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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ox and Dragon

It's amazing how my two little girls have such different personalities. I don't think it's much of a nature versus nurture debate, as they are only two and half years apart and I don't imagine our parenting styles have changed much. So definitely nature.

C is the oldest and was a good baby. She was very mellow, didn't cry much, and even at almost five years old, is pretty chill, except when Cranky C comes out, usually when she's tired. Even then, she mostly just pouts.

A on the other hand was different right from the start. Even in utero she was active, always doing gymnastics in there, and when I went for my anatomical ultrasound, she was moving around too much for the tech to get everything, I had to go back for a second one for them to check her out. Even if I wanted to, there was no way for them to see if A was a boy or a girl. (In comparison, I have a lovely 3D ultrasound of C.) A cried a lot in the evenings in her first couple of months, and was fussy. Today, at almost two and a half, she is active, active, active, feisty and defiant. She probably knows too much for her own good at this age, and she thinks she's a big girl, if her sister can do it, why can't she.

So how do horoscope signs and zodiac signs fit in? I have to be honest, I haven't looked at horoscopes in years, since probably junior high and high school, so I'd actually have to look up and see what their horoscopes describe them. C is an Aquarius, and A is a Cancer. A was born four days before my birthday, so she is the same sign as me, though I don't think we're anything alike. Cancers are moody though, maybe that explains her Jekyll and Hyde demeanour sometimes. I will have to look up to see if C is anything like her horoscope sign.

In terms of Chinese zodiac, I think they are very much like their signs, at a glance at least. C is an Ox, so docile and agreeable. A is a dragon, so fiery. A is the same sign as her daddy, so interestingly, she has zodiac traits from both of us. 

I can't believe it's mid November already. Christmas is coming! I love Christmas, and we've brought out a few decorations, the tree will probably come out in a week or two. I've got the bulk of my shopping done online already, off to scope out some stuff for the remaining presents. Have a lovely day! :)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween

Hello! Hope everyone had a good Halloween. Ours was good. We went trick or treating with some friends and the girls got so much loot, we only went for about an hour. Our friends' neighbourhood was bustling with trick or treaters. Our neighbourhood on the other hand, was very quiet. Our neighbourhood is spaced out differently, the houses and blocks aren't placed that closely together, so I don't imagine it's very conducive for trick or treating, plus it's a newer suburb, so a lot of the houses are still in the construction phase. I left a box of treats out, but it looked like only a few kids came by, and only two kids came by when by the time we got home.

I'm kind of sad, I miss the hustle and bustle of Halloween night. I grew up in the neighbourhood of Mill Woods, so it was always busy. After we married, we moved to MacEwan where it got progressively busy with kids. We moved into our current neighbourhood last August, and it's very quiet, especially our cul de sac. Maybe as the neighbourhood continues to grow and develop it will be more festive.

Here's a picture of my girls below. The costumes look pretty good if I do say so myself. It's funny, one of C's teachers told me she was the only girl that didn't dress up as a princess. 

Anyways, I think that's it for me tonight. Until next time!