Junior Scientist

Mina got a little microscope for her birthday. She’s examining each of her orange slices before she eats them.

Aunt Jenny got Mina a karaoke microphone for her birthday. Which means I have to get Henry a puppy for his. But anyway, she obviously loves it. The sound quality isn’t great because the dishwasher is on, but here she…

Christmas 2018

Last week I was a little down in the dumps. As a result, I wasn’t sleeping well, and two nights in a row I came home and just sort of fell over onto the couch. I don’t remember this at…

Unicorns and a Call for Submissions

Yesterday afternoon, Linus and Mina demanded hot chocolate. Who am I to deny such a request? I decided to serve Mina’s in a special little mug with unicorns on it, as she’s following in those particular footsteps of mine. As…

Vegas, Baby!

If you’re going to go on vacation, you’d better start training early. I’m not sure what Mina had planned for Vegas, but she looks ready for anything. She has also learned that vacation involves photos. Lots and lots of photos….

Caution!

Linus commissioned this sign this morning. I guess worry is genetic.

Party Animals

Last night Yen’s aunt had us and some of his other family over for a little party. As I always suspected, Mina knows how to turn it on when she has an audience. She chatted away with all kinds of…

Skating!

The kids are learning to skate! Or rather, Linus is trying again to learn, and Mina is tackling it for the first time. Linus is really taking off this time. We can go around the perimeter together with me just…

October 31 - December 2, 2018

You must be unhappy with me. I haven’t been posting much lately, and now I’m going to cover the whole month of November with just a few photos? Well, you’ll see that we’ve been busy. And hopefully the few photos…

September 20 - October 20, 2018

Welcome to Fall! That means it’s hat season. Yen has instituted a routine of downtime each afternoon (now that naps are mostly over). Everyone gathers in our bedroom, and the kids relax for a bit and drink milk. Then they…

The Trans Take London: Day 7

Last and final day. Our flight wasn’t until the afternoon, so we wandered around a bit in the morning. Poor Yen. He wanted to see Big Ben again, but it’s covered in scaffolding! Here was our destination: the Eye. Linus…

The Trans Take London: Day 6

Coincidence is a crazy thing. My friend Douglas (who grew up in Scotland but now lives in Singapore) decided to come to the UK to visit his family at the same time we planned this little getaway. Naturally we had…

The Trans Take London: Day 5

After four days of running around London, we decided it was time for a little fresh air. We hopped on the tube for a very long ride – long enough that the kids changed seats at least a dozen times….

Goggles

The kids are starting swimming lessons again next week. We decided to get them goggles for the occasion. They seem to like them.

The Trans Take London: Day 4

By Day 4, Mina was a pro with the bus system. She’s used to subways because Yen takes the kids to Boston frequently. Buses were new, though, but she got them down right away. I think she was a little…