Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The "relaxed" restricitions on basic civil liberties in the United States have provided parents with a lot of new tools for finding out what their kids are up to. This is one method that we wanted Jonas to get used to so that his parents would always have a way to get to the truth. At this point it's not working. He has yet to speak up and say one word. It doesn't matter what questions we ask him, he just stays mute. A good side effect to all of this is that he loves watching the lights swing around.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
The premise was simple: Move your hand while grasping the fuzzy giraffe and the giraffe will rattle. This was close to what happend. The was a short bought of rattling, interrupted by a strong grimacing facial expression while Jonas worked out some poop into his pants. The final stage was a relaxing yawn of a job well done. As the experts say, "Baby steps".
Monday, November 12, 2007
Jonas now gets regular blasts of sunlight indoors thanks to help from Grandpa Tangen. Dad and Grandpa helped cut out eight 14 inch holes to put some tubes in. Two of the tubes are pictured here. (Jonas is not allowed on the roof, that is why there is not any pictures posted of him finishing up the shingles.)
This was our first adventure to the tip of picnic point in Madison. Jonas selectively picked his awake times to correspond to adventurous moments. He loves looking at the branches of the trees as the light is filtered through. He got a chance to see the water and felt a couple splashes from the waves hitting the rocks.
Jonas was dazzled sleepless at the view of the State Capitol.
Lots of migrating water fowl in Lake Mendota. Jonas tried to get a peak at a flock, but no luck, they flew away.
The view of the post trip arrival at home. Minus the dogs who jumped out seconds before the picture.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Jonas donned his fancy outfit to celebrate his breathing Nitrogen for the last 10 weeks. He was receiving all sorts of advice, from GPa's tilted hat/hand-sign-flashing to recreate a JJ Cool L persona, to GMa making him pucker so sweet for the camera. The hounds made it into this photoshoot. They had clean up duty on GMa's unfinished cinnamon/apple/banana Dutch pancake which was too big for one human to consume. The Dutch cakes served as energy to get some natural light into the house for Jonas. Jonas managed to direct his workers to not only feed him at requested intervals, but also to cut holes in the house so some solatubes could be installed.
Cory and Jonas hung out for a few hours the other night. They discussed animal prints on their clothes as well as diaper routines. This went on for a while before an unprecented sleep contest broke out. We didn't have the clock ready to time the lads, but it was an impressive double nap.
After spending the day with Dad, Mom arrived home and headed to the Memorial Union on Lake Mendota. Jonas was able to clear out everyone from the Terrace so that he had the whole area to himself. It was an impressive bit for a nine-week old.