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…

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…

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!

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…

July 11 - August 3, 2016

July 11 – August 3, 2016

This has been a tough summer. Not because of Linus and Mina, but because we’re experiencing very unusual weather. It’s been above 90 at least one day every week, which is unusual for out here. But worse (and more unusual…

Bookworm

Bookworm

Linus does this several times every day now. All of the books come tumbling out, and he sits quietly, reading to himself (sometimes with no pants, as here). And yes, some of his books are in Vietnamese!

Swimming

Swimming

There will be a much longer post on this activity, but just wanted to share a photo of Mina getting ready for a swim. She hasn’t got a swimsuit (and I’m not sure I’d put her in one if she…

June 20 - Jun 24, 2016

June 20 – Jun 24, 2016

I scolded Yen about waiting so long between photo dumps that he turned this batch around in four days! Mina is so much fun right now. I feel as if she’s suddenly come into herself. Her little personality just shines…

June 2 - June 19, 2016

June 2 – June 19, 2016

Lots of silly play this month, starting with Linus’s tractor. He’s rather obsessed with the fact that someone drives each of these machines. He always points to the cab and says, “Om?” Which is, “man?” Which is to say, “That’s…