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,…

Video Stars

The kids are on a video-making kick lately. The results are full of in-jokes and probably only amusing to me, but I thought they’d be worth sharing anyway. Linus has been studying how people make YouTube videos, and observed that…


Prof Nana explains what happens when a balloon meets a pencil.

July 1 - 11, 2020

July 1 – 11, 2020

Glasses on, folks! It’s summer! Here is Mina the police relaxing with a popsicle. We’ve been making them out of guava juice, which the kids really enjoy. Linus has been combining his dual interests in drawing and decomposing bodies lately….

June 2020

June 2020

Computing can be a dangerous business. It’s best if you protect yourself. Miss Mina is continuing her dance studies, now with a ballet dress. Linus has been using the leaf blower a lot lately (he likes a tidy garden). That…

May 2020

May 2020

Last Christmas we attended a birthday party next door, and Mina saw a woman wearing her hair in a low ponytail in the back. She also happened to be applying makeup to all the little kids’ faces. All in all,…

Skate Park

The kids have been obsessed lately with skate parks, sometimes with scooters and sometimes with bikes. Check them out on the ramps!

Escape Artist

Yesterday we were all outside when Mina asked me to put her in the car. She said she wanted to play. I opened the front door, but she said no, she wanted to get in the back. I closed the…



We have been plagued by chipmunks this summer. They chewed their way into our shed where I keep the birdseed. They made a nest under the deck. And I can see them eyeballing our young tomato plants. There was much…

Tower Saw

This is an off-label use of Circuits Jr, but it works. Linus calls this game Tower Saw because you make a tower and he builds a saw to knock it down. Hours of fun!

Anh David and the Boulder Thief

I relayed to the kids a story David told me recently. Linus was so entranced I’ve had to tell it at least 10 times. Tonight he made a movie of it.