Monday Morning Field Trip

Yen and Linus take field trips nearly every day, but today Mina came along. They went to story hour at the library! I’ve been after Yen to try it. Partly because one of my earliest memories is walking down the…

Rody

Mina loves Linus’s Rody. Turns out they can both fit on it!

Linus is very excited about his Halloween costume. I turned the camera around so he could see himself.

Potty

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

August 4 - August 22, 2016

It’s still hot! But Mina’s staying cool. That little toy you can see on her left is one of her favorites. She especially likes to use it to practice switching hands. Mina’s eating a lot of different foods now. That’s a…

Ballerino

Linus walks on his tiptoes a lot – sometimes way up high on them like a ballet dancer. Yen finally got a great shot of it – even the look on his face reminds me of the intense serenity of…

July 11 - August 3, 2016

This has been a tough summer. Not because of Linus and Mina, but because we’re experiencing very unusual weather. It’s been above 90 at least one day every week, which is unusual for out here. But worse (and more unusual…

I keep trying to capture Linus speaking his unique made-up language, but he always clams up when he sees me recording. Here I tried to hide what I was doing and managed to film him a bit (although you’ll notice…

June 25 - July 10, 2016

There’s a little spur path in the park we usually go to. A woman told me months ago that it leads past the yard of a retired dentist who is using his relaxing years to garden. One morning we decided…

Bookworm

Linus does this several times every day now. All of the books come tumbling out, and he sits quietly, reading to himself (sometimes with no pants, as here). And yes, some of his books are in Vietnamese!

Swimming

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…

June 20 - Jun 24, 2016

I scolded Yen about waiting so long between photo dumps that he turned this batch around in four days! Mina is so much fun right now. I feel as if she’s suddenly come into herself. Her little personality just shines…

June 2 - June 19, 2016

Lots of silly play this month, starting with Linus’s tractor. He’s rather obsessed with the fact that someone drives each of these machines. He always points to the cab and says, “Om?” Which is, “man?” Which is to say, “That’s…

The Park

Linus and Yen often go to the park during the day. They often bring his bike, which is why he’s wearing his little helmet. And don’t you love the shades?! Apparently today they were the only ones there! I’m guessing…

Trip to Iowa

We packed up our bags and headed for Iowa over Memorial Day weekend. Linus is an old pro at traveling, so when he got to the airport, he just relaxed and took everything in. We were excited to find when…