Sunday, October 31, 2010
The weather was quite tremendous this year, sunny and clear to take in the trick or treat festivities. Like last year we were able to double Halloween with Malcolm's birthday party. It was quite a small affair with only a few of his little friends on the guest list. A good time was had by all, it's definitely fun for everyone to see all the kids dressed up. This year Malcolm dressed up as an astronaut and Melody metamorphosed into a cute little butterfly. Oh, and to follow Bakerella's lead Roger and Tracey managed to make some pretty cool looking Jack-o-lantern cake pops. Malcolm's family birthday party is slated for later this week on his actual birthday. Here are some pictures from the event.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Whoa! A week without the family was sure something. Luckily cousin Carol and Papa took good care of me while they were gone. From the sounds of things, everyone had a great time. The weather was warm and sunny, the kids did great on the flights, the accommodations were fabulous and the beaches were stunning. I even heard Roger and Tracey say that the vacation exceeded their expectations. Melody was a superstar traveler; she loved the beach (she even loved to eat the sand) and after a little warming up she even loved the water. And she ate everything in sight- she even tried to take a bite out of Malcolm a couple of times. Malcolm was a true beach boy- he couldn't get enough of playing in the sand- he spent several hours at the beach everyday and never got tired of it. The family was also lucky enough to be able to spend some time at Aaden's fancy pool and and even witnessed Aaden walking on his own (Yay, Aaden!). The trip also included some yummy meals including a visit to the mouth watering "Cheesecake Factory". Sounds like Tracey will be up for a trip to Washington State to sample some more delicious desserts one of these days. Roger got to eat at "Todai" and it's fair to say that Melody lived up to her reputation of being an eating machine.
All in all, the trip was a huge success and Malcolm is already asking when they can go back. I'm keeping my paws crossed that the next vacation will be a dog inclusive road trip!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
After much debate about the weather, the family headed to the Pumpkin Patch on Saturday for their annual romp through the muddy fields in search of the perfect (and for Roger's sake, not too heavy) orange gourd. It was opening day, but the crowds were light as probably the rain and wind warnings kept them away. Malcolm had fun and especially enjoyed the musical entertainment. After three years, Roger and Tracey have the pumpkin patch figured out- rubber boots,spare shoes and plastic bags are a must even if it's not raining. Today we shift gears to Thanksgiving dinner with Uncle Glen and family. It's always a treat when they come to visit. And then it will be time to pack for Hawaii- I hear that trip is less than a week away. I don't get to go, but at least Grandma and Papa take good care of me. I hope Roger will take tons of pictures in Hawaii...lucky ducks!
Sunday, October 03, 2010
The human members of my family had a chance to do an Autumn photo shoot the other day. Melody loved the leaves and tried to snack on a few. There really isn't anything that she won't eat! Here are some photos from the shoot. Malcolm wasn't very interested in having his picture taken, but Roger managed to get a couple of smiles out of him. Melody and Aaden got along very well and played together for a long time. Such a great picture of Chad, Wendy and Aaden. Hopefully, next time the family will do another shoot with me too.