February 9 – April 14, 2019

This post is going to cover a long period! It begins back in February when still had snow and still lived in our old house. And Linus was tugging at my heart strings by drawing a piece he called, “Linus misses Mommy when she goes to work.” That’s me on the right.

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Our little Nana is getting so tall and lean!

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Possibly because he never eats anything except spoonfuls of peanut butter and the occasional bowl of pho.

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Speaking of pho, on one unusually warm Sunday morning, I hauled everyone down to Castle Island for a walk before we went to lunch.

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Sometimes you just get dressed up and do some puzzles.

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Here’s a contrast to our contemplative little Nana: “You will eat my pancakes and you will like them!!!!” She takes breakfast very seriously.

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This didn’t turn out to be the last snow storm of the season, but it was the last snowfall at our old house. We all got out and worked together to clear the walk.

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By the way, teeny Mina is still wearing size 18 month snow pants.

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I taught the kids how to make snow angels. Or maybe just to sleep in the snow.

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Mina has developed an incredibly frustrating habit of chewing on the skin of her toes. We’re not having much luck stopping her.

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Sometimes the kids ask to watch old videos of themselves.

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Mina is still really taken with her microscope. Here she’s examining her little car.

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Watch how she adjusts the height in this video:

When she’s not doing science, she’s a unicorn.

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I think this might be a yoga move?

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We made cupcakes and then put sprinkles all over them – and then had blue tongues!

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More yoga! And now you can see that we’re packing…

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Hello? The kids have been fashioning phones out of Linus’s gears.

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You can’t really tell, but now we’re in our new house! We absolutely love it. There’s even more space for the kids to string around toys.

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But we’re definitely not fully settled in yet – lots of empty shelves and things. There’s no rush!

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Linus likes to draw and then take a photo of his artwork.

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Mina loves the giant island in our new kitchen. It’s got room for her toys and built-in shelves by her chair. She says, “These are my treasures.” Basically she just collects things she doesn’t want Linus to steal.

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She’s been more interested in trains lately. She collects cars and engines of the same color and makes long monochromatic trains.

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Here’s Mina in her little yoga studio downstairs.

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Linus has begun wearing his pajamas all day.

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This really killed me. Mina took a toy hammer and attached it to a long cardboard tube.

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We went to an Easter egg hunt in our new town. We have attended several town events already. The new community has so much more going on, and so many people invested in making it a nice place for families.

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Mina loves our big new driveway – it’s got a little slope that’s perfect for biking. We’re also a half-mile from our favorite bike trail and are spending a lot of time there.

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20190410-DSC_1485Linus constructed this huge garage and then hung “icicles” from it.

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And then put his car in the garage!

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I asked if it could be a two-car garage for Mina…

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And now we have our first house guests, Grandma and Grandpa!

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Decorating eggs for Easter – I thought this little machine would be better than dealing with dye.

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Yen and the kids are happy that we’re close to a new skating rink. I think they’ve been there three times just this week!

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