Dinner with the Trans

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…

Linus and the Box

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

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!”

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…

Cat Suit Selfie

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


I keep trying to capture Linus speaking his unique made-up language, but he always clams up when he sees me recording. Here I tried to hide what I was doing and managed to film him a bit (although you’ll notice…


A couple of videos from our little hike this weekend. We definitely need to take them out for hikes more often. As you’ll see, Linus really enjoys it.

Look, Mommy. No feet!

Our little daredevil has just started to hold his feet up as he costs along. He’s so fast! Notice about halfway through when he screeches to a halt. That’s what he does when he sees a car. Safety first!

Ticklish Mina

Mina is so ticklish! I don’t remember Linus developing a “tickle spot” quite this early, but she has one under her collarbone!

Still Biking

Linus is getting even better at biking. Check him out around 1:10, when he really gets moving and his little feet barely touch the ground – just enough to propel him forward.

Mina Laughs

Our little lady started laughing this week. Yen hadn’t heard it, and I hadn’t managed to get it on video. And then we got this surprise in the middle of dinner.

Dubba doo?

This is a silly little video of nothing, really, but I wanted to capture this funny babbling that Linus has been doing lately the fact that he climbs onto Mina’s little play area is just a bonus. I’ll translate: The…


Have you ever seen anyone so happy to be riding a bike? Make sure you turn the sound up, both so you can hear him laughing and for his little song: “duck-a-duck-a-duck-a-duck!”

Linus Entertains Mina

Linus isn’t exactly Mina’s biggest fan, but occasionally he can be very sweet with her – or at least tolerant (which is all I really ask). Here’s one of those moments.