Saturday, June 27, 2015

Bathtub Art

These bathtub crayons are one of the best purchases we've made. They provide endless minutes of entertainment in the evening while we're trying to make it through to bed time. Forrest knows the limited repertoire of things we can draw and he will make requests until he decides to take on the job himself.

Hand Washing

Forrest's preferred method for getting rid of sticky fingers. Luckily it's Lotus's preferred method as well. Though while he's eating he doesn't always want Lotus there bugging him and has learned how to tell her to go away. Unfortunately Lotus hasn't learned to understand words yet.

Uke Master

Forrest is really obsessed with his ukulele again, which is something that seems to come in phases. His uke is never in tune but that doesn't seem to bother him!

Sunday, June 14, 2015


Watermelon for everyone! The first piece he ate way past the red part, didn't waste a speck! But after that he started leaving more and more, just eating the top and moving on to the next piece!


Good day on the rock climbing wall!

Saturday, June 13, 2015


Just doing a little light reading in bed. Catching up on his favorite construction equipment - the best books have trucks in them you know!

Fake Sleep

One of Forrest's favorite "jokes" is to pretend to sleep. And snore like daddy. Would be nice if he did a bit more real sleeping but it's pretty cute anyway. 


Popsicles are a staple around here, usually made in our own freezer but this one was a gourmet farmers market selection. Forrest must have liked it since he couldn't even wait for me to take a bite before he went in for the kill.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Puddle Jumping

Nothing feels quite as good as running through puddles! This one was from a trip to the park with Grandma Char.

Holding Hands

Nothing like a good friend to walk to the park with. From the back you'd never know Forrest is 9 months younger. Most of their relationship consists of Forrest chasing Caldon and shouting, but it works for them!

Feeling Small

Is it a giant chair or did Forrest shrink?

Stop to Smell the Flowers

...and water them too.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Feet in the Fountain

It's summer again! At least for today, though the weather hasn't quite decided if we should put away our coats yet. Forrest hasn't warmed up to the splash pads yet this year, the big fountains still make him nervous. But the little ones are just his size.

Green Thumb

A Sunday morning planting a little herb garden with daddy!

Carousel Ride

First time on the carousel! He wanted to ride the rooster but it was taken so he settled for a serpentine horse instead. He wasn't thrilled during the ride but he wanted to go again and has talked about it all week so I think he liked it!

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Forrest's prize for surviving 11 days without mommy: a brand new scooter! Okay the real reason dad bought the scooter was that all the other kids have them. But either way, he's learning to ride it and he is loving it. I just hope he learns to steer soon.

Bike Mechanic

One of Forrest's obsessions lately is turning the pedal on mom's shiny new bike. Let's hope he's figuring out how the whole thing works so in a few years he can become the family bike mechanic.

Monday, May 04, 2015

In the Driver's Seat

Always on the move!

Dumpling Chef

Start them early! Forrest is learning from the master. Mostly he just plays with the dough, and he refuses to taste the finished product. But I'm sure we're building a solid foundation for his future culinary skills. 

It's a Bird...

It's a plane! Forrest loves airplanes, like most little kids. Lucky for him we live in some kind of flyover zone. So he has lots of chances to spot planes, and helicopters too.