Portraits

Portraits

Linus made this drawing. He’s on the left and I’m on the right. I am standing far away, maybe? By the way I’m not sure what the thing on the far left is. It’s by Mina and none of us…

Caution!

Caution!

Linus commissioned this sign this morning. I guess worry is genetic.

Panda

Panda

I bought little masks for the kids to play with. Mina has taken a shine to a panda mask and wears it all around the house. She doesn’t always wear it on her face, though. She puts it on and…

Check Up

Check Up

Linus had his three-year physical today. He’s in tip-top shape! 40th percentile for height, 30th for weight. Our skinny little guy has been consistent in his range. Yen took a few photos for me that I thought I’d share. First…

Eyebrows

Linus is learning to use one of the strongest James traits, acrobatic eyebrows.

Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties

I went in to wake Linus and Yen from their nap this afternoon. I found them sleeping like this.

That’s not a noodle. That’s pho.

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:…

Counting

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.

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…

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…

Cat Suit Selfie

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