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Todd at 2 years + 6 1/2 months old – March 12, 2017

YEAR 3, MONTH 7
FEB 21, 2017 – MAR 20, 2017

TODD SAYS…

  • “downspout” (he likes to listen & watch the downspout when the water drips)
  • “nice hair, nice eyes, nice shirt” (etc) while pointing to various things on me
  • “not wear these pants too much” (sounds like “too mush”)
  • “vroom, vroom”
  • “is” (sounds like “iss”)
  • “I feel happy” (his response when I asked him one morning, “How do you feel…good?”)
  • “want mama phone!”

LEARNING

  • he matches the buttons to pages in his Star Wars “Me Reader” books
    •  “I push it” (he says when pushing the buttons on his Me Reader books)
    • “orange star, I push it”
    • “yellow chevron, I push it”
    • “pink circle, I push it” (sounds like “circuit”)
    • “blue hexagon, I push it” (sounds like “hexgon”)
  • “red book” (what he calls the Marvel set of “Me Reader” books)
  • he says whole lines from his books from memory (i.e., “train runs across this track” in Freight Train) & he finishes words when I pause
  • he started to sit calmly, not fight when Eric brushes his teeth

Todd as Obi-wan – March 15, 2017

HOME ENTERTAINMENT

  • “wake up, watch Home Alone show” (sounds like “wake up, wash home lone show”)
  • he cracks up to Home Alone 2 scene (shower scene & pool scene)
  • Favorite books: Tough Trucks, Dazzling Diggers, Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go “gold bug”, Digger Man, Freight Train, Star Wars “