June 6 - 16, 2019

We’re off on vacation on Friday! As usual, Yen wanted to clear his camera before we head out. So here’s Mina wearing Yen’s hat: As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Chandlers came to visit along with Grandma. They…

The Nap

Today was a monumental day that must be recorded for history: Mina joined me and Linus for our Saturday afternoon nap. Linus and I have been napping buddies since he was born, but Mina gave up naps altogether when she…

June 10, 2019

A few random pics from the kids’ visit with Ruby and Henry. More to come (and higher quality!), I assure you. First up, here’s Mina displaying her arts and crafts. Fun fact: Grandma made that dress for Ruby when she…

May 25 - June 5, 2019

Believe it or not, sometimes we get tired of hiking at the same old places. Then we get out the map and look for something new. On Memorial Day weekend, we decided to try a Mass Audubon property we’d never…

April 15 - May 24, 2019

Poor little Sleep Lord! He’s been taking a lot more afternoon naps lately. We’ve tried putting him to bed earlier, as well as wearing him out in the evening. But he just can’t manage to sleep past 6:30, or 7:00…

May 22, 2019 (and a few days before)

We’ve got photos coming from our weekend trip, but first a few of the daily adventures as captured by Yen’s phone. You’ll hear more about this on the longer post, but poor Miss Mina fell in a fountain on Sunday….

May 7, 2019

The kids are very busy with outdoor activities lately. Linus had his last skating lesson this week. Unfortunately Yen forgot his helmet, so he had to wear one from lost and found. Don’t worry: he was only pretending to be…

Tennis, anyone?

The kids have started tennis lessons! As usual, Mina is the teeniest peanut of the bunch. I think they need to get a half-size net for her.

Well this is embarrassing! Linus is officially better at skating than I am. Look at him go! Sometimes you can’t see him because his biggest fan, Mina, gets in front of the camera.

Playgrounds and Cemeteries

Just a few quick shots from the weekend – when Yen was without his camera. We decided to stop by Mt Auburn Cemetery. Partly because Grandma and Grandpa are visiting and we wanted to show them the sites; partly because…

February 9 - April 14, 2019

This post is going to cover a long period! It begins back in February when still had snow and still lived in our old house. And Linus was tugging at my heart strings by drawing a piece he called, “Linus…

You may recall that our previous attempts to get Linus out onto the ice were met with tepid results. This year, though, we put him back in formal lessons, and something just clicked. He’s suddenly confident enough that he’s surpassed…

Bowling!

Yen took the kids to Kings today. Looks like we all missed a food time.

Books

Just two photos to share with you today – but they’re really good ones! First up is Mina with her new favorite toy. One of her favorite books is The World Champion of Staying Awake. In it, a character we always…

Dentist

The kids went for their six month check ups today. They’re both looking good! We were encouraged to give Mina’s molars a little more attention, but the dentist admitted that it’s awfully hard to get a toothbrush all the way…