Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy 4 months Melody.

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Four Months and we're chugging along quite well. Not much to report this week, although now that Melody has hit four months the immunizations are due again. Tracey and Roger will be heading back to the doctor soon to get that squared away. Malcolm's cough is still hanging on, but has improved considerably.

Special thanks to Chad, Wendy and Aaden for bringing back one of Malcolm's favorite treats from down south: Goldfish pretzels!
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Here's another picture of Melody, check out those catchlights, Roger got out his flashes and umbrellas again.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Warm weather is on its way!

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It was tremendously warm yesterday, almost 20 degrees Celsius. With the warm weather brings more walks. We managed to get out after dinner and take a stroll around the neighbourhood. As you can see from the pictures, Malcolm doesn't walk he runs. I don't know where the kid gets all his energy considering he doesn't have a nap. Yes, the afternoon nap has fallen by the wayside much to the disappointment of Tracey. It was something that we could all count on, but nowadays Malcolm just isn't tired enough to have a rest. Tracey still tries to get him to lie down for a while, but most days he just plays in his bed and declares "I'm done my rest now!" after a few minutes. Don't you just love how Malcolm's feet don't touch the ground and their hair in full swing... such movement, awesome.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Melody's first LOL!

We got quite a treat today to commemorate Melody's 16th week, she laughed out loud. It was the first time we put her in the saucer and unexpectedly for the first time ever she did this:

Melody's first laugh @ 16 weeks. from Obiwanhavanese on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy sweet 16 weeks Melody.

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Happy sweet 16 weeks Melody. Not much to report since the last post. Malcolm got some medicine for his cough and we should be seeing results soon. Oh, btw if you haven't got the impression that Melody is doing well here are some stats: Melody is already over 15 pounds, almost 25" in length and has a 17" head. With these measurements it indicates that Melody falls within 75-90 percentile, meaning only 10%-25% of babies of the same age are bigger and conversely 75%-90% of babies her age are smaller, wow.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Happy Boy
Funny to think that all the worries and anxiety that Roger and Tracey had about the new baby really evaporated once Melody conformed to a routine. Really, in the past several weeks and months, the more challenging issues have been with Malcolm. He's certainly a strong willed little boy. For the most part, Malcolm is a polite, caring, and energetic kid; however, that energy can sometimes quickly turn very emotional. We all understand the physiological changes and development that a 3 year old brain goes through. These changes can cause disequilibrium that can in turn bring on tantrums, tears, and the like.  It's funny cause when they ask Malcolm why he's upset (in the moment), he often responds with: "I don't know?" Which probably indicates that maybe he can't really control what's going on inside either. The most upsetting issue with all the tantrums and tears is that the very next minute he can be totally fine, without a worry in the world, singing, dancing and smiling. Meanwhile, Roger and Tracey are still trying to get over all the disruption and stress that has just transpired. I think in recent days everyone has been better about it all. Roger and Tracey have tried to be more neutral to the situation and in effect Malcolm has been better as well. No one ever said that raising kids was easy.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to me.

Hard to believe half a decade has gone by
Seems like it's been just a blink of an eye
Life has been great with my family so far
I love everything, especially the rides in the car
We're a close family of 5 with new baby in tow
Roger and Tracey have sure lined their ducks in a row
With me, then Malcolm now Melody too
They said they're done, for sure, Whoo hoo!
Transition and change that's what life's about
I wouldn't change it for even a bucket of trout.
Hard to believe that I'm already 5
Hope this doesn't sound too contrived
Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday wee hee!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy 15 weeks Melody.

Melody's fifteenth week, whew! It's been great having the new baby in the house. Everyone is thrilled with what an incredible addition she has been to our family. I mean what more can we ask of a baby, she's eating well, she's sleeping well and she greets us every morning with lots of smiles, coos and squeals. She is an incredibly happy baby- I often hear Roger and Tracey remarking how lucky we are. Here is an example of Melody being her usual happy baby self. Isn't she just the cutest?
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Melody 15 weeks

Friday, March 12, 2010

Melody's Balloon.

Melody loves tugging on the balloon, it makes her so happy.

Melody's Balloon from Obiwanhavanese on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Well it looks like everyone is finally on the mend. The cold that has gone through the family has been the toughest on Malcolm. He's been coughing and coughing. It's been the worst at night and we've had some sleepless nights the past couple of weeks. As temper-mental as he's been, it's nice to get him to laugh and be funny. He's just not himself when he's got a cold. Let's hope it is the last one of the season.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Bowling and etc...

 Malcolm has been really tearing up the lanes on the iPod, so Roger and Tracey decided to try and take him bowling. Luckily there's a bowling alley within walking distance. Malcolm did quite well for his first time, but in hindsight one full game with 4 people was perhaps a little too much to ask for a 3 year old's attention span. He liked rolling the ball down the lane and despite the lack of velocity, he managed to hit a few pins.

Tomorrow will mark Melody's 100th day, Roger and Tracey were planning on a cozy Korean dinner, but with Malcolm fighting a cold it may be more difficult to arrange than first thought. She's been such a good baby. She's been sleeping and eating like a champ. As you can see in the photos below, she's really growing.
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Melody 99 Days 1
Melody 99 Days 2
Melody 99 Days 3

Friday, March 05, 2010

Malcolm and Melody Skate...

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