Friday, March 20, 2009

The Coconut

I can't believe Atticus is now more than five weeks old.  And yet it seems like he's always been a part of our family.  Emerson and Stella are such champs and love to be involved in bathing, changing, and even nursing him.  And it's a good thing they like the nursing thing because that is definitely what Atticus wants to do all day every day.  Which is why he's chubbing up quickly and why Emerson calls him the coconut (something small, round, and full of milk).  Unfortunately Atticus got his first cold this past week, so any semblance of routine he was developing is now gone.  But he remains pretty mellow despite his very stuffed up nose and consequent grunting piggie sounds.  He really seems to enjoy his sibs and loves being in the baby carrier awake or asleep.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

They Might Be Giants

For any interested kids or parents, we've been listening to They Might Be Giants' kids' albums, Here Come the 123s and Here Come the ABCs for quite a while now.  But we only recently discovered that the band did podcasts for kids with animated videos to go along with the songs.  Now here is where you infer that our kids have been sitting in front of our new computer watching videos online for hours on end since the little guy was born.  And you'd be correct.  But at least they're watching educational stuff like this (and The White Stripes Seven Nation Army video while literally headbanging).  Here's a link to the youtube video for "Zeros" and you'll see that there are at least 15 other videos as well:
Now your kids can become vegetables too.  Happy viewing!