Kisses

Kisses

Linus is rather fascinated with lipstick at the moment. Usually he lets me apply it for him, but today he decided to help himself. Isn’t he stunning?

Skating

Well this is embarrassing! Linus is officially better at skating than I am. Look at him go! Sometimes you can’t see him because his biggest fan, Mina, gets in front of the camera.

Skating

You may recall that our previous attempts to get Linus out onto the ice were met with tepid results. This year, though, we put him back in formal lessons, and something just clicked. He’s suddenly confident enough that he’s surpassed…

Memories...

Memories…

My sweet, sentimental Linus! We are in the final hours of packing to move to our new hours. The kids are handling it really well and seem excited about the new house. Still, every time Linus identifies something that is…

Linus Wishes Mommy Would Stay Home

Linus Wishes Mommy Would Stay Home

Linus hates Sundays. Usually around 5pm he seems to realize what day it is, because he inevitably asks if I’m staying home the next day. When I explain that I’m not, he gets pretty down. Tonight after that conversation he…

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…