Monday, April 14, 2014

9 Months Old!


This month Forrest hit some major milestones. He started daycare, he can sit up from laying down, he can pull up to standing, he can army crawl, and he started sleeping. He really is like a whole different baby. Lots more for us to worry about, but lots more fun too. He now occasionally laughs at things he thinks of himself, without us having to work for it. He also started eating much larger quantities of food, and he has finally started to like books. And at only 21 pounds, he is no longer a giant baby, in fact he is almost average!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Crawling Hypothesis

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Whelp, it's all over now! The world is a dangerous place for a crawler. But my hypothesis may be turning out to be correct. Forrest has always needed to be on the move and he seems a little more content now that he can take care of his own mobility needs. Results are inconclusive so far but the initial data is promising. Clearly more research is needed.

Celery


Celery is another good one to keep him busy for a while. He can really do a number on a little celery stick. Here's what it looks like when he's done with it!


Cucumber


So refreshing! Nothing keeps him busy (and quiet) like something cold and wet to gnaw on.

Boxing Day


We all know babies don't need fancy toys, just cardboard boxes. So I was excited when we got this giant one. Forrest only got to explore it for a short time though before daddy put it in the recycling bin.

Bunny Lit


Forrest has never been that into books. Probably because they involve sitting still. But he's starting to really look at them now, especially the ones I attempt to read to him every morning. He hasn't quite figured out which way up it goes but here he is enjoying some good bunny lit.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

More Bathtime Fun

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Disclaimer - there is baby nudity in this video.

Forrest has always loved the bath, and lately he also loves kicking. So naturally he loves kicking in the bath even more. Good thing we got him this new bigger tub so he can really go to town. The shower curtain also comes in handy for mom and dad. Just look at those legs go!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Kicking Around

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Forrest's favorite exercise is kicking his little legs. We're not sure why it's so much fun but if it keeps him happy and tires him out, we're all for it!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Is It Spring Yet?


Yet another frigid winter walk. Isn't it supposed to be spring by now?

Lion Costume


Cute kid in a lion costume, need I say more? Courtesy of the Boston Children's Museum. Forrest also enjoyed the baby waterbed on his first visit of many I'm sure.

First Artwork


The first work of art Forrest brought home from daycare. Pure artistic genius.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Licking the Bowl


When Forrest is done eating, he likes to lick the bowl. He takes after his sister in that way.

Sleepy Snake


A nice afternoon nap with the sleepy snake. No good stories to tell, just a nap.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Deal Me In!


Place your bets! Forrest is dealing another hand. He loves these awesome Charley Harper cards he got from Auntie Erica. They're bright and colorful, just the right amount of challenge to pick up when they're lying flat, and they make such nice noises when you bang them on the table.

Rolling


Another thing nainai would not approve of (good thing she doesn't read this blog) is rolling around under tables and chairs. But it's such fun! A whole new angle on the world. And it's pretty amazing the situations Forrest can get himself into all by rolling.

Getting Messy


Big lifestyle change this week: yeye and nainai have gone back home and we're on our own. While it means a lot more work for mom and dad, it also means we get to do things like eating blueberries with our hands! That's right folks, we're getting wild and crazy without grandparental supervision!

Floating


This week at swimming Forrest had a very relaxing float around the pool. This is the life!