More from the Phone Collection

Yen did get his “real” camera out this weekend, so better photos are coming. For now, though, I hope you’ll accept this stop-gap, which begins with Mina waiting in line at IKEA.

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Somehow when we take photos of the kids eating pho, the pho always comes out looking big enough for Mina to bathe in. As much fun as such a bowl would be, they really aren’t that big.

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Ba Noi looks slightly alarmed by Linus’s method, effective though it is.

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Mina thinks she needs a new bicycle helmet.

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Story hour! Poor Yen really doesn’t enjoy story hour – or rather the moms who attend it. But he knows Mina loves the dance party, so he keeps taking her.

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This is Linus’s car wash. He’s obsessed with this toy lately. One night he spent two solid hours reconfiguring it. Sometimes he becomes so enraged we think he’s going to throw it across the room, but he just keeps working. And even when he completes a project, he just pauses and starts improving. We never doubt what he’s going to be when he grows up, we just keep saving our pennies for MIT. [Seriously, we are going to discourage him from MIT – way too much stress.]

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Who needs a gym when you have two trainers at home? Mina is part trainer, part fashion expert – hence the mask.

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Mina set up her dolls to ride the ponies. Linus asked, “Why are the babies eating their horses?”

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Lunch at Wegman’s! Whenever we get ready to go there, Mina begins shouting, “Don’t want to see the chicken!”

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Museum of Science. Looks like Mina is winning friends with her smile.

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Science ninja!

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Mina picked this movie out. And the little ninja in the background is checking out a game he already has at home!

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He chose this one without prompting from Yen.

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Too cool for Target.

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Big train, little train. And shirt train!

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I guess the train is also a carriage?

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Linus enjoys visiting this hardware store because they have so many fan toys.

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This was at the Wenham Museum, which had an exhibit on construction books. Did you know that in Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Mary Ann was originally called Bertha?

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We all really loved this exhibit. Coming soon to our living room wall?

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