Monday, May 21, 2012

Victoria Day long weekend.

The family has been dealing with a bit of a bug this past week. Last Thursday, Roger and Tracey kept Malcolm home from school extending his long weekend to extra long proportions. Melody has had some mild symptoms, but luckily nothing serious. Bad news is that Roger now has a sore throat; let's just hope that it all goes away quickly.  Sometimes it feels like at least one member of the family is sick; it would be nice to have longer stretches where the whole family is healthy and happy.

The past few days have been filled with playing outside (Malcolm is especially excited that the water table has made its seasonal reappearance), a trip to the bowling alley, eating out and various visits to supermarkets around town for groceries and such. The family also had a chance to meet up with Chad, Wendy and Aaden on Friday night for dinner and a trip to a neighbourhood playground. Roger got to play golf with his buddies and Tracey snuck out the see the "Hunger Games" movie.  Also, did I mention that I'm famous? I'm not usually one to brag, but I'm one of the New West dogs who was selected to be featured on the city's new electric boxes.  Two paws up for me!

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Wet Victoria Day 2012

Grimston Park

Grimston Park

Grimston Park Obiwan

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Busy weekend.

See Saw - Teeter Totter
Quite a busy weekend for the family. Trips to the park, Malcolm's gymnastics class, time-outs, meltdowns, #2 issues, birthday parties, yardwork etc. The one thing that we're all looking forward to is the onset of some good weather. We had a little taste of it this weekend, but no-one can really say it's been very warm. It's already May and we still find ourselves wearing jackets and complaining about the wet and chilly weather. It seems like any glimpse of sunshine brings a smile to many faces. I think we're all starved for a little good weather. Oh, and we wouldn't want to forget the "Supermoon", here's a shot that Roger took from the backyard last night:
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Roger has recently re-discovered his love for conventional film. He's been shooting all sorts of 35mm film the past several months. Now, with the purchase of a new photo scanner, he's digitizing some of his work on a tumblr blog called: There you'll be able to find lots of film work he's shot of the family, street and miscellaneous subject matter (mostly of the kids though). So far, although the process is super arduous, the results have been pretty good. Here's a small sample:

With his classmate Pemba, at the park.
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Baby Sierra, Queen of the Stink Eye!
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Melody, Butterfly in flight.
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"Brotherly Love"
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