Sunday, April 25, 2010


Pretty huge developments in the house this week. Melody's two central incisors are breaking through. Lucky for the whole family she has been quite a trooper through it all. She's been drooling big time and trying to keep her in dry bibs is a full time job. I'm also happy to announce that Malcolm's potty training has been going great, he's been so successful this past week. He's even been dry overnight many of the days; however, today we reached a true accomplishment: "He managed to do #2 on the potty!" We truly thought it wouldn't happen and he surprised us all by just doing it. We made such a fuss while dancing and parading around the room. We also gave him a huge new train set (that we had purchased several months ago) to mark this great feat. We surely are well on our way now.

Go Canucks Go, they're on to the second round.... Here's Melody's 21 week game face.
"Bring on round 2!"
Game Face

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Melody 20th week and the potty train has finally left the station for Malcolm.

Yup, that old saying of: "If it's not one thing it's another" hasn't been more true than in our household. We've had a recent triumph over the last two days, Malcolm has finally started using the potty! After a few hiccups, he's been pretty good at #1 in the potty. Now #2, that's a whole other issue the family will have to tackle over the next while. So on to our other issue, all of a sudden we've been having trouble putting Melody down to sleep for the night. She fights and screams the house down when we try and put her down. The last two days have been met with tears and some very vocal opposition. The silver lining is that once she's down, she's down for several hours. So, it's all a work in progress. No one said that it was easy.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Tobogganing fun Mount Seymour!

Malcolm had a pretty great time yesterday with Roger, Uncle Steve, Auntie Krista and Melan. As you can see from the photos below the weather was perfect, sunny and warm. Malcolm got to try out his new snow pants for the very first time. Tobogganing turned out to be pretty fun by the looks of things. Although, Roger was pretty tired and sore from carrying Malcolm up the mountain countless times.
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

19 weeks and counting.

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Melody has been fighting the nap and bedtime lately with no rhyme or reason. A little more effort and persistence is needed when trying to get her down. Good news is that she's still sleeping like a champ at night. Her feeding schedule has also been topsy turvy. Also, Roger and Tracey are bringing Melody into the doctor for her 4 months shots on Monday, let's hope all goes well.

In other news, Malcolm has officially started potty training. Roger and Tracey have been making more of a concerted effort to get this train moving. So far there hasn't been too much success, but we're all hoping Malcolm will catch on quickly. Oh, also something very exciting with all the colds and sniffles, Malcolm has finally learned to blow his nose, such a relief not to hear him sniffle all day long. Who would have thought it would take such effort to teach him how to do it.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Vancouver Auto Show 2010.

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From what I've been told, Malcolm thoroughly enjoyed himself at the Auto Show yesterday. He got to do one of his most favorite things, sit in the driver's seat of many, many cars including a $168k Jaguar. It's strange to think that one day he will be behind the wheel of a car, as he is only three (twelve more years to go). As you can see in one of the pics, he looks quite at home... adjusting the rear view mirror preparing to take his mommy for a ride in a new Mini convertible.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Good thing girls can wear boys clothes...

Although Roger and Tracey have given away many of Malcolm's baby clothes, they did manage to hang on to some stuff that was unisex. Look, they're wearing the exact same pair of overalls. If you can believe it both pictures were taken exactly at 18 weeks. Granted, Melody is a bit bigger than Malcolm, but as we watch them grow there are some very close similarities (with the exception of hair).

As parents, Tracey and Roger often wonder what both kids will look like as they get older. Funny thing is that Malcolm often asks as well: "What is Melody going to look like when she gets older?" and "What am I going to look like when I get older?" We all wonder.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

18 weeks and counting...

18 weeks Melody
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At 18 weeks Melody is:
26" in length, 16.4lbs and has a 17" head!

As you can see, Melody is definitely thriving...she's a big healthy and happy bundle of fun. She's so cheerful most of the time that it is quite a shock when she cries or is upset. She starts every morning with lots of smiles and giggles- so far she is definitely a morning person...she doesn't get that from me.

It's the Easter long weekend and the family had hoped to do a lot of fun activities. Unfortunately Malcolm is sick with a bad cold and cough and is not his usual cheerful self. Everyone, except for four legged me, is planning to go to the car show tomorrow. Malcolm is looking forward to seeing all of the different cars and sitting in all of the driver's seats.

Earlier this week Malcolm decorated Easter eggs for the first time with his good buddy Aaden. He also had some of his playschool friends over for a playdate and an Easter egg hunt. The weather has been incredibly cold, windy, rainy and stormy the last few days so the egg hunting took place inside.

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We are all looking forward to Spring and, paws crossed, warmer weather and lots of walks. Happy Easter everyone. May all of your bunnies be chocolate.

P.S. Thank you to for the original bunny picture.