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?

Walking Wounded

Poor Nana! Last Saturday he closed the sliding glass door a little too fast in just the wrong place and sliced open his little foot. We tried to manage with bandages, but between his terribly sweaty feet and his propensity…

Riding Lesson

Riding Lesson

I signed Mina up for a riding lesson today. It turned out to be more like an “animal experience” lesson. She got to meet a wallaby, Vietnamese pigs, an emu, rabbits, and a peacock. Then she fed some mini horses…


Linus took this photo of a cluster of American Parasol in the neighbors’ yard. He’s got a good eye!

August 18 - October 12, 2020

August 18 – October 12, 2020

What a strange thing it is to look back on these photos and see how much has passed. Linus hadn’t started school. There were leaves on the trees. Mina was running around outside in summer dresses. Actually that last one…

Mina's Tea Party

Mina’s Tea Party

Mina has developed an interest in tea parties as a way to relax on a weekend afternoon – particularly when she’s become frustrated or the day didn’t go as she planned. One thing that has really made it a special…

First Day of School (sort of)

Not quite the cliche “first day of school” picture, but here’s Linus enjoying his odd first day of school: This first day is a Zoom call for 30 minutes. He’ll have his first real day actually at school on Friday…

Fake ID

Linus has been asking for a driver’s license, so Yen made him one. Think he can use it to get into clubs?

A Day at the Park

Too much energy? Maybe you should go to the park with the kids. It’s electrifying! Sure, the park is fun. But what Linus and Mina really enjoy is the fitness area. Never mind that all the equipment is sized for…



Mina and I enjoyed an afternoon painting together. It’s one of my favorite activities. She’s very proud of this particular project because she practiced so much blending.

July 12 - August 16, 2020

July 12 – August 16, 2020

Everybody drop! It’s a dance party on the floor! OK, now change all your clothes because we’re going biking. Forget it! Let’s go to the park and jump off rocks! You can’t tell it from the photos in this post,…

The Chief Monkey at Play

The Chief Monkey at Play

I will admit right now that these are posted without permission, but I think you’ll agree they’re worth the risk. Grandma and Grandpa drove up to David’s yesterday, and along the way they stopped to stretch their legs. Looks like…


The kids decided to set up a stand selling steamed peanuts along the road. It was not a successful venture. However, I really liked this detail from the operation. It means you need to wear a mask to buy.

Big Nana

Yen came downstairs carrying Linus, who said, “Take a picture quick! I’m getting do big he won’t be able to carry me like this much longer!”