Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
It's probably hard to judge who is having more fun, the parents or the baby. Jonas was laughing for about ten minutes straight. What was making him laugh? Dad was yelping "Setup the toys tonight?" in a very-high-pictched and fast paced manner (While hopping up and down). I don't know if Jonas knew what I was talking about, because he was at the store when we bought his new toy. Jonas was sleeping at the store, so we think the toy will be a surprise.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Certainly with all this snow it is never too early to train the young one in the art of snow removal. The technique requires some practice before mastery. We went through things quite quickly, but for an introductory session I was pleased with his progress. The tools are basic, require a little muscle, are quicker than a standard snow-blower, and emit very little carbon dioxide (~.035 grams/ breath). Jonas has been given a timetable to complete his training. Hopefully he will reach this goal.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Jonas's dexterity was put to the test in a simulation of a toy crane game. He showed plenty of signs of being ready for this test with his constant grabbing of pretty much anything that he can put his hands on. He needs to work on moving his arms to the correct spot. Right now he is very easy to trick, if you move what he wants to grab quickly in any direction he is not able to adjust and grab it. Thus I am dominating in games of keep-a-way from Jonas. He has completed the inverted toy crane grab several times in different settings, but was not able to pull it off during this camera session. I thought that the footage was insightful to be able to see some of his early weaknesses in case you challenge Jonas to any sort of competition. This is sort of a 3 month 1 week video scouting report on the babe's ability to use his fine motor skills.
Friday, December 7, 2007
Jonas enjoyed a rash of chewable and noise-making items from jolly old St. Nick. He seems ready to use and enjoy everything that he received. You can take a look at the slideshow to see a few of the items that filled the stockings. Thanks St. Nick!
Monday, December 3, 2007
First off a warning, not only is there a burp near the end of this video but there is also some bonus feta cheese production. It actually took awhile to get this shot, about seven minutes of Sara tapping on Jonas to work up the belch. The belch was not the most impressive belch (5 of 10), but it is like waiting for the geisers at Yellowstone National Park, even if its not the biggest geiser blast the geisers are still impressive. Jonas just passed 3 months old the other day. He tends to wear outfits that are for 6-12 months because he is a very long lad, and barely fits in the outfits that are made for tikes that are at 6 months. He tends to wear several outfits a day, mostly due to his ability to self-produce feta cheese and puke or drool it all over his clothes when its done fermenting in his tummy. Try to predict the moment of the Burp.