Monday, October 27, 2014

Aunt Rayna

Forrest learned how to throw sticks for Rayna! Sometimes he forgets to actually throw it and just puts it in her mouth but it's a fun game for everyone. Of all the dogs in Forrest's life, Rayna is by far the most patient and pettable.

Fall Woods

Daddy showed Forrest all the fun things to be found in the woods and Lotus showed us how muddy she can get.


Forrest and Ryah have known each other since before they were born, but they've just now started noticing each other.

Friday, October 24, 2014

More Sliding


Yet another slide that Forrest has learned to climb up and slide down by himself. He still forgets to sit down sometimes, but he's basically getting the hang of it!

15 Months Old!

 Forrest is 15 months old! He's 26 pounds, which is just about the 90th percentile. He's bigger than some 2-year-olds, but still not quite as well-balanced as they are. He sure knows how to keep busy, bopping around the house banging and climbing things. He's just started to be interested in books so that's a whole new world for him. He still just has the 8 teeth but I'm sure that will change soon. He's a bit of a picky eater, there are probably about 10 foods he will reliably eat. His favorite is fruit, but beyond that he's pretty into avocado and cheese, and specific types of tofu and rice. There are way more things that make him laugh then ever before, so aside from the tantrums and biting that comes with the toddler territory, we're having a pretty good time these days!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sitting in a Tree

What better place for a giggle than a nice tree branch?

Bead Maze

Contrary to popular belief, bead mazes actually do exist outside of doctors offices! And this was one of the rare occasions Forrest decided to play with one.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkin Tree

We spotted a fabulous specimen of the elusive northeastern pumpkin tree! But Forrest was unimpressed as he much prefers his pumpkins on the ground.

Pumpkin Patch

Fun trip to a pumpkin patch with Auntie Sarah and Auntie Sue. Forrest is totally on board with the pumpkin craze but he prefers to climb on them rather than use them to flavor all of his foods.

Corn Maze

Even though he loves corn on the cob, Forrest wasn't actually too into the corn maze. He thought it was a little too corny.

Crate for Two

Fits one large dog or two small children.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Track Star


Taking a few laps with Daddy.

Electric Slide


Although you have to make sure he remembers to sit down at the top, Forrest can climb up and slide down the slide all by himself!

Out for a Stroll

Just strolling down my street like a regular person, no big deal. Notice Forrest's favorite mailboxes in the background!

A Walk on the Pier

At Long Wharf in New Haven, we saw boats, seagulls, and some very prolific fisherpeople. I think grandpa and dad were more excited about the fish than Forrest so it was a good outing all around.

Early Morning Chat

Not sure who wakes up whom, but the kids do enjoy their 6am chats. Now if only Lotus could keep Forrest occupied the rest of the day...

New Pet

Someone wants to take this little pink guy home with him!

Other People's Pumpkins

Forrest likes to carry around the pumpkin we have at home. Unfortunately ours got moldy and now he thinks all the pumpkins in the neighborhood belong to him.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Lotus was feeling frisky while Forrest was either hiding or trying to push the lawn chair around. They both thought it was hilarious for maybe 30 seconds, which is about as long as anything lasts around here. 

Low on Photos

I haven't had as much to post on the blog lately because it's getting harder to take pictures of Forrest. He's either running around and climbing things so there isn't time to get my phone out, or the rest of the time he's doing this, and we don't really need more than one whiny shot.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Forrest's favorite! Probably the last of the season. Only he can't quite figure out how to get it open...

Breakfast Time

Learning to use a spoon. There's a lot more of this at mealtimes than actual eating but it's a start.

Cranberry Pond

We had a nice weekend in Alstead, New Hampshire where we got Forrest the city kid out into some real nature. He made all kinds of discoveries like rocks, pine cones, sticks, mushrooms, and salamanders. Luckily we avoided the leeches!


We borrowed a good baby hiking backpack for our trip to New Hampshire, and this was us trying it out before we left. Forrest had fun in there, but no matter how well it might distribute the weight, it still feels like you're carrying around a 25+ pound sack of potatoes. So, going up hills was a bit of a workout. Especially for dad when we started handing Forrest some shiny rocks to keep him entertained.

Caged Animals

Forrest has been exploring Lotus's crate recently. Most of the time he just drops things in through the bars, and opens and closes the door. But sometimes when he's feeling brave, he ventures inside. This time I decided to join him. Suffice it to say it was cozy in there! Lotus was a very polite hostess, making us feel quite welcome even though we may not have been her first choice of houseguests.