Archive for 2020

Isaac is 19!

Isaac turned 19 today!

We’ve been hunkering down at home since early March when the COVID-19 pandemic was announced; only going out for groceries (and me going to work two weekends a month), wearing a mask while out, and a strict decontamination process coming back home.

Isaac’s birthday would have most certainly had him driving off to be with friends, but he stayed home and played online games with his friends over Discord instead. He chose rich homemade foods and dessert.

It was a nice day.

Doing his violin lesson remotely.

Jason and I going out for supplies.

Lotus learns to ride a bike

I have been trying to get my Lotus to learn the joy of cycling, but she was scared and resisted. It finally happened!

It has also helped our sanity to get outdoors, and cruise during this pandemic. She especially loves it when I follow her around in circles and tight turns through a large empty parking lot. “Now you get to see how I can do tight turns!”

The pedals kept hitting her in the calves when she was learning to coast so we made calf guards with tube socks and my china flat shoes shoved inside. It worked!

The Electra kids “rat rod” bike, beloved by all when they grow into it. It is very cozy.

Day three of practice she launched.

Simon is 13!

It was a great Simon Day, adding a third teenager to the family.

We headed over to the bank to open his “high school checking” account, played some games and cooked his choice meal: Kraft mac and cheese and a strawberry rhubarb pie.

…just because he said I was going to try looking at his cards. Ha!

Simon wants to not smile in photos, however he does smile a lot in real life.

This and that

A few photos of us doing stuff.

Thanksgiving dinner: Jason did all the cooking since I had to work. A+

Xander is 16