Monday, April 29, 2013

It's been a busy week.

We didn't really have a chance to celebrate Uncle Glen's birthday, but regardless when he came by there was a present and card waiting for him. The kids love their uncle so much. Malcolm's printing is really coming along. His penmanship is really developing.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tooth #3.

Malcolm's tooth has been very wiggly for a while now and tonight Roger noticed that it was barely hanging on. The only problem is that Malcolm was deathly afraid of any notion of tying dental floss to it and pulling it out. You see, he hasn't been the most brave when it comes to pain. This is the kid that cried about getting his flu shot before any needle even came out. I guess the threat or idea of pulling his tooth out was way more scarier than the actual reality. So after some poking, prodding and tears the tooth had almost fallen out by itself, to Malcolm's surprise it didn't hurt at all. Really, all along what Roger and Tracey have been telling him, silly kid. So there it is, his first tooth that has actually fallen out by itself without the need for needles, freezing or an actual extraction by the dentist. Our favoriate quote from tonight: "That didn't hurt at all." As I said, silly kid. In other news Melody has picked up another cold, we're not sure from where, but her temperament has been less than glowing. We've had a few tantrums, runny nose, and some sleepless nights. I feel sorry for Tracey cause she's been up with her multiple times a night. Also, that girl is firmly attached to her hip, there's nothing that Roger can do to help. In fact, this morning she woke up crying for "Mommy" and went on for about 40 minutes. She's stubborn all right. Lost tooth #3 - 2013-04-24 at 18-13-54 DSC_4623 - 2013-04-24 at 19-17-22
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Whew what a weekend.

Saturday was a pretty tough day for Roger and Tracey. Both kids woke up miserable. Definitely a good night's sleep was not had by all. You'd think that swimming lessons on Friday would tucker them out, but to no avail. They both went to bed later than usual and did everyone pay the price. The morning was filled with double time-outs and even some blood drawn between the both of them. I think the most disappointing moment of the weekend happened when Malcolm outright lied to Roger's face. Let's just say that it involved a piece of Lego, throwing followed by an outright denial. It's heartbreaking to know when a boy can tell a boldface lie to his father without batting an eyelash, no guilt, no remorse just carrying on like nothing happened. Luckily for the whole family the afternoon was much better. No more tantrums, no more bad behavior. As Roger and Tracey always say, the kids are way better when they are out of the house. So they ventured to Pier Park in New Westminster for a walk and some fresh air. Luck would have it, as soon as they arrived rain started to pour. Roger and Tracey both looked at each-other and could only smile, it was par for the course. Despite the wet weather they stuck around and toured around the Quay. Here are some pictures from the day. No-one said it was supposed to be easy. There's no doubt in this world that the hardest job is parenting, they can both attest to that. DSC_4576 - 2013-04-20 at 16-54-57 DSC_4582 - 2013-04-20 at 17-01-30 DSC_4558 - 2013-04-20 at 16-22-20 DSC_4561 - 2013-04-20 at 16-22-52 DSC_4566 - 2013-04-20 at 16-26-53 DSC_4571 - 2013-04-20 at 16-53-28 DSC_4572 - 2013-04-20 at 16-54-15

Monday, April 15, 2013

T-Ball begins.

Malcolm's first official step into organized baseball. He and Roger have actually been practising all week at the park. He's been smashing them off the tee at practice so it wasn't surprising to see that he did quite well at the plate at Sunday's game. He's got some of the fundamentals down, now he'll have to grasp some of the finer points regarding the rules of the game. Anyway, we very proud of him. He did very well. Thankfully the rain held off which wasn't the case for Opening Day at the park a day earlier.

T-Ball 2013

Here's the Mayor of New Westminster, Wayne Wright throwing out the first pitch. As you can see it was a very wet day:
New Westminster Little League - Opening Day Mayor 2013

Busy start to activities for both Malcolm and Melody.

Friday marked the beginning of swimming lessons for Malcolm and Melody. Malcolm seems like the oldest in the class, we're all keeping our fingers crossed that he passes this time around. He's had some difficulty putting his head under the water, so let's hope he can overcome it this time. Melody is taking a parent and child class. She seemed pretty enthusiastic about swimming, much more than skating. The other good thing is that our friends Aaden and Wendy are also taking the class. Aaden is more than overjoyed about classes. Here are some pictures from Friday's class.

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013


So early last week Roger discovered some lumps and bumps on my body. At first everyone had thought that they were various sebaceous cysts that I've been dealing with for the past year, but this was different. The main difference is that they are all over the body, with a rather large mass behind my neck. Roger and Tracey took me to the veterinarian for a biopsy. The results were in today and luckily the doctor said that the results were negative. Whew what a relief. Andrew and Deana were nice enough to let me stay at the house in Whistler while I was recovering. I was really happy to be with so many people. I went from room to room to say hello to everyone. They were all so kind. Here are some pictures from our trip.
Whistler 2013 from Obiwanhavanese on Vimeo.
A great time was had by all. Certainly the kids got along so well. It's actually nice to see. As we get older we can share more experiences and memories.