Saturday, February 27, 2010

A last hurrah Science and Industry Part 1

Jonas was very excited to go to the Museum of Science and Industry. He had been waiting all week to go and was ready to go to the big city of Chicago. It was an amazing day. Everyone was equally worn out with all the excitement of the day. At the museum the first stop was the Zephyr. We got a chance to go in the mailcar and see how the diesel engine works. The zephyr was one of the first diesel engine trains in the world.
Next we ventured underground to a coal mine. There were lots of loud noises and adventures, and unfortunately because the sun doesn't shine 600 meters below the surface of the earth not a lot of light to take a good picture.
We got a chance to climb around and go in the cabs of a bunch of farm machines. However the best displays and interactive setups were yet to come. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Trains, Graham Crakers, and Jumping

Jonas is warming for a big trip later this week. He will celebrate being our only little guy at the Science and Industry Museum. He had a few choices and by far and away he was the most excited about visiting the museum. He has been talking about going on the Zephyr train from the early 1900s constantly.

As far as other recent happenings....a little blog watching and self analysis of 'being goofy', fueling up with his normal breakfast of a package of graham crackers. This week I bought 8 boxes of graham crackers instead of the normal 4 boxes because of the beastly appetite for the soggy grahams for breakfast. The energy stored in the molecular bonds of the graham cracker was enough to power some jumping, skipping, and running at a visit to an indoor play center. Jonas met up with his neighbor to develop some freestyle gymnastics routines.

What can you say about trains? Not enough in this house. Sara took Jonas to a train show at the Alliant Energy center this weekend. All the exhibit halls upstairs and downstairs were filled with some sort of train action. You can tell by his smile that he was having a good time. Toot, toot!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Potato Valentine

Potato or Alien Spider? It turns out that Jonas discovered the difference between "regular" potatoes and organic potatoes. There is no toxic root inhibitor on the organic variety so after a couple of weeks they turn into a spider. He rather enjoyed finding these taters and we cut off the roots and put it into a soup.
A few days later Jonas shared a little Valentine love with his mom and Greta. You can see him yelling 'Happy Valentine's Day'. It might be a bit late for you, but Happy Valentine's Day.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Indoor Playground

Jonas and his buds from across the street meet up at the indoor playground a couple of weeks ago. Ben and Cory came down with a nasty illness...but they are on the mend and almost back to normal. Since Jonas hasn't been able to hang out with those guys because of their illness he wanted to see some pictures, hence this blog-post developed.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

More Sleepy Time

Jonas spent an overnight in Green Bay to visit Gma and Gpa. In between a few stories Jonas enjoyed his first ice-cream sandwich, chatting, and playing with everyone. Jonas's technique on the ice-cream sandwich was impressive....he went cross-eyed to get the best target for his next bite. It seems to be so normal to sleep over that Jonas has been regularly requesting to head over to Grandma's or Grandma and Grandpa's for the night. Jonas has been working on story telling and potty-training, both with varied success. He can tell a rather entertaining story if you catch him at the right time....we are working on trying to capture one on video, but usually we are laughing too hard to go and get the camera.

PS...all of bloggers recent video posts across the world have been having some video sometimes works if you click on the blog post title so that you are looking at only one post. Good luck.....

Friday, February 5, 2010

Overnight Gma 1

You might notice that Jonas is not pictured.....where was he? He was spending the night at Grandma Sue's. It was his first night away from both of his parents and he didn't miss mom or dad at all. He had a great time, as did his parents who had a nice night out on top of the city.

A few clips from some of the many adventures at Gma Sue's. Jonas got a chance to hang out with Gma's pets, read books, play cars, and play some games.

In the morning Jonas's parents bribed him with donuts to get him to agree to come back home.