Second Week of School

As I noted before, we missed the traditional first-day photos. But Yen is making up for it! I wore all black and white to work today, and apparently Mina was…

First Day of School (or Close, Anyway)

Many factors – including the weather – contrived to keep Yen from getting a first day of school photo this year, so I took matters into my own hands when…

Skating

The kids are getting really into roller blading and ice skating again. They practice every day in our driveway (using our neighbor’s driveway across the street to really build up…

Teeth!

Now it’s Mina’s turn to do her impersonation of a jack o’ lantern. She’s so excited that it happened right before school starts.

Whistler

When we started researching what to do in Whistler, one of the first things that came up was a train wreck in the woods. It was as if they knew…

Vancouver

We thought we were very smart scheduling a summer vacation in Vancouver. We had visions of mild weather while we biked through Stanley Park. Unfortunately our visit coincided with record…

Happy birthday, Linus!

Linus celebrated his birthday by inviting a few friends to go bowling. It was the first time for all three of his friends, but they had a great time.

July 2022: Staying Busy at Home

Our big activity this summer has been tennis. The kids took lessons last year, but it didn’t really stick. Something did this year, though, and they’ve been playing it every…

Before and After

Yen and Mina have been standing in front of some of our wall art and making a modern-day version of what’s there. Check it out.

Chicago

We’re slowly starting to travel again, which feels so good! We had grand plans for the summer. I am able to work from anywhere up to 4 weeks each year,…

End of School 2022

Linus’s Tuesday afternoon Super Sports ended the last week of school. I referred to this as the “sports sampler platter.” Every week they tried a variety of things so kids…

Soccer!

The kids started a mini soccer camp, so of course we had to buy gear. Linus loves his and is parading around like a tiny Pele, and has announced that…

Giraffe

Mina went to a birthday party yesterday. It was held at a paint bar (without the wine), and the main activity was painting a giraffe. She did this with no…

Summer Vacation

The kids are on their second day of summer vacation, and they are living the dream! Today’s outing was to the Museum of Science. First they took in a movie:…