Escape Artist

Yesterday we were all outside when Mina asked me to put her in the car. She said she wanted to play. I opened the front door, but she said no, she wanted to get in the back. I closed the…

Self Portrait

Here is Mina’s latest. She has captured her swoosh and skirt perfectly. And the toes!

Unicorn by Mina

Our little artist is still hard at work. Here she is showing off her latest masterpiece. She says it’s a unicorn giving birth to a baby unicorn. So there you go.

Unicorn Spirit

Mina has drawn the cover of her first book, which (in case you can’t read) is called “Unicorn Spirit.” It’s about horses and unicorns with springs on their feet so they can jump very high. I am accepting bids for…

Portrait

Portrait

Mina has been creating portraits of each of us. I think she did a rather good job! She even got the swoosh of my bangs.

Faces

Faces

Mina is ready to be a Korean Instagram star – if only she knew how to work a phone. Here she is demonstrating various faces one can use to look her most fetching in a selfie. Duck Face There’s a…

Mina Takes a Call

Mina has learned a lot watching me work during the past month. It turns out I’m a bit of a monster.

Fashionista

Fashionista

Little Mina… She’s awfully young to be a slave to fashion, but this morning she was so determined to wear a particular pair of shorts that she sucked in her tummy. Now she’s eating breakfast with this same sucked-in tummy. We’ll…

Dancing Queen

I managed to catch a longer video of Mina dancing. She knows this little montage very well – it’s the auditions song from Sing. You can see her pausing between songs and changing up her moves for each. She keeps looking…

A monkey on his back or an angel on his shoulder?

A monkey on his back or an angel on his shoulder?

Actually she’s just borrowing his headphones. Our teeny Mina just doesn’t seem to grow, does she? Still, she’s the boss of the house: personal trainer, dance instructor, DJ, fashion consultant, and she gives the best hugs you’ll ever receive.

Jumping Bean

Jumping Bean

Yen took a few shots of Mina jumping on the little mattress we keep in his office as a poor-girl’s trampoline. Observe (if you will) the exquisite control this child has over her body. She’s both a ballerina and a…

A Story by Mina

Once there were two bears. They lived alone in the woods. One bear said to the other, “Let’s get ready for Halloween.” The other bear said, “It’s not Halloween yet, you dummy!” But the first bear didn’t care. He got…

Big Girl Biking

After just a couple of weeks of Yen skating behind and pushing her, Mina figured out pedals and started biking on her own! Then Yen worked with her for another week and now she can even start out on her…

Public Service Announcements

Mina’s guide to washing your hands. And how to brush your teeth:

So fuzzy!

So fuzzy!

Mina likes the slippers I got her in Florida.