Sunday, February 19, 2012
Despite all the job action by the BCTF and work to rule being in place, Malcolm has been pretty lucky with all the activities that have been going on at his school. We've already had the Christmas concert, a visit to see the Nutcracker and now skating lessons with his school. Roger has even had a chance to get out and help during the lessons. From the looks of things all the kids are having a good time.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
For the most part Malcolm's involvement in soccer this year has been a good experience for him. Despite Roger's intermittent frustration and disappointment at Malcolm's effort (sometimes it's been lacking), we have to look at the bright side. He's been exposed to competitive and organized sport, he's met with other boys/peers his age, and developed some motor skills that probably would have gone undeveloped during our wet and cold winter. It's a tough age; skill levels are across the board and I guess, since it's not baseball, crying is still pretty much allowed. By far the biggest challenge is to try and keep the kids focussed and attentive. Roger's former coaching experience was focused on 10-12 year olds who were simply at a different level. It's been a learning experience for all. By the look on Malcolm's face he at least seems to be enjoying himself. Here's a shot from the warm-up yesterday.
Monday, February 06, 2012
The family had a chance to visit with the Lee sisters on the weekend over some Poutine, but most importantly meet with Auntie Mimi's son, Léon. Roger mentioned how much he resembles Auntie Mimi, he's a cute little guy. From the sounds of things he's doing quite well, sleeping and eating like a champ. He's even cutting a tooth, wow how fast they grow. It's pretty amazing how fast time swooshes by, he'll be six months old soon. Congratulations to both Mimi and Felix on their new bundle of joy. He's lucky to have two such amazing people as parents. There's no doubt that he'll grow up to be an artist, he's got good taste and talent in his genes. Here are a couple of pictures of baby Léon, I've limited it to two to prevent cuteness overload: