First Skate

First Skate

Yen has been looking forward to teaching Linus to skate since we got the first test back that told us he was a boy. He’d imagined that he’d wait until Linus was 4, but after his expertise with the bike…

Sept 6 - Sept 25, 2016

Sept 6 – Sept 25, 2016

What’s that you say? You want more adorable photos of Linus and Mina? Well, OK! One thing we’ve discovered about Mina is that she’s an absolute champ at making faces. I would venture to say that she’s a facial contortionist….

Sleepy

Sleepy

Yesterday we went apple picking – photos are coming. But I couldn’t resist a quick photo with my phone of little Mina completely tuckered out afterward. Extra adorable was that she was clutching her new jacket as a blanket. It’s…

Sneak Preview: Truck Day

Sneak Preview: Truck Day

What is it with little boys and trucks? And possibly little girls, but we’ll see… Anyway, Linus is obsessed. Luckily the town next door has got his number. Sunday will be Truck Day, which is apparently a day when the…

Animal Sounds

Linus is slowly learning his animal sounds. I’ll translate this for you: duck, frog, parrot, owl, and Linus. A Linus says, “cuh-dik-uh-dik-uh-dik!”

Breakfast

Breakfast

It’s a chilly morning, but the kids are taking breakfast on the deck. Linus brought his cement mixer, naturally.

Nap Time

Nap Time

Getting Linus to nap can be quite an ordeal. Sometimes Yen just gives up and brings him into our bed. I like this set of photos, because he looks as if he’s thinking, “Hm. Should I stay or go?” And…

Videos for Aug 23 – Sept 5, 2016

I nearly forgot about these! But maybe it’s nice to keep them separate. First up, we finally caught Linus at his laundry routine. Make sure you have the volume on so you can hear his little laundry song. “Duh duh…

August 23 - September 5, 2016

August 23 – September 5, 2016

The loneliness of the early park visitor! Linus and Yen have been heading to the park right after breakfast so they can play before it gets too hot. I’m surprised more people haven’t adopted this plan, but as you can…

Monday Morning Field Trip

Monday Morning Field Trip

Yen and Linus take field trips nearly every day, but today Mina came along. They went to story hour at the library! I’ve been after Yen to try it. Partly because one of my earliest memories is walking down the…

Rody

Rody

Mina loves Linus’s Rody. Turns out they can both fit on it!

Cat Suit Selfie

Linus is very excited about his Halloween costume. I turned the camera around so he could see himself.

Potty

Potty

Guess who pooped on the potty this morning! She’ll be trained in no time…

August 4 - August 22, 2016

August 4 – August 22, 2016

It’s still hot! But Mina’s staying cool. That little toy you can see on her left is one of her favorites. She especially likes to use it to practice switching hands. Mina’s eating a lot of different foods now. That’s a…

Ballerino

Ballerino

Linus walks on his tiptoes a lot – sometimes way up high on them like a ballet dancer. Yen finally got a great shot of it – even the look on his face reminds me of the intense serenity of…