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Monthly Archives: January 2014

A Song Called Cheese

A couple weeks back, Daddy got a rare few minutes to sit down and play some random notes on the piano. Nyan actually allowed it! (Usually he’ll either join in or demand that Daddy stop playing and go play cars with him.) This time, though, Daddy played on as Nyan grabbed Daddy’s camera and tried to take photos with it. The rest… well, just watch this video.

 

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Nyan Thomas, Airplane Pilot

A video in which our boy flies an airplane (using one of Daddy’s camera tripods as, I guess, the microphone the pilot uses when he comes on the intercom), and drives an ambulance (complete with flashing lights), flies a helicopter, and makes sure Mommy and Daddy are wearing their helmets. Kid definitely has a good imagination.

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Video

 

I am robot. I am a box.

Some silly videos from the past couple of weeks. First up: our boy, being a robot – one of those new-fangled robots that have empty paper towel rolls as arms.

 

And when he’s not being a robot, he’s being… a box.

 

Finally, for good measure, here’ss a quickie of the lad babbling as he reads a book during dinner time. You can just hear Grandma L. on Skype in the background.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2014 in Video

 

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Home Again

As you saw in the last post, Nyan Thomas had an unexpected trip to Colchester over the weekend while Mommy and Daddy got over their flu-like symptoms. He came home this evening, exhausted and very happy and – so far – still showing no signs of any illness himself, though we will monitor him closely.

In any case, he was one jolly little fella this evening, as you can see here. (Mommy and Daddy were doing something down the hall, in the kitchen, when we heard his voice…we snuck down the hall, camera in hand, hoping to catch him doing whatever; but we live in a 130-year-old house and the floorboard squeaked, dammit, so he knew we were there…)

 

I love how he gets up from his comfy seat when Daddy can’t get the lighting just right… Actually there’s a lot to love in this video.

(No video exists of the massive tantrum he threw when it was time for a bath; when the little dude gets tired, he gets *really* tired and nothing will console him. Not pretty. But after a few minutes of screaming, bawling, crying, and slapping at Daddy, he’s over it and he’s giving cuddles and kisses again. But no video of that either.)

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Nyan Thomas, M.D.

It’s been an unpleasant few days here at Nyan Thomas World HQ. Starting Thursday, Mommy was bed-ridden with what we’ll call flu-like symptoms (achey, fever, no energy, etc). And starting Friday evening, Daddy was the same. So far – touch lots of wood – our hero is still healthy, though we’re monitoring him closely and in fact today sent him to Colchester with Uncle Iain, partly to keep him from our viruses, partly to allow Mommy and Daddy to rest. And also so he could actually have some fun with various aunties, uncles and cousins, rather than mope around the house with a couple of sick old people.

So far so good, in any case: we seem to be on the mend.

But this morning, and yesterday, Nyan was nothing but gorgeous. He was cuddly, he wasn’t *too* demanding on our time, and best of all, he was our personal physician: he found this baby thermometer with a frog’s head at one end and decided that was his ‘doctor stick.’ So he’d walk up to one of us (likely as we were prone on the couch or bed, half awake) and ask where it hurts. We’d point to an elbow, or leg, or head, and he’d rub that spot with his doctor stick. “All better!” and sure enough, we were all better! “Why thank you, Dr. Nyan L.,” we would exclaim.

This morning (Sunday) we all felt a wee bit better, so we hung out in the front room for a bit. Here’s Nyan being silly and fun (not sure what’s up with that hair though…)

And here he is having a massive phone conversation with Phwa Phwa, Grandma and Grandpa all at once!

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2014 in Video

 

Nyan Thomas Cooking Ice Cream

This is how we spent our New Year’s Day morning: cooking ice cream using the humidifier, and learning about steam. Except our boy already knew about steam: when I explained what it was, he instantly made the connection between steam and trains. How did he learn that?? How does he learn a lot of what he knows, for that matter? We think he may sneak onto our computers and read random articles on Wikipedia when we’re not looking. Would explain a lot.

Anyway, here’s Nyan being Nyan. And cooking ice cream.

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Video

 

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Nyan Thomas in Iowa

No real rhyme or reason here, just a handful of shots from Nyan’s visit to Grandma and Grandpa’s in Iowa last month. Being silly, being happy, playing, wearing hats or other random things on his head, reading the newspaper… this is our boy.

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2014 in Photos

 

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