Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy 18 Months Melody.

DSC_5406 - 2011-05-29 at 15-50-20
We missed Melody's 18th month milestone the other day, my apologies. She sure has come a long way. Here are some of the things she can do:

She understands sign language and signs for:
Milk, water, bath, all done, apple, strawberry, out, sleep

She's got some words, but they're not always immediately apparent:
Hi, Dad, Mom, Grandma, hat, hot, baby

She can also:
Feed herself, walk, almost run, stand on one leg, stamp her feet, jump on the trampoline, climb stairs, clap her hands, pick up very small objects with her pincher grip, give a kiss, wave hello and goodbye, give hugs and high fives, and most importantly recognize what she should and shouldn't put in her mouth. She can even shake her head no and nod her head yes. Lately, she's been shaking her head no when we ask her it's time for bed, which has been trouble. She certainly understands so many more things than we realize. Often times she picks up a scrap and heads to the garbage to throw it away. Tracey even asks her to put away her laundry and she shoves them into the appropriate drawer when asked. Well, suffice to say she growing and developing quite well. We can't wait for the word explosion to happen, but certainly she understands a whole lot of what's going on around her. Happy 18 months Melody, it has been delightful so far keep up the good work!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

They did it... after 17 years the Canucks have made it to the Stanley Cup Finals.

It's taken 17 years for the Vancouver Canucks to reach the Stanley Cup final, we'll just have to wait and see who we are going to face from the East. It will either be the Boston Bruins or the Tampa Bay Lightning. The excitement is growing in the city and we can't wait for the next round to start.
Lil Canuck

Monday, May 16, 2011

Another weekend bites the dust.

Weekends seem to zoom by oh so quickly these days and this past one was no exception. On Saturday the family went over to uncle Andrews house and on Sunday we headed to the pool to attend a birthday party. Lucky the party ended just in time to catch the first game of the Western Final against the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks. The Canucks defeated the Sharks by a score of 3-2. Game 2 is on Wednesday.

Malcolm and Melody both were unsure in the beginning, but they took to the water like ducks soon after. Roger took the waterproof Olympus Tough 6000 along for the ride. Here are two pictures from the pool party.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Nicole in competition again.

Nicole came by the house because she was in another singing and dancing competition nearby. Here she is in her 60's outfit. She had two song and dance numbers to perform tonight. Let's wish her luck. Doesn't she look great?
Hippie Nicole full
Here's our other performer, not quite ready for the stage yet:
Dancing Malcolm

Monday, May 09, 2011

17 long years since our last trip to the Western Final!

We did it, finally made it to round 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. We'll have to find out who we face either the Wings of Detroit or the Sharks of San Jose. All the games have been so stressful, it's funny to read on Twitter and FB all the comments about ulcers and stress watching the Canucks. Anyway no matter who we face we have to get to the final, it is our destiny. Here's a picture of Asia and Malcolm taking in the game against Nashville. They both have no choice in growing up as Canuck fans.
To round 3, Western Final.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Despite a disruptive night....

Trout Lake
Well the kids did seem better today, maybe it was the sunshine, maybe it was the opportunity to run outside, who knows. Coughs are still hanging around, but as mentioned previously we hope things won't get any worse. We all went out to Trout Lake today to walk around and enjoy the good weather, even me... whoo hoo! It's been a while since we've gone out as a whole family on an outing. Too bad that the weather is turning sour starting tomorrow, we certainly enjoyed the warm temperatures we had today. Melody sure liked the swing, just like her brother.
Trout Lake

Colds again, argh!

Daddy Day Lunch
Sad to report that the kids are sick again, coughs, runny noses, and less than happy attitudes. It sure has been quite a bad year with respect to colds, it just seems to rotate around. We're hoping that it won't get any worse for either of them. The picture above was taken on Friday, Daddy day. Roger takes Fridays off to take care of Melody. Here she is enjoying her lunch: soba noodles, smoked salmon, muffin, apples and her milk. We're pretty lucky she eats almost everything; however, she's been off of some of her greens lately. If only Malcolm would eat as well as she does, we'd have less issues with meal times.