Still Singing

Maybe we should find her a busy street corner so we can make some money!

Thằng Cuội

I’ve been begging Yen to get this video for weeks now. Every time this song comes on, Mina belts it out along with the singer. She’s very passionate about it. Meanwhile Linus just chows down on watermelon. It may even…

Mina Sings Goodnight

Mina had started singing her favorite bedtime song along with me. Yen missed the first verse, but he makes it up by capturing Linus’s endless protest.

Mirror Maze

We put a Go Pro on Mina before we turned her loose in the Mirror Maze at the Museum of Science. Two words of caution: This is not a video for those prone to motion sickness. Make sure you watch…

Honey Honey (My Honey)

Mina loves the ABBA song “Honey Honey.” She calls it, alternately, “Honey Honey” and “My Honey.” She demands it probably 10 times each evening during dinner. We indulge, though, because she dances.

Tea Party

Tea Party

We went to the Children’s Museum today. Many more photos to come, but here’s a sneak preview. Mina arranged all of the pots and pans, and then hosted a tea party for every stuffed animal she could find.


Miss Mina has been itching to get her hands on Linus’s bike. We bought him a new one for his birthday, but he’s been slow to try it. In fact, when I suggest it, he says, “No, it will make…

Charm School

Yesterday at lunch Yen gave up and let Mina eat her pho by herself. She was completely covered by the end and left the restaurant without a shirt. You can see how hard this was for Yen – at one…

Mina’s Bee

I think riding this little bee is Mina’s favorite thing in the whole world – well, maybe second behind Yen. She rides it all over the house, pivoting and stopping just short of a total collision. I’m worried what will…

Little Shopper

Little Shopper

Today’s field trip was to the grocery store. Looks like Mina took charge of the shopping list. I hope she makes dinner too!

Dancing Queen

Mina absolutely loves dancing.



Guess who pooped on the potty this morning! She’ll be trained in no time…



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…

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.

Everyone, meet Mina!

Everyone, meet Mina!

I went to see my midwife for a regular visit the week before my due date (which was January 7). She sprung a surprise on me: we needed to set a date to induce the baby if she was going…