August 27 - Septmber 3, 2019

August 27 – Septmber 3, 2019

Surprise! You weren’t expecting a post this quickly, were you? You also probably weren’t expecting to see Mina relaxing like this, but she does. One evening the kids decided that we should practice for Halloween. I think they heard us…

July 24 - August 26, 2019

July 24 – August 26, 2019

While Mina does often instruct us to look at her butt, I think what’s happening here is we’re supposed to see the cute little flowers tucked into her pocket. She  loves that the lawn is full of clover! With Halloween…

Croquet, anyone?

Croquet, anyone?

Yen bought a bunch of lawn games so we can enjoy our huge new lawn. Linus’s favorites are what he calls “flying plates.” Today we tried croquet. Mina threw a ball into the air and hit herself in the head….

Finger paint!

Finger paint!

We got a package today with a huge piece of paper for padding, so we decided to lay it out in the driveway and paint it.

Staying Cool

Staying Cool

It’s official: this is now the hottest summer Massachusetts has experienced since record-keeping began. We’ve been spending a lot of time at pools, the beach, and spray decks. Luckily there are a lot around us! Mina attacks saying cool as…

Weekend in New Hampshire

Weekend in New Hampshire

Technically this is June 28 – July 23, 2019. But you’ll see that it’s going to be dominated by our visit to the White Mountains last weekend. But first, let’s celebrate Mina’s half-birthday and get a little exercise. The kids…

Drawings

Drawings

Linus drew a schematic of a windmill turning a magnet inside its nacelle to send power through a line. You think he might be a future engineer?Of course I can’t leave Mina’s work out. She drew a swimming pool (which…

June 6 - 16, 2019

June 6 – 16, 2019

We’re off on vacation on Friday! As usual, Yen wanted to clear his camera before we head out. So here’s Mina wearing Yen’s hat: As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Chandlers came to visit along with Grandma. They…

The Nap

The Nap

Today was a monumental day that must be recorded for history: Mina joined me and Linus for our Saturday afternoon nap. Linus and I have been napping buddies since he was born, but Mina gave up naps altogether when she…

May 25 - June 5, 2019

May 25 – June 5, 2019

Believe it or not, sometimes we get tired of hiking at the same old places. Then we get out the map and look for something new. On Memorial Day weekend, we decided to try a Mass Audubon property we’d never…

April 15 - May 24, 2019

April 15 – May 24, 2019

Poor little Sleep Lord! He’s been taking a lot more afternoon naps lately. We’ve tried putting him to bed earlier, as well as wearing him out in the evening. But he just can’t manage to sleep past 6:30, or 7:00…

May 22, 2019 (and a few days before)

May 22, 2019 (and a few days before)

We’ve got photos coming from our weekend trip, but first a few of the daily adventures as captured by Yen’s phone. You’ll hear more about this on the longer post, but poor Miss Mina fell in a fountain on Sunday….

May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019

The kids are very busy with outdoor activities lately. Linus had his last skating lesson this week. Unfortunately Yen forgot his helmet, so he had to wear one from lost and found. Don’t worry: he was only pretending to be…

Tennis, anyone?

Tennis, anyone?

The kids have started tennis lessons! As usual, Mina is the teeniest peanut of the bunch. I think they need to get a half-size net for her.

Playgrounds and Cemeteries

Playgrounds and Cemeteries

Just a few quick shots from the weekend – when Yen was without his camera. We decided to stop by Mt Auburn Cemetery. Partly because Grandma and Grandpa are visiting and we wanted to show them the sites; partly because…