Maybe we should find her a busy street corner so we can make some money!

I’ve been begging Yen to get this video for weeks now. Every time this song comes on, Mina belts it out along with the singer. She’s very passionate about it. Meanwhile Linus just chows down on watermelon. It may even…

Staying Cool

It’s been pretty warm the last few days, so the kids have been trying to stay cool – not always with much luck. Saturday morning Ba Noi and Co Ba tried to take them to Walden Pond. But because it…

Canoeing

We took the kids for their very first canoe trip today. We’ve been waiting for them to be old enough to sit down when we tell them, and it felt as if that day was finally here. They did a…

April 24 - May 13, 2018

Who’s this? Mina’s new pet? Naw, just an otter the kids saw on a recent trip to the zoo. Actually, it looks an awful lot like Mina when we wake her up in the morning. These next to photos look…

Love!

Mina had started singing her favorite bedtime song along with me. Yen missed the first verse, but he makes it up by capturing Linus’s endless protest.

April 2018

I believe the theme this month is: gears. We went to an awful lot of places where the kids could explore how gears work. You’ll see! First up was the Discovery Museum in Acton. There are quite a few different…

Linus has been going around the house attaching rubber bands to everything. Then he takes song requests.

Azores: Saying Goodbye

And then the last day finally came. We were all so sad to think about leaving – the Azores and our friends. We packed up the house – I think we left it in fairly good condition – and headed…

Azores: Nordeste

We saved the longest drive for the last full day: Nordeste, all the way over on the other side of the island. Yen had three stops in mind: two botantical gardens and the town itself. My husband does love flowers!…

Azores: Furnas

Wait, where did we bring two toddlers that has steam rising from the ground? That would be Furnas! When you arrive at the lagoa, the first thing you notice is the cats. They’re everywhere! And then you realize that’s attracting them:…

Azores: Vila Franca do Campo

As strange as it sounds, Mina loves dark, enclosed spaces. We often find her in the back of a closet or on a bed deep under a blanket. So of course she was attracted to the wardrobe in our Airbnb….

Azores: Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Verde - Take 2

Remember that time we went to Rome and in a single day visited the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Pantheon? And how afterward I started to think, “I can’t wait to get back to work and get some rest”?…

Azores: Mosteiros and Pinhal da Paz

When we first arrived, Yen said, “We’re probably going to get jaded about these views after a while.” I can report after the duration of the trip that it didn’t turn out to be true. What we did stop doing…