Birthday Dance

Mina got lots of dance gear for her birthday. So she tried it out immediately. And then there was zumba. This is her particular favorite song for it (mine too, actually). You can hear her singing along even though it’s…

Young Authors

I mentioned before that the kids have been writing books. This morning we read all of them to make videos so you can all enjoy too. First up, Linus. Oops, the production was interrupted, so here’s part two. Next up…

How to Make a Slinky Snake

Linus has art on Fridays, and came home last week very inspired. Before you watch this, I must tell you that no one coached him. He asked me to turn on the camera and he just went. Of course Mina…

Dancing Queen

Here’s Mina tearing up the floor with her usual passion. Watch for Linus to casually drive on to the dance floor about halfway through. Both just carry on as if the other isn’t there. Also, our house is clearly a…

Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020

Just in time for Christmas, Mina got a new ‘do. But she immediately covers it up! Because we’re going outside! I think we’re the only house around here that spends more time outside when there’s snow on the ground than…

Partysaurus

As you know, Mina loves to dance. She recently discovered a cartoon that has a long party scene. Watching it is a full aerobic workout for her. Now our mission is to make sure she never attends are rave. Not…

Snow!

It looks as if 2020 will go on record as the hottest year yet (that’s worldwide), but we have just had our first major snow storm since February 2019 – 16 inches! We don’t have a plowing service (or we…

Driveway Games

Driveway Games

In an ongoing effort to keep the kids (and, frankly, Yen) occupied, they created a live-action video game on the driveway. The rules? Stay in the circles and keep moving! Don’t step on a “no” circle. Don’t let the volcano…

Exercise

It’s important to keep fit. That’s why Mina is making sure we all know proper burpee technique.

A Halloween Poem

Linus has been having Writers Workshop at school, in which they learn about stories. He’s gotten very interested in stories and today he decided to write a story – all on his own! I only helped him a teeny bit…

Fall Garden Tour

Fall Garden Tour

Our garden is particularly lovely in fall. The kids decided to make a garden tour for Grandma. I don’t think she’ll mind if everyone watches.

Problem Solver

Mina may be small, but she’s figure out how to get into the car without assistance.

Trick Scooting

Linus saw Yen do this one day and decided he should try it. We were all certain he would crash, but look what he pulled off! I think we can agree he’s ready for skiing now.

A Day at the Park

Too much energy? Maybe you should go to the park with the kids. It’s electrifying! Sure, the park is fun. But what Linus and Mina really enjoy is the fitness area. Never mind that all the equipment is sized for…

July 12 - August 16, 2020

July 12 – August 16, 2020

Everybody drop! It’s a dance party on the floor! OK, now change all your clothes because we’re going biking. Forget it! Let’s go to the park and jump off rocks! You can’t tell it from the photos in this post,…