Thursday, May 28, 2009

Marching on

Marching on, originally uploaded by obiwanhavanese.

We had a visit from Auntie Sue and the kids today. Here's Malcolm marching around with Adrianna.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Time goes on...

Malcolm is still a bit sick. His cough has been so bad that he wakes himself up in the middle of the night. He's been on a steroid inhaler for about a week now, but we haven't seen any real improvement in his cough. It's been pretty tough cause we're not used to him waking up in the middle of the night for any reason. Now we've been having episodes of coughing that lead to some real intense crying. The craziest thing out of all of this is that he's totally fine during the day, as normal as could be with regard to behaviour, demeanor, energy and appetite. We're hoping that this coming week will lead to the elimination of this darn cough.

In other news, Tracey went for another ultrasound and it looks like all is normal. Here are some pictures from the session.
Oh, I'd also like to mention that some old friends from Vienna are in town. We're expecting Ryan next Thursday, but in the meantime Sue and the kids have arrived safe and sound. It's pretty amazing how much the kids have grown.
Lastly, just wanted to mention that our Rhododendrons are now in full bloom, aren't they beautiful? The blooms should last a few more weeks.

Monday, May 18, 2009

@ the beach...

Roger just edited a video of the family at the Beach. Malcolm sure enjoyed himself. Here's the latest...

@ the beach... from Obiwanhavanese on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Welcome, Aaden.

Last week our friends Chad and Wendy had their first child, Aaden. I'd like to send on congratulations from our family to theirs. Isn't he cute? I sure it's a shock to the system having a new baby in the house. I remember how it was, let's just hope they're getting some sleep.

Friday, May 15, 2009

#2 on the way...

It's been a very difficult decision for Roger and Tracey to make regarding having a second child, but basically 3 months ago they gave themselves a small window to give it one last shot. And as the saying goes, if it was meant to be, it was meant to be. Really, it was the relationship that Tracey has with her older brother Glen that put things over the top. Tracey wants Malcolm to have the same chance to have such a great brother or sister to grow up with, as she did. We all know what sort of upheaval a new baby brings, but in the end it will all be worth it.
It's funny how a little bit of pee and a stick can indicate such a huge change in one's life, make that lives. So come November Malcolm and I will have a little brother or sister to play with. Roger is going to try and document Tracey's belly development week by week, so stay tuned for updates.
Here's one of Malcolm's favorite things, a mighty machine (Backhoe).

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Malcolm asked me to put in a blog submission for him, so here it goes:

Thank you Mommy for all that you do. Although I may not be able to articulate it very well, you are the very best. I know you do all that you can do, just for me. You want me to be safe, warm and always happy. Let me tell you I am always happy knowing that you're my Mommy. I love you very much and want to give you big hugs everyday. Too bad about those Canucks, we'll win the next one, on to game 6.

Happy Mother's Day, from me, Obi and Daddy too.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Poor guy...

I don't know where it happened, but Malcolm managed to pick up a cold from somewhere. I think it may have been the gym, but we're not exactly sure. Nevertheless, he's been sick for the past week or so. Basically he's had a fever and a stuffy nose for the past several days. He's finally been feeling better and is now hopefully on the mend. We had a few nights where he woke up (something he hasn't done in many months) crying. It's pretty difficult to console him when he's like that. Roger and Tracey have been able to give him some Tylenol to try and make him feel better and for the most part it's been helping. The only problem is that every time Malcolm feels a bit sick he cries for his "medicine". It's tough being a 2.5 year old sometimes.

Malcolm has been wearing his Vancouver Canucks gear every game day. Unfortunately, the support didn't help their cause on Saturday night. Next game is Tuesday, despite Sammy Salo's injury we'll hopefully be able to come out with a win. Go Canucks Go!

Go Canucks Go. from Obiwanhavanese on Vimeo.

Roger's new camera has been awesome... here are some action shots of me running around at the elementary school.