Baby Nana

Baby Nana

As you know, Linus’s birthday is coming up Monday. We are spending an awful lot of time noticing how tall and skinny he’s suddenly become. He assures me he’s still my Baby Nana, but sometimes it’s hard to believe!

Video Stars

The kids are on a video-making kick lately. The results are full of in-jokes and probably only amusing to me, but I thought they’d be worth sharing anyway. Linus has been studying how people make YouTube videos, and observed that…

So long!

So long!

The lease on my car has ended, so we returned it to the dealer. The kids were sad to say good-bye and asked to memorialize the moment. In case you’re wondering, we are not replacing it immediately. Yen also has…

Balloon

Prof Nana explains what happens when a balloon meets a pencil.

Summer Days

Summer Days

We are managing to stay busy lockd up inside our house. Here are a few of the activities keeping us from going crazy. Studying Both kids are avid artist, spending much of the day sketching, coloring, or painting. They are…

July 1 - 11, 2020

July 1 – 11, 2020

Glasses on, folks! It’s summer! Here is Mina the police relaxing with a popsicle. We’ve been making them out of guava juice, which the kids really enjoy. Linus has been combining his dual interests in drawing and decomposing bodies lately….

June 2020

June 2020

Computing can be a dangerous business. It’s best if you protect yourself. Miss Mina is continuing her dance studies, now with a ballet dress. Linus has been using the leaf blower a lot lately (he likes a tidy garden). That…

May 2020

May 2020

Last Christmas we attended a birthday party next door, and Mina saw a woman wearing her hair in a low ponytail in the back. She also happened to be applying makeup to all the little kids’ faces. All in all,…

Skate Park

The kids have been obsessed lately with skate parks, sometimes with scooters and sometimes with bikes. Check them out on the ramps!

The Many Faces of Bartleby

This evening Linus asked about when we moved last year (only last year?!): did we carry Bartleby in our arms or put her in a box? I honestly couldn’t remember, and Yen pointed out that while Bartleby had always been…

Chipmunks!

Chipmunks!

We have been plagued by chipmunks this summer. They chewed their way into our shed where I keep the birdseed. They made a nest under the deck. And I can see them eyeballing our young tomato plants. There was much…

Tower Saw

This is an off-label use of Circuits Jr, but it works. Linus calls this game Tower Saw because you make a tower and he builds a saw to knock it down. Hours of fun!

Anh David and the Boulder Thief

I relayed to the kids a story David told me recently. Linus was so entranced I’ve had to tell it at least 10 times. Tonight he made a movie of it.

Two Monkeys at Home

Two Monkeys at Home

I realized one day that Yen hadn’t processed photos since January and started pressuring him. One morning I told him: Enough! Take a bunch of close-study photos of the kids and process everything tonight! As you’ve seen from the last…

April 2020

April 2020

People I work with keep joking about gaining “the covid 19” – a poor-taste nod to the fact that we’re all baking so much. It’s certainly true in our house (though I’m pleased to say that none of us has…