Azores: Vila Franca do Campo

Azores: Vila Franca do Campo

As strange as it sounds, Mina loves dark, enclosed spaces. We often find her in the back of a closet or on a bed deep under a blanket. So of course she was attracted to the wardrobe in our Airbnb….

Azores: Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Verde - Take 2

Azores: Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Verde – Take 2

Remember that time we went to Rome and in a single day visited the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Pantheon? And how afterward I started to think, “I can’t wait to get back to work and get some rest”?…

Azores: Mosteiros and Pinhal da Paz

Azores: Mosteiros and Pinhal da Paz

When we first arrived, Yen said, “We’re probably going to get jaded about these views after a while.” I can report after the duration of the trip that it didn’t turn out to be true. What we did stop doing…

Azores: Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Verde

Azores: Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Verde

OK, this first photo isn’t from the Azores, but our kitchen the night before. Miss Mina is a Tran in so many ways, but don’t forget her James roots! She’s been tapping into them recently by practicing this move: arms…

March 2 - 27, 2018

March 2 – 27, 2018

As usual, Yen needed to clear off his camera before vacation. Lots of close ups this month of their sweet little faces. I think I’ve mentioned before that Linus is obsessed with his Snap Circuits Junior board. I thought Yen…

Face Painting

Face Painting

What does the fox say?

Visit to Peabody-Essex

Visit to Peabody-Essex

We’ve been eager to check out an exhibit on “play” at the Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem. It’s a little expensive and a good reminder that you can often get museum passes at your local library – or in this case,…

February – March 2018 – Random Videos

I’ve got a few random videos that I didn’t include in the last post, but of course still want you to see! First up is Mina pretending to a frog. And then Linus feeding Mina a banana (which he still…

January 24 - March 1, 2018

January 24 – March 1, 2018

Winter continues, and so do the complex LEGO structures. I do love weekend mornings when Linus and I are up before Yen and Mina, and we sit together making and destroying everything we can think of. Charmer! Hm… What should…

Mirror Maze

We put a Go Pro on Mina before we turned her loose in the Mirror Maze at the Museum of Science. Two words of caution: This is not a video for those prone to motion sickness. Make sure you watch…

Cycling

Cycling

It’s not Spring yet, but it sure feels like it today: we’re going to hit 70! The kids are taking advantage of it, and now even Mina is zooming around on her little bike.

Frequent Fliers

Frequent Fliers

Miss Mina and Mr Linus both get their own seats on planes now, and we’ve finally gotten wise and are using harnesses instead of dragging their seats onto the plane. They were so good on the flights this weekend! Photos…

December 25, 2017 - January 23, 2018

December 25, 2017 – January 23, 2018

Now is the discontent of our winter. See what I did there? Anyway, we’re trapped inside much of the time now. Poor kiddos. At least they’re brave about being out in the cold. So when we can, we bundle them…

More from the Phone Collection

More from the Phone Collection

Yen did get his “real” camera out this weekend, so better photos are coming. For now, though, I hope you’ll accept this stop-gap, which begins with Mina waiting in line at IKEA. Somehow when we take photos of the kids…

From the Phone Collection

From the Phone Collection

I haven’t shared phone photos in a while. Yen hasn’t been using the big camera much lately – maybe he wore himself out with vacation. But of course we take photos of the kids every day, and I don’t always…