It’s summer! That means salad is on the menu. Linus tosses a mean salad.
Have you ever seen anyone so happy sitting on a potty?
Linus just loves corn. Mina will eat a bit, but Linus sat down one night at dinner and ate four ears!
He’s back at the zoo, still riding the train by himself. Just look at that quiet confidence! Or maybe it’s, “Please just let me enjoy the ride in peace!”
And this… This looks like nothing more than plotting!
This is a monkey-see-monkey-do series. Linus stands up, so Mina stands up.
Linus sits and puts his thumb in his mouth, Mina follows. All. Day. Long.
These two love having tea parties. Actually, they love drinking my tea!
Linus made a train out of our dining room chairs. I was instructed to sit in the back. Mina had the best view.
MinaÂ insisted on walking along this little stone wall over and over and over. She was very good on the rough terrain, actually!
We took the kids for a hike. I couldn’t believe what a great job they did. They each walked nearly a mile before asking to be carried!
We also checked out the farm that’s in the park. Mina loves making chicken sounds, but when confronted with an actual chicken… She ran in terror!
Don’t worry: we do a tick check every night before bed.
Wow, I didn’t see this woodpecker! Yen must’ve snapped the photo while I was chasing a kid away from a mud puddle.
My little GQ model.
Linus is so proud of these pajamas. So many trucks!
I guess Mina doesn’t like book trains?
Mina has had three haircuts, but her hair is still getting awfully long. Long enough for ponytails!
Everyone, get your hats so we can go for a walk.
We met up with friends at Broadmoor. We hadn’t been there inÂ ages. It’s a shame it’s so far away.
Our friends’ oldest daughter, Ilse. Linus adores her (he’s really into older women). They had a great time chucking sticks into the water.
Ilse is exactly a year older than Linus, and Mina is exactly a year older than their newest family member, Ida. Ida can’t play yet, so Mina amused herself.
With a little monkey-see-monkey-do from Linus.
This is a photo Linus took of Yen. Not quite sure how he accomplished it.
These little banks came in gift baskets that my office sent after each kid was born. It seem that Ba Noi has been tucking a bit of money inside! We have no idea how much – that’ll be fun for Linus and Mina to discover one day.