Monday, March 28, 2011

The boy is growing up...

Roger and Tracey had their first parent/teacher conference last week. The meeting went very well, Malcolm's teachers went on and on about how far he's come since he first started. He's gained confidence, his independence has increased and most of all he's shown that he's a compassionate little boy that really cares about others. They specifically mentioned that he's the first to rush to someone's aid if they get hurt. He often runs to the freezer to give them some ice. It's really heart-warming to know that Malcolm is exhibiting such exemplary behaviour. We are all so very proud of him. His transition to full-day kindergarten in the fall should be very smooth. Way to go Malcolm, you're doing great.
Swing Malcolm

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Super moon or not, we're not used to seeing this...

So we just went a week battling Malcolm's fever and cough and now it looks like Melody's got the same thing. Luckily, it's no where near as severe, but it certainly hasn't been any cake walk. Her fever, cough, lack of appetite and now broken sleep has certainly evaporated any good mood she's had the last few days. We managed to get out this weekend despite both kids being under the weather. Here are some pictures from the weekend, including Roger's version of the Supermoon.
Granville Island
Granville Island

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy Birthday to me, I'm 6 today.

Many things have changed in 6 years, looking back on it all there's a lot that went on most notably, we added two more family members and even saw a few pass away. I guess that's the nature of one's life, a culmination of experiences and moments we share together with different people. As time goes on, some of the strangers we meet become friends and some of the friends we have turn into strangers. In the wake of the Japanese earthquake tragedy, it makes you realize how fragile it can all be. We are absolutely lucky to have what we have and now more than ever it's time to reflect and be thankful. I love my family and I know my family loves me. What more could I ask for on my birthday than that.

Here's my birthday photo and some taken this week at Grandpa Harry's store. It's the first time Melody was there since she's learned to walk, although she played strange at first she quickly got the lay of the land and got acquainted with all the merchandise in the store.
Happy Birthday Obi, 6 years old
Melody and Malcolm visit Grandpa Harry
Melody and Malcolm Visit Grandpa Harry
P.S. We really hope Malcolm feels better soon. He's got an awful flu right now with a relentless cough and high fever.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Malcolm last ice skating class...

Whoa, it sure did go by fast. Malcolm made some really great improvements this winter. He's gone from literally not being able to stand, to being able to stand and walk unassisted (even glide a bit on his own). Hats off to Rick his instructor. Here are some pictures from his last lesson. Malcolm Skating
Malcolm Skating
Malcolm SkatingMelody has been good, she's been such a happy little girl. She sure does have some funny habits though. Many times throughout the day she'll go to her closet and pull down her jacket and hat to put on. She's also got something for shoes, she loves playing with them and carrying them around the house. It's sure been fun with her, watching her grow and soon she'll be able to talk!
Happy Melody