Todd at 3 years, ~2 months old – October 15, 2017

3 YEARS OLD…MONTH 2
SEPT 21, 2017 – OCT 20, 2017

TODD SAID…

  • “doggy be so excited to lick me”
  • “oo, nice mama” (he says at random times)
  • “go faster, mama” (while I was working on my school work for Master’s degree)
  • “keep talking, keep talking!” (when Eric & I talk to each other about something & he wants us to stop talking)
  • “I want open this box. See what’s in it”

WEEKDAY ACTIVITIES WITH ERIC

  • library
  • Apple Valley Gymnastics open gym
  • Walla Walla Point Park
  • shopping trips

September 25, 2017

Snacking at the gymnastics gym – September 25, 2017

October 2, 2017

BATH FUN

Bubble boy – September 21, 2017

Bubble boy – September 27, 2017

HOME ENTERTAINMENT

  • he’s quickly learning all the letters & reciting the alphabet with some help
  • he likes to line up his dinosaurs & asks for help to stand them up (certain ones)
  • Favorite shows this month: Sanjay Super Team (animated short); Super Why!
  • he said:
    • letters A through K of the alphabet in sequence (10/02)
    • “show tastes good. I want to eat this show” (Eric asked him if the show he was watching was good)
    • “I need help make him stand up on my table” (his toy figures)
    • “Are you seeing ‘at? Me doing ‘at myself” (while putting hands & feet on the side of the laundry bin)
    • (he pronounces ‘that’ like ‘at’)
    • “what this called?..what this called?” (he pronounces ‘this’ like ‘iss’)
    • “crocodino” (he calls crocodile)
    • “I want get something special for you guys” (while bringing one toy at a time into my room & piling toys on me in the bed)
    • “I need get little bigger for be strong like Hulk & throw mama hard into paint”

Lining up dinosaurs – October 13, 2017

October 19, 2017

WENATCHEE RIVERFRONT RAILWAY

  • riding the mini train (9/23)

Riding the mini train – September 23, 2017

Riding the mini train – September 23, 2017

This is Todd’s mischievous look! – September 23, 2017

POOL

  • swim (9/24, 9/26, 9/29, 9/30)
  • the condo pool closed 9/30 for the season
  • he waited for closing day of the pool to unleash his best move yet…the “Nestea Plunge”
  • he said:
    • “me good swimmer”

September 30, 2017

September 30, 2017

Todd’s “Nestea Plunge” – September 30, 2017

Todd’s getting ready for the “Nestea Plunge” – September 30, 2017

Todd’s “Nestea Plunge” – September 30, 2017

PRESCHOOL

  • parent’s night (10/3); Todd didn’t want to leave when it was over – he wanted to do circle time with music
  • Field trip: Annie’s Fun Farm (10/5)
  • picture day (10/17)
  • he was kicking his legs in his crib one night before bed & he told me that the “lady at preschool” told him “not to do that”
  • he says:
    • “I don’t want go to preschool” (but he does fine when he gets there)

At preschool – September 21, 2017

Parent’s night at preschool – October 3, 2017

Elisa & Todd – October 3, 2017

Preschool drop-off – October 17, 2017

ANNIE’S FUN FARM – PUMPKIN PATCH

  • Todd went there with his preschool class on a field trip on 10/5 (Eric got to join him)
  • We returned there as a family (10/7)
  • Todd & I loved going down the slide many times, then we did the tractor ride & played in the corn box (10/7)

Annie’s Fun Farm – October 5, 2017

Annie’s Fun Farm – October 5, 2017

Tractor ride with his preschool class – Annie’s Fun Farm – October 5, 2017

Todd’s preschool class at Annie’s Fun Farm – October 5, 2017

Annie’s Fun Farm – October 5, 2017

Elisa & Todd – Annie’s Fun Farm – October 7, 2017

Annie’s Fun Farm – October 7, 2017

Annie’s Fun Farm – October 7, 2017

Elisa & Todd – Annie’s Fun Farm – October 7, 2017

Family selfie – Annie’s Fun Farm – October 7, 2017

Corn box at Annie’s Fun Farm – October 7, 2017

Annie’s Fun Farm – October 7, 2017

October 7, 2017

RIVERFRONT ROCK GYM

  • Todd did some climbing & we had a bite to eat (10/8)
  • Eric & Todd went there on a weekday (10/13)

