Saturday, February 27, 2010

Gold Medals Galore for Canada.

So officially, although Canada's "Own the Podium" campaign fell a bit short; Canadian athletes (especially the women) have been able to win the overall Gold title. Potentially, Canada will be able to win 14 gold medals this Winter Olympics. One word to describe it, AWESOME.

Melody turned 13 weeks old today and hopefully she'll be able to follow the Canadian women's example and strive for excellence. We'll be on edge tomorrow when Canada takes on the US in the men's hockey final.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Happy 12 weeks Melody.

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It's been quite an interesting last few days. Malcolm's anxiety over insects has really elevated to a full blown fear. Last summer we had a few incidents where some bugs flew overhead causing quite a stir, but now he freezes and literally starts to shake in fear. The family has done their best to try and console him, but it's something that triggers quite a terrified response. It came to quite a head today when Malcolm saw a bug crawling on the table. The incident was met with tears, screaming and a sudden resistance to touch the floor with his feet. It took quite a while for him to get over it. We're really in for a not-so fun spring and summer, I think.

In other news, Melody is still doing great. She's still growing by leaps and bounds. Recently, Roger and Tracey have found that she's outgrown most of her clothes. In fact, many of the outfits she has are now of the 6 month variety. Did I mention that she's only 12 weeks old! We have giant baby on our hands folks.

Roger and Chad had a chance to go downtown to capture some images of the Olympics, here are some samples below:
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Holding on to a dream...

Holding on to a dream..., originally uploaded by obiwanhavanese.

Canada's second gold medal today, whoo hoo! I know the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics started out with quite a dark shadow, but in recent days things have really brightened up. The family is going to brave the crowds tomorrow to see what downtown has to offer. They know all the pavilions and attractions have long lines, but they are still heading out to see and feel the buzz first hand. I wish them luck, I sure hope they don't get stuck waiting for the skytrain.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy 11 weeks Melody.

Well they are finally here after years of waiting the 2010 Winter Olympics have finally arrived. We're all pretty excited about it all and the lack of snow has all been made up in enthusiasm. Tracey and Roger managed to get some tickets for two events, figure skating and women's ice hockey. Well, actually Roger sold the figure skating tickets for a tidy profit and bought some the women's semi-final hockey tickets instead. They're still trying to figure out the logistics of it all, you know with the baby and all. The opening ceremonies were great, too bad about the cauldron malfunction. 

Melody is doing well, she's an eating, sleeping, pooping machine. Her second set of shots when off without a hitch. In fact, the doctor says that based on her size and development she could probably pass for a 4 month old. She is quite big and growing by the day. Here are some recent pics.

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Happy 10 weeks Melody.

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 So Melody went for her two month shots this week and is waiting for the second installment next Wednesday. The first round was quite good, no repercussions to speak of. She let out a tiny little cry and calmed down quite quickly, much like her brother did at her age. At her last appointment she weighed in at 13.3 pounds and was 24 in length. I think the doctor said that her head circumference was 16.1 inches. According to the CDC growth charts that puts her in the 90-97th percentile, whoa! Roger and Tracey are asking themselves, how did they create such a big baby?

Here's Malcolm and Melody sharing a moment.... Roger wasn't quick enough to actually get them holding hands, but it was close.
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Oh, and the family also headed down to ride the Bombardier Olympic tram to Granville Island. It's a pretty slick way of getting around, too bad they're only here for a short time... back to Brussels after the games.