The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game

Yen and the kids invented a new game today. You put your marker on the long diving board at the top, close your eyes, and jump by drawing a line down. Your goal is the tiny cup just left of…

Cookers

Cookers

The kids have always helped out in the kitchen, but now we’re trapped in the house and using it more and more as a way to pass the time constructively. The kids call themselves “good cookers!” It seems that Linus’s…

Fruit Snacks and Police Officer

Fruit Snacks and Police Officer

I’m getting a lot more insight into what goes on here during the day while we’re all hunkered down trying not to get sick. For instance, construction projects. I often come home to find everything complete and never get to…

Beach Day

Beach Day

Our housebound babies are getting really twitchy, so Yen took them to Walden Pond (despite the cold). It may be 40 degrees, but they still enjoyed the beach.

A Fungus Amongus (or two)

A Fungus Amongus (or two)

Without planning it, both kids wore their fungus shirts today. They looked great as we went for a little afternoon ride. Staying carefully away from other exercisers at all times, I promise.

Dancing Queen

I know I’ve mentioned many times what an intense dancer Mina is. I caught a couple of videos for you.

Fashionista

Fashionista

Little Mina… She’s awfully young to be a slave to fashion, but this morning she was so determined to wear a particular pair of shorts that she sucked in her tummy. Now she’s eating breakfast with this same sucked-in tummy. We’ll…

Engineer

Engineer

The kids visited my office today and Linus got right to work. One of these days they’re just going to offer him a position.

Teeth!

Teeth!

Big news! A few weeks ago Linus asked me why he was feeling a bump inside his mouth. I took a look and discovered that he had two big-boy teeth growing behind the baby teeth. I googled (of course) and…

False Spring

False Spring

We’re having one of those beautiful stretches of weather that tricks everyone into thinking Spring is coming. The kids of course want to spend every minute outside climbing on something. Look at that tush! This is actually a big deal…

Banh Trang

If you have ever eaten in a Vietnamese restaurant and wondered how to deal with the stiff rice paper (banh trang), wonder no more! Celebrity chef Linus is here with a demonstration. Of course he dips them about 20 times…

February 11, 2020

Linus is learning to wash the dishes. He likes to sit on the counter and pretend, so Yen finally decided that he can just try to do it for real. He’s pretty good, although I’m not yet confident enough to…

Dancing Queen

I managed to catch a longer video of Mina dancing. She knows this little montage very well – it’s the auditions song from Sing. You can see her pausing between songs and changing up her moves for each. She keeps looking…

Want to play a game?

Remember this game? It turns out it has a formal beginning. Linus: Mina, want to play the game where you eat things or push them away? Mina: Yes! [pause] A tornado and a hurricane are coming… And then they begin….

Little Cookers

The kids have always been interesting in helping with the cooking. Remember this? Or this? They come by it naturally, of course. For a long time I was very nervous and limited their involvement to stirring and maybe breaking eggs….