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Neil Patrick Harris Jokingly Teaches Twins Thanksgiving ‘Biology’ Lesson

11/26/2015 at 08:15 PM ET

Amid all the Thanksgiving meal prep, Neil Patrick Harris had many roles — including science teacher for twins Harper and Gideon.

“Earlier today, prepping for Thanksgiving dinner. Teaching our children both cooking and apparently, biology. #thankful,” the actor jokingly wrote on Instagram.

For the photo-op, the 5-year-old siblings curiously hold up two, uh, misshapen carrots while dressed in adorable pajamas.

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A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away … Neil Patrick Harris and His Family Won Halloween (Again)

10/31/2015 at 05:34 PM ET

The Force is strong with this family.

Never to be outdone, Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka proved themselves, yet again, the kings of Halloween with their family’s adorable Star Wars-themed costumes.

The couple, along with their fraternal twins Harper Grace, and Gideon Scott, 5, each took on the role of one of the franchise’s iconic characters (appropriate, as the release date for the latest installment approaches).

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Make Their Kids’ Birthday Cake – and It’s a Must-See

10/13/2015 at 03:45 PM ET

Despite the thousands of “World’s Greatest Dad” mugs in the hands of dads who are, by all accounts, pretty solid, Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka may just win the actual World’s Greatest Dad awards.

On Monday night, Harris posted photos on his Instagram account of the massive birthday cake he and Burtka created for their twins, Harper and Gideon.

“Happy 5th birthday to Gideon and Harper, the two greatest kids in all the land! (Cakes created and decorated by their fathers),” Harris captioned a photo of his beaming kids, dressed up in “formal” attire and sparkly crowns.

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Neil Patrick Harris: ‘I’m the Bad Cop’ When It Comes to Parenting the Twins

09/23/2015 at 07:00 AM ET

Neil Patrick Harris has a hot career and a new hit show, but the father of two says the best way to end his day is with a squeeze from his 4½-year-old twins Gideon and Harper.

“There is nothing greater than arriving home before dinner and they run down the stairs and jump into your arms and give you a magnificent hug that doesn’t end,” Harris tells PEOPLE.

“It takes away any upset or distraction of the day.”

Already two episodes into his brand new NBC television series Best Time Ever, Harris has been preparing for months for the one-hour live variety show which had him zip-lining off a building with Reese Witherspoon and doing back flips on a po-go stick in the premiere. But even with a sometimes grueling work pace, the 42-year-old performer finds a way to balance his career and family life with husband David Burtka and their two children.

“We manage our time really well,” says Harris, who calls Burtka “a spectacular parent.” “If we are traveling somewhere, the kids come with us when they can. We don’t stay apart too long and we are a very inclusive family.”

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Why Neil Patrick Harris ‘May Wait’ to Get a Cat, Even Though the Twins ‘Very Much Want’ One

08/11/2015 at 02:35 PM ET

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It seems like every day Neil Patrick Harris takes to Instagram and inspires major #familygoals with photos of his adorable family: husband David Burtka and 4½-year-old twins, daughter Harper and son Gideon.

PEOPLE caught up with the actor — who’s teaming up with Goldstar for its Smarter Summer campaign to keep children active and engaged in the summertime— to talk milestones, his dreams for his own kids (Cirque du Soleil?!) and why they “may wait a few years” to add a cat to the family.

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Why David Burtka Thinks Daughter Harper Is Biologically His Child

05/07/2015 at 08:45 PM ET

Now that David Burtka‘s children with Neil Patrick Harris are getting older, he has a pretty good idea which of the fraternal twins is biologically his.

The actor stopped by The Wendy Williams Show on Thursday and revealed that the answer is all in their personalities.

Burtka, 39, thinks that Harper Grace might be biologically his because, as he put it, “She’s like, ‘Hey everybody, I’m here!’ ”

Meanwhile, Gideon Scott is likely Harris’, says Burtka, because “He’s a little more heady and intellectual.”

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka’s Twins Have ‘Incredible Palates’

04/13/2015 at 04:00 PM ET

Neil Patrick Harris David Burtka The New Potato
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Mealtime can get a bit repetitive for parents of young kids, but not David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris.

“My kids are crazy eaters,” the actor and chef tells The New Potato of his twins, daughter Harper and son Gideon, 4. “They have incredible palates.”

And we’re not just talking about a willingness to try an occasional vegetable.

“Gideon eats everything you put in front of him. His passion for cooking and eating good food is in his soul,” according to Burtka, who says his son loves “clams, sushi, octopus, grilled pork, steak, parmigiana cheese, ginger, mint, cinnamon and coconut.”

As for Harper, Burtka says she likes “briny flavors” and particularly enjoys “oysters, sardines, prosciutto, capers, duck liver, miso, and anything chocolate.”
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