Sunday, December 26, 2010


Whew, it's over. After all that build-up Christmas has come and gone. Luckily not too much of an early morning for the family. Malcolm woke up at 6am, but Roger managed to coax him back to bed till about 7am. We opened our stockings in the morning and our presents throughout the day.

We were hosting Christmas Breakfast so we had to get ready with all the food and preparations. It was quite a spread, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, toast and the like. Also, several hours later turkey dinner prepared by Grandma. All in all, it was a pretty good Christmas, good food, great gifts and time with the family. Thankfully Malcolm was good, although he got his Candy on, chocolates, candy canes, cookies and baked treats galore. Now we'll have to figure out how to get rid of all that extra packaging and wrapping paper fall out. Here are some pictures from the day:
Christmas 2010
Christmas 2010
Christmas 2010
Christmas 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

It's been tough...

Everyone is almost back to 100% in the house, health-wise. Malcolm's cough has finally subsided thanks to the dose of the steroid puffer and Melody looks like she's turned the corner as well. Now if we could only find a cure for the boy's attitude. I think the most heart-breaking thing is that we know he can be so good. He's apparently an absolute gem at Daycare and when people visit the house you couldn't find a more charming 4 year old. Unbeknownst to many is how ornery and cantankerous he can be at home. A lot of times he's downright mean to Tracey, yelling at her being so oppositional that attempting mundane tasks like getting dressed can often spark a full-fledged tantrum. Sigh.

It's been quite a busy time at Malcolm's Daycare. He's had his first Christmas concert, breakfast with Santa, made gingerbread houses and even visited the local Kindergarten to share in their pancake breakfast with Santa; such a busy time this Christmas season. Malcolm's going to need some kind of therapy to work through the withdrawal that's going to happen in January. Here are some pictures from the recent events at his daycare. Pictured below are quite possibly four of the nicest and most caring teachers ever. (L-R) Miss Pam, Miss Aman, Miss Margaret and Miss Doris are pictured below:
Four of the best teachers ever!
Malcolm's Christmas Concert
Malcolm and his gingerbread house masterpiece

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Stanley Park Christmas Train

The family made their annual trip to the Stanley Park Christmas train last Monday evening and from the sounds of things, a fun time was had by all. It really does help to go on a weekday, the crowds were certainly diminished. Lucky for the family it was dry and quite mild compared to years past. Here are some pics with Roger's new Nikon D700. Yup, a new toy for him, darn technology.

It's kind of ironic to see the pictures now cause the kids look so happy. You wouldn't have guessed that they are all so sick with colds now. Let's hope the family all gets very healthy soon.
Stanley Park Christmas Train 2010
Stanley Park Christmas Train 2010
Stanley Park Christmas Train 2010
Stanley Park Christmas Train 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Help Portrait Vancouver 2010

Two years in a row Roger has been involved with the Help-Portrait initiative in Vancouver. This year it took place at the Union Gospel Mission, where approximately 600 people came through to have their picture taken. Here's some information about the event. Also, you can check out the blog link as well.

Help-Portrait Vancouver 2010 (Thank You) from Steve Tan on Vimeo.