December 21, 2016 - January 11, 2017

Linus is becoming a master chef. Everything I make is either stirred, sorted, or otherwise assisted by him. He’s even learning to break eggs (which has been tremendously messy, but he loves it). Here he is helping out with meatloaf…

November 24 - December 20, 2016

I really am sorry. I don’t know how an entire month goes by before I post again. Or rather I do, but I’m always surprised when it happens again. But  I think you’ll agree that these were worth the wait….

Linus got a new truck for Christmas, which came in a giant box. Of course he had to get inside.

Nov 6 - Nov 23, 2016

Linus has been reading Make Way for Ducklings, so of course we went to the Public Garden. When he saw the statues, he made a beeline. I had forgotten how big they are! He looks rather shocked to see such a…

Oct 10 - Nov 5, 2016

Mina is an incredibly feisty lady. She just doesn’t hold back! Her hair really had begun to get out of control in October. Of course we usually tame it with a little barrette, but this is what it looks like…

Vacation in Acadia

Mina is very excited about standing up these days. She’s officially “cruising” – meaning she creeps around the house either by pushing things so she can walk behind them, or by holding on to things and moving along. She’s still…

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…

Sept 6 - Sept 25, 2016

What’s that you say? You want more adorable photos of Linus and Mina? Well, OK! One thing we’ve discovered about Mina is that she’s an absolute champ at making faces. I would venture to say that she’s a facial contortionist….

Sleepy

Yesterday we went apple picking – photos are coming. But I couldn’t resist a quick photo with my phone of little Mina completely tuckered out afterward. Extra adorable was that she was clutching her new jacket as a blanket. It’s…

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…

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

It’s a chilly morning, but the kids are taking breakfast on the deck. Linus brought his cement mixer, naturally.

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…

I nearly forgot about these! But maybe it’s nice to keep them separate. First up, we finally caught Linus at his laundry routine. Make sure you have the volume on so you can hear his little laundry song. “Duh duh…

August 23 - September 5, 2016

The loneliness of the early park visitor! Linus and Yen have been heading to the park right after breakfast so they can play before it gets too hot. I’m surprised more people haven’t adopted this plan, but as you can…