September 20 - October 20, 2018

September 20 – October 20, 2018

Welcome to Fall! That means it’s hat season. Yen has instituted a routine of downtime each afternoon (now that naps are mostly over). Everyone gathers in our bedroom, and the kids relax for a bit and drink milk. Then they…

The Trans Take London: Day 7

The Trans Take London: Day 7

Last and final day. Our flight wasn’t until the afternoon, so we wandered around a bit in the morning. Poor Yen. He wanted to see Big Ben again, but it’s covered in scaffolding! Here was our destination: the Eye. Linus…

The Trans Take London: Day 6

The Trans Take London: Day 6

Coincidence is a crazy thing. My friend Douglas (who grew up in Scotland but now lives in Singapore) decided to come to the UK to visit his family at the same time we planned this little getaway. Naturally we had…

The Trans Take London: Day 5

The Trans Take London: Day 5

After four days of running around London, we decided it was time for a little fresh air. We hopped on the tube for a very long ride – long enough that the kids changed seats at least a dozen times….

Goggles

Goggles

The kids are starting swimming lessons again next week. We decided to get them goggles for the occasion. They seem to like them.

The Trans Take London: Day 4

The Trans Take London: Day 4

By Day 4, Mina was a pro with the bus system. She’s used to subways because Yen takes the kids to Boston frequently. Buses were new, though, but she got them down right away. I think she was a little…

The Trans Take London: Day 3

The Trans Take London: Day 3

Up and at ’em! We’re off to visit the Thames. Wait. There’s a fountain. Everyone stop and look at it! I believe I complained in the last post about the number of private parks in London. I really shouldn’t have,…

The Trans Take London: Day 2

The Trans Take London: Day 2

Twelve hours of sleep and breakfast later, we’re off to visit the Natural History Museum. We decided to take a bus, which Linus enjoyed very much. On the way I noticed a cafe advertising a “ricotta espresso.” Ew. Anyway, here…

The Trans Take London: Day 1

The Trans Take London: Day 1

This probably sounds odd, but I’m looking forward to seeing what we did in London. I was there, obviously, but two small children on the move in a city of 8 million meant I had to keep my focus pretty…

August 2 - September 10, 2018

August 2 – September 10, 2018

Boy, is this an overdue post! As I write this, it’s overcast and in the low 60s. But this post is going to take us back to sunny and 90s – which is why Mina is sitting in the park…

July 16 - August 1, 2018

July 16 – August 1, 2018

This post is a little delayed because I really wanted to start it off with this video of Mina dancing, but unfortunately a naked Linus ran into the shot at the end. I finally figured out how to crop the…

July 16, 2018: Summer in the City

July 16, 2018: Summer in the City

If you’ve ever wanted to see a huge collection of toddlers jumping into water, today is your day! But first, there’s an emergency, and Officer Mina is on the case. Oh. The emergency is that some ponies need a ride….

June 12 - 24, 2018

June 12 – 24, 2018

I complained to Yen that monthly photos is just too much to handle, so here’s another batch already! Of course it’s still going to be full of photos of us hiking. Hm. I’m not as good at photography as Yen….

May 14 - June 12, 2018

May 14 – June 12, 2018

Another month of bliss with these kids. Yen said to me one day as we climbed into the car for another evening hike, “I have everything I want in life.” Well, perhaps everything but pedals. Linus continues to resist adding…

Staying Cool

Staying Cool

It’s been pretty warm the last few days, so the kids have been trying to stay cool – not always with much luck. Saturday morning Ba Noi and Co Ba tried to take them to Walden Pond. But because it…