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.

Resourceful!

Resourceful!

Mina is working through one of those “hidden picture” books. On one page, she was meant to find a turtle but just couldn’t. So she drew her own and found that.

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…

Hand Stand

Mina is incredibly goal driven. She decides she wants to be able to do something, and then she endlessly works on it until she masters it. Sometimes to the point where we all start yelling at her to take a…

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…

Selfies

To pass the time while waiting at a restaurant, Yen and Mina practiced some expressions.

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.

Eyebrows

Eyebrows

Mina has been practicing her eyebrow raise. We’re calling her The Pebble behind her back.

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…