The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game

Yen and the kids invented a new game today. You put your marker on the long diving board at the top, close your eyes, and jump by drawing a line down. Your goal is the tiny cup just left of…

Fruit Snacks and Police Officer

Fruit Snacks and Police Officer

I’m getting a lot more insight into what goes on here during the day while we’re all hunkered down trying not to get sick. For instance, construction projects. I often come home to find everything complete and never get to…

Beach Day

Beach Day

Our housebound babies are getting really twitchy, so Yen took them to Walden Pond (despite the cold). It may be 40 degrees, but they still enjoyed the beach.

A Fungus Amongus (or two)

A Fungus Amongus (or two)

Without planning it, both kids wore their fungus shirts today. They looked great as we went for a little afternoon ride. Staying carefully away from other exercisers at all times, I promise.

Dancing Queen

I know I’ve mentioned many times what an intense dancer Mina is. I caught a couple of videos for you.

False Spring

False Spring

We’re having one of those beautiful stretches of weather that tricks everyone into thinking Spring is coming. The kids of course want to spend every minute outside climbing on something. Look at that tush! This is actually a big deal…

February 11, 2020

Linus is learning to wash the dishes. He likes to sit on the counter and pretend, so Yen finally decided that he can just try to do it for real. He’s pretty good, although I’m not yet confident enough to…

Want to play a game?

Remember this game? It turns out it has a formal beginning. Linus: Mina, want to play the game where you eat things or push them away? Mina: Yes! [pause] A tornado and a hurricane are coming… And then they begin….

Little Cookers

The kids have always been interesting in helping with the cooking. Remember this? Or this? They come by it naturally, of course. For a long time I was very nervous and limited their involvement to stirring and maybe breaking eggs….

From the Phone Collection: Dec 18, 2019 - Jan 15, 2020

From the Phone Collection: Dec 18, 2019 – Jan 15, 2020

It’s time once again for Yen to clear off the photos from his phone. This post will be a real hodge-podge, but I think you’ll like it. Mina has a Hello Kitty that she named “Picky Beans” because “she only…

January 11, 2020

January 11, 2020

I’m simply exhausted, but I have to write this before bed so I can express the gratitude I feel for such a simple but full day, and the joy of spending it with two brave kids who are getting older each…

The House the Babies Built

I recently told you about the kids’ babies – or “Baberies” as they have started calling them. In that post, the baberies were living in a cardboard box with a little door. Well. That house has evolved into an absolute…

Babies

Babies

A few months ago, I bought a bunch of craft supplies for Yen and the kids. You know, glitter glue, paper plates, construction paper, and little brightly colored puff balls. They make interesting, complex projects every week, and I always…

Glamor Shots

Glamor Shots

Linus and Mina were invited to our neighbor’s birthday party. She was turning 7 and decided that she wanted a makeup artist for the party. Mina of course wanted to get her hair and face done, so she ran right…

Fungus Among Us

Fungus Among Us

Jenny gave Linus a fungus shirt for his last birthday. It was his absolute favorite thing, and he’s been wearing it everywhere. It’s getting a bit small for him, so she got him a new one for Christmas. This morning,…