Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

I just wanted to wish everyone a healthy, happy and prosperous new year.... happy 2009 from all of us at Obiwanhavanese. 2008 was a great year and hopefully 2009 will only get better. Some pretty big milestones for my little bro this year... walking and talking topping the list.

With all the recent snow it's been quite an amazing sight. The only problem with all this snow is a condition we call "snow-berries". My fur is quite susceptible to clumping and it takes some work to get them thawed. Here are some pictures.
Here's a recent picture of happy Malcolm.
This is a robe that Auntie Leah gave Malcolm when he was a baby. He recently tried it on and this is the photo of him dancing around the living room.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

It has been quite a Christmas for us here; with the dumps of snow we've received it was a truly a white winter-wonderland. Roger has been shoveling snow 2-3 times a day, that's a record for sure. Here are some video and pictures from the past week.

Christmas 2008 from Obiwanhavanese on Vimeo.

Malcolm put out milk and cookies for Santa. We won't tell Santa that he ate one.
"Hey, I put out the Milk and Cookies, where are my presents?"Here's one taken with Roger's new lens. Malcolm sure became good at ripping the paper off of the gifts.
Some beautiful scenery with all the snow.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Whoa, lots and lots of snow!

We've had lots and lots of snow this week and there's still more to come. I don't remember being this much snow in Vancouver ever! Tracey and Roger finally convinced Malcolm to come out and play, surprisingly enough he had a great time. The only real problem is that he absolutely refuses to wear gloves, so for obvious reasons we can't stay out very long. We've already seen over 20cms of snow in the last two days and the weatherman says that there's more to come. It looks like it's going to be a white Christmas.

It's snowing, wintertime! from Obiwanhavanese on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Will it be a white Christmas?

We'll we finally got some snow in town. It's been so chilly the past few days. Temperatures are supposed to stay below freezing for the next week. I personally love the snow, but Roger says that the people in Vancouver don't do so well reacting to the fluffy white stuff and driving can sometimes become quite scary. Here are some pictures from the past week or so. Aren't our Christmas lights pretty?Joseph, Nicole and Malcolm at the Christmas brunch. The kids play so well together don't they?Tracey and Roger took Malcolm to the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens. I don't think Malcolm enjoyed it very much, perhaps it was too cold.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Bright Nights at Stanley Park

Roger, Tracey and Malcolm made their way down to the Bright Nights at Stanley Park event the other night. They said it was chilly, but worth it. They were lucky to get on the 5pm train just minutes before ticketing was over. Malcolm enjoyed being on the train, but Roger and Tracey said that Malcolm was impressed by the lights. They went during the week to avoid the crowds, last year they waited such a long time in line. Here are some pictures from the event.

Malcolm looking at all the lights while enjoying his pretzel.
Thank you to Auntie Wendy for Malcolm's warm Nemo blanket. It sure came in handy that chilly night.
This is Roger's favorite tree at the event, pretty blue LEDs.
What a difference between years, Malcolm's third Christmas coming up... and he's only two! He was a bit reluctant to sit with Santa (we had to bribe him with a gingerbread cookie this year), can't even imagine what he's going to be like with the mall Santa. It's Tracey's strategy to back him into Santa for the photo, we'll keep our paws and fingers crossed he doesn't freak out too much.
Here's mine:

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Happy Birthday Carol!

Malcolm and family helped wish Carol a happy birthday yesterday by taking her out for a pizza dinner. Malcolm even sang one line of the song, "Happy birthday to you." It was very cute. Here are some more pictures from the past week. As you can see, the Christmas lights and tree are up at the house. Now we'll have to wait for all the presents to come from Santa.

"Hey Frosty, what else you got?"
"Mmmm... Gingerbread".
"My favorite cousins".
Our house:
Beautiful sunset.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Less than a month before Christmas.

Excitement is mounting, Christmas is coming soon. Malcolm's development has been quite good with respect to his communication and vocabulary. He's started to join words together to form longer phrases and sentences. Roger and Tracey recently bought him some new shoes online and when they arrived he said: "NEW SHOES INSIDE BOX". We're all quite amazed at his memory and recognition of objects and pictures. Also, he's beginning to use his imagination and creativity more as well. One of his favorite snacks right now are organic cheddar rabbit crackers and when ever he eats them he pretends that they are jumping along and then the rabbits jump right into his mouth, it's very cute to watch.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The past week.

It's been a busy couple of weeks for the family with the Madonna concert, Malcolm's birthday bash, daylight savings time change, Canucks game, whew! Here are some pictures from the past week.

I don't think Malcolm liked this song much by the look on his face.Here's some Thomas the Tank toys Malcolm received for his birthday on Wednesday.
Here's an action shot of me running down the hallway playing fetch with my pink octopus.
Malcolm loves his cousins very much, here's Malcolm giving his cousin Joseph a hug good-bye.
Can't forget cousin Nicole, or "Coola" as Malcolm calls her.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Malcolm's Birthday Party

Malcolm was so good at his party this past weekend. I think having a party in the morning eliminates the usual crankiness that emerges. We had close to forty people in attendance at his first ever Birthday Brunch celebration. All the kids played so well with each-other, it was very impressive that all were so well behaved. Here's Malcolm blowing out the candle on his cake. His real birthday isn't until Wednesday, but his weekend party was a great success.Roger and Tracey made Malcolm a special birthday cake, it was their first attempt at a Fondant cake, I think it turned out yummy... too bad I couldn't have any.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween 2008

Halloween 2008 was pretty fun. Malcolm was such a happy and willing participant that it made things easy for Roger and Tracey. He thoroughly enjoyed wearing the fabulous Monkey costume grandma had made for cousin Nicole many years ago. Roger said that Malcolm got so many compliments at the Mall while trick or treating. Here are some pictures from the past few days.

Here's Malcolm at play school with his other little friends.
It's amazing how much difference a year makes. Here's the split-screen of last Halloween versus this Halloween.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Changing Autumn Leaves in Vancouver.

It's very beautiful this time of year with all the changing colours. Here are a few pictures of Malcolm from the local park.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The boy really loves trains.

Thanksgiving weekend was the last time the trains ran for the season, and since the weather was still nice Roger and Tracey took Malcolm for one last ride until the spring. Here's some video:

Burnaby Miniature Railway from Obiwanhavanese on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Tracey, Roger and Malcolm took a trip to the Pumpkin Patch in Richmond this past weekend. They soon realized that they were quite ill-prepared for the whole endeavour, but ankle-deep in mud they still managed to enjoy themselves. It was quite busy at the farm and a bit chilly as well. Malcolm picked out two pretty pumpkins and thoroughly enjoyed the locally grown apples. Next year they'll know what to expect and will have rubber boots, a change of clothes and even some gloves to help things go smoother. Next stop Halloween.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thanksgiving and all that.

As you may already know I like to comment on the weather, in fact many of my blog posts comment on the weather conditions here in Vancouver. With the onset of Autumn it has been turning chilly; although we've had some sunny days the warm weather is for sure only a memory now. As the colder temperatures set in there have been some developments afoot.

Last night Tracey gave Malcolm a blanket to sleep with to get him used to the idea. They are also considering giving him a pillow too. The transition to the big boy bed is on the horizon. I'll let you know how it goes.

Thanksgiving dinner went off splendidly with turkey and all the fixings. A good time was had by all. Here are some more pictures from the past week or so.

Here's a picture of the moon taken from our deck, very bright.
Uncle Steve got Malcolm a soft bowling set for his birthday last year, he loves it.Thanksgiving dinner.
The boy sure loves his bread products.