Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Grandpa is still in the hospital and will probably remain there for a few more days. He certainly gave us a scare. He has had significant improvement in the last few days, but is scheduled for another procedure this morning. We've all been quite worried about him, but his spirits are high and his sense of humor is back. We're not sure Malcolm really understands what's going on, but he's been pretty good about all the hospital visits. Hopefully Papa will be back home soon. Here are some pics from the past week:

A wonderful shot of the crescent moon and Venus.
Malcolm showing his pearly whites, Malcolm puts us a quite a struggle when we're trying to brush his teeth. He insists that he wants to do it all himself. "Malcolm do dit, Malcolm brush teeth". Both Roger and Malcolm have been fighting colds, but they both seem to be on the mend.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thumbs up...

We had a bit of a scare today when Grandpa had to be taken to the hospital. From what the doctors have told us he had one of his lungs collapse all of a sudden. They performed an emergency procedure and he's resting at the hospital now. It's scary to have a family member be taken away in an ambulance not knowing what is exactly wrong. I've been on pins and needles all day. Like Grandma Janey used to say, I'm a bit sensitive. All this stress wreaks havoc on my stomach, I vomited while playing in the backyard this evening. Malcolm was unaffected by it all, he was puzzled as to why everyone wasn't home so late in the evening, but went to bed without a hitch. Here is a short video of some of his latest antics...

Thumbs up... from Obiwanhavanese on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day et al...

We had quite a nice Valentine's Day here at the house. Malcolm gave out his gifts and received some pretty nice ones too. He got a couple new Valentine's Day books and a pair of boots that we have since returned (too bad they were really cute Thomas the Train ones). So we ventured out downtown to the library and went for a walk to enjoy this beautiful sunny weather we've been having. All in all, quite a nice weekend. Here are some pictures.

Malcolm making his most popular dish, Cinnamon Carrots. He loves shaking cinnamon on all his creations.
Down the steps of the Vancouver Public Library.
Enjoying a good 'choo choo' book, a classic "The Little Engine That Could".

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Back to normal, for now.

Thankfully Malcolm's sleeping schedule has gone back to normal. The technique of getting him to bed earlier has worked. Now's he's sleeping from 7:30pm and waking up 7:30-8:00am every day. His speech is developing everyday, we're all very amazed at how much he is learning. Here are some pictures from this past weekend:

Malcolm exploring the jungle greenery of Dr. Sun Yat Sen's gardens.
Obi in the backyard, enjoying the sun.
Malcolm working the bubble mower.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Malcolm and his books.

Roger and Tracey have tried to instill the importance of reading books at a very early age. They make it a point to read to Malcolm multiple times a day. You can see that all this exposure to books has effected Malcolm in a positive way. Through all the repetition he has memorized many titles and lines in the books that are read to him. At almost 27 months of age he has demonstrated that he has great recall capabilities. We are all often amazed at the things he remembers. Malcolm can recite many more lines from the Very Hungry Caterpillar book, but here's just a taste of what he does almost everyday.

Very Hungry Caterpillar from Obiwanhavanese on Vimeo.