Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring Break trip to Seattle.

So the family spent a few days in Seattle during Malcolm's spring break. They stayed in a very nice hotel in downtown Seattle called the Maxwell Hotel. The hotel had a pool, was conveniently located, and even served cupcakes in the lobby. It was a nice trip for the family. The kids got some new shoes, they got to see their cousin Vincent and were able to spend some family time together in another city. It was a busy few days, the Seattle Outlets, Chihuly Museum, Space Needle, Science Center, shopping,  Top Pot Doughnuts, Pike Place Market and some other Seattle sites. Here are some pictures from their trip, if you want to see the whole set click the link. (I think Tracey has been cured of her need to travel, maybe in a few more months):

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Break 2013.

Roger noticed another abscess in Malcolm's mouth yesterday and immediately called the dentist for an appointment. He managed to get one for this afternoon. Upon initial examination the Doctor said that it had to come out. Roger and Tracey weren't entirely surprised to hear this knowing the size of the inflammation. We're hoping that this will now quell some of the nightmares he's been having. So for almost a week straight he's been waking up periodically through the night crying and carrying on. He does have a bit of a cold, but the nights have been terrible in the last while. Everyone has been suspecting that the infection has had something to do with his sleep disruption. I guess it remains to be seen. So despite the crying and complaining about his tooth and the extraction, he managed to bounce back in a few hours and feel better, as evidenced by the picture below. Here's the one from last summer: Link DSC_3108 - 2013-03-20 at 18-11-35 Malcolm has been wanting to see some totem poles, so what better place to visit than the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Today was Roger's day to take off with Malcolm (for Spring Break) and they decided to go to the museum. Not wanting to leave Melody out, they kept her home from daycare and had a good day out. They even managed to go to the beach and play in the sand for 20mins or so before heading out to lunch at Cactus Club. Here are some shots from the field trip. DSC_3015 - 2013-03-20 at 11-05-27 DSC_3025 - 2013-03-20 at 11-26-26 DSC_3032 - 2013-03-20 at 11-42-47DSC_3033 - 2013-03-20 at 11-52-53DSC_3042 - 2013-03-20 at 12-00-01DSC_3082 - 2013-03-20 at 12-45-21DSC_3089 - 2013-03-20 at 12-58-42DSC_3084 - 2013-03-20 at 12-46-11DSC_3094 - 2013-03-20 at 13-03-23

Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy 8th birthday to me.

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Whoa, 8 years old, they say that is 56 years by human accounts. I don't feel that old, perhaps it's true what they say, age is only a number and that you're only as old as you feel (and I still feel young). I've lived with this family for a long time, I've watched two wonderful children grow up from babies to toddlers and now to full fledged children. I've even seen different homes, travels to different places and have met people who are no more. In a dog's life many things change, but I'm glad that everyone here has always shown me love, respect and kindness. They have always treated me with care and consider me one of the family.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Student led conference for Grade 1.

Tracey and Roger attended Malcolm's first student-led conference this past Friday. They got to see first hand what's he's learning in school. Malcolm showed them both how he's reading, writing journal entries, performing science experiments and he even showed us some math skills. They were really proud of his achievement with respect to his reading, he's has really come a long way compared to the beginning of the year. He's able to read many of the books by himself. Certainly his sight word recognition has improved. Reading his journal entries, his drawing, sentence structure and even spelling have gotten so much better. Here are some pictures from the conference on Friday. We're all very proud of you Malcolm. Special thanks to your teacher Mrs. M, she's doing a great job.
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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Hate when the kids are sick.

So Malcolm and Melody missed a few days of school last week because they were sick. Most of all, it's been fevers and terrible coughs that have been really affecting their sleep. Tracey and Roger have been up multiple times a night dealing with the kids sickness. They even coughed so much that it caused them to vomit, not very nice. Suffice to say, the weekend hasn't been the greatest. We're all hoping they're on the mend and will be able to go back to school tomorrow. At least the weather was good on Sunday for the kids to go out and get some fresh air.

Also, I'm happy to report that I'm all better. The skin infection has cleared and I'm back to normal. I'm not sure what was going on, but I had developed multiple cysts on my body. The cysts have either burst and disappeared. Tracey thinks they may have been some sebaceous cysts, no one really knows. There was some significant chatter about whether they were cancer, but I'm relieved to know they were not.

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