Blog – Being a Dad of Twins – Diary 035

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Having fun at the park!

Wow, November, November, November.

I think this year has gone pass scarily fast. I also witnessed my twins’ growth, both physically and mentally. As I am writing these twins blogs, I often look back and read some of them to remind me what had happened months before. Every time I saw those older images of Ashton and Annabelle, I then realised just how much they’d grown. This month we also changed their large eating bibs for the first time  since they started using them. It was kind of a reminder just how tiny when they were little, more interestingly that they managed to fit in them for over a year!

A family selfie!

A family selfie!

Now with their (again) over-sized new bibs, they can be sured to use them for another year or so, unless they are torn apart, which wouldn’t surprise me at all.

Annabelle is now a proper little lady, she loves chatting and to have a proper conversation with Sue and I. Ashton would talk but no where near the same level as his sister. He still screams a lot, unfortunately, though it does seem he’s a little better than last month, perhaps now he is able to control his temper a little better. Yet, he is still a moaner and ever so impatient about everything. *Sigh* It’s a boy thing.

Cheers!

Cheers!

Other than that, they are, touch wood, pretty healthy. This can’t be said for the same time last year when they were constantly ill and eventually passed to all of us in the house. But this month we ventured out a little, to one of our favourite parks, Hampstead Heath. I totally loved this place, weather it’s for a good half day walk around or just a simple kids playground, it’s brilliant. As Ashton and Annabelle were both too young to enjoy the nature so we decided to take them to the children playground. Man, even in such bad weather, they seemed to enjoy every second that we were there. Most of the time they just ran around in circle and to venture to different bits of the playground. Most of the time without our assistance! After about an hour or so, thunder storm came so we all just packed our stuff and left. Sitting down at the local Starbucks and a couple of coffees and sandwiches later, we headed home.

Ashton has become quite a poser, just like his sister.

Ashton has become quite a poser, just like his sister.

Weather may not be good in November, but we did have some odd sunny days. One of which was during my venue visit to one of my weddings next year. And what a place it was, it’s a magnificent place for a wedding and I couldn’t wait to be there and capture some stunning pictures indeed. Ashton and Annabelle seemed to like it too, perhaps there’s a big ground for them to run around! Kids at this age just love running around and exhaust themselves. That’s a good thing and they both fell asleep during our car journey home after. My wife and I finally had some quiet time together 🙂

Then Annabelle sister follows

Then Annabelle sister follows

Speaking of playing and running around, this month they were definitely spoiled as they also had their 3rd birthday party. Sue organized a big party this year at a children play centre near her mom’s place. It’s a great place for kids as it’s so big and it had lots of different soft areas for kids all the way upto around 8 years old. Sue also asked one of her friends to custom made a Frozen cake for them. Both of them were over the moon that they had lots of ‘junk food’!! Yes, they were more happy to have junk food than all those presents. Haha.. we didn’t really care as long as they were happy. So they both enjoyed themselves, though most of the time Ashton was sticking to either myself or Sue. Annabelle managed to interact with other kids of her age little better than Ashton.

Tons of pressies from everyone, thanks!!

Tons of pressies from everyone, thanks!!

Indeed, this is one area that both Ashton and Annabelle need to work on and develop more. As twins do behave differently when compare to single child because they have each other ALL THE TIME. Even when they go to nursery, they seem to follow each other rather than play with other kids. Though we know that they will be fine at some point in the future but we do want them to interact with other kids better than they are now. This is also the reason that UK schools usually separate twins to different classes. This is better for them to develop social skills and self confidence.

Sue and the kid followed me to a venue visit for one of my weddings next year!

Sue and the kid followed me to a venue visit for one of my weddings next year!

Also, because of that, they wouldn’t want to play in the pool or playground for that matter, when there are other kids around. They would just stick with us or play with each other instead climbing things with other kids. We also started looking for schools as they are three now and it means that they will be going to school pretty soon. But because they are born at the end of the year and UK school terms start in September, they don’t need to start school until September 2017. Despite it’s two years away, time will fly pretty quick and before I know it, they will be wearing uniforms and carrying school bags.

They are growing too quick!

What a view to enjoy some firework!

What a view to enjoy some firework!

Next month, their real birthday and we went to a special place to celebrate! Then it’s Christmas, it means – FOOD AND PRSSIES!!!!

Here’s a little gallery for this month!

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