Monday, August 10, 2009

Does Pisces Mean Fish?

Okay, so that's a hypothetical question....I know that the symbol for Pisces is fish. Sophie is a Pisces, being born on February 22. I had no idea how true to her sign she would be. She loves anything water. You whisper the word 'bath' and she's off like a light into the bathroom with one leg swung over the tub. And it's a fight to get her out when bath time is over.
She loves the rain. She's begun to associate that donning her raincoat means that it is raining and that there will most likely be puddles to stomp.
And of course, she loves the swimming pool. Although not a fan of going underwater, or even laying her head back to get her hair wet, she loves being in the water.
This weekend, Sophie's daycare buddy James (pictured in our first day at the zoo) turned two and his birthday party was held at his Aunt Amy's house which came fully equipped with a pool. Sophie is also in her pack rat stage. You know, the stage where a toddler carries around with them as much as they can get their hands on and stuff in their pockets. You will see a recurring theme of many noodles. And second only to collecting noodles was her favorite past time of slapping Daddy in the face with said noodles.
In Sophie's defense, Daddy was kind of asking for it with the over-exaggerated howls he let out when she made contact.
With his Mommy and Daddy in China adopting his little sister Molly, Carson had been spending a week + with Grandma and Grandpa and without a whole lot of kiddy interaction. Since James' brother is 6 and he has many boy cousins around that age as well, I thought it would be fun to kidnap Carson for the day and let him enjoy some boy time. He had a blast running around with toy guns, playing soccer, and splashing around in the pool. We had a hard time keeping track of him. Here are some shots of Carson, mostly for Teresa's benefit (of Continuing the Journey) since she's far away and missing her little man.
The kids played hard, and didn't want to leave. Although, Carson was admittedly more cooperative than Sophie when it came time to get out of the pool. About five minutes into the drive home it got awefully quiet in the back seat.
But even though Sophie is true to her fishy sign - also Daddy's - there is definitely a wide streak of Mommy's Taurus Bull in her, too. Her stubbornness and non-morning-personness is definitely making it harder to rangle her off to daycare in the mornings....but that's for another post.

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