Honey Honey (My Honey)

Mina loves the ABBA song “Honey Honey.” She calls it, alternately, “Honey Honey” and “My Honey.” She demands it probably 10 times each evening during dinner. We indulge, though, because she dances.

November 6 - 26, 2017

November 6 – 26, 2017

This might be the last post before vacation! We’ll see… Clearly we’re all very excited about it. Co Ba got Mina this bear. She is absolutely besotted. She insists on having him in her crib while she sleeps, and I…

Break Dancing

Mina is a natural little dancer, but Linus has inherited my wallflower tendancies. Still, every once in a while he gets an urge. He’ll say, “I want to move!” I showed him a video of kids break dancing, and he…



I bought little masks for the kids to play with. Mina has taken a shine to a panda mask and wears it all around the house. She doesn’t always wear it on her face, though. She puts it on and…

Tea Party

Tea Party

We went to the Children’s Museum today. Many more photos to come, but here’s a sneak preview. Mina arranged all of the pots and pans, and then hosted a tea party for every stuffed animal she could find.

November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017

Just a few random shots of the kids’ latest activities. It’s turned cold suddenly, but they’re not letting that interfere with their daily constitutional. Yen bundles them up and takes them to the park whenever it’s not raining. And of…

Mount Auburn cemetery

November 1 – November 5, 2017

Onward! To the living room! Have I mentioned that the kids play together pretty well now? Most of the time Linus sees Mina as a useful little sidekick. Sometimes she bites him and things go horribly wrong. But we all…

Great Brook Farm state park

October 2017

We had a strange Fall this year. The temperatures stayed high all through October – so much so that some of the trees didn’t change to their usual colors. It even got back into the 70s several times. Now I’m…

September 25 - 30, 2017

September 25 – 30, 2017

Maybe the title of this (and every post) should be, “Mina hosts a party.” You’re probably sick of hearing me say it, but this child really is a force of nature. She learned it from Linus. Here’s a set of…

Bumper Babies

Driving madly through the house is a favorite activity of the Tran kids. Please ignore how messy the house is: it was a rainy weekend and no one had energy to clean! Make sure you watch through to Mina pausing…

September 18 - 24, 2017

September 18 – 24, 2017

Mina says, “Onward! Into the kitchen!” The kids are spending a lot of time patroling the house on their little vehicles. Handsome Nana! Linus gave Grandma and Grandpa hugs before they left. Mina demured, I’m afraid. And then… back onto…

August 16 - September 17, 2017

August 16 – September 17, 2017

Our house has become a yoga studio, pants optional. But check out their technique! Who can do downward dog with their head all the way on the floor?! This is what two proud kids look like when they refuse to sit…

Hub vs. Hub

Yen and I were thinking it would be fun to see the Hub on Wheels photos a year apart:

Weekend Update

Weekend Update

Yen will provide the “real” photos soon, but I wanted to share a few now. First up is actually a video from Friday. Yen took a little video of them walking down the street. It was Linus’s idea that they…

Working Without a Net - Week 1

Working Without a Net – Week 1

Ba Noi is off to Vegas for a few weeks to oversee some projects. That means Yen is wrangling two toddlers all on his own. It’s madness, of course. You can imagine how tired he is at night, and how…