Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Dancing and the tooth fairy.

Every Saturday Melody has dance class. Melody's teacher Lisa was nice enough to let Malcolm join in. I think Malcolm really got a kick out of participating. Melody always has a great time there. The dance class itself is very free and open. If you were to ask me I'd say it's more of a human movement class with jumping, rolling and running around the Judo room at Bonsor Community Centre. Poor Tracey has to carry the kids around and do all sorts of stuff. On Sunday, we had another milestone... Malcolm 4th tooth. His lower middle incisor has been loose for weeks now. It was coming to the point where it could wiggle to and fro. Well, Roger pulled out the old dental floss and gave the tooth a little tug, unfortunately the tug caused the tooth to fly in the air. They looked everywhere for it, but low and behold it ended up back in Malcolm's mouth where he then accidentally swallowed it. DSC_6156 - 2013-05-25 at 10-37-10 DSC_6176 - 2013-05-25 at 10-44-47 DSC_6195 - 2013-05-25 at 11-01-47 DSC_6415 - 2013-05-26 at 13-36-55

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Happy Victoria Day!

Despite the less than fantastic weather for the past weekend, the family was able to get out and enjoy some time outdoors. Roger took the day off on Friday to watch Malcolm (he had a pro-d day). They managed to run some errands and visit grandpa Harry. On Sunday they even went out to meet uncle Glen at Garry Point Park to fly kites. Also, the family met up with the Lee family for brunch and a playdate at the park. Here are some pictures from the weekend. DSC_5758 - 2013-05-19 at 18-23-33 DSC_5765 - 2013-05-19 at 18-26-38 DSC_5772 - 2013-05-19 at 18-37-38 DSC_5782 - 2013-05-19 at 18-40-23 Hume Park with the Lee Family - 2013-05-20 at 13-39-07 Hume Park with the Lee Family - 2013-05-20 at 12-53-07 Hume Park with the Lee Family - 2013-05-20 at 13-09-16 DSC_5855 - 2013-05-20 at 13-56-02

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day.

The day started ok, but I think there was a feeling that things weren't going to go well. Still Melody is exerting her preference for Mommy over Daddy. When she's in a mood, there's nothing that Roger can do right. Throughout the day there sure were some touch and go moments, but she managed to save the best for last. She took a stand tonight against having a bath and let's say that she had a mother of a tantrum (just for Mother's Day) this evening. Then, to add insult to injury she was very upset that her Rapunzel tattoo had washed off in the bath. Seriously, you don't know how strong this girl is when she's trashing, kicking, screaming, hitting and scratching, it's hard to keep her still. So after literally two hours of fighting with her, she finally managed to go to bed. Not quite the typical day when you think about Mother's Day. Roger did try his best to have a good Mother's Day for Tracey, too bad the kids had other ideas. All in all, between the fights, sibling rivalry and super tantrum, Tracey can surely wait a whole 364 days till the next Mother's Day. Next year, they'll probably eat at home and save all the expense and anguish. Here are some pictures from the brunch at Grouse Mountain. Malcolm and Melody (1) DSC_5547 - 2013-05-12 at 10-22-26 DSC_5552 - 2013-05-12 at 10-23-04 DSC_5553 - 2013-05-12 at 10-25-49 DSC_5565 - 2013-05-12 at 10-55-53 DSC_5566 - 2013-05-12 at 11-14-39

Monday, May 06, 2013

Whoa nelly.

It's been a fantastic weekend with respect to the weather. We've had temperatures in the mid 20s and sunshine galore. The kids played in the backyard with all their water toys and coordinated with Camila and uncle Nick for a playdate at the park. On Sunday, the family decided to go to the beach, but it was kind of a bust. Anyway, here are some pictures from the weekend. We've still been struggling with Melody's bedtime especially on the days when she's had a nap a daycare. Friday night was pretty terrible with Tracey going into her bedroom throughout the night trying to calm her down. At one point Tracey even ended up sleeping on the floor. Oh, what a glamorous life parent live huh? Anyway, it's all a phase we all know it. Even potty training has come to a screeching halt because she's just not interested in trying. DSC_4941 - 2013-05-04 at 15-21-58 DSC_4957 - 2013-05-04 at 15-42-03 DSC_4975 - 2013-05-04 at 16-07-50 DSC_4982 - 2013-05-04 at 16-13-24' DSC_5002 - 2013-05-04 at 16-37-34 DSC_5007 - 2013-05-04 at 16-42-16 DSC_5051 - 2013-05-05 at 10-06-26 DSC_5073 - 2013-05-05 at 10-15-43 DSC_5099 - 2013-05-05 at 10-21-19