Friday, March 25, 2011

Never go against the family

Imagine "The Godfather" was made by my children. Perhaps this is what it may have turned out like.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

February and March updates

Okay, okay. It's probably easy to tell that Travis is working lots of hours and I'm home with the kids since the blog posts have, ah, sort of gone by the wayside this year. Some days two kids feels like five, but most of the time that's just fine. It just doesn't leave a lot of time for blog posting, which is not my forte anyhow. We are excited for the first signs of spring: robins on the grass, migrating cranes, and daffodils poking through the mud. Jonas has been busy taking an art class, learning first hand about state government and the voice of democracy, and being an all around goof. He has a knack for remembering a lot of what he hears (even though he says, "What did you say?" about thirty times per hour.) He's been singing songs he hears on the radio while we drive in the car and I've heard him chanting some of the protest chants he heard while up at the Capitol.

Niles is growing up so fast and it's hard to believe he'll be one in about a month! He is eating pretty much anything that he can grab, his favorite being buttered toast. He is crawling super fast and loves being chased, caught, and "gobbled up". Niles loves to dance on his butt, bounce up and down while holding on for support, and cruise around hanging on to just about anything he can get his hands on, including my hair. Ouch! He recently has been very vocal as well and says "ni-ni" (night-night), "naaa" (nap), mama, dada, "daa" (dog), "baaaaa!" (sheep), "aaa-du" (all done), and has a bunch of hand gestures/sign language he uses as well. I think he's also started to say Jonas, but he's only done it a few times so I can't be sure. When I am sure, I'll try to get it on video and post it.
We have a bunch of video on the tangensprouts youtube channel. You can click the link on the header of this page to see all of that mess.
Enjoy the slideshow!