December 26, 2020 - January 2, 2021

December 26, 2020 – January 2, 2021

Co Ba came over to enjoy Christmas afternoon with the kids. Mina still loves her new mama unicorn! Co Ba gave Linus a little train that he drove all over the house. We enjoyed a long lazy weekend for the…

Young Authors

I mentioned before that the kids have been writing books. This morning we read all of them to make videos so you can all enjoy too. First up, Linus. Oops, the production was interrupted, so here’s part two. Next up…

Dancing Queen

Here’s Mina tearing up the floor with her usual passion. Watch for Linus to casually drive on to the dance floor about halfway through. Both just carry on as if the other isn’t there. Also, our house is clearly a…

Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020

Just in time for Christmas, Mina got a new ‘do. But she immediately covers it up! Because we’re going outside! I think we’re the only house around here that spends more time outside when there’s snow on the ground than…

November 29 - December 20, 2020

November 29 – December 20, 2020

We didn’t have a huge Thanksgiving dinner this year, but we all still felt kind of stuffed and irritable in the days after. So we hopped in the car and went to the beach! In the off-season, you can go…

Partysaurus

As you know, Mina loves to dance. She recently discovered a cartoon that has a long party scene. Watching it is a full aerobic workout for her. Now our mission is to make sure she never attends are rave. Not…

Christmas Present Labels

I don’t consider myself terribly crafty (in either sense of the word), but I occasionally have what I think is a pretty good idea. In this case, I gave the kids blank labels and asked them to make their own…

Snow!

It looks as if 2020 will go on record as the hottest year yet (that’s worldwide), but we have just had our first major snow storm since February 2019 – 16 inches! We don’t have a plowing service (or we…

Little Authors

Little Authors

Linus has been struggling a bit with a portion of his curriculum called Writers Workshop. Keeping in mind that they’re in kindergarten and can’t read or write, this is meant to be the time when they learn about putting things…

Family Fitness

We’re experiencing a nor’easter, so no outdoor activities today. Instead we headed to the basement for family exercise. As you can see, Mina is a formidable trainer. Mina joined us for just about every exercise and added some of her…

Driveway Games

Driveway Games

In an ongoing effort to keep the kids (and, frankly, Yen) occupied, they created a live-action video game on the driveway. The rules? Stay in the circles and keep moving! Don’t step on a “no” circle. Don’t let the volcano…

Exercise

It’s important to keep fit. That’s why Mina is making sure we all know proper burpee technique.

October 13 - November 22, 2020

October 13 – November 22, 2020

I think we’ve all heard reports of unusual wildlife sightings during these locked-down months. I’m skeptical that it’s because the animals are roaming more, and thinking it’s really that people have slowed down and looked around them. We certainly have….

Chopstickery

One of the baberies got stuck and the kids used chopsticks to extract her. Then they showed off their superior chopstick skills by pretending to eat her!

Family Art Day

Can you guess the artist of each piece?