Now that Jonas is approaching double digits in teeth Mom obsesses about keeping them nice and clean. Jonas seems to dig getting his teeth brushed. It probably helps that he gets snuggled and kissed constantly as his teeth are scrubbed.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Mom's team was on a break from competing at their track meet when she decided to give Jonas a chance at the hurdles. He really liked just hanging out in the starting blocks, but was a little confused at what to do after that. His starting form is decent for a 8.5 month old, but the reaction time needs to improve. (Along with the ability to run by himself.) All in due time.
Jonas was doing his Mom's beckoning by holding regular wrestling matches with Oscar the cat. It turns out that Oscar has been regularly howling at around 3am every morning. Mom does not like that so much, mostly because it wakes her up. Jonas got the message loud and clear and has been making sure that Oscar stays awake as much as possible during the day. As Mom tells Jonas, "Jonas putting the smack down on the kitty." You can definitely see that in the first picture as Jonas completely put the smack down on Oscar the cat by engulfing him with a large hug.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Jonas has been helping out his Mom at track practice the last few practices. Mom decided to show Jonas the high jump mat and what it feels like to bounce around a little. Jonas was jumping so high that he split open all the buttons on the crotch of his overalls. He seems to like the fresh air during a hard workout. After the hard workout Jonas met Grandma Sue for dinner and she gave him some big-boy socks with Elmo and Cookie Monster. The socks will come in handy the next time Jonas is jumping on the mat.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Jonas got a "big-boy" car seat a couple of months ago, but Dad has been waiting to use it until the Grayhound bus is running again. Well good news, the bus is running. (The bus has had almost everything replaced, but that does not mean it will work "as new".) Jonas was introduced to the bus in style. He sat in the front seat as the official navigator. The ride got off to a slow start as we sat in the driveway for 17 minutes while Dad tried to get the bus started. Well after a little trial and error success hit and we were off to Max's house to give him some birthday cheer. The ride was a little trepidatious as Jonas decided to navigate in such a way that we hit every red-light and Dad had to gently regulate the gas to the engine to prevent the Bus from stalling at each stoplight in the middle of rush hour.
Jonas has that all too familiar navigator grin of a trip well planned and executed. You can see that he was able to arrive and greet his hosts with an open door to the bus's inner dwelling. Brett and baby Max were excited to hear the bus purr at this point as the bus was nice and warmed up and wanted to keep running for a while so Jonas decided to leave the bus's engine on in the driveway so that Max could have a listen. Jonas planned the bus-ride as a surprise for his Mom. He had to pick up his Mom at Max's house because Max's mom attends grad school with Sara who carpools with Max's mom. Little did mom expect Jonas would be navigating the Grayhound Bus.
Here is a couple of seconds of inside footage from the ride on the way out of the 'burbs' from Max's house.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Besides for being a good snuggler, Jonas is also a mighty beast. This is clearly demonstrated in the video with prompting and training from his Lioness. You might also catch a bit of his fascination with his 'Dada' at the end of the lion training. The Lioness knew it was time to develop the cub's vocal prowess because it was his 8-month birthday today.
Jonas demonstrated his acting ability at an early age. His first assignment was to recreate John Travolta's performance in 'Bubble Boy' about a youngster in a bubble because of Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Disease. He did very well in this role and manged to transport well through the strong gusty winds on the way to get some coffee with his parents. Jonas also was very careful to keep his view clear by constantly licking the inside of his bubble to keep it nice and shiny.
Later on Jonas was required to switch to a role that fit very well to his Scandinavian heritage. He was able to play Thor and clearly demonstrate his mastery of thunder, rain, and life on the farm. This picture was taken right after Jonas struck down several kids with Thor's Mighty Hammer because the children were not eating all of their vegetables.
It was a rainy day outside so all exercise had to occur indoors. Jonas was ready to workout dressed in his red workout suit and his athletic shoes. Jonas was actually a bit restrained for this workout session that was recorded. Usually he is wiggling and giggling until he is out of breath. A good recommendation to get your heartbeat going and burn some calories is 10 reps of 20 baby swing and tosses per day.