Summer is on the horizon which means the kids are going to be out of school. There is a mix of activities planned including camps, mommy days, daddy days, Carol days and grandma days. We don't really know how other parents manage to arrange full-time care for 11 weeks!
The weather in May has been absolutely fabulous, with very little precipitation and apparently a record for dry weather. In fact, Roger's old student from Korea who has been in Canada visiting has been able to take advantage of some very good weather. It's hard to believe a whole month has flown by for them, they're on their way back to Korea in a few days. Tonight Roger and Tracey were able to have them over for a bbq dinner at the house. The kids played together so well, despite a pretty significant language barrier. They told Roger that Malcolm tried to take his time in enunciating and slowing down his speech so they could understand, but Melody on the other had talked so fast that they didn't catch many of the things she said. It's fantastic to see how well the kids got along. Here are some pictures from their visit and a quick trip to the park before dinner. The number 1 thing I observed between cultures is how reserved and quiet Korean kids are, or perhaps it's an indication how loud and crazy Malcolm is.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
The weather could have been better, but that didn't stop the kids from swimming and enjoying themselves. We'll let the pictures tell the story, here's a video slideshow that Roger put together. Like Tracey said, it makes her forget all the bad things, ah that Disney magic. Here you go:
Monday, May 18, 2015
Five years can be a long time when you look at how much the kids change. Last weekend the family went to Aaden's birthday party, he turned 6 years old. Five years ago they saw Aaden take his first steps in Hawaii, oh how things change. Roger put together this diptych to show the changes. Tomorrow the family is heading to California for a family vacation. Stay tuned for lots of pics in two weeks! Below are some pics from Melody's field trip to gymnastics. Roger was able to take some time off and help out with the class.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Roger and Tracey try their best to participate in the kid's activities both in and out of school. For the most part they are lucky that their schedules are flexible enough that at least one of them can volunteer to help out. Last week Roger was able to go with Malcolm's class to the Burnaby Village Museum. The class did the "Tools and Fuels" workshop and learned about all sorts of things including steam engines, coal, charcoal, and even how the Carousel works. Included in this week's set of pictures are some from the field trip and some from Science World. They are trying to make the best of their memberships.