July/August/September – The Summer Went By…

The summer was hot and felt like it went by in a flash. Linus continued to learn new things and surprise us everyday with how he expresses himself. Oh, and we’re officially potty trained! The back of Mommy’s car has now become a port-o-potty.

We’re getting things ready for 妹妹’s arrival the past few days and I feel totally unprepared. I don’t think Linus understands what’s really happening. I hope he loves his little sister. I finally took the time to take a belly photo this pregnancy today. I feel kind of bad I haven’t documented this pregnancy as well as Linus’, but you try chasing a 2 year old everyday pregnant and see how much time you have to update a blog. ;) We have about a month left!! I think this bump looks smaller than Linus was at 35 weeks, but I feel she is definitely more active inside!

And here’s some photos from the past few months in no particular order. We played a lot on weekends, attending OC Fair, LA County Fair, Disneyland, Monster Truck Rally, birthday parties, the beach, and the likes. Oh, and Mommy became an American citizen!

June – Linus turns TWO [Part Three]

To wrap up Linus’ birthday weekend, we took Linus to Disneyland for the first time. Everyone had lots of fun, and Linus got to see Woody in the flesh. If you don’t know, he’s pretty obsessed with the Toy Story movie right now. 嫲嫲 got him a Buzz Lightgear toy and he clutched it and Harvey the whole walk from Disneyland to the parking lot. He got to play all day was so exhausted he fell asleep in the stroller which he NEVER does. Buzz fell out of the stroller in the end when he was asleep but Harvey stayed clutched in his hand. I guess Harvey isn’t getting replaced just yet. :)

June – Linus Turns TWO! [Part One]

Mommy was up late last night making cupcakes for Linus’ birthday. Today, he will be celebrating his birthday with his friends at school and sharing his cupcakes. As a special treat, he got to eat a cupcake for breakfast this morning.

Lots more fun is planned this weekend for Linus’ birthday. There’s more to come.

January – June: The past 6 months in review

After Christmas, PoPo went to Toronto and had to take a break so we are left in LA without her. Miss her so much, but she will be back in July! That also means Mommy didn’t update Maknugget blog for a long long time because she had no time!

In January, Linus started school! In the past 6 months, he has learned English and speaks in both Chinese and English and can even count in Spanish. He knows his ABC song, twinkle twinkle, 5 little monkeys, happy birthday, and you are my sunshine. Everyday mommy is surprised by yet another thing he knows.

Memorial day, we spent the weekend going to Palm Springs. Linus was amazed by the mountains and kept saying, “WOW! 好大石头!” We spent lots of time playing in the sand and water with our cousins Alton and Alyssa at Rancho Las Palmas again.

Singing twinkle twinkle on down the lazy river with Mommy

Swimming with BaBa

Fighting with Alyssa over a squirt toy

Linus started soccer although I don’t think he likes it very much. We enjoyed the beach, hiked often, and rode bikes. We played with our playgroup friends Raymond, Julian, and Lilian. Got into trouble with our cousins Alton and Alyssa. Two of Mommy’s good friends, Auntie Betty and Auntie Wynne came to visit us too! Linus even put on a show in the Toddler room with his friends. Although Linus didn’t do any singing at the Spring show, he didn’t cry and didn’t run away – which is more than we could say for a few of his friends.

3 little monkeys jumping on the bed

July/August/September Update

So, I’ve been lacking in the updating department. Bad bad bad!

So here’s what happened in the past few months in no particular order:

- We went to vegas!
- Linus went to the zoo and met a gorilla.
- We met the pony at the petting zoo.
- Linus went to his first baseball game.
- We celebrated birthdays with Julian, Raymond, Lillian, and Alton哥哥 .
- We had Korean BBQ with 爷爷 and 嫲嫲
- We started a vegetable garden (that the dog then dug up, but we’ll start it again!)

Linus learned to use a spoon. Here’s him feeding BaBa.

Linus says, “Get OUT!”

Linus has his first taste of icecream and learns to nod “Yes!”

Our little Picasso paints his first painting.

Linus slides the big slide at Alton’s party.

Whew! That was a lot of work for me. It was a fun summer!
I will try to be more regular with the updates from this point on. Try being the operative word.


Linus is so lucky to have these Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles, cousins, and friends who love and care about him. We would like to thank everyone for coming to Linus’ first birthday party and celebrating with us.

And also to those who did not attend, thank you for all the birthday wishes you sent!

Check out this gift from Raymond and Julian. It’s bigger than Linus!

Linus turns ONE!

My little baby is one years old now. This was the fastest year of my life. He loves oranges and smoothies and cars. Everything becomes a toy car and when he drives his cars he goes, “buuuu buuu buuuu”. My little speed demon. He knows how to say 妈妈 奶奶 and 走走. He loves to go on his morning walks with PoPo to see the peacock. He still loves to flap his arms and say “a-jijiji!” He’s full of smiles and rarely cries. He truly is my little bundle of joy.

Mommy made Linus birthday pancakes. Yum!

He got some sweet new wheels from Mommy and BaBa.

And he got to eat as much cake as he wanted. He didn’t know what to do with it, and was just confused and upset by the whole scenario. Poor baby.