Trans on Ice

Trans on Ice

We had a nice walk yesterday at Whipple Hill. In a few places the trail was nearly impassable because of ice (and/or unleashed dogs), but that also meant that the big lake in the middle was frozen solid. The kids…

Strange Cargo

Strange Cargo

I never thought anyone would ever be so happy to be locked in a trunk.

New Year 2022

New Year 2022

Like everyone, we rang in the new year last night. We let the kids stay up late (8:30!), and before they went to bed we did a countdown, reflected on the old year, and looked ahead to the new year….

Dec 12 to 28, 2021

Dec 12 to 28, 2021

Some Tran crafts to start you off. First, a bow and arrow. Binoculars! I wish I had a sign like this. This one disturbed me, but I tried not to make a fuss. Some gratuitous shots of Yen’s muse. We’re…

Nov 2021

Nov 2021

In an effort to break up the days, we took a weekend trip to Providence. We had no idea how big of a deal it would be to the kids – a month later they are still saying, “Can we…

October 2021

October 2021

You’re going to see an unseasonably warm October unfold in these photos – all the way to flora and fauna. We added a few more beds to our front lawn, and with it some flowers that are meant to attract…

September 2021

September 2021

We’re closing on the end of the year so I’d better catch up on my posts! There is snow on the ground while I write this, but let’s journey back to a time when we needed shorts and t-shirts, and…

Chefs

Mina and I did some baking together tonight. She’s the best sous chef ever!

Karate

Karate

Linus’s teacher suggested that he might benefit from an after school program. We debated a few options and finally selected karate. He seems really excited about it. The teacher made him take a small test to get his white belt….

Lounging

Lounging

The kids are enjoying the unseasonably warm fall.

September 2021

September 2021

Just a few photos left that I haven’t posted. It was a quiet month while the kids started school. Still, we got out and about a bit. Linus actually started school three days before Mina – it’s a way for…

August 2021

August 2021

You’ve probably never even noticed, but I tag each of these posts with the kids’ age at the time so we can look back and say, “What was Mina doing when she was 3?” There’s a tiny data quality nerd…

September 21, 2021

September 21, 2021

The mornings are starting to get colder!

July 2021

July 2021

Lately I can’t remember what happened in the morning. Let’s see whether I can remember July! First, some arts and crafts. Linus constructed this phone. I’m not sure how he knows about “old fashioned” (yes, really) handsets, but he really…

First Day of School 2021

First Day of School 2021

I can’t believe it’s already time for school to start! Mina is very excited because she has Linus’s remote teacher from last year. And Linus is relieved that one of his friends from kindergarten is in first grade with him….