whoo hoo... playoffs here we come. Happy Easter everyone.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

5 Months Old...

Well Malcolm is now 5 months old. These are some of the changes and developmental strides he's made:

He rolls from his tummy to his back
Stationary objects are now much clearer but he still prefers strong contrasts, sharp edges and bright colors. He especially likes looking at Roger's t-shirts.
He can stand and with some assistance remain there for some time.
He can sit momentarily, but he tends to still tip over, darn heavy head!
He can grab his feet.
He's discovered his hands and fingers.
He smiles and giggles.
His hands are open and he reaches out to touch and grasp.
He can hold and bring an object to his mouth.
He's now up for 7-8 hours throughout the day.
He's become much more vocal, mainly grunts, squeals, coos, and other Chewbaca like sounds.
Some tell tale signs of attachment, recognizing who Mommy and Daddy are and even perhaps shows discomfort when he sees an unfamilar face.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Circus capabilities.

If I didn't see it with my own two eyes, I would have never believed it myself. Roger put all the rings in Malcolm's hands and he managed to drop the blue and green rings around his feet. No joke, he did it all by himself. I wish Roger would have videotaped it, it was amazing.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Another clip of Malcolm.

Here's another short clip of Malcolm:

Malcolm speaks!

Roger's been having some issues exporting video to the Mac, but he managed to put together this short clip. I know that Malcolm probably doesn't know what he's saying, but nevertheless we're counting it as one of his first words.