A tale of two kids 🗡⚽️

It’s beautiful to watch these kids grow into their own people and take on the world in their own way.

Today Claire announced that she was going to be making a sword for her Halloween costume, a character from Demon Slayer. After she put together a list of supplies, and we all made a trip to Michaels.

Back home, Claire spent a few hours making her sword with only little assistance with the spray paint. It came out good but not gerat – version 1.0. She’ll try again next weekend. 🗡

Molly wanted to got running on the park to get back into triathlon form. I grabbed the soccer ball on the way out, and Molly ended up having fun playing soccer. I played goalie, and she tried to score on me. She got noticeably better even as we played! “Football is life,” was our refrain, Dani Rojas style. ⚽️

It was a great fall weekend day with these amazing little people.

The girl with the glasses

Claire got some new glasses recently and was having fun with them over lunch, which made for a cool picture thanks to the weird background widow.

Claire touched up the photo herself to bring out maximum color. 🎨

Skyfox and Red 2

I decided to name the kids as follows for the summer:

  • The older one is Skyfox because she hangs out on the 3rd floor and nestles into her little den a lot. Also, it sounds cool.
  • The younger one is Red 2 because it kind of sounds like a wingman from Star Wars, and she has that vibe right now. Also, it sounds cool.

Red 2 named me Orangeballer because I was playing with an orange bouncy ball when she named me that. She later changed it to Bedhead when I was near a bed and have a head, I guess. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Here are Skyfox and Red 2 hanging out at a coffee shop. We went here because we could eat outside even on a rainy day. We had a great time joking around. They were roasting each other pretty good, as you can see from their faces.

Cosmic Walk

Hey, I got a decent pic of both girls today. ☺️

We strolled up to Cosmic Coffee (and Beer Garden). We’re trying to get out for regular walks to prepare for our trip to Ireland later this year. “We’re going to be waling all around Dublin, so let’s get our legs ready,” I told them. Luckily, they were pretty enthusiastic about walking. Bonus: the Texas heat will make walking around Ireland seem like a literal cake walk.

Also, Molly wanted to try out iced tea since she had enjoyed some stevia-based tea at home. But she was not terribly impressed with unsweet green hibiscus tea, describing it as “bitter”. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Corona #2

Claire is dealing with the *@&#*#&! coronavirus now too.

Here’s a quick photo to capture this historical moment (Claire’s doing fine). She’s been hanging out on the couch for about 48 hours. A milkshake and some chicken soup are helping with the recovery.

The frog hat (from her sister for her birthday) isn’t just glamorous but is also is reported to “actually” make Claire feel better. ☺️

Molly, who tested positive a couple of days ago, is currently doing cartwheels around the living room. I guess she’s feeling better. 🤸🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♂️

As a side note, Claire thought it was funny that while we were watching Demon Slayer, there was a “COVID-19 Testing” broswer tab open in the background. 😂