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…

Mount Auburn cemetery

November 1 – November 5, 2017

Onward! To the living room! Have I mentioned that the kids play together pretty well now? Most of the time Linus sees Mina as a useful little sidekick. Sometimes she bites him and things go horribly wrong. But we all…

Great Brook Farm state park

October 2017

We had a strange Fall this year. The temperatures stayed high all through October – so much so that some of the trees didn’t change to their usual colors. It even got back into the 70s several times. Now I’m…

September 25 - 30, 2017

September 25 – 30, 2017

Maybe the title of this (and every post) should be, “Mina hosts a party.” You’re probably sick of hearing me say it, but this child really is a force of nature. She learned it from Linus. Here’s a set of…

Bumper Babies

Driving madly through the house is a favorite activity of the Tran kids. Please ignore how messy the house is: it was a rainy weekend and no one had energy to clean! Make sure you watch through to Mina pausing…

September 18 - 24, 2017

September 18 – 24, 2017

Mina says, “Onward! Into the kitchen!” The kids are spending a lot of time patroling the house on their little vehicles. Handsome Nana! Linus gave Grandma and Grandpa hugs before they left. Mina demured, I’m afraid. And then… back onto…

August 16 - September 17, 2017

August 16 – September 17, 2017

Our house has become a yoga studio, pants optional. But check out their technique! Who can do downward dog with their head all the way on the floor?! This is what two proud kids look like when they refuse to sit…

Hub vs. Hub

Yen and I were thinking it would be fun to see the Hub on Wheels photos a year apart:

Weekend Update

Weekend Update

Yen will provide the “real” photos soon, but I wanted to share a few now. First up is actually a video from Friday. Yen took a little video of them walking down the street. It was Linus’s idea that they…

Working Without a Net - Week 1

Working Without a Net – Week 1

Ba Noi is off to Vegas for a few weeks to oversee some projects. That means Yen is wrangling two toddlers all on his own. It’s madness, of course. You can imagine how tired he is at night, and how…


We turned one of our garden beds into a strawberry patch. It’s really taken off! I went with an everbearing variety, so we’re harvesting 2 to 3 cups every week! The kids really enjoy it. Sometimes they just walk past…

August 4 - August 18, 2017

August 4 – August 18, 2017

Linus is always ready for his close-up! Co ba gave Mina a kazoo. We are still speaking to her – barely. I’m kidding, of course. Actually I was really proud of how quickly Mina figured out how to use it!…

Life Skills

Life Skills

Yen is teaching the kids an important life skill today: licking ice cream cones.

June 27 - Aug 3, 2017

June 27 – Aug 3, 2017

Boy is this a big one! Yen has been choosing to get some sleep at night instead of staying up to process photos. Here we go! Isn’t she cute in this? One woman said, “You look like Dorothy!” Linus is…

Mystery Solved

Linus came downstairs this morning to find the kitchen rug (still) missing. Linus: What happened to the rug? Ba Noi: I don’t know. Linus: Mina spilled some couscous. Mama said, “Oh god.” Then Cha-Cha put it outside to clean it.