September 21, 2021

September 21, 2021

The mornings are starting to get colder!

July 2021

July 2021

Lately I can’t remember what happened in the morning. Let’s see whether I can remember July! First, some arts and crafts. Linus constructed this phone. I’m not sure how he knows about “old fashioned” (yes, really) handsets, but he really…

First Day of School 2021

First Day of School 2021

I can’t believe it’s already time for school to start! Mina is very excited because she has Linus’s remote teacher from last year. And Linus is relieved that one of his friends from kindergarten is in first grade with him….

Biking with Ba Noi

We found an off-label use for the kids’ tag-along bike. I’m not sure Ba Noi is ready to go on a 15-mile trek, though.

A Visit to the Zoo

A Visit to the Zoo

I keep forgetting that I can request zoo, aquarium, and other passes through work. It’s such a nice benefit for Yen and the kids. But I remembered a few weeks ago and we finally had decent weather, so off they…

June 17 to July 1, 2021

June 17 to July 1, 2021

Who’s happy it’s summer? Linus! We finally found the courage to take an entire week off and disappear! This time it was the White Mountains in New Hampshire. We tried a hike but the kids weren’t really interested. On the…

Electricity by Linus

The current pedagogy says that kids should practice writing without regard for spelling. I like it! Unfortunately when presented with his work, I have to work fast and hard to make sense of it so I can admire it. I…

Teeny Toothbrush Robot

Linus has been taking a class this week on circuit design. At first he was mad at me for making him go to school after school is out for the summer, but he’s been enjoying all of the projects. Each…

April to June in a Flash

Here’s another one-second look at each of our days in the last few months.

Summer Sillies

Summer Sillies

It’s hot! It’s incredibly hot. But we’re getting by. Linus has new shoes, and he’s very happy. He’s wearing them to his summer circuit design class. Yesterday he made a little game using copper wire, a light, and a watch…

April, May, and June 2021

April, May, and June 2021

Another big post to make up for not posting random little photos the last few months. With things slowly getting back to normal (at least around here), maybe we’ll be out and about more. It’s hard to tell because of…

A Day at the Esplanade

A Day at the Esplanade

Way back in April, Yen took the kids to the Esplanade during a school break. I’m sad that I missed such a beautiful day. I think the kids started to get a little tired of posing. They brought their bikes,…

Fine Art

Fine Art

The Bedford schools usually do an art show at the end of the year. This year’s is virtual because of the panny. Here’s Linus’s submission:

A Very Generous Tooth Fairy

Today at school Linus’s teacher noticed that one of his front teeth was missing. She asked him whether the tooth fairy came to visit. Yen and I are the sort of liberal dreamers who don’t do tooth fairy or Santa…

Jack o’ Lantern!

After a few months of hanging on, Linus finally let us remove his loose tooth. Its friend needs to come out too, but we’ll get there.