July 16 - August 1, 2018

July 16 – August 1, 2018

This post is a little delayed because I really wanted to start it off with this video of Mina dancing, but unfortunately a naked Linus ran into the shot at the end. I finally figured out how to crop the…

July 16, 2018: Summer in the City

July 16, 2018: Summer in the City

If you’ve ever wanted to see a huge collection of toddlers jumping into water, today is your day! But first, there’s an emergency, and Officer Mina is on the case. Oh. The emergency is that some ponies need a ride….

June 12 - 24, 2018

June 12 – 24, 2018

I complained to Yen that monthly photos is just too much to handle, so here’s another batch already! Of course it’s still going to be full of photos of us hiking. Hm. I’m not as good at photography as Yen….

May 14 - June 12, 2018

May 14 – June 12, 2018

Another month of bliss with these kids. Yen said to me one day as we climbed into the car for another evening hike, “I have everything I want in life.” Well, perhaps everything but pedals. Linus continues to resist adding…

Staying Cool

Staying Cool

It’s been pretty warm the last few days, so the kids have been trying to stay cool – not always with much luck. Saturday morning Ba Noi and Co Ba tried to take them to Walden Pond. But because it…

Canoeing

Canoeing

We took the kids for their very first canoe trip today. We’ve been waiting for them to be old enough to sit down when we tell them, and it felt as if that day was finally here. They did a…

April 24 - May 13, 2018

April 24 – May 13, 2018

Who’s this? Mina’s new pet? Naw, just an otter the kids saw on a recent trip to the zoo. Actually, it looks an awful lot like Mina when we wake her up in the morning. These next to photos look…

Love!

Love!

April 2018

April 2018

I believe the theme this month is: gears. We went to an awful lot of places where the kids could explore how gears work. You’ll see! First up was the Discovery Museum in Acton. There are quite a few different…

Musicians

Linus has been going around the house attaching rubber bands to everything. Then he takes song requests.

Azores: Saying Goodbye

Azores: Saying Goodbye

And then the last day finally came. We were all so sad to think about leaving – the Azores and our friends. We packed up the house – I think we left it in fairly good condition – and headed…

Azores: Nordeste

Azores: Nordeste

We saved the longest drive for the last full day: Nordeste, all the way over on the other side of the island. Yen had three stops in mind: two botantical gardens and the town itself. My husband does love flowers!…

Azores: Furnas

Azores: Furnas

Wait, where did we bring two toddlers that has steam rising from the ground? That would be Furnas! When you arrive at the¬†lagoa, the first thing you notice is the cats. They’re everywhere! And then you realize that’s attracting them:…

Azores: Vila Franca do Campo

Azores: Vila Franca do Campo

As strange as it sounds, Mina loves dark, enclosed spaces. We often find her in the back of a closet or on a bed deep under a blanket. So of course she was attracted to the wardrobe in our Airbnb….

Azores: Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Verde - Take 2

Azores: Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Verde – Take 2

Remember that time we went to Rome and in a single day visited the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Pantheon? And how afterward I started to think, “I can’t wait to get back to work and get some rest”?…