Saturday, March 24, 2012

Happy Blogiversary!

March 23rd marked the anniversary of this blog, I can't believe it's already been six years. The blog was originally started to document some of the daily events that unfold with the family. Along the way, it's become a sort of photographic journal with updates for friends and family to visit at anytime. The formats have changed over the years, but the current incarnation has been in place for a few years now. I'd like to think that some people who come across it find it somewhat interesting to read. If anything the pictures on the blog should be visually appealing. According to Sitemeter, the blog gets 40-70 hits a week, which is interesting.

For the most part, the blog is for Malcolm and Melody. It's written so they can hopefully one day go back and read all the posts that were created about them growing up. Along the way they can see how important it was for their Dad to keep a visual record of events and milestones along the way. They'll appreciate it when they're older, right? Anyway, for those of you who are daily, monthly, yearly or even one-time visitors thank you for stopping by. Here are some pictures of the family taken at Kits Beach this evening. Roger loves taking silhouettes at  sunset.
Kits Beach
Kits Beach
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A little behind...

Melody sick
Whoa, I didn't realize how behind I was on the blog. Well, the 15th went as quickly as it came. Turning 7 years old wasn't as earth-shattering as many people think, after all I should be going through my mid-life crisis shouldn't I? Do dogs actually have those? It's been a good life living with the family. The best part is that I'm not home alone for very long throughout the day. Living with the grandparents downstairs has been a real treat. Here's a shot of me on my birthday, with Roger's new 85mm lens:
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It's been a busy week, with Malcolm off for Spring break and Melody under the weather. We've been filling our days with mini activities and perhaps too much TV. With respect to Melody, I'm not sure what happened, but she picked up a stomach bug and ended up keeping us up for a few hours last night. It has been the first time she actually vomited since being a little baby (if you count spitting up). She seems much better today, but still not her regular self. You wouldn't be able to tell by the picture though (it was taken this morning). She sure is a toughie, much more than her brother.  Roger and Tracey had some grandiose plans for the week, but again with Melody sick it's difficult to venture too far. Hopefully, she'll bounce back fast and they'll still get to do some fun things this weekend.

Last week, Roger and Tracey were invited to Malcolm's class to share in some activities. They were able to observe what he does on a daily basis and also see what sort of progress he's been making. According to his teacher he's doing very well. In fact, he's now starting to read! He's able to sound out many words for himself and the sheer joy and pride is evident on his smiling face. It's pretty clear that he's not the tallest kid in his class. What the heck are these other kids eating?
Malcolm Kindergarten 2
Malcolm Kindergarten 1

Saturday, March 03, 2012

2011/2012 soccer season is over.

DSC_6191 - 2012-02-29 at 20-22-27 Well this morning concluded Malcolm's first organized team sport activity. His U6 soccer team had their last game of the season. All in all it was a good experience for Malcolm, but Roger thinks he may not be quite ready for competitive sports yet. For now he doesn't have the same drive as the other kids do with respect to getting to the ball. They've enrolled him in trampoline next, so we'll see how that goes. Luckily the skating lessons have been fun for him and he's made some steady improvement. In other news, since the BC teachers have decided to strike, Malcolm will be home three days next week due to the job action. I think it's safe to say that all parents in BC are hoping for a swift resolution to it all. Here's a link to many other photos of Malcolm's soccer team throughout the year: link.