"Summer" soccer started last Saturday, and I remember thinking it couldn't be ANY COLDER this Saturday than last. Well, I was wrong. It was about 40 degrees and 25 with the wind chill! Brrrrr. We all suited up and went for soccer anyway. Here is Rose #2 showing off her dribbling skills.
After soccer we came home to "chill" (pardon the pun) indoors. The girls decided to dress up in their costumes. The clone trooper costume was a gift to Rose #1, but the really good costume was the Anakin costume that Rose #1 was wearing. (Thanks to my colleague for the loan!)
I have not spent much time thinking about being the mom of biracial kids. It seems commonplace, now, and it is of course normal for our family. But I am sometimes taken aback when I see pictures like this and observe just how little my kids resemble me. They are my biological children - I have the scars and the post-baby body as proof. But darn, they don't look like me at all! Actually Rose #2 does, a teeny bit, but wouldn't you know that she's wearing the mask. Sigh.