Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Heirloom Quilt

Forrest's amazing Christmas present from Grandma Char was the beautiful quilt!! It matches his cousin Diego's quilt and he sleeps under it every night. He really loves it and so do the rest of us!

Daily Exercise

Nothing like a workout to start your day!

Nobody Puts Forrest in the Corner

Except himself that is. He didn't do anything wrong, he just likes to hang out in the nook while he still fits.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Beanbag Toss


Thanks to some cute dog fabric I was gifted, I made Forrest these little beanbags. And thanks to Great Grandma 'Gusta who gave us her mother's bronze bowl, Forrest had everything he needed for target practice.

Big Shoes to Fill


I guess if I got to shuffle around in Shaq's shoes maybe I would remember what's so fun about giant footwear. Definitely seems to be universal among toddlers.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Tuesday, January 06, 2015


The new amusement in our household is asking Forrest questions and training him to answer. Seems to be a common pastime for families with children who have recently acquired some new cognitive skills.

Me: Forrest, what does daddy sound like when he sleeps?
Forrest: [snore sound]
Me: Forrest, what does grandpa sound like when he drinks water?
Forrest: [satisfied sigh sound]

Clean Sweep

He takes after his dad and paternal grandparents when it comes to his love of cleanliness!

Play Silks

Forrest's Christmas present from the Jaramillo family was some playsilks. He quickly discovered how much fun it is to wear them on his head. Unfortunately Lotus didn't think it was so much fun.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Selfie

This year's Christmas miracle was that Forrest played happily in one room for a whole hour! And gave us a chance to take this family picture.

Christmas Dumplings

Practicing his chopsticks skills on the traditional Christmas dumpling. He actually got pretty far before he gave up and used his hands. That's when he realized he doesn't even like dumplings. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014


FaceTiming with the boys while I was away. I was surprised but Forrest really did seem to recognize me through the camera!

New Words

At this point I will say it's official. Forrest is starting to talk! For a while he's been saying mama (but not specifically in reference to me), no (that one he means) and uh oh. But those are words every kid says early on, not very special. His first interesting word though, is egg. He says it in Chinese (jidan) and it makes sense since he does love scrambled eggs. Other words he has added now include dad (baba), socks (wa), hot, thank you (xiexie), up, and hat (mao). I'm sure he'll be adding many more to the list very soon!

Look ma, no hands!

There's more and more that Forrest can do on the playground as he gets bigger and improves his balance. He loves the see-saw but thinks holding on is for babies!


Forrest's latest obsession is the dishwasher. He loves to press the buttons and is constantly running the wash cycle when we turn our backs. We finally realized we should just unplug it altogether. He can still press the buttons but without the lights coming on it's not nearly as fun. Sorry, little guy.

Nainai's Return

Yeye and Nainai are back! Forrest didn't seem to recognize them from the FaceTime calls but he's quickly gotten to know them again. They pick Forrest up early from daycare and take him to the playground every afternoon, and they are finding more foods he will eat. In theory they give mom and dad a break, but in reality that only works if we leave the house because while we're here he's extra clingy. All part of the adjustment to having extra people around I suppose.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Toddler Towers

Another blurry picture, but I wanted to mark Forrest's entrance into the block phase. I'm sure it will last a long time. He's figured out how to gently stack each block of the tower, until he decides to violently destroy it of course.

Perfect Hiding Spot

Who knew when we redid the kitchen that this would turn out to be a perfect Forrest-sized nook? He likes to squeeze in here especially when he has a snack in hand. Good that he's utilizing it now - pretty soon he won't fit in it anymore!

Dim Sum

A successful trip out for dim sum. It only works because with the carts there's no waiting for the food to come. Note the quintessential old Chinese men in the background!