October 8, 2017

October 8, 2017

October 8, 2017

FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSE

  • visit to the fire station & climbing into the different trucks (10/14)

Fire Station Open House – October 14, 2017

Elisa & Todd – October 14, 2017

Eric & Todd – October 14, 2017

Fire Station Open House – October 14, 2017

Fire Station Open House – October 14, 2017

Fire Station Open House – October 14, 2017

BIKING / TRAILER RIDE

  • we biked to Walla Walla Point Park & Todd did a combo of riding in the trailer & biking (10/15)

Todd’s happy seat – October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017

HEALTH

  • he was supposed to have his 3 year check up but the doctor office cancelled (10/6)
  • he got a cold this month; was feverish 10/14 & 10/15 (afternoons only)
  • dentist appointment (no cavities) (10/16)
    • he still gets afraid but did better than last year
    • he stayed still when the dentist used the pick to scrap his lower front teeth
  • he said:
    • “Do my dentals, dada” (he wanted my phone but knew he had to have his teeth brushed first)
    • “I got ow wee”
    • “Bring me goppa, mama. Goppa make me not cough”

Todd at the dentist office – October 16, 2017

Cooperating with getting his teeth brushed – October 16, 2017

VISITING FAMILY

  • we traveled to Ocean Shores to visit Eric’s family (10/20)
  • we had dinner at Vic’s Pizzeria (Olympia, WA)…they have great vegan options!
  • (see the next month’s post for the rest of this trip!)

Todd at Vic’s Pizzeria – October 20, 2017

Todd at Vic’s Pizzeria – October 20, 2017

FOOD NOTES & DINING OUT

  • we started transitioning to straw sipper on his goppa instead of sippy spout (9/21)
  • we bought a new stainless steel cup with lid & silicone straw to try
  • Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery (9/23, 10/7)
  • Casa Tapatia (10/4)
  • Taco Del Mar (10/12, 10/14)
  • he said:
    • “this pancake make me strong and smart and good boy”
    • “some day eat that stuff” (our dinner that he rejects)
    • “this apple good and this apple juicy”
    • “You bring more Goppa for me? You good mama”

Eating pancakes – September 24, 2017

Eating pancakes – September 24, 2017

October 7, 2017

October 16, 2017

DAY TIME NAPS

  • no change from prior months
  • he can wake up a bit grumpy at times

Sleepyhead @ 5:15 PM – September 24, 2017

Waking up from nap – September 24, 2017

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • he woke up in the night 13x
  • 1+ nights he turned his music on but didn’t need to call for me
  • bedtime routine: we read 5 books & Todd gets out of his crib once to pee & “say goodnight to dada”; he runs out to Eric & always says, “and he’s asleep”; we all three snuggle (for the 5 seconds Todd stays still) then he goes back to bed
  • he likes to make his stuffed animal friends “dive” (he puts them upside down between the wall & his crib rail)
  • he likes to make piles of his stuffed animal friends in his crib
  • he said:
    • “my kitties diving”
    • “I want this goppa in morning time” (he hands it back to me at night when he’s done)

Making a pile of friends – October 1, 2017

All Todd’s friends “diving” – October 9, 2017

POTTY TALK

  • this month he got seated on the toilet himself (before this he’d need help to get his butt on the potty ring)
  • he said:
    • “m’kay, I’m done with my pee-pee”
    • “that’s all me got” (going pee)

October 9, 2017

THAT HAIR (THAT FACE)

October 5, 2017

October 11, 2017

Todd at 3 years, 1 month – September 20, 2017

3 YEARS OLD…MONTH 1
AUG 21, 2017 – SEPT 20, 2017

THIRD BIRTHDAY – AUGUST 21

  • I had to work that day, but was able to stop in for lunch
  • the solar eclipse was a big deal that day
  • we went out to dinner at Casa Tapatia
  • birthday gifts:
    • 2 masks, Spiderman backpack for preschool, Dinosaur ‘big kid’ Lego Creator set, a Hulk book, & Play-doh barber shop set, $$ from his grandparents
    • from my sister’s family he got a Grand Teton shirt, batman house boots, & a bison stuffy

