Party Animals

Party Animals

Last night Yen’s aunt had us and some of his other family over for a little party. As I always suspected, Mina knows how to turn it on when she has an audience. She chatted away with all kinds of…

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…


Linus turned the couch into a cuckoo clock – with two cuckoos!

Biking Boston

Linus announced a few months ago that when he turned 4, he’d be old enough for pedals. Yen put them on last week and has been working with him, but this weekend he completely took off! We took advantage of…

Riding in Style

We’ve been discussing changing our biking configuration. Mina is getting tall enough that Yen can’t really lean over to power up hills. I think we’re going to make the big switch and buy a second seat like Linus’s so one…

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…

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…

Still Singing

Maybe we should find her a busy street corner so we can make some money!

Thằng Cuội

I’ve been begging Yen to get this video for weeks now. Every time this song comes on, Mina belts it out along with the singer. She’s very passionate about it. Meanwhile Linus just chows down on watermelon. It may even…

April 24 - May 13, 2018

April 24 – May 13, 2018

Who’s this? Mina’s new pet? Naw, just an otter the kids saw on a recent trip to the zoo. Actually, it looks an awful lot like Mina when we wake her up in the morning. These next to photos look…

Mina Sings Goodnight

Mina had started singing her favorite bedtime song along with me. Yen missed the first verse, but he makes it up by capturing Linus’s endless protest.

April 2018

April 2018

I believe the theme this month is: gears. We went to an awful lot of places where the kids could explore how gears work. You’ll see! First up was the Discovery Museum in Acton. There are quite a few different…


Linus has been going around the house attaching rubber bands to everything. Then he takes song requests.

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,…