Wednesday, July 13, 2016

3 Years Old!

Forrest is three! Now it's time to train him to stop saying he's "almost three" when people ask. For the past month or two when asked what he wants for his birthday, he always says candles. Lucky for me, that's a pretty feasible request to grant even for a very pregnant woman. So, candles it was! Birthday scones, birthday mac and cheese, birthday watermelon, birthday pizza, and of course birthday cake. And an extra reason for Forrest to celebrate is that he won't have to share his birthday with his little sibling!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Two of Us

Or maybe three. A rare moment when there was someone else around to take pictures of me and Forrest!


Camping with Daddy! Nothing like sleeping in a tent and getting lots of bug bites!

More Bubbles

What luck to run into some expert bubble blowers in the park. Good thing Forrest had his helmet on to protect his head from any rogue bubbles. 

Dinner Date

Breaking bread with a buddy. And Mrs. Potts. The actual sitting at the table didn't last long of course. 

Downward Dog

After a series of toddler yoga classes, Forrest is getting the hang of down dog!


Trying things out at the bubble festival. Giant bubbles are not as easy as they look!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Mona Forrest

Forrest showing off his art work at preschool's gallery night! And practicing his mysterious smile.

Banjo Obsession

Forrest's latest obsession is the banjo! He's added this to his musical repertoire in addition to the ukulele. He's becoming quite the expert when it comes to string instruments.

Puddle Jumping

On a recent visit to New Hampshire as the snow was melting. Thank goodness for a good pair of rain boots!

Monkey on my Front

Forrest was never really into stuffed animals until now. Monkey is a very important character in our lives these days. He goes lots of places with us and Forrest takes very good care of him (or her).

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Forrest is totally into his magnatiles these days. Most of the time he makes cubes and pyramids and shows them off, each accomplishment as exciting as the first time he made one. And sometimes he builds very tall buildings like this one! With the main purpose of knocking them down of course!


Forrest has been making some cute discoveries recently (unrelated to this photo). As people say, it is an amazing age because he notices all these things and can actually talk about them!

We were at a friend's house where there's a grey cat with white feet. Forrest was watching it and he said, mommy is the cat wearing socks? Little did he know the cat's name is Boots but no one had told him that he saw the socks all on his own.

Another major discovery has been his own shadow! He figured out it was moving when he moved and he had some fun making it do silly things.

Cold Flavor

After a doctors appointment Forrest got to have ice cream! When daddy asked him later what flavor it was he said cold flavor.

Little Farmer

Forrest dressed like a farmer to be ready for the animals to visit his school! He even got to hold a blanket wrapped bunny.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Medical Profession

Forrest completely despises going to the doctor and dentist. If he even hears the word doctor in someone's conversation he starts to protest. And he predictably screamed through his first dentist appointment this month. (Conveniently that is actually not a bad way to get a look at his teeth.) Fascinatingly, he does like to play doctor and has been practicing checking Little Monkey's teeth. Which I guess must be his way of processing it all - very smart!

Winter at the Playground

It's been unseasonably warm so we've still had chances to hang out on the playground as usual!

Let it Snow!

We haven't had that much snow this winter (knock on wood) but we have gotten out in it a little. Forrest is obsessed with eating snow. Not the ideal activity for a semi potty trained little guy in many layers of pants. He has had fun sledding. And he even got to try some skiing!

A Good Book and a Cup of Tea

We're happy to report that Forrest now has a couple of activities he enjoys that involve sitting down! He's more and more into reading books, especially ones about Thomas. And he loves a good cup of tea. That's citrus tea that he mostly just stirs and sips with a tiny spoon. Of course he doesn't sit and do these for long but it's nice while it lasts!

Making Things!

Forrest loves projects, or proyectos as he prefers to say. At Christmas he helped grandma make scones. He made a bug card for cousin Pepa. And he paints with watercolors mostly by pouring black water on the paper.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Big News

Forrest's big announcement (for those that can't read it, since I didn't get a picture of the back) is that he's going to be a big brother. Entering the next level of craziness for all of us.

Train Show

It's train show season and the boys have been going to see model trains every weekend! So nice that they have a common interest.


Just chilling on my throne while I get chauffeured around town.

Raking and Scrubbing

Putting him to work, as usual!


This year's Halloween costume, inspired by real life (unfortunate) events.


Bringing the music everywhere he goes!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Waiting for Daddy

One of the rare moments when these two aren't in each other's way.

Trolley Time

Forrest's first visit to the trolley museum was with Aunt Mabel. He doesn't look too thrilled here but he talked about trolleys for weeks afterwards!

Turtle Rodeo

Slow and steady. Very much both of those given that it's a cement turtle.

Future Programmer

No time like the present to learn to touch type!

Me and the Guys

Picture time with his buddies, hanging out on a bench. 

Apple Picking

The apples were the least interesting thing on the farm. How can fruit compete with tractors and goats?