Mina is incredibly goal driven. She decides she wants to be able to do something, and then she endlessly works on it until she masters it. Sometimes to the point where we all start yelling at her to take a…

June 17 to July 1, 2021

Who’s happy it’s summer? Linus! We finally found the courage to take an entire week off and disappear! This time it was the White Mountains in New Hampshire. We tried a hike but the kids weren’t really interested. On the…

To pass the time while waiting at a restaurant, Yen and Mina practiced some expressions.

The current pedagogy says that kids should practice writing without regard for spelling. I like it! Unfortunately when presented with his work, I have to work fast and hard to make sense of it so I can admire it. I…

Linus has been taking a class this week on circuit design. At first he was mad at me for making him go to school after school is out for the summer, but he’s been enjoying all of the projects. Each…

Here’s another one-second look at each of our days in the last few months.

Eyebrows

Mina has been practicing her eyebrow raise. We’re calling her The Pebble behind her back.

Summer Sillies

It’s hot! It’s incredibly hot. But we’re getting by. Linus has new shoes, and he’s very happy. He’s wearing them to his summer circuit design class. Yesterday he made a little game using copper wire, a light, and a watch…

April, May, and June 2021

Another big post to make up for not posting random little photos the last few months. With things slowly getting back to normal (at least around here), maybe we’ll be out and about more. It’s hard to tell because of…

A Day at the Esplanade

Way back in April, Yen took the kids to the Esplanade during a school break. I’m sad that I missed such a beautiful day. I think the kids started to get a little tired of posing. They brought their bikes,…

License to Drive

Watch out on the road, everyone!

Fine Art

The Bedford schools usually do an art show at the end of the year. This year’s is virtual because of the panny. Here’s Linus’s submission:

Today at school Linus’s teacher noticed that one of his front teeth was missing. She asked him whether the tooth fairy came to visit. Yen and I are the sort of liberal dreamers who don’t do tooth fairy or Santa…

After a few months of hanging on, Linus finally let us remove his loose tooth. Its friend needs to come out too, but we’ll get there.

Family Run

The parents’ organization for Bedford schools usually holds a run in the spring to raise money. Last year it was cancelled outright, but this year they decided to make it a virtual event. We got our tickets and the shirts…