Sunday, September 30, 2007

Rollover Turnover Poll Contest Results

It's early in the contest, but it's already over. Jonas turned over all by his lonesome from his tummy to his back today. That puts his official turnover date at 28 days, or 4 weeks. Congratulations to the 2 people(7%) who guessed correctly. Sorry to the 25 that guessed incorrectly. Sara's comment directly after the early rollover, "We're creating a monster."

Official video will be available soon as we record and digitize a future rollover.

Auntie, Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma

Jonas spent Saturday in Menomonee Falls celebrating the marriage of his second cousins, Becky and Collen. Jonas was a bit too rowdy to attend any of the formal aspects of the marriage ceremonies. He did however spend the day with his relatives showing them his need for constant movement, even while sleeping. Jonas is like a beluga whale that is always moving, even while sleeping. (Belugas and other toothed whales just shutdown half their brain at a time when they sleep so they can keep cruising the oceans. Sorta what Jonas's parent's brains are trying to do with the new sleep cycle.)

Political Statements..It's that time

Mom and Jonas both seem to be taking positions to be noted in the upcoming presidential election cycle. Hopefully the candidates will see Jonas's blog and recognize the need to make the dependent childcare tax deduction larger than ever now that we can take the deduction. It's pretty obvious that Jonas is contributing to government pork by his bulging waistline (see pic). Mom will get Jonas's official weight on Thursday. (Side note: We actually don't mind paying taxes!) Mom is sporting an anti-nugget T-shirt supporting the environmental green movement. Reduce that carbon a vegetarian.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

G's visit the little one

The grandparents came for a visit this weekend. Jonas was on his best behavior while Grandma and Grandpa were here. (Side note: he started screaming 5 minutes after they left.....and he seems to be a bit fussy even a couple of days after their departure.) It was a nice day. Jonas got some G' time and the Pack was back (hopefully not a limited time offer).

Auntie Ashley stopped by on way back down from a little cabin retreat before she headed back to Chicago.

Jonas looks cute in hats. So that is why there is a picture of him in a hat.
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Move that Bus

The Grayhound Bus was supposed to be the transport vehicle of choice for everyone, but plans that execute as anticipated are often not as fun. The bus hasn't been operational since Sara drove the greyhounds around town some 4 and 1/2 weeks ago (pre-birth Sara). The recommended fixes have been many, but none has created any permanent solution so the Bus could transport people from point A to point B. Jonas was helping to push the Bus back into repair position in the picture on the left. He must have rubbed off a bit of good luck. The bus started for the first time after 4 and 1/2 weeks of an idle existence. The flume of smoke was mighty on initiation, the initial ride was smooth and exhilarating. After 30 seconds and one right turn pleasure turned into fear. Explosive backfires shook the neighborhood, as the Bus and giggling driver shook everyone out of their front-doors to see what the heck was going on. The bus made it back home after beeping the horn to keep traffic clear so it could maintain it's backfiring momentum for another 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Some more parts have been ordered from Brazil. Jonas is excited to join his Dad in fixing the Bus, but is waiting for his grease-monkey clearance.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Silence of the Diapers

Silence of the Diapers...or Silence of the Lambs. It turns out that Jonas's bamboo diapers appear like
skinned lambs. Mom and Dad have not turned into omnivores, but it appears that Jonas has! These diapers are scheduled to begin operation soon.

11 day Diaper Count is Ocho

Day 11 diaper count was not without controversy. (Congrats to the five that guessed correctly.) We anticipated a fairly high number, and the Vegas line was at 12 based on the 8,9, and 10 day performances. As you know what shows on paper doesn't matter, you have to play the game and see what happens. The uninitiated probably didn't consider any wildcards, but those that did probably made the right call. It turns out the wild card was Jonas's first extensive barf. He evacuated his stomach contents all over his mom, clothes, and the every thing else in the immediate vicinity. Jonas probably didn't know he was full, and kept eating only to have the partially digested breast-milk burst out his mouth. Everyone was okay, but the diaper count was certainly affected as this was Jonas's lowest diaper count of the last few days. If you haven't counted the diapers in the picture he ended up filling 8 diapers in the 24 hour period.

Pop and Jonas (a little P&J)

Wow this little guy is the sweetest.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Diaper Countdown is near.

Don't forget Jonas's 11th day diaper count is Thursday. This is the day we've all been waiting for. Will it be 7 diapers?.....unlikely. We'll let you know the resuls as soon as all the "pooh" is collected, and you can brag to your friends about your dirty diaper prediction savvy.

Cory & Jonas unite

Our wonderful neighbors across the street brought home their baby a few days after Jonas. Jay, Emily, and baby-boy Cory stopped in to compare parenting notes. As none of us really know what we are doing, the session turned out to be full of laughter about experimentation with babies. Cory is a couple pounds shy of Jonas the porker.

Looking into the spiral abyss

Jonas received an awesome baby toy from pre-newlyweds from Cali, Matt and Kristy. He loves to stare at the black and white bullseye giving his iris a workout. Check out the pre-newlyweds.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

First Walk in the Neighborhood

Jonas went for his first walk in the neighborhood on Friday. The dogs were excited to finally (after 5 days) show Jonas around the neighborhood and some of their favorite places to go on their daily walks. Rocky and Greta went easy on Jonas for the first walk choosing to stay away from any cliffs or difficult hiking trails. Everyone had a blast, and Jonas got to say hi to many of his neighbors. Probably would have had a longer walk, but the recent record rains have brought out the mosquitoes. Mom and Dad made sure the mosquitoes did not insert their probiscus into Jonas's flesh. The dogs did get nibbled on a bit........

Brownies for his bud

Time to make some brownies. Jonas found out that his neighbor pal across the street was born just 4 days after him. There are going to be some birthday parties in the neighborhood come early September. Jonas made some brownies and delivered them to his brand new playmate.


Jonas has been receiving a lot of media attention. It seems as though he is getting fed up with the paparazzi as he tries to hide from having his picture taken.

Jonas in Frogger Training

If you've ever played the game frogger you have probably seen this before: Jonas is training to behave like a frog. This day 6 training video shows Jonas's potential ability to ribbit and hop like a frog. If you would like to play frogger click on this 1980s games link:

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Mom and Baby

Mom & Baby

Day 2 Black and White Photo Shoot

Jonas peeks and poses for his first "official photo shoot" in his basinet. As many of you know, baby's receive an upgrade in cuteness when some sort of object is placed on their head. Jonas is no exception to this rule with his striped wool hat on his head.

Monday, September 3, 2007

First Family Portrait

Jonas, Mom, and Dad around 25 seconds after birth. He sure had a bit of a wiggly adventure as you can tell from his bicycle-helmet-shaped-melon.

The Arrival

Here he is! This is the very first picture of Jonas with his amazing mom, Sara. It was quite the adventure to get him to "pop out", but eventually he did. He is beautiful.