Apologies for the blurry picture, but you know how it is. Life moves fast, and fencers inevitably move even faster.
Sunburst has been itching to take a fencing class for longer than I can remember. Einstein fenced in college, and in his enthusiasm to share it with the children, we've gone through more than our share of foam swords over the years. There is always some battle of epic proportions just simmering under the surface of our household-- all in good fun, of course!
Two of my younger sisters happen to be excellent fencers, which fueled Sunburst's desire more than you can imagine. She has been waiting patiently for her time to come, and at last it has! Last month we discovered fencing classes quite near our house. Sunburst finished the introductory course and was invited to join the local fencing club. She's completely in her element and more than a bit scary with a sabre in her hand. Just look at this happy grin!
Moonshine came along to watch and decided to jump into the fray this month and give the introductory lessons a try. Her class size is a bit overwhelming, as is the instructor's heavy accent, but so far she's managing to keep up. She's a bit like a fairy surrounded by giants at the moment. As long as she's having fun, that's the important thing...
And for those of you wondering about Kitty Bill, he's absolutely desperate to be old enough to try it. He watches everything and is already trying to give the girls advice. He's hilarious! The poor guy... eventually his time will come.