Our little artist is still hard at work. Here she is showing off her latest masterpiece. She says it’s a unicorn giving birth to a baby unicorn. So there you go.

This is an off-label use of Circuits Jr, but it works. Linus calls this game Tower Saw because you make a tower and he builds a saw to knock it down. Hours of fun!

I relayed to the kids a story David told me recently. Linus was so entranced I’ve had to tell it at least 10 times. Tonight he made a movie of it.

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

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

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 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…

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

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…

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…

Mina has drawn the cover of her first book, which (in case you can’t read) is called “Unicorn Spirit.” It’s about horses and unicorns with springs on their feet so they can jump very high. I am accepting bids for…

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…

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!

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…

Portrait

Mina has been creating portraits of each of us. I think she did a rather good job! She even got the swoosh of my bangs.