Cookers

Cookers

The kids have always helped out in the kitchen, but now we’re trapped in the house and using it more and more as a way to pass the time constructively. The kids call themselves “good cookers!” It seems that Linus’s…

Fruit Snacks and Police Officer

Fruit Snacks and Police Officer

I’m getting a lot more insight into what goes on here during the day while we’re all hunkered down trying not to get sick. For instance, construction projects. I often come home to find everything complete and never get to…

Beach Day

Beach Day

Our housebound babies are getting really twitchy, so Yen took them to Walden Pond (despite the cold). It may be 40 degrees, but they still enjoyed the beach.

A Fungus Amongus (or two)

A Fungus Amongus (or two)

Without planning it, both kids wore their fungus shirts today. They looked great as we went for a little afternoon ride. Staying carefully away from other exercisers at all times, I promise.

Fashionista

Fashionista

Little Mina… She’s awfully young to be a slave to fashion, but this morning she was so determined to wear a particular pair of shorts that she sucked in her tummy. Now she’s eating breakfast with this same sucked-in tummy. We’ll…

Engineer

Engineer

The kids visited my office today and Linus got right to work. One of these days they’re just going to offer him a position.

Teeth!

Teeth!

Big news! A few weeks ago Linus asked me why he was feeling a bump inside his mouth. I took a look and discovered that he had two big-boy teeth growing behind the baby teeth. I googled (of course) and…

False Spring

False Spring

We’re having one of those beautiful stretches of weather that tricks everyone into thinking Spring is coming. The kids of course want to spend every minute outside climbing on something. Look at that tush! This is actually a big deal…

From the Phone Collection: Dec 18, 2019 - Jan 15, 2020

From the Phone Collection: Dec 18, 2019 – Jan 15, 2020

It’s time once again for Yen to clear off the photos from his phone. This post will be a real hodge-podge, but I think you’ll like it. Mina has a Hello Kitty that she named “Picky Beans” because “she only…

January 11, 2020

January 11, 2020

I’m simply exhausted, but I have to write this before bed so I can express the gratitude I feel for such a simple but full day, and the joy of spending it with two brave kids who are getting older each…

A monkey on his back or an angel on his shoulder?

A monkey on his back or an angel on his shoulder?

Actually she’s just borrowing his headphones. Our teeny Mina just doesn’t seem to grow, does she? Still, she’s the boss of the house: personal trainer, dance instructor, DJ, fashion consultant, and she gives the best hugs you’ll ever receive.

Babies

Babies

A few months ago, I bought a bunch of craft supplies for Yen and the kids. You know, glitter glue, paper plates, construction paper, and little brightly colored puff balls. They make interesting, complex projects every week, and I always…

Glamor Shots

Glamor Shots

Linus and Mina were invited to our neighbor’s birthday party. She was turning 7 and decided that she wanted a makeup artist for the party. Mina of course wanted to get her hair and face done, so she ran right…

Fungus Among Us

Fungus Among Us

Jenny gave Linus a fungus shirt for his last birthday. It was his absolute favorite thing, and he’s been wearing it everywhere. It’s getting a bit small for him, so she got him a new one for Christmas. This morning,…

Costa Rica: Last Day

Costa Rica: Last Day

Funny – I ended the last post with our drive, but now we’re still driving! Despite the paved roads, it was slow going for a bit because Yen was taking photos every five minutes. At last we came down the…