Saturday, September 12, 2015

New Cyclist

Forrest got his first bike! A balance bike of course. He took it for a slow ride to the park and back for its maiden voyage. He also did some work on it, you know, whatever you do with a wrench. I hope by the time he's biking to school by himself all the streets of Cambridge will have dedicated bike lanes!

Friday, September 11, 2015


Forrest and I went to see two small strandbeests! These are wind powered creatures that walk along beaches on their own and they happened to make a visit to MIT. Forrest was excited when one walked up to look at us!

New Daycare

Forrest started a new daycare/preschool this week. Here he is on his first day at pickup time - he didn't look anything like this at drop off. He has two lovely teachers and they do all kinds of activities!

Up a Creek...

Forrest became obsessed with boating on this trip to New Hampshire, specifically with a certain kayak paddle. Which meant anytime he was in the boat, we couldn't really go anywhere (until we found another paddle). Lotus was not so enthusiastic about the boating but she preferred that to being left behind on shore.

Hiking Trip

Nothing like hiking with your buddy. Especially when your personal chauffeur does all the work!

Spear Fishing

A rare moment of wading, in freezing river water no less! This was a quick visit to VT from our spot in NH.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Help at Home

Sweeping and wiping the floor. He's learning so much from his dad!


Watering the plants, it's the latest craze! Luckily extra water doesn't hurt them especially in this heat wave.


You can't tell from the photo but Forrest does in fact love riding in his new bakfiets! It's so stable and you can fit anything you want in there. Now we're really going places!

Wake Up!

A rare cheery moment upon waking up from a nap!

Rolling on the River

A lazy afternoon watching the boats float down the Charles!

Popsicle Time

It's not summer unless you're relaxing on the deck with a Popsicle!

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!


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.


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 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!