Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Papa and etc...

Yes, as you can see from the title I'm sad to report that Papa is still in the hospital. The good news is that he is much better, the pneumonia has cleared and his leg is much better too. The last thing that remains is that the wound on his leg is still bleeding, last report shows that the wound has almost closed though. Today we got some devastating news that will ultimately affect Papa's return home, he's been confirmed to have a superbug. Even visitors will have to gown-up to see him. Which also means that the kids can't go any longer. Interestingly enough, he's always had this superbug, it's basically a fungus in his lungs that is resistant to any anti-biotic. We'll have to see what happens in the coming days. :(

In other news, it has been a rather eventful period with respect to health. Tracey has a full-blown cold and is coughing up a storm. On Friday, Melody got a bout of food poisoning and threw up at the hospital whilst visiting Papa. Since then she really hasn't eaten much, even at Auntie Shannon's Karaoke birthday party on the weekend. She's been quite sensitive about things these days. Roger and Tracey have been dealing with her feelings of sadness and perhaps some residual effects from watching the movie Frozen. There seems to be some anxiety related with separation all of a sudden. We can only hypothesize that her feelings stem from the story, the circumstance of Anna and Elsa, whose parents were killed at sea. Suffice to say, she doesn't want us to leave her anywhere or be out of sight, especially Tracey. A lot of "Mommy, Mommy, mommy".... these days.

Reflecting back on the winter Olympics in Sochi, we're so proud of our Canadian athletes. They did fantastic this year netting 25 medals in total, 10 of those being gold. Canada finished 3rd overall! Roger went over to Chris and Jennine's house for the 4 am men's hockey game final. Although bleary eyed and sleep deprived, it was a great effort. In the evening, the family went down to Jack Poole Plaza and dinner out to Dunn's to see the Olympic flame. Too bad, Melody wasn't feeling well, here's a shot that Roger managed to get of Malcolm. Below are some other pictures from the past week, including some from Taisho's skating party.
  20140223-DSC_2741 copyShannon's birthday party: untitled-3.jpg untitled-3.jpg untitled-1.jpg Taisho's birthday party last Friday: untitled-1.jpg untitled-9.jpg

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Montreal et al.

Today was family day in BC. It's only been around for a couple of years now, but it's been a welcomed provincial stat holiday. We had Keith, Tamara and the kids come over for brunch and some family skating. It was a lot of fun. Why is it that long weekends especially never actually feel long enough. Also after the tough past few weeks with Papa in the hospital and other news about ill health with the family, we're all happy about having some extra time off anytime we can get it.

 I'm happy to report Roger's trip to Montreal for work went off without a hitch. It's hard for Tracey to hold down the fort by herself, but she managed very well. These days the sibling rivalry is still very much an issue and I'm sad to say that it's very one-sided. Both Roger and Tracey hope that he'll grow out of it, but these days "the face" rears it's ugly head more times than we'd like to mention. The kids on their own are really a pleasure, but put them together and it's often a chemical reaction or at least a ticking time bomb of when they're going to implode! Definitely it's a maturity issue, but somedays growing up can't happen fast enough.

Here are some pictures from the past few weeks: Family Day: untitled-3.jpg untitled-6.jpg untitled-13.jpg untitled-14.jpg untitled-1.jpg untitled-2.jpg untitled-4.jpg untitled-6.jpg untitled-5.jpg Montreal: untitled-2.jpg untitled-4.jpg untitled-9.jpg untitled-10.jpg untitled-11.jpg untitled-13.jpg untitled-16.jpg untitled-19.jpg Aiden's Birthday: untitled-11.jpg untitled-5.jpg untitled-16.jpg