Skate Park

The kids have been obsessed lately with skate parks, sometimes with scooters and sometimes with bikes. Check them out on the ramps!

Two Monkeys at Home

Two Monkeys at Home

I realized one day that Yen hadn’t processed photos since January and started pressuring him. One morning I told him: Enough! Take a bunch of close-study photos of the kids and process everything tonight! As you’ve seen from the last…

April 2020

April 2020

People I work with keep joking about gaining “the covid 19” – a poor-taste nod to the fact that we’re all baking so much. It’s certainly true in our house (though I’m pleased to say that none of us has…

March 2020

March 2020

Back in early February I read a book about the virtues of an unprocessed, plant-based diet. Since then we have largely been eating this way – with exceptions for the kids’ milk and yogurt, of course. They really haven’t minded…

February 2020

February 2020

February begins, not with Linus and Mina, but with Bartleby. I don’t know how she managed to hitch a ride to Wegmans, but once there she managed to continue her journey by riding on the cart lift. With all of…

Volcano!

We all painted pictures of volcanos. Two are Linus’s. Can you guess?

Art in the Woods

Doesn’t Linus look proud? Well, he should! This is a trail near our house. We hike it about once a week right before dinner. There’s a little off-shoot with the remains of an old foundation, and often people pile sticks…

January 2020

It’s 72 degrees and sunny as I write this, but try to think back when it was old and the sun was setting at 4pm. There. Now you’re in the mood for some late Christmas carols. And now that you’ve…

Merry Christmas!

This may be a world record for the latest coverage of Christmas ever. With one thing and another happening, Yen just hadn’t gotten around to taking the photos off of his camera for months. You’ll see a series of older…

Mina Skating

I’m long overdue posting this video – but better late than never! Toward the end of the skating season this year, we switched Mina to Linus’s old skate (instead of her pretty pink ones). It made a huge difference!

New Scooters

A few of you have expressed surprised that the kids don’t have scooters. We have resisted buying them because we were worried it would interfere with learning to bike. But now the kids are both confident cyclists, so that’s less…

Overheard

We’re all still in bed, but I can hear the kids. Linus: Today is Mother’s Day. That means we have to get waffles and take them to Mommy in bed. Mina: OK! But Ba Noi is Cha’s mommy. Does he…

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

We ducked out yesterday afternoon for a short walk. These aren’t Yen-quality photos (I have scolded him: he hasn’t processed his photos since January!), but I thought some of you might enjoy seeing the wildflowers we found. They were a…

Feelings

Feelings

Linus says this is how my work makes him feel. It’s crossed out because once I stopped working he stopped feeling that way. Until I started again this morning. Meanwhile Mina found my reading glasses.

Little Gardeners

Little Gardeners

I’m trying to find activities for the kids that will last more than just 5 minutes at a time as well as give them something small to be responsible for. For a nice stretch, Mina had a little terrarium, and…