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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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Neil Patrick Harris Does Impressions of His Kids – and It’s Adorable!

02/12/2015 at 12:05 PM ET

Neil Patrick Harris Inside the Actor's Studio Exclusive Clip
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If Neil Patrick Harris hosts the Oscars as well as he does imitations of his twins, everyone is in for a major treat on Feb. 22.

On Thursday’s episode of Inside the Actors Studio, Harris channels son Gideon Scott and daughter Harper Grace – and PEOPLE has an exclusive sneak peek at the footage.

After the actor and husband David Burtka discuss what Burtka calls their “absolutely magical” September wedding, host James Lipton asks the couple what their 4-year-olds are like.

“They’re pretty quintessential boy and girl,” answers Harris. “Harper is a girl, girl, girl, girl.”

“She wears mermaid outfits and has falls in her hair and you have to announce her when she comes down the staircase,” he explains before jumping into character as his daughter. “And then when you do, she slowly comes down the stairs acting all, like, ‘Oh, me?’ ”

And Harris, 41, says Gideon is “all boy.”

“He loves trucks and construction and he likes superheroes,” the former How I Met Your Mother star adds before impersonating his son. “When he gets mad he puts his fists together and just shakes.”
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Aww! Watch Neil Patrick Harris’s Twins Sing ‘Jingle Bells’

12/18/2014 at 03:00 PM ET

Christmas carolers have hit an all-time level of cute!

On Wednesday, proud dad Neil Patrick Harris shared a video of his 4-year-old twins, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, showing off their super cute vocals during an adorable rendition of “Jingle Bells.”

“Yay! David is back home and the family [is] all together! Time to trim us a tree,” the actor captioned the clip on Instagram.

Dressed in festive seasonal sleepwear — a red striped set and a matching headband for Harper and Frozen-themed pajamas for Gideon — the tow-headed tots were in the middle of happily hanging ornaments on their colorful tree when they stopped to sing.

Neil Patrick Harris Twins Sing Jingle Bells
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Neil Patrick Harris and His Family Head to a Halloween Party

10/21/2013 at 05:00 PM ET

Neil Patrick Harris and his gang are making sure they’re not late, late for a very important date.

The actor proved his family is already in the Halloween spirit with a picture posted to his Instagram on Sunday, showcasing the foursome’s adorable Alice in Wonderland-themed attire.

“Our costumes for the Halloween carnival at the kids’ preschool yesterday,” the How I Met Your Mother star wrote alongside the photo. Their trip to Wonderland comes following their previous adventure in Neverland.

But while they all played their parts perfectly — Harris and David Burtka dressed up as Tweedledee and Tweedledum and 3-year-old twins Harper and Gideon were Alice and the White Rabbit  — they’ll be switching it up in time for the season’s spookiest night.

“But 10/31 will be frighteningly different … ! @DavidBurtka came up with both themes/costumes. He’s amazing,” Harris, 40, adds.

Neil Patrick Harris Twins Halloween Costumes
Courtesy Neil Patrick Harris

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