March 2 - 27, 2018

March 2 – 27, 2018

As usual, Yen needed to clear off his camera before vacation. Lots of close ups this month of their sweet little faces. I think I’ve mentioned before that Linus is obsessed with his Snap Circuits Junior board. I thought Yen…

Visit to Peabody-Essex

Visit to Peabody-Essex

We’ve been eager to check out an exhibit on “play” at the Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem. It’s a little expensive and a good reminder that you can often get museum passes at your local library – or in this case,…

January 24 - March 1, 2018

January 24 – March 1, 2018

Winter continues, and so do the complex LEGO structures. I do love weekend mornings when Linus and I are up before Yen and Mina, and we sit together making and destroying everything we can think of. Charmer! Hm… What should…

Cycling

Cycling

It’s not Spring yet, but it sure feels like it today: we’re going to hit 70! The kids are taking advantage of it, and now even Mina is zooming around on her little bike.

Frequent Fliers

Frequent Fliers

Miss Mina and Mr Linus both get their own seats on planes now, and we’ve finally gotten wise and are using harnesses instead of dragging their seats onto the plane. They were so good on the flights this weekend! Photos…

December 25, 2017 - January 23, 2018

December 25, 2017 – January 23, 2018

Now is the discontent of our winter. See what I did there? Anyway, we’re trapped inside much of the time now. Poor kiddos. At least they’re brave about being out in the cold. So when we can, we bundle them…

More from the Phone Collection

More from the Phone Collection

Yen did get his “real” camera out this weekend, so better photos are coming. For now, though, I hope you’ll accept this stop-gap, which begins with Mina waiting in line at IKEA. Somehow when we take photos of the kids…

From the Phone Collection

From the Phone Collection

I haven’t shared phone photos in a while. Yen hasn’t been using the big camera much lately – maybe he wore himself out with vacation. But of course we take photos of the kids every day, and I don’t always…

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Our flight left at 6am. So that meant we had to get up at 4am in order to dress, check out, and drive to the airport. If you’ve ever packed with two toddlers running around, you know it’s best to…

Snow Days

Snow Days

It’s finally getting warm enough that our snow may melt soon, but the kids are enjoying it while it’s here. Mina is such a sassafras in her matching coat and boots.

El Torcal de Antequera, Spain

El Torcal de Antequera, Spain

In the last post, I described how the kids stayed amused. The balcony was absolutely invaluable. But enough play time. It’s time for our final day in Spain, which we decided to spend hiking. The hike shouldn’t be that difficult,…

Fuengirola, Spain

Fuengirola, Spain

On our penultimate day in Spain, Grandma and Grandpa decided to take a tour of Gibralter. They left on a bus around 8am, so we decided to have a completely kid-focused day. And what could be more kid-focused than a…

Granada, Spain

Granada, Spain

You may be asking yourself how we managed to amuse two toddlers for almost three weeks in hotels. First, we were picky about our lodgings. When we stayed somewhere for a week at a time, it was basically an apartment:…

Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Off to Ronda! This is one of my favorite places in southern Spain. It is also the source of nightmares I had leading up to it. As you’ll see, Ronda is famous for being built across a huge gorge. Until…

Córdoba, Spain

Córdoba, Spain

This is a cemetery, of course. Yen discovered it on a previous trip – it has a parking lot and a nice restroom, so it’s where we park when we go to Córdoba. I think this is a little alter or some…