Wow 15 months already. Melody sure has come a long way. She measures 30" in height, weighs 24lbs and has a head circumference of 19". Growth percentiles have been leveling out, she's basically in the 50th percentile (except for head size, she's in the 75th in that category, just like her brother was).
She's been walking for quite a while now and has some awesome dexterity. Tracey believes it has to do will the baby-led weaning as she's been feeding herself since she was 6 months old. Annoyingly she can also pull off the electrical safety covers off of the outlets, cheeky monkey. One of the best things about her little pincher grip is that she can pick up every small speck, dust ball, or bit of paper off of the ground and feverishly comes and gives it to Roger or Tracey to dispose of, quite fascinating really, most kids would just eat it.
I'm not sure if babies can have shoe fetishes, but Melody sure loves shoes. She can't get enough of them whether they are her own or not. Words aren't coming fast and furious yet, but she sure understands a whole lot. It's cute to see her put electronic devices to her ear and pretend to say hello. So adorable to watch her put all sorts of hats on her head and say, "Hhaa". She also been using a few signs like milk, more, and waving bye-bye anytime someone puts on their jacket.
Happy 15 months Melody, you've been a dream. Keep up the good work.
Monday, February 28, 2011
We had a pretty snowy weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The whole family went for a walk to the park to take in all the wonderful white. Malcolm had great fun at the playground going down the slides. See the videos below. Incidentally, all the photos and video below were taken with Roger's iPhone.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
We had a surprise party for Papa Mel on Saturday, boy was he surprised. Malcolm did his best to keep things a secret. Almost 50 friends and family attended the event. Now what to do with all those left-overs.
Roger asked Mel what the most memorable moment has been in his eighty years and he said it was the day he got married. Next year will mark 60 years of marriage for them, amazing.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
On Sunday, Roger and Tracey took Malcolm to see his first movie at the movie theatre. All in all, it went well but he was a little scared during some of the scenes. They went to see Tangled, Disney's adaptation of the classic story of Rapunzel. He ate two bowls of popcorn, drank his apple juice and sat through pretty much the whole movie without uttering a peep. I don't think Malcolm will all of a sudden want to see more movies, but he did say he might want to see Cars 2, in June.
Also, as you can see from the pictures above Malcolm got to see his very first NHL hockey game. Grandpa Harry got some free tickets to a luxury box and Malcolm and Roger went to the game. They ate Pizza, Churros, Chicken Strips, Popcorn, Dibs, and drank Cranberry Cocktail and Orange juice till their hearts were content. Malcolm was a little scared from all the noise when the Canucks scored, but he soon got used to it and cheered along with the rest of the crowd quite willingly. Suffice to say, he fell right asleep as soon as they got home, which was 2 hours past his regular bedtime. Final score, Canucks 4, Ottawa 2. Thanks Grandpa Harry. Here's a link to some more pictures.