January 3 - 10, 2021

January 3 – 10, 2021

It’s been really cold this week! Linus is back at school twice a week, but other than that we’ve been locked up inside. As always, the kids are finding ways to entertain themselves. One of their big passions lately is…

December 26, 2020 - January 2, 2021

December 26, 2020 – January 2, 2021

Co Ba came over to enjoy Christmas afternoon with the kids. Mina still loves her new mama unicorn! Co Ba gave Linus a little train that he drove all over the house. We enjoyed a long lazy weekend for the…

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…

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…

November 29 - December 20, 2020

November 29 – December 20, 2020

We didn’t have a huge Thanksgiving dinner this year, but we all still felt kind of stuffed and irritable in the days after. So we hopped in the car and went to the beach! In the off-season, you can go…

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…

Christmas Present Labels

I don’t consider myself terribly crafty (in either sense of the word), but I occasionally have what I think is a pretty good idea. In this case, I gave the kids blank labels and asked them to make their own…

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…

Little Authors

Little Authors

Linus has been struggling a bit with a portion of his curriculum called Writers Workshop. Keeping in mind that they’re in kindergarten and can’t read or write, this is meant to be the time when they learn about putting things…

Family Fitness

We’re experiencing a nor’easter, so no outdoor activities today. Instead we headed to the basement for family exercise. As you can see, Mina is a formidable trainer. Mina joined us for just about every exercise and added some of her…

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.

October 13 - November 22, 2020

October 13 – November 22, 2020

I think we’ve all heard reports of unusual wildlife sightings during these locked-down months. I’m skeptical that it’s because the animals are roaming more, and thinking it’s really that people have slowed down and looked around them. We certainly have….

Chopstickery

One of the baberies got stuck and the kids used chopsticks to extract her. Then they showed off their superior chopstick skills by pretending to eat her!