Monday, November 26, 2007

We're officially moved in.

With 70+ boxes to unpack, it took Roger and Tracey a few days to get everything in place. There's still a bunch of things to do, but for the most part things are falling into place quite nicely. Grandma and Grandpa are scheduled to move in next week too. It's going to be very busy around this house in the coming weeks.

Malcolm has settled into his room quite nicely. I'm not sure if it's any indication of his comfort, but he even started sleeping longer from about 7:30pm all the way until 9:00am the next day. It's been like that for the past few days, so we'll see if it continues.

Moving to a new place is very exciting, I have so many more places to explore and sniff. I'm quite intrigued will all the sights and sounds of the neighbourhood. We're quite close to the park now, just across the street. I sure when the weather gets better we'll explore more of the new surroundings. I'm especially excited and happy to run around in the backyard. There's some room for me to stretch my legs and get a good run.

We were honoured by a visit from our good friend and famous "talent" from Korea this past week, Isaac Durst! Here's a picture of Malcolm and Isaac together plus some others.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Moving day is here!

So we got the keys today and have started moving. I've been to the house three times now. It sure is going to be different living in a house with a yard. I'm excited about moving, but it's all very unpredictable. I'm happy to know that grandma and grandpa will be so close. Wish us luck, we'll send an update and pictures as soon as we're settled in.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Initiative to help students in developing countries...

The mission of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) movement is to ensure that all school-aged children in the developing world are able to engage effectively with their own personal laptop, networked to the world, so that they, their families and their communities can openly learn and learn about learning.

The OLPC Association focuses on designing, manufacturing, and distributing laptops to children in lesser developed countries, initially concentrating on those governments that have made commitments for the funding and program support required to ensure that all of their children own and can effectively use a laptop.

In order to accomplish the goal, the OLPC needs people who believe in what is being done and want to help make education for the world’s children a priority, not a privilege. Between November 12 and November 26, OLPC is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. During this time, anyone can donate the revolutionary XO laptop to a child in a developing nation, and also receive one for the child in their own lives in recognition of the contribution. Roger and Tracey are participating in the program and have put an order in for an XO for Malcolm and another deserving individual in a developing country.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Malcolm's birthday party!

On behalf of the family, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended Malcolm's first birthday party this afternoon. Malcolm was dressed in his "toll" hanbok and thankfully was very tolerant of the whole thing. For those of you who were wondering, he grabbed the toothbrush first, so maybe there's a dental career in his future. He did motion over to the stethoscope a few times but got spooked when everyone started to cheer. The second item he grabbed was the caligraphy brush which usually represents a future as a scholar or artist. Roger and Tracey will have to start saving now if he does plan his future as a painting dentist. We can't even imagine how much that will cost... a Bachelor of Fine Arts, followed by a Doctor of Dental Medicine, whoa! Here are some pictures: