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.

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…

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!

The Park

The Park

Linus and Yen often go to the park during the day. They often bring his bike, which is why he’s wearing his little helmet. And don’t you love the shades?! Apparently today they were the only ones there! I’m guessing…