Memories...

My sweet, sentimental Linus! We are in the final hours of packing to move to our new hours. The kids are handling it really well and seem excited about the new house. Still, every time Linus identifies something that is…

Linus Wishes Mommy Would Stay Home

Linus hates Sundays. Usually around 5pm he seems to realize what day it is, because he inevitably asks if I’m staying home the next day. When I explain that I’m not, he gets pretty down. Tonight after that conversation he…

Hilton Head Island

Our original plan for winter vacation this year was Sedona. We were going to spend the week hiking and getting warm. But you might remember that we hiked in a canyon near Vegas, and that the kids spent the whole hike…

Portraits

Linus made this drawing. He’s on the left and I’m on the right. I am standing far away, maybe? By the way I’m not sure what the thing on the far left is. It’s by Mina and none of us…

January 2019

To warm up, let’s have a little dance: Yen put his old tripod on Linus’s camera, so he’s been taking a lot more photos (now that they’re less blurry). He looks like such a little pro! We had an unusually…

We’re on Hilton Head Island for a week of getting warm. We deserve it! Last week the entire house had the flu – I missed three days of work, and really should have stayed home on the fourth as well….

So fuzzy!

Mina likes the slippers I got her in Florida.

Junior Scientist

Mina got a little microscope for her birthday. She’s examining each of her orange slices before she eats them.

Aunt Jenny got Mina a karaoke microphone for her birthday. Which means I have to get Henry a puppy for his. But anyway, she obviously loves it. The sound quality isn’t great because the dishwasher is on, but here she…

Christmas 2018

Last week I was a little down in the dumps. As a result, I wasn’t sleeping well, and two nights in a row I came home and just sort of fell over onto the couch. I don’t remember this at…

Unicorns and a Call for Submissions

Yesterday afternoon, Linus and Mina demanded hot chocolate. Who am I to deny such a request? I decided to serve Mina’s in a special little mug with unicorns on it, as she’s following in those particular footsteps of mine. As…

Vegas, Baby!

If you’re going to go on vacation, you’d better start training early. I’m not sure what Mina had planned for Vegas, but she looks ready for anything. She has also learned that vacation involves photos. Lots and lots of photos….

Caution!

Linus commissioned this sign this morning. I guess worry is genetic.

Party Animals

Last night Yen’s aunt had us and some of his other family over for a little party. As I always suspected, Mina knows how to turn it on when she has an audience. She chatted away with all kinds of…

Skating!

The kids are learning to skate! Or rather, Linus is trying again to learn, and Mina is tackling it for the first time. Linus is really taking off this time. We can go around the perimeter together with me just…