Monday, September 17, 2012

Train Track #58

Christopher's newest thing is making different tracks with his wooden train track. We love watching him create these different tracks and see what he comes up with. Additions to this tract are #1 on his birthday wish list. He usually spends a good amount of time "creating" then asks mommy or daddy for help in the final connections, making sure everything connects. David suggested I start taking pictures since they are pretty amazing. Here is his latest.... like the title says, this is one of many. Until Christopher destroys it, or as he says "A storm came down and broke it up!".


Good Morning...

Not morning but waking up from nap Saturday.... 

Bathtime with Forrest

We got rid of the baby bath tub for Forrest and just have him in the tub by himself. As I've mentioned before on the blog, Forrest LOVES bath time. he can be fussy and the minute we walk into the bathroom, he's all smiles.

 Those eyes :)

 That smile :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Forrest is 10 months old!

What? What? 10 Months Old? No way... I can't believe it. He was 10 months old this past Friday.... time, gone. I now almost have TWO toddlers.... and Forrest is desperately trying to be one. What first... I think I'll start with the update since the photos are... interesting :)

Forrest is trying move more and more each day. Two weekends ago he started pulling up, last weekend, Saturday, he started cruising. He wants to go go go. He still on a Dada kick, 90% of his babble is "dada", a few "mama" and "baba" but that's about it. He has his bottom two middle teeth. We just found out Saturday he has his top lateral incisor in. Not sure when it came in but probably just late last week. It already looks like 2 more are going to break through soon on top. 

He'll eat ANYTHING, and for such a little guy he wants to eat all the time. Brocolli, green beans, cauliflower, sweet potato, carrots, squash, lentils, tofu, chicken, egg yolks, cheese, hot dog pieces, cherrios, avocado, banana, apple, pear. Last weekend he tried raw pieces of apple which he did great on. He's eating more pieces of food with his hands. Sometimes, that's the ONLY way he wants to eat. He's still breastfeeding like a champ when I'm with him. Only  mornings and bedtime on the weekdays but all day on the weekends and holidays. 

We just switched him to baths in the regular bath, not in the baby tub. I was still using it in the tub since he's a mover but without it seems fine. He LOVES bath time. He can be so tired and cranky, fussy when I change him, but the minute we go into the bathroom, he's laughing, giggling and big smiles. I'll have to get a photo. Love it.

Christopher is great with him, is my big helper. If I am doing something, he'll take Forrest cherrios, or other snacks or check on him for me. He'll hear him fuss and run over saying, "I'll check on Forrest for you!". He's a great big brother. 

So we tried taking photos Saturday morning (yes, one day late). Forrest had decided that he this process was hilarious! He was laughing, bouncing, moving, wouldn't sit still. I tried a second set of photos later in the day and finally got a few good ones. Here are some of the best "outtakes".

Yeah, exhausting. And I love that you can see his lower teeth in some of these. The one on the right was his first and is longer.
Then photos from the second try. I tried to give him a toy.
 He wasn't too impressed. Decided he wanted to MOVE instead.
 I'm holding something, the toy probably up to get him to look at me. He was sitting when I started, then he MOVED!
 And he's gone again... but the smile. So happy!
 Yes, that's the shot I want for your 10 month shot Forrest...
 Then we moved on to other "toys". I love the look here...
 But the concentration he had wasn't leading to any other good shots... ugh
 And he was just having soooo much fun!! :)
 And then.... as I'm about to give up... I got these...
 I think it's a tie between the above and the one below. I love the smile above though the best. He's getting so much bigger and he's looking a little different.
 I love this one only because of the sun in his "mow-hake". My boys and their "mow-hake"s.
 And some bonus shots :) He is a cutie and we love him!


Look what I can do!

Yes, this is how we've been finding Forrest when we go in the morning to get him...

This was right in the beginning of him standing. He was still a bit unsure as you can see in his face. "I got up here, I'm not sure how, and I'm not sure how to get down." Since then, he's mastered a sort of plop down. He stares at his feet, sticking his butt out, lowers his hands, then just lets go. Usually down to his butt, sometimes if he's looking too far down he goes forward, oops.

Getting him changed can be tough, he's a mover. Lately, the only thing that keeps him still is his little photo book he got from his family in Michigan.

 "What? I'm reading here."

 Love it :)

Sleeping baby

I love catching him sleeping on camera. Just like his brother use to, all curled up.

Forrest, however, is our only thumb sucker. It's like a timer that goes off. Thumb goes in, time for bed. 


A few shots of Christopher at daycare that they passed on. It's fun to see photos of him while he's there, working hard and so happy :)

One of the parents brought in some veggies from their garden that they used to teach the kids about things growing.

So many activities. I think he's making a map here. Love the smile.

Learning to use scissors.