Working Without a Net - Week 1

Ba Noi is off to Vegas for a few weeks to oversee some projects. That means Yen is wrangling two toddlers all on his own. It’s madness, of course. You can imagine how tired he is at night, and how…

We turned one of our garden beds into a strawberry patch. It’s really taken off! I went with an everbearing variety, so we’re harvesting 2 to 3 cups every week! The kids really enjoy it. Sometimes they just walk past…

Miss Mina has been itching to get her hands on Linus’s bike. We bought him a new one for his birthday, but he’s been slow to try it. In fact, when I suggest it, he says, “No, it will make…

August 4 - August 18, 2017

Linus is always ready for his close-up! Co ba gave Mina a kazoo. We are still speaking to her – barely. I’m kidding, of course. Actually I was really proud of how quickly Mina figured out how to use it!…

Life Skills

Yen is teaching the kids an important life skill today: licking ice cream cones.

June 27 - Aug 3, 2017

Boy is this a big one! Yen has been choosing to get some sleep at night instead of staying up to process photos. Here we go! Isn’t she cute in this? One woman said, “You look like Dorothy!” Linus is…

Linus came downstairs this morning to find the kitchen rug (still) missing. Linus: What happened to the rug? Ba Noi: I don’t know. Linus: Mina spilled some couscous. Mama said, “Oh god.” Then Cha-Cha put it outside to clean it.

Adventurers

Whenever we take the car seats out of the car (usually to switch between cars), Linus and Mina like to lie in them so they look like little astronauts.

Check Up

Linus had his three-year physical today. He’s in tip-top shape! 40th percentile for height, 30th for weight. Our skinny little guy has been consistent in his range. Yen took a few photos for me that I thought I’d share. First…

Cat and Cow

The kids haven’t decided yet what they’ll be for Halloween this year, but I thought you’d like to see them playing dress-up with some options.

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…

Yesterday at lunch Yen gave up and let Mina eat her pho by herself. She was completely covered by the end and left the restaurant without a shirt. You can see how hard this was for Yen – at one…

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

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

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…