Todd’s 3rd birthday, Casa Tapatia – August 21, 2017

Big kid Legos – August 22, 2017

New backpack -August 22, 2017

TODD SAYS…

  • “let’s go get tree, follow me” (talking about a Lego piece)
  • “I’m doing this” (usually something he’s not supposed to be doing)
  • “I’m going Target, mama…goodbye”
  • “I got to get out of here” (when I tried to comb his hair in bathroom)
  • “It get cold couple weeks” (talking about how it’ll get cold, then we can go skiing)
  • “I miss me” (when he says it, he means “I miss you”)
  • “have to be little bigger for work” (he draws out the word ‘little’)
  • “I being naughty”
  • “I’m sorry” (saying this in a new context…as in “I feel empathetic”)
  • “follow me” (to living room)
  • “I do something new” (he said this a lot, and repeatedly this month, and at random times)
  • “done yet?” (while getting teeth brushed)
  • “you missed me?” (after I got home from work)
  • “that my fault” (ball hit the blinds)
  • “I have something eye. I need go doctor and get shot”
  • “you see that?” (when he wants to make sure we’re watching him)
  • “I’m not finished yet”

Showing off birthday gifts from the Boones – September 20, 2017

THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON

  • he liked watching The Creature from the Black Lagoon repeatedly while totally glued to it (9/3)
    • the first night he didn’t want me to let go of him while he watched
    • he got interested in the scuba gear on the movie & wanted to look at scuba images on the computer for the rest of the month
    • he said:
      • “maybe creature coming back, you understand that, dada?”
      • “I want dada’s computer, watch that special gear dive down water like those guys on creature show” (he says computer like “peeter”)

Excited about getting his creature mask – September 14, 2017

The creature from the black lagoon – September 14, 2017

MORE MOVIES

  • new movie interests this month: Minions, Bee Movie
  • he said:
    • “I think that’s funny” (in Elf movie)
    • “I not want mama sing, it make me sad” (during Elf movie)
    • “I dress up like Hulk, Halloween. I bash my own door”
    • “I love minions. Those minions cute”
    • “I sleep. I wake up. I get pollen jock outfit” (thinking about Bee movie)
    • “I not finished that show yet”

August 23, 2017

August 30, 2017

September 7, 2017

BOOKS

  • our book-reading time is before nap & before bed, and Todd asks for “one more book” until I’m the one to call it quits
  • he knows full lines of the stories from memory, because I pause & wait for him to fill in words & phrases; i.e., “I’m not afraid of real live dead people” (in the Halloween book)
  • favorite books this month: Little Critter: Just a Little Sick , Fireman Small, Who Will Haunt My House on Halloween?, Llama, Llama, Red Pajama, Things to See, The Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • he’d been asking about reading a He-Man book for several weeks, so I bought one behemoth of a He-Man book!
  • he said:
    •  “You keep me safe from witches?”, “You keep me safe from spiders?”, “You keep me safe from real live dead people?” (when reading the Halloween book)

You have to be He-Man to lift this He-Man book! – September 8, 2017

MASKS & OTHER ENTERTAINMENT

  • Todd has a thing for masks!!
  • this month he got a Hulk mask (8/25), Chewbacca mask (9/10), & Creature from the Black Lagoon mask (9/14)
  • we’re teaching him about days of the week & waiting…when ordering things from Amazon.com
  • he loves being chased as we wear his masks
    • he says, “mama/dada, run” or “chase me”
  • he’s patient while we put together ‘big kid’ Legos for him & he’s good about not losing tiny pieces
  • he likes a dinosaur puzzle app on my phone & I decided to unlock all the dinosaurs
    • he said, “thank you for getting new dinosaurs, mama” (repeatedly over the next several days)
  • he goes to open gym at Apple Valley Gymnastics
  • he has great hand-eye coordination for T-ball

We forgot one mask in this pic (Captain America), so Hulk mask was actually #10 not #9! – August 25, 2017

