I just started using a little app that has you capture a one-second video each day, and then you can string them all together. I started mid-month, but it’s a pretty good representation of our month.

Mina sings and accompanies herself.

Trans on Ice (and Asphalt)

It’s been a tough winter for Yen because he loves ice skating but hasn’t been able to go – there have been too many outbreaks associated with hockey rinks. With school back in session, though, he decided it might be…

The kids are obsessed lately with making videos. Last night while I was making dinner, Mina managed to get my phone, unlock it, turn the camera around to selfie mode, and record this fairy tale. This morning I got really…

January 20 - February 13, 2021

People used to say that what distinguishes us from animals is our ability to accessorize. I guess that’s gone because Bartleby looks FABULOUS! Mina got this outfit from Co Ba for her birthday. You can’t tell from the photo how…

Linus’s teacher asked parents of families that celebrate Lunar New Year to share information about the tradition with the class. Yen went above and beyond and made a little video with information for the kids. When Mina saw it, she…

Garden Hiking

We went for a hike yesterday at the Acton Aboretum. The trails were fairly clear, but with 20 inches of snow on the ground, it was a bit of an ordeal. We had an idea: why not cut hiking trails…

January 11 - 19, 2021

We’re still going outside (some) even though it’s cold. The kids are becoming firmer homebodies, but once we drag them outside, they always find something to explore. Mina has been upping her accessory game – for herself and for Bartleby….

January 3 - 10, 2021

It’s been really cold this week! Linus is back at school twice a week, but other than that we’ve been locked up inside. As always, the kids are finding ways to entertain themselves. One of their big passions lately is…

December 26, 2020 - January 2, 2021

Co Ba came over to enjoy Christmas afternoon with the kids. Mina still loves her new mama unicorn! Co Ba gave Linus a little train that he drove all over the house. We enjoyed a long lazy weekend for the…

Mina got lots of dance gear for her birthday. So she tried it out immediately. And then there was zumba. This is her particular favorite song for it (mine too, actually). You can hear her singing along even though it’s…

I mentioned before that the kids have been writing books. This morning we read all of them to make videos so you can all enjoy too. First up, Linus. Oops, the production was interrupted, so here’s part two. Next up…

Linus has art on Fridays, and came home last week very inspired. Before you watch this, I must tell you that no one coached him. He asked me to turn on the camera and he just went. Of course Mina…

Here’s Mina tearing up the floor with her usual passion. Watch for Linus to casually drive on to the dance floor about halfway through. Both just carry on as if the other isn’t there. Also, our house is clearly a…

Christmas 2020

Just in time for Christmas, Mina got a new ‘do. But she immediately covers it up! Because we’re going outside! I think we’re the only house around here that spends more time outside when there’s snow on the ground than…