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 2 years + 2 1/2 months - November 11, 2016

2 years + 2 1/2 months – November 11, 2016

YEAR 3, MONTH 3
OCT 21 – NOV 20 (2016)

COMMUNICATION & COGNITION

  • his expressive communication seems to be taking off!
  • he repeats almost everything we ask him to repeat (1 word at a time)
  • he can tell you the names of Star Wars characters & he says them on his own “Chewey,” “Yaya” (Leia), “Obeesh Wo” (Obiwan)
  • he says “light” in the morning, so we’ll turn on the lamp
  • he said “pillow blanket” very clearly
  • I heard him through the baby monitor saying “I need Goppa” (11/4)
  • he asks for “iPad” and “phone”
  • he said “race”
  • he points to his palm & says his name when he’s asking for something
  • he repeats words that he hears in the car (in songs & his Star Wars book on CD)
  • he pointed to my wet hair, said “wet,” then pointed toward the bathroom & said “shower” (11/6)
  • in the parking spot he says “condo”
  • he says “soap”
  • he says “read” when he wants to read
  • he can name or point to many things in books
  • he appropriately puts trash in the garbage
October 22, 2016

October 22, 2016

FAVORITE THINGS

  • Walla Walla Park & Apple Valley Gymnastics (see below)
  • watching Stars Wars movies over & over
  • I get to snuggle with him on the couch when he watches his “show”
  • he loves watching me play the Pitfall game app & he takes my hand to ‘jump’ or ‘slide’
  • sitting on the digger when we visited Mike P (10/22)
  • standing on the toilet lid to play in the sink
  • when he sees football on the TV he gets excited, says “football” and likes to throw & catch the ball
  • getting flipped by Eric on the bed

WALLA WALLA PARK

  • he got his courage up to ride the merry-go-round this month
  • he can climb up to the top of the fake boulder at Walla Walla Park

Elisa & Todd - October 22, 2016

Elisa & Todd – October 22, 2016

October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016

October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016

Eric & Todd - November 6, 2016

Eric & Todd – November 6, 2016

November 6, 2016

November 6, 2016

Todd's funny face - November 11, 2016

Todd’s funny face – November 11, 2016

APPLE VALLEY GYMNASTICS
(10/22, 11/5, 11/12)

FAMILY ACTIVITIES & DINING OUT

  • riding the miniature train at Riverfront Park on Halloween (10/31)
  • Dining out: El Porton (10/27, 11/6, 11/18); Bob’s Classic Restaurant & Distillery (10/30); La Fuente (10/31); India House (11/11)
Halloween mini-train ride - October 31, 2016

Halloween mini-train ride – October 31, 2016

October 30, 2016

October 30, 2016

TEETH

  • the last (two) 2nd year molars spotted (upper left just barely)
  • that’s tooth #18 & tooth #19
  • mixed cooperation with tooth brushing

DAY TIME NAPS

  • naps start ~1-1:30 PM & last up to 3 hours (no change)
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd times climbing out of his crib (10/25, 11/1, 11/3); he used a chair to help him so once we moved it he didn’t get out again
  • he fell asleep on Eric before his nap (11/14)

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • he woke up crying in the night just once (11/3) & fell asleep within 15 minutes after I went in. I held his hand without saying anything.
  • he had a lot of earlier wake-ups after we set the clocks back an hour
  • he said “bye bye, Mama,” & waved to me before bed (see video)

POTTY TALK

  • no change from prior month (most poops are done in the toilet & he typically says “poo-poo” before)
  • he had a few days of soft poops in his diaper
  • he doesn’t tell us when he has to pee but he’ll go if we take him
  • sometimes we set a “dangle timer” so he can go without a diaper for ~15 minutes after he does a stand up pee-pee in his potty
  • he used a urinal (11/14)
November 11, 2016

November 11, 2016

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