Thursday, September 30, 2010

So proud of Malcolm.

Malcolm had his second official visit to the dentist yesterday and he couldn't have been a better patient. He did all that he was asked, did not fuss or cry and was simply amazing. He let the hygienist clean, brush and floss his teeth. We're all so very proud of him. Here's a picture Roger took to document the occasion. He made us all so proud. Maybe a bit counter-productive, but he got to have ice cream after his visit.
Malcolm at the Dentist
Roger takes a picture of Malcolm everyday when he drops him off at daycare. Here's a picture of Malcolm taken the other day next to his favourite teacher, Miss Pam. All the teachers have been so kind. We're all very thankful to all the staff there.
Malcolm at daycare.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Our little girl turns 10 months old today.

Melody 10 Months Old
This day marks a milestone in your young little life
We're so glad you haven't given us much cause for such strife
It's hard to imagine you were so little
In fact, you've grown quite big not at all brittle
10 months old, wow it's gone by so fast
You laugh and smile at our whole family cast
We love you dearly, indeed we do
We're so glad you're a part of this family crew

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ups and Downs...

Melody Thrill Seeker
Last week was pretty tough, the mayor of Tantrum town was visiting last week and didn't leave until late Friday night. Thankfully he managed to turn things around and we had a pretty good weekend. Malcolm has shown us that he certainly can be better about his behaviour when he wants to. As for Thursday and Friday, we'd like to soon forget. That's the thing, anything can set him off... it can be something as routine and banal as asking him to brush his teeth or asking him to put away his toys, at least that's what happened last week. Tracey and Roger have also realized that his bad behaviour peaks when he has to do #2.
Melody is still suffering from the sniffles, but has been a trooper. Even with a runny nose and some congestion, she's able to persevere. Her forward crawling has developed further, she's able to propel herself quite a ways now. She's still better at rolling, but the forward momentum is improving. Her eating habits have been great, there's simply nothing she doesn't like. She certainly likes all fruit, but lately has been enjoying proteins such as, red meat, chicken and pork.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy 5th Anniversary to Roger and Tracey.

5th Anniversary
Roger and Tracey managed to get out without the kids. Thanks to Grandma and Papa for watching Malcolm and Melody. R & T celebrated by having a nice dinner at the Heron Restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. The rain just held off for them to enjoy a stroll around Canada Place.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

With summer winding down...

Cute little butterfly
This cute little butterfly flew into our living room this evening. Isn't the costume great? Tracey managed to find a great one for Melody at Old Navy, 30% off to boot. We also got a new one for Malcolm, but it's up in the air as to whether he'll wear it. Malcolm is still touch and go some days with regard to his behaviour. Luckily, he's a good boy most of the time, but I swear the kid can be super sensitive and uber moody.

As you can see Melody's teeth are still coming in. With all four teeth coming in at the same time. They are still bothering her a bit, but still she's been such a trooper through it all. Thankfully, she's still sleeping through the night.
Roger and Tracey just told me that they'll be going to Hawaii in October, hence the look on my face. They'll be taking the whole family to Honolulu basking in the hot sun. I'm sad to see them go, but I want to wish them luck taking the whole family on vacation.
Oh, special shout out to Roger's friend Barry who lent him his new Nikon D700 for the weekend. What a nice camera. I know what Roger has his sights on now (insert Tracey eye roll here).

Monday, September 06, 2010

Labour Day weekend, so long.

The last long weekend of the summer, we bid it farewell along with the good weather by the looks of things. It was quite busy overall, Roger even got to 2nd shoot for a large Indian wedding on Saturday. The rest of the weekend gave the family a chance to relax and gear up for the week ahead. Every one is doing fine, Malcolm is attending "school" (daycare) everyday now and Tracey and Roger are trying to get him to stay the full day. It's been a gradual process for sure, but Malcolm's made so much progress. He hardly cries when he's dropped off and he's even admitted that he has fun there. Here are some pictures from the weekend gone by.

Here are some pictures from Deep Cove.
Deep Cove
Deep Cove
Honey's delicious doughnuts, greasy but so yummy.
Delicious Honey Doughnut in Deep Cove
Here's Malcolm showing his sister some brotherly love. Don't know if you can quite see it, but Melody's already sprouted more teeth. All four top teeth have broken through now.
Brotherly Love