Mina absolutely loves dancing.

There’s a lot going on in the audio of this video, but I still had to share it. First, you’ll see that Linus’s chopstick skills are getting stronger each day. And then you’ll hear the words of a true gourmand:…

Here’s a very typical dinner scene. Mina says she wants soup, but of course only to blow bubbles into. Linus has thrown his peas and corn into his chair and is now innocently asking where they’ve gone.

Linus is trying to speak more English now. You can hear a bit of it here. He’s also counting in both languages, though in Vietnamese he tends to skip sau (six). When we ask him where sau went, he sticks…

February 6 - 23, 2017

Now we come to the part of winter that seems to last forever. The snow is old and dirty, it’s cold, and no one wants to go outside. But that’s OK, because we’ve got more trucks than any two kids…

Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony, Williamsburg

For our winter vacation this year, we contemplated all kinds of warm places. Mexico? Costa Rica? Even Florida, which we’ve always promised ourselves we’d avoid. Then one day, Yen pointed out that all we really need is a place with…

January 12, 2017 - January 27, 2017

Our little Mina has decided to be a little kid instead of a baby. She’s done with her high chair and is even learning how to use a fork! She’s actualy not bad at all with it. But that’s not…

Vacation Preview

We are still on vacation, but I thought I’d share a couple of early highlights with you. First, just a cute picture of Mina drinking a lot of water after swimming. She loves the pool! When we took a ferry…

Happy New Year!

We’re missing Tet this year because we’re headed off for vacation, but we decided to dress the kids up anyway.

December 21, 2016 - January 11, 2017

Linus is becoming a master chef. Everything I make is either stirred, sorted, or otherwise assisted by him. He’s even learning to break eggs (which has been tremendously messy, but he loves it). Here he is helping out with meatloaf…

November 24 - December 20, 2016

I really am sorry. I don’t know how an entire month goes by before I post again. Or rather I do, but I’m always surprised when it happens again. But  I think you’ll agree that these were worth the wait….

Linus got a new truck for Christmas, which came in a giant box. Of course he had to get inside.

Nov 6 - Nov 23, 2016

Linus has been reading Make Way for Ducklings, so of course we went to the Public Garden. When he saw the statues, he made a beeline. I had forgotten how big they are! He looks rather shocked to see such a…

Oct 10 - Nov 5, 2016

Mina is an incredibly feisty lady. She just doesn’t hold back! Her hair really had begun to get out of control in October. Of course we usually tame it with a little barrette, but this is what it looks like…

Vacation in Acadia

Mina is very excited about standing up these days. She’s officially “cruising” – meaning she creeps around the house either by pushing things so she can walk behind them, or by holding on to things and moving along. She’s still…