Toddler Tossing

This is probably illegal in some states, but it’s how we passed the time Saturday afternoon when we were staying in a hotel and it was raining. Don’t worry, Grandpa Mike – Yen was very careful. Make sure you stay…

From the Phone Collection

From the Phone Collection

Most of the posts on here come from Yen’s fancy camera. He downloads them all and sends them to me in bundles. But this is 2017, and of course we take photos on our phones too! I decided to grab…

June 8 - June 26, 2017

June 8 – June 26, 2017

I must be getting old because I don’t remember summers being this hot when I first moved to New England. And yet here we are with regular days in the 90s. At least the kids know how to keep cool….

May 28 - June 7, 2017

May 28 – June 7, 2017

It’s summer! That means salad is on the menu. Linus tosses a mean salad. Have you ever seen anyone so happy sitting on a potty? Linus just loves corn. Mina will eat a bit, but Linus sat down one night…

The Trans Go Out on the Town

The Trans Go Out on the Town

You’re about to see how nicely we all clean up! We were invited to a wedding, and the kids were actually included too, which was so sweet. Linus kept talking about “the party,” and once we were there, he repeated,…

April 18 - May 27, 2017

April 18 – May 27, 2017

Another long stretch between posts. Busy family! And all with theatrical faces, as you’ll see. First up is Linus, with his familiary Monkey Face. And then Mina. I’m not sure what she was doing here, but it went on for…

May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017

Here’s a beautiful sight: Ba Noi and the kids having a quiet moment. They love her so much!

Daily Adventures

Daily Adventures

Yen sends me text throughout the day that contain photos of the kids’ adventures while I’m at work. Thought I’d share a few today. First up is Mina at the library. They tend to go every Monday morning. During the…

A Morning Conversation with the Tran Kids

Ba Noi to Mina: Don’t hit the baby [doll]. Linus, on the other side of the bathroom door: Who’s visiting us? Yen: It’s just a doll. Linus: Oh. Fake baby.

Car Shopping

Car Shopping

Yen took the kids to Target today to buy a few things for our upcoming vacation. While they were there, they decided to take a look at the cars. We have tried so hard to avoid gender stereotypes with these…

April 4 - 17, 2017

April 4 – 17, 2017

It’s Spring at last! Oddly, Linus is celebrating it by wearing his winter hat indoors. Isn’t this a beautiful family photo? I look at this one a lot while I’m at work. Keeps me going! We call this gesture, “Please,…

April 13, 2917

April 13, 2917

The kids haven’t quite figured out how to smile for the camera.

February 23 - April 4, 2017

February 23 – April 4, 2017

I’m sorry it’s been a while! We’re usually so busy dancing with them that we can’t stop to take photos. Mina is getting more interested in books now, though she still rarely sits still long enough to listen to a whole…

Dinner with the Trans

Here’s a very typical dinner scene. Mina says she wants soup, but of course only to blow bubbles into. Linus has thrown his peas and corn into his chair and is now innocently asking where they’ve gone.

February 6 - 23, 2017

February 6 – 23, 2017

Now we come to the part of winter that seems to last forever. The snow is old and dirty, it’s cold, and no one wants to go outside. But that’s OK, because we’ve got more trucks than any two kids…