Hulk! – August 25, 2017

Chewbacca! – September 10, 2017

MUSIC

  • he sings lyrics to Mark Knopfler songs:
    • “I know daddy gone” (song: Daddy’s Gone to Knoxville)
    • “Why aye man” (his favorite song)

September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017

WALLA WALLA POINT PARK

  • 8/26, 8/31, 9/15

Todd in his favorite swing at his favorite park – August 26, 2017

August 26, 2017

August 26, 2017

August 26, 2017

August 26, 2017

August 26, 2017

August 31, 2017

SLIDEWATERS

  • last water sliding of summer (8/27)
  • he got his courage up to ride the #3 baby slide with Eric
  • he went on the #2 baby slide alone (in addition to #1)

August 27, 2017

August 27, 2017

Baby slide #3 – August 27, 2017

WENATCHEE RIVERFRONT RAILWAY

  • we’re regulars on the mini train! (9/2)

September 2, 2017

September 2, 2017

September 2, 2017

September 2, 2017

September 2, 2017

OHME GARDENS

  • we explored the garden once before the season ended (9/9)

Elisa & Todd – September 9, 2017

September 9, 2017

Elisa & Todd – September 9, 2017

September 9, 2017

SWIMMING POOL

  • we swam (8/28, 8/29, 9/2, 9/9, 9/13, 9/14, 9/15, 9/17)
  • he wanted Eric to jump into the deep end while holding him
    • he said, “carry me, do big wave jump”
  • he treads water while spinning in a circle
  • he jumps in the pool & swims to the steps or ladder by himself
  • he tries to dive down for toys
  • he loves to pretend that Eric is “creature”

August 29, 2017

August 29, 2017

STARTING PRESCHOOL!

  • 1st day of preschool (9/12)
  • he goes 2 mornings per week
  • after the first day, he didn’t want to go…
  • he says he cries at preschool but we don’t yet know why

First day of preschool – September 12, 2017

Headed to preschool – September 19, 2017

BIKING

  • we did a bike ride to Walla Walla Point Park with the trailer (9/16)

September 16, 2017

September 16, 2017

September 16, 2017

Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery – September 16, 2017

FOOD NOTES & DINING OUT

  • Dining out: Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery (8/26, 9/2, 9/16), Casa Tapatia (9/4, 9/18)
  • he eats around the perimeter of foods (i.e. corn thin, piece of bread, Gardein crispy tender)
  • he likes to take several bites out of several muffins or pancakes instead of finishing a whole one
  • his appetite seems to be picking up
  • he was my helper while making muffins (he calls them “pies”) by carrying ingredients & measuring them into cups/bowl
  • he said:
    • “go back that restaurant” (after we went out for dinner at Casa Tapatia)

Casa Tapatia – September 4, 2017

Kisses for mama – September 4, 2017

Casa Tapatia – September 4, 2017

DAY TIME NAPS

  • status quo!
  • he said:
    • “I feel tired” (right when he woke up from nap)

September 20, 2017

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • he woke up in the night 11x this month (much better than last month!)
    • on 2 of those nights he woke up twice…yikes!
    • he said in his sleep at 4 AM, “I like that” (8/29)
    • he asked for a party blower at 1:30 AM (8/30)
    • he had a bad dream, said “I not want sleep in fire” & “you put me in fire” (9/7) (it was probably from a scene he saw in The Creature from the Black Lagoon)
  • he frequently wanted to hold my hand before falling asleep at night this month
  • he tells me if he wants me to “stay, not hold my hand” or else “hold my hand”
  • he says, “I want read one more book” (he repeats until I say it’s time to go to sleep); we usually read 4 books before bed
  • he’s been more interested in reading a larger variety of books (instead of the same ones repeatedly)

August 23, 2017

POTTY TALK

  • he continues to be potty-trained for pee and poo during the day and wears diaper during naps & night time; for now he goes to preschool in a pull-up
  •  he did a few inappropriate pees on carpet this month
  • he had some bowel irregularity this month (skipping a day a couple times) (which is rare for him)
  • he got up at 11:30 PM one night to poo
  • he said:
    • “no, I don’t want dada do pee-pee. It make me sad and mad”
    • “I just put my finger in my butt”

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