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,…

February – March 2018 – Random Videos

I’ve got a few random videos that I didn’t include in the last post, but of course still want you to see! First up is Mina pretending to a frog. And then Linus feeding Mina a banana (which he still…

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…

Mirror Maze

We put a Go Pro on Mina before we turned her loose in the Mirror Maze at the Museum of Science. Two words of caution: This is not a video for those prone to motion sickness. Make sure you watch…

The Algarve (southern Portugal) - Vacation Week 1

The Algarve (southern Portugal) – Vacation Week 1

Sintra Welcome to Portugal! Please be sure to hold tightly to all of your belongings at all times – even when they are squirmy. Our plan was fairly simple: take almost three weeks off in December and explore the southern…

All I want for Christmas is a box.

David got Linus a rather large truck for Christmas (he’s overjoyed). Mina has taken up residence in the box. After resting in a box, one does need a bit of exercise. Note what they’re wearing. I didn’t choose those outfits….

November 27 - December 3, 2017

November 27 – December 3, 2017

Last post before vacation! It’s a short one, but Yen wisely wanted to clear his memory card before we set out. We begin with what looks like a rather unfriendly confrontation. It’s not torture, though – I promise. Just watch:…

Honey Honey (My Honey)

Mina loves the ABBA song “Honey Honey.” She calls it, alternately, “Honey Honey” and “My Honey.” She demands it probably 10 times each evening during dinner. We indulge, though, because she dances.

Break Dancing

Mina is a natural little dancer, but Linus has inherited my wallflower tendancies. Still, every once in a while he gets an urge. He’ll say, “I want to move!” I showed him a video of kids break dancing, and he…

November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017

Just a few random shots of the kids’ latest activities. It’s turned cold suddenly, but they’re not letting that interfere with their daily constitutional. Yen bundles them up and takes them to the park whenever it’s not raining. And of…