Dinner with the Trans

Here’s a very typical dinner scene. Mina says she wants soup, but of course only to blow bubbles into. Linus has thrown his peas and corn into his chair and is now innocently asking where they’ve gone.

February 6 - 23, 2017

February 6 – 23, 2017

Now we come to the part of winter that seems to last forever. The snow is old and dirty, it’s cold, and no one wants to go outside. But that’s OK, because we’ve got more trucks than any two kids…

Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony, Williamsburg

January 28 – February 5, 2017: Williamsburg, VA

For our winter vacation this year, we contemplated all kinds of warm places. Mexico? Costa Rica? Even Florida, which we’ve always promised ourselves we’d avoid. Then one day, Yen pointed out that all we really need is a place with…

January 12, 2017 - January 27, 2017

January 12, 2017 – January 27, 2017

Our little Mina has decided to be a little kid instead of a baby. She’s done with her high chair and is even learning how to use a fork! She’s actualy not bad at all with it. But that’s not…

Vacation Preview

Vacation Preview

We are still on vacation, but I thought I’d share a couple of early highlights with you. First, just a cute picture of Mina drinking a lot of water after swimming. She loves the pool! When we took a ferry…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We’re missing Tet this year because we’re headed off for vacation, but we decided to dress the kids up anyway.

December 21, 2016 - January 11, 2017

December 21, 2016 – January 11, 2017

Linus is becoming a master chef. Everything I make is either stirred, sorted, or otherwise assisted by him. He’s even learning to break eggs (which has been tremendously messy, but he loves it). Here he is helping out with meatloaf…

November 24 - December 20, 2016

November 24 – December 20, 2016

I really am sorry. I don’t know how an entire month goes by before I post again. Or rather I do, but I’m always surprised when it happens again. But  I think you’ll agree that these were worth the wait….

Nov 6 - Nov 23, 2016

Nov 6 – Nov 23, 2016

Linus has been reading Make Way for Ducklings, so of course we went to the Public Garden. When he saw the statues, he made a beeline. I had forgotten how big they are! He looks rather shocked to see such a…

Oct 10 - Nov 5, 2016

Oct 10 – Nov 5, 2016

Mina is an incredibly feisty lady. She just doesn’t hold back! Her hair really had begun to get out of control in October. Of course we usually tame it with a little barrette, but this is what it looks like…

Vacation in Acadia

Vacation in Acadia

Mina is very excited about standing up these days. She’s officially “cruising” – meaning she creeps around the house either by pushing things so she can walk behind them, or by holding on to things and moving along. She’s still…

Sept 6 - Sept 25, 2016

Sept 6 – Sept 25, 2016

What’s that you say? You want more adorable photos of Linus and Mina? Well, OK! One thing we’ve discovered about Mina is that she’s an absolute champ at making faces. I would venture to say that she’s a facial contortionist….

Sleepy

Sleepy

Yesterday we went apple picking – photos are coming. But I couldn’t resist a quick photo with my phone of little Mina completely tuckered out afterward. Extra adorable was that she was clutching her new jacket as a blanket. It’s…

Videos for Aug 23 – Sept 5, 2016

I nearly forgot about these! But maybe it’s nice to keep them separate. First up, we finally caught Linus at his laundry routine. Make sure you have the volume on so you can hear his little laundry song. “Duh duh…

August 23 - September 5, 2016

August 23 – September 5, 2016

The loneliness of the early park visitor! Linus and Yen have been heading to the park right after breakfast so they can play before it gets too hot. I’m surprised more people haven’t adopted this plan, but as you can…