Sunday, July 26, 2015

Great Grandma


Visiting Great Grandma Gusta! Forrest's favorite thing about the visit was running up and down the long hallways and stairs. Another good thing is people there don't exactly have the sharpest hearing so Forrest's shouting (hopefully) doesn't bother them as much!

New Hampshire


Thanks to grandma Char we had a nice time in New Hampshire. Forrest seemed to enjoy communing with nature, though it takes him a while to get used to any new setting. The rest of us weren't as thrilled about communing with the bugs but we got over that too.


Ukulele Band


If only Lotus could learn to strum, we'd have a whole family band!

Row Row Row Your Boat


On our trip to New Hampshire Forrest became a pro at boating. At first he was very nervous to get in the boat but once we convinced him to try the rowboat (not pictured) he became obsessed with boating. Now every time he sees water he wants to sit in it and pretend to row!


Blueberries for Forrest


Forrest discovers where blueberries come from! They're everywhere you turn, it's like a dream come true! Until he discovered the ride-on airplane they had at the farm, that was the real dream come true. But the rest of us stocked up on fresh blueberries while Forrest played.


Friday, July 24, 2015

2 Years Old!


Forrest is 2! He had his traditional birthday watermelon and ate waaay more of it than he did last year.


He is starting to enter the terrible twos where everything is a negotiation, that is when he can even hear your negotiation tactics over his screaming. But he is talking lots and singing songs and scooting like a pro. Overall we are really enjoying this age!

Mountains


A trip to Bretton Woods in New Hampshire where Forrest ran up and down hills, explored rivers, and enjoyed the hotel swimming pool. All important nature activities.




Every Last Drop


When eating watermelon, make sure you slurp up every last drop of juice. You wouldn't want to waste a drop. But you may want to bring your face to the watermelon rather than the other way around, to avoid spillage. Trust Forrest, he knows from experience.

A Walk in the Woods


The best way to travel! You don't even have to tip your driver! Although you do have to get down to explore stick buildings you may find in the woods.


Carousel


Always a good time on the Boston Common carousel. Forrest usually asks for the rooster. He doesn't seem so excited while he's riding it but then he doesn't want to get off!


Construction Sites


Construction sites are a toddlers parent's best friend! Instant entertainment! We're lucky there's construction everywhere you turn in Cambridge.

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


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!

Climbing


Good day on the rock climbing wall!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bookworm


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


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!