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…

The Trans Take London: Day 3

Up and at ’em! We’re off to visit the Thames. Wait. There’s a fountain. Everyone stop and look at it! I believe I complained in the last post about the number of private parks in London. I really shouldn’t have,…

The Trans Take London: Day 2

Twelve hours of sleep and breakfast later, we’re off to visit the Natural History Museum. We decided to take a bus, which Linus enjoyed very much. On the way I noticed a cafe advertising a “ricotta espresso.” Ew. Anyway, here…

The Trans Take London: Day 1

This probably sounds odd, but I’m looking forward to seeing what we did in London. I was there, obviously, but two small children on the move in a city of 8 million meant I had to keep my focus pretty…

August 2 - September 10, 2018

Boy, is this an overdue post! As I write this, it’s overcast and in the low 60s. But this post is going to take us back to sunny and 90s – which is why Mina is sitting in the park…

Bon Voyage!

We’re heading out for vacation this evening, so you can imagine how many pictures are coming. While you wait, I thought I’d share a couple of recent events. Mina is getting more and more confident on her bike each day….

Linus turned the couch into a cuckoo clock – with two cuckoos!

Linus announced a few months ago that when he turned 4, he’d be old enough for pedals. Yen put them on last week and has been working with him, but this weekend he completely took off! We took advantage of…

We’ve been discussing changing our biking configuration. Mina is getting tall enough that Yen can’t really lean over to power up hills. I think we’re going to make the big switch and buy a second seat like Linus’s so one…

July 16 - August 1, 2018

This post is a little delayed because I really wanted to start it off with this video of Mina dancing, but unfortunately a naked Linus ran into the shot at the end. I finally figured out how to crop the…