Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy belated birthday, Ashley!

Jonas wished Aunt Ashley a happy belated birthday with a "Jonas tree" last weekend. Jonas was instructed to only blow on the pictures instead of swatting and grabbing at them. He showed off his chicken suit as well, since Ashley's birthday falls near Halloween.

Jonas has been taking pointers on how to get our dogs riled up and has tried to do so himself. During the evening pre-feeding frenzy he grabs the favored toy goose and offers it to the dogs as incentive to watch them attack it and go nuts. It's very sweet, but they rarely take the bait, realizing that their true dinner is being scooped out in the kitchen by people taller than 2 1/2 feet.

This is just a cute pic of Jonas as he "rested" on the carpet last week after running around the house squealing.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Grandma Slam

Another one from the archives. This was just released from the Jonas Wrestling Federation Film bank from October of 2008. Jonas was doing well early on in the match vs. Grandma, but as soon as he gave up the top rope to move down low the match was over. Jonas fell for the oldest trick in the book and paid the price by being snuggle slammed over and over again. Will the youngsters ever learn?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A visit to a few of Dad's old stomping grounds

Jonas went to visit Uncle Helge and Aunt Sue a couple weeks ago. Jonas got a chance to spend sometime in Great Grandparent's house that Uncle Helge and Aunt Sue have made their own. It was fun to cruise around a place that I really only have a vision of from the eyes of a child. We went down to the old playground of the school that Dad went to from kindergarten to fourth grade. It was fun just hanging out swinging and sliding around.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mountain Visitors

Jonas had some visitors from the highlands a couple of weeks back. It seems like such a long time ago; he wasn't even walking! Even though he wasn't walking he had a chance to talk a little computers with Andrew. He was able to identify the apple on the screen.

After a little while the computer thing got old. Jonas really isn't into big'ol computers like a laptop. But what always entertains is a cuddly dog like Hamish. He had a few near full speed crawl head-to-head interactions with Hamish the dog, but this time tried to attack from above. Andrew tried to use "the force" to prevent Jonas from falling off the couch. It turns out that Andrew has a low metaclorion count so "the force" did not work.

After a scolding by his dad and an unsuccessful vertical mount of the dog Jonas was a bit upset. In the meanwhile Andrew found everything quite amusing.

All that Jonas can say is, "Watch out 'cause I'm gonna get you, doggies!"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

High Stepping

Jonas took abunch of laps with Grandma and Grandpa this weekend. He had some good role-modeling from his Homer Simpson wearing Grandpa on the need to pick up his feet really high. Jonas was walking so well that he required a fancy shoe upgrade. HAdd Videoe already has dirtied up his new white stride-rites at the Keva play center earlier today. Jonas got in lots of giggles and food in his travels around town and in the house. He loved to go after Homer's eyeballs on Grandpa's feet.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

(Super) Chicken Suit

Jonas wore a chicken-suit costume that was intended for a dog to wear for this year's Halloween celebration. He did go out for a few late night walks to see all the spooky things around town, but didn't knock on any doors for candy treats. His favorite zoo animal the penguin got a few laughs from the chicken. Cory the elephant stopped by just as Jonas was transitioning from being a chicken to hippo. Every night after his bath he briefly is wrapped up in a hippo towel to dry off before putting on his pjs. Chickens turn out to be quite avid readers, especially when grandma sounds the voice of the gorilla.