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.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Walden Pond

We finally made it over to Walden Pond. Forrest's favorite activities were putting rocks in cups and watching people put up their beach umbrellas. I'm not sure Thoreau would have appreciated all the screeching but we had a good time!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Escape the Room

He's almost got it figured out. Once again we're reaching a whole new level of trouble.


He's always loved avocado but now he's looking for faster ways to get it down the hatch. Who needs a spoon when you have a face?

Corn on the Cob

I think he likes it! He actually ate most of it off. The downside of corn is that Lotus doesn't seem to like it so we actually have to clean up the fallen kernels. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Few of my Favorite Things

That peanut butter sandwich is most certainly one of Lotus's most favorite things! She's glad Forrest is so generous with his snacks since that's pretty much the only perk of her baby brother.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lake Swim

It's hard to see in the picture but here we are all swimming in the lake at Playfield. This was the most swimming Lotus has ever done though she certainly did not enjoy it. Since she can't tread water she had to be held once she got out to us but she refused to go back to shore where she would be so far from us. So we just had to stick together.

The Knoll

We finally brought Forrest out to some nature. We had a family reunion of sorts at Playfield, the summer home in New Hampshire that Grandma Char used to go to as a child.

Selfie with Great Grandma

Go Fish

Why use the fishing pole when you can just stick your arm in the fountain and catch a fish with your hand?!


In addition to having become an expert walker, Forrest is now also an expert squatter. For a while he could walk but he couldn't stand up spontaneously so he had to crawl to the nearest hand hold and pull himself up. Once he figured out squatting though, he could conquer the world!

Who Me?

Don't look at me, I didn't do anything!

Ready for my Close-up

How did he get so cute?!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Hint of Lime

He didn't seem to like the lime much but he kept going anyway. Then spat up a bunch of pulp.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Road Block

Forrest doesn't let anything or anyone get in his way.

Short-haired Pointer

Forrest has learned how to point and he does it very well. He's also just starting to show an interest in books. 

Luxury Napping

Forrest's preferred napping location. You can put him down sure, but he'll only nap for half as long. Your choice, mom!

Making Friends

Forrest knows how to treat a lady. Grab on to her skirt and hang on for dear life.

Garden in the Woods

From our visit to the garden in the woods.

Contemplating the green roof on this shed. So environmentally minded.

Going through a stick doorway carrying a stick basket full of sticks.

Look what I found!

Back on the Wagon

Not quite as smooth a ride as the stroller, but more legroom. Also much worse gas mileage in terms of energy expended by dad.

Man in the Mirror

There's nothing like waking up every morning to admire yourself in the mirror and give yourself a big sloppy wet kiss.

You're Doing It Wrong

Forrest, I don't think that's quite how that works...