Note from Your Dotter

Mina was feeling all afternoon that I wasn’t showing sufficient attention, and then I found this on the counter.

April Vacation

These lucky kids got a vacation two weeks ago, and now it’s April vacation at school! They made an extensive list of things they wanted to do, with the zipline…

March 2 to April 12, 2022

A few random shots of what we’ve been up to this early spring. Like stylin’ in the snow. And walks on blustery days. Modelling fancy new duds. Karate! Mina is…

Puerto Rico

We had a rather difficult time getting to Puerto Rico. First we booked a week in March that would have put us there for my birthday. But the day we…

Kitty

The kids went to a birthday party this evening. When they got home, I saw Mina’s fabulous makeup and said, “Wow, that lady did a good job on your face!…

Sick Day

Mina brought home a cold last week, and now Linus has it. He’s home from school today, and is spending most of it on the couch. However, he and Yen…

Feb 15 to 25

With COVID finally winding down (apparently, at least; it’s been a long journey and I’m aware I might read this later and think… Ha! Naive!), we decided to risk a…

Jan 1 to Feb 14, 2022

I think the theme of this post will be dressing up. Maybe that’s a Tran family tradition for passing cold winter days? Or maybe we’re just trying to stay warm.…

Backyard Luge

Yen and the kids built an enormous run for their sleds. The bump was Linus’s idea, of course.

Valentine

Linus gave his teacher a valentine. It’s clear how much he loves her!

Hello to all the children

Mina is learning a song at school. In classic Mina fashion, she is practicing it over and over to achieve perfection. We are both overwhelmed by her on-point pronunciation of…

Trans on Ice

We had a nice walk yesterday at Whipple Hill. In a few places the trail was nearly impassable because of ice (and/or unleashed dogs), but that also meant that the…

Better than sheep

Mina and I have a little bedtime routine. Every night after Cha and I both sing to her, I come back into her bedroom and make a whispered announcement. Something…

Strange Cargo

I never thought anyone would ever be so happy to be locked in a trunk.