Aug 11 to Sept 17, 2022

This post is going to take me back a month to before school started and when it was still 90 degrees most days – which thankfully feels far away now.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

April to June, 2022

This is a random assortment, many from our phones, over the last couple of months. I’ll see if I can bring some sense to the collection. First we go back…

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.

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…

Dec 12 to 28, 2021

Some Tran crafts to start you off. First, a bow and arrow. Binoculars! I wish I had a sign like this. This one disturbed me, but I tried not to…

Nov 2021

In an effort to break up the days, we took a weekend trip to Providence. We had no idea how big of a deal it would be to the kids…