The last few weeks have been pretty busy with school, activities, get togethers and photoshoots. We just had a four day weekend with family day coupled with a professional development day on Tuesday. The family went skating with Matthew, Lucy, Jayden and Sierra on Sunday. That evening Grandpa Harry treated everyone to Chinese dinner. Carol and Eun Yeop were able to come along too, it was a very nice time.
Today, Roger took the kids to see Spongebob the movie. Roger wanted to see Paddinton Bear instead, but Melody said that she'd rather see Spongebob, truth be told Malcolm probably enjoyed it the most. It's amazing how much popcorn those kids can put away.
In other news, we had quite a good run with Malcolm's behaviour right up until Christmas and beyond, but these day there have been some difficult moments. Roger and Tracey push on and hope for the best. They know you're never supposed to wish away the wonder years, but all the same an upgrade in maturity would be a welcomed change sometimes. The sibling rivalry and button pushing gets tired very fast.
Roger has been helping out with skating lessons for the past few weeks with Melody's kindergarten class. He's enjoying his time with the kids. Although, it is quite sad to see all the parents sit on the sidelines and not get involved. Surprisingly he's the only parent on the ice with the kids. Even Mrs. Baird laces them up and heads out on the ice with the kids. Melody is doing very well on the ice, much better than most of her classmates.
Here are some pictures from the past two weeks:
Family day skating with friends: