Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Spending the week doing "mom stuff " with the Little Man.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Just another day!

Just an average day at his favorite park, with his favorite pals, Jack and Chuck!

Monday, January 17, 2011

ditching the books and puppet shows

Forest snuck out of "story time" and i found him quite comfortable in a corner of the library,playing with an electronic toy! O man. I cant believe i actually had my camera with me!
And i cant believe he is sneaking off to ditch the stories, to play with electronics instead!!! haha

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

unique character

Laundry Day

Heading home after finishing laundry

I really enjoy doing things such as laundry, with Forest. He takes most things we do, very seriously. Whether it be laundry, shopping, talking with people, running errands, etc.
He gets into it. I feel like he's a pretty unique character. Sometimes i wonder if other kids are doing the things that he does. I like to think not...

side note: our apartment looks gross in this picture. The grass is currently sparse right outside our building. But know that the ENTIRE property is landscaped like a park and there is grass everywhere.

Monday, January 10, 2011

"Limiting the freedom of our children in order to teach them external controls, smallness, constraints, and fear of punishment is not a strategy that works in the long run. Instead, we must teach our kids what freedom looks like, feels like, and how to prosper in it."

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Morning teeth brushing. Forest begs to brush every day.

Just one of the many benefits to having Robert working for a more mainstream company and putting in more 9-5 kind of hours....having more time with Forest.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Celebrating the New Year by wrestling

Jack, Chuck, and Forest
(post wrestling match)
.....ok, the red eyes in this pic are horrible!

New Years Eve is slightly different when celebrating with toddlers.

Ive always been the type who would prefer to have a great dinner at home with my husband.
Snuggled on the couch watching a holiday movie, for the last time, until the next holiday season.
Perhaps share some wine and treats together too.
But now, we have..... "The Child".

Last night we shared a fun dinner with some friends of ours. We had a great time visiting, while the boys brought in the new year by wrestling! Forest loves his buddies.
By about 9:00, the boys decided the party was over, and everyone went home and all kids went to bed.

Robert and i got to enjoy the later part of New Years Eve together, just the two of us.
But unfortunately for me, by then, i was about to fall asleep too! I guess things are different now.
Perhaps I will be "normal" again by the time Forest (and all future kids) are grown and out of the house. Haha. Until ok with going to bed early, because i know what i have to deal with the day after!