Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Time to wake up!

Wow, so recently Malcolm has decided that he's had enough sleep very early in the morning. He's been waking up anytime between 5:45am - 6:15am every morning. Despite our constant efforts to get him back to sleep his will to get up is too strong to fight. His early waking changes our household schedule dramatically as it means that Roger and or Tracey have to get up way earlier (especially on weekends) than normal. On weekdays it means that there is less time to get ready, have showers, prepare for work, take me for my morning walk, etc... We're hoping that it is a phase and that he'll go back to waking up at 7:30 or 8:00am again soon. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if he had a longer nap, but these days we're lucky to get an hour in the afternoon. Grandma and Papa have had to keep him entertained for longer periods of time. The life of a toddler is sometimes unpredictable.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Eating and stuff...

Eating can sure be a challenge for a two-year old toddler. From day to day it's hard to know what to expect, but there are definitely some foods that Malcolm enjoys more than others. For the most part Tracey and Roger do their best to try and get Malcolm to eat new and nutritious things. Here are a list of things that he enjoys on a semi to regular basis.

Rice, whole wheat pancakes, bread products (buns, toast, french toast), scrambled eggs, noodles, turkey dogs, thinly sliced honey ham, yam fries, cheese pizza, grilled cheese, grapes, muffins, ice cream, multigrain Cheerios, yogurt, frozen juice popcicles, milk, diluted juice, mandarins, crackers, pretzels, cereal bars, apples, bananas, keembap (sushi), mandu (dumplings), edamame (soy beans)...

Here's a picture of Malcolm eating lunch, he's enjoying some chicken mandu, sushi, buns, grapes and ham. Don't know if you can tell from the picture, but he's saying: "Cheese."
Malcolm's new pajamas, fire engine ones.
Happy 1st Birthday to Camila.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Learning to mimic everything: "That's not good."

It was a really great weekend. The snow is starting to finally disappear and the rain and warmer temperatures are back, definitely back to normal for Vancouver. Malcolm has been his same cheery self and has settled back into the normal routine quite nicely. It is truly amazing to watch the development of a child. We've seen vast improvements in his motor skills and language capabilities. In fact, you really do have to be careful of what you say around him because he starts to parrot every thing you say. The other day Tracey said, "That's not good" and after that point Malcolm has been copying the phrase repeatedly. It's definitely true, this is a fun age. Here are some pictures from the past week.

Malcolm wearing his new Vancouver Canucks Jersey.
We were invited to Ty's house for a brunch on Sunday here are some pics from the event. What do you think of Malcolm's new haircut, Roger did it himself (saved $20).
Malcolm, Melan and Ty working making jewelery, sweat shop child labour... just kidding.
Here's Ty and Janey looking at pictures on the iPod.
Picture of happy baby Asia.