Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Roger and Tracey were always very hopeful that Malcolm would be a good eater. As a baby he had quite an appetite, but his preferences as a toddler have been less than desirable. In fact, they often call him "Mr. Picky Pants". Like many kids his age he'll eat everything that is less than healthy for him if given half the chance. Things like ice cream, chips, cookies, and juice never seem to meet satiation; and the typical vegetables and meats are met with disgust and disdain. These days even the fruits he used to eat so eagerly have been met with some resistance. As you can see in the picture (Apple swan above) Roger had to turn up the fun factor to try and get Malcolm to again eat some of the things that were the norm. We all know that this can be a phase of growing up, it's just sad to think that we'll have to wait till he's much older to enjoy some of the delicious opportunities he's passed by till now.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Happy Anniversary to Roger and Tracey! It's been exactly 4 years since that fateful day at Robson Manor. I really don't know two happier people, they are quite a rare pair. Not many married couples can live and work together day in and day out. In fact, it's quite amazing how much time they actually spend together. I'm not sure exactly what the secret is, but they manage to make it work so seamlessly. I can tell you first hand that they very rarely argue, there may be the odd disagreement, but honestly folks life just moves swimmingly along. Perhaps it's Tracey's parents that have set such a fine example, for they will be celebrating their 57th this year. Anyway, from the bottom of my heart I would like to wish them a Happy Anniversary!
Friday, September 11, 2009
As more time passes we get to reflect upon the experiences and relationships we had along the way. Like everything, things change, evolve, and grow. Over the past few years I've seen so many things transform. We've moved, welcomed new members to our household (soon another will arrive) and even seen relationships build and eventually breakdown. The constant in our lives has been our close family bond. I'd like to say first hand that our family is very close, we spend a lot of time together. Moreover, we've had the pleasure of sharing our lives with Tracey's parents directly. It's been such a rich experience having the chance to live together under one roof. Malcolm may not realize it now, but he's had an experience that not many children get to have in their lifetime. I'm surely grateful that Grandma and Papa live just a floor away. Too often we get caught up in the moment and forget how lucky we are to have such opportunities. I love my family and look forward all the new adventures ahead.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Malcolm has always enjoyed anything to do with trains, we're not sure if it's a little boy thing or something special that has sparked within him. Usually every weekend we head to the Burnaby Central Railway for a ride on what he calls the "outside choo-choos". This past weekend Roger and Tracey decided to take him to ride the new Canada Line all the way to the airport. Here's a picture of Malcolm waiting in anticipation. The new skytrain was quite roomy from the sounds of things. Malcolm particularly enjoyed riding through the long tunnel and then across the bridge over the Fraser River. Who would have thought that riding public transit would be so fun.