The kids decided to set up a stand selling steamed peanuts along the road. It was not a successful venture. However, I really liked this detail from the operation. It means you need to wear a mask to buy.

Yen came downstairs carrying Linus, who said, “Take a picture quick! I’m getting do big he won’t be able to carry me like this much longer!”

Baby Nana

As you know, Linus’s birthday is coming up Monday. We are spending an awful lot of time noticing how tall and skinny he’s suddenly become. He assures me he’s still my Baby Nana, but sometimes it’s hard to believe!

The kids are on a video-making kick lately. The results are full of in-jokes and probably only amusing to me, but I thought they’d be worth sharing anyway. Linus has been studying how people make YouTube videos, and observed that…

So long!

The lease on my car has ended, so we returned it to the dealer. The kids were sad to say good-bye and asked to memorialize the moment. In case you’re wondering, we are not replacing it immediately. Yen also has…

Prof Nana explains what happens when a balloon meets a pencil.

Summer Days

We are managing to stay busy lockd up inside our house. Here are a few of the activities keeping us from going crazy. Studying Both kids are avid artist, spending much of the day sketching, coloring, or painting. They are…

July 1 - 11, 2020

Glasses on, folks! It’s summer! Here is Mina the police relaxing with a popsicle. We’ve been making them out of guava juice, which the kids really enjoy. Linus has been combining his dual interests in drawing and decomposing bodies lately….

June 2020

Computing can be a dangerous business. It’s best if you protect yourself. Miss Mina is continuing her dance studies, now with a ballet dress. Linus has been using the leaf blower a lot lately (he likes a tidy garden). That…

May 2020

Last Christmas we attended a birthday party next door, and Mina saw a woman wearing her hair in a low ponytail in the back. She also happened to be applying makeup to all the little kids’ faces. All in all,…

The kids have been obsessed lately with skate parks, sometimes with scooters and sometimes with bikes. Check them out on the ramps!

Yesterday we were all outside when Mina asked me to put her in the car. She said she wanted to play. I opened the front door, but she said no, she wanted to get in the back. I closed the…

Here is Mina’s latest. She has captured her swoosh and skirt perfectly. And the toes!

This evening Linus asked about when we moved last year (only last year?!): did we carry Bartleby in our arms or put her in a box? I honestly couldn’t remember, and Yen pointed out that while Bartleby had always been…

Chipmunks!

We have been plagued by chipmunks this summer. They chewed their way into our shed where I keep the birdseed. They made a nest under the deck. And I can see them eyeballing our young tomato plants. There was much…