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On the Apple Capital Loop Trail - October 2, 2016

On the Apple Capital Loop Trail – October 2, 2016

YEAR 3, MONTH 2
SEPT 21 – OCT 20 (2016)

COMMUNICATION & COGNITION

  • he made up a hand sign for car steering wheels (he puts hands/fingertips together & rotates them back & forth)
  • he’ll say “go” when he wants you to move, or when we are going somewhere
  • he asks to get out of his crib by saying “es chew” (but we’re not sure what that word is)
  • he repeated “boo-boo” (10/5)
  • he repeats “Obiwan has taught you well,” one syllable at a time
  • loves to say “noway!”
  • he counts “two, two, two” as he points to things
  • he can repeat all letters of the alphabet
  • he repeated the numbers 4-10 (10/9)
  • he matched 5 colors with his 2-piece puzzles (i.e. pink > pig, yellow > banana, etc)
  • he said “pillow blanket” and “owl” (i.e. he names things in his crib)
  • he says “show” for Star Wars movies
  • he says “stay” (i.e. he wants to stay at the park)
  • we prompt him to say “I need ___.”
  • he calls his formula milk “Goppa” (who knows where that came from?!)
  • he said “more pancake” & “fresh diaper”
  • he repeated “stop” & “no bueno”
  • he says/asks for Walla Walla Park (“Walla Walla Pok” or “Walla Walla Walla Walla Pok”)

Watching Star Wars in his "Obiwan robe" - October 3, 2016

Watching Star Wars in his “Obiwan robe” – October 3, 2016

NEW ABILITIES

  • he lifts his leg way up when riding his Globber scooter
  • able to climb up on my bed without help (the mattress is high off the floor)
  • first time riding his bike a significant distance because he’s finally tall enough (to Washington Park, 9/25)
  • he helped take his shirt off
  • sliding down a big slide by himself (Lincoln Rock Park, 9/28)
  • Todd’s 1st mountain bike ride (1 mile round trip, Horse Lake Reserve)
  • he did some jumps with really high knees (10/19)
  • doing back floats in the bathtub (10/12)
  • we do “art class” with crayons & paper (until he starts to put the crayons in his mouth)

SILLY THINGS

  • he imitates the Lego Duplo (phone) game characters when they lick their lips for the ice cream
  • laughing hysterically watching a clown burp & barf on an iPad game app (10/8)
  • he wanted to strip off his clothes while outside (and it wasn’t very warm out!) (9/24)
Somewhere near Blewitt Pass - September 24, 2016

Somewhere near Blewitt Pass – September 24, 2016

DAY TIME ACTIVITIES WITH ERIC
“Stay-At-Home-Dada” (SAHD)

  • Rocky Reach Dam (9/21)
  • visit Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park (Vantage, WA) (9/23)
  • Lincoln Rock Park (9/26)
  • Apple Valley Gymnastics (10/17)
  • sitting in the Princess car while grocery shopping
  • he LOVES to swing at Walla Walla Park
Eric & Todd - September 26, 2016

Eric & Todd – September 26, 2016

Todd on his Globber - October 12, 2016

Todd on his Globber – October 12, 2016

October 18, 2016

October 18, 2016

FAMILY ACTIVITIES & DINING OUT

  • near Blewitt Pass (9/24)
  • 11.85 mile bike ride with trailer on the Apple Capital Loop Trail
  • Lincoln Rock Park (9/28)
  • riding his bike in the neighborhood & meeting new kids & playing (Castlerock, 9/29)
  • dinner at La Fuente (9/30)
  • Todd on his bike, Eric & Elisa on foot…Horse Lake Reserve (10/1)
  • White Heron Cellars music event (10/1)
  • Todd on his bike, Eric & Elisa on foot…Rock Island portion of Apple Capital Loop Trail (10/2)
  • went to a baby shower (10/3)
  • sitting on parked diggers at Washington elementary school (10/7)
  • Rocky Reach Dam & lunch at Cafe Rio (10/8)
  • 10 mile bike ride with trailer on the Loop Trail (10/9); and Walla Walla Park
  • Todd on his bike, then we went to the Saddle Rock Brewery (10/11)
  • 2.5 miles on the north section of the Loop Trail – Todd on his bike & in the stroller (10/15)
  • morning at Walla Walla & dinner at La Fuente (10/16)
  • evening at Walla Walla Park & dinner at El Porton (10/20)
Todd's 1st mountain bike ride - Horse Lake Reserve - October 1, 2016

Todd’s 1st mountain bike ride – Horse Lake Reserve – October 1, 2016

Biking at Horse Lake Reserve - October 1, 2016

Biking at Horse Lake Reserve – October 1, 2016

White Heron Cellars - October 1, 2016

White Heron Cellars – October 1, 2016

White Heron Cellars - October 1, 2016

White Heron Cellars – October 1, 2016

White Heron Cellars - October 1, 2016

White Heron Cellars – October 1, 2016

Driver's seat - October 15, 2016

Driver’s seat – October 15, 2016

HEALTH

  • 2 year check up with his new doctor (10/5)
  • weight = 25 lb + 11.2 oz (18th percentile)
  • height = 2 ft + 8″ (4th percentile)
  • he got a very mild cold (runny nose, 10/8)
  • screening by birth to 3 for his expressive communication (10/10)
  • he has a “boo-boo bear” ice pack that he uses when he bonks himself– we put it on the hurt spot, then he gets to lightly bite the ears
When Todd gets upset! - October 19, 2016

When Todd gets upset! – October 19, 2016

Swinging at Walla Walla Park - October 20, 2016

Swinging at Walla Walla Park – October 20, 2016

DENTISTRY

  • spotted his right upper 2nd year molar (9/28)
  • spotted his left bottom 2nd year molar (10/2)
  • that’s tooth #16 & tooth #17
  • Dentist appointment (10/10)
La Fuente - September 30, 2016

La Fuente – September 30, 2016

FOOD NOTES

  • loves corn on the cob
  • he ate carrot pieces in coleslaw & wanted more (9/27)
  • interested in eating pancakes for breakfast again (no blueberries but with a smear of sunflower butter & a drizzle of maple syrup)
September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016

October 4, 2016

October 4, 2016

DAY TIME NAPS

  • status quo…see last month!
  • he likes to throw all his stuff out of this crib
Before nap - September 22, 2016

Before nap – September 22, 2016

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • he woke up crying in the night ZERO times this month…YAY!
  • status quo…sleeps ~9 hrs per night (roughly ~9 PM to 6 AM)
  • most nights before bed, he takes a bath
  • our night time routine: we read books together in the glider chair, then Todd decides when to get down. He runs out to see Eric, then Eric puts him in his crib
  • he doesn’t like to keep his socks on
  • when I lie down on the floor next to his crib at night, he likes to pile everything from his crib on me…then takes back his pillow blanket(s) and a “fuzzy” (the word I use with Todd for blanket)
  • he wanted his “Hooper Humperdink?..Not Him!” book in his crib with him (10/10)…then a few days later, when he had it in bed with him during a nap, he ripped up several pages 😀
Todd & Pillow Bear - October 20, 2016

Todd & Pillow Bear – October 20, 2016

POTTY TALK

  • he does most poops in the toilet (he tells us when) and some pees in the toilet (we take him)
  • he had a streak when he told us he had to go poo-poo 5 days/times in a row (accurately!)
October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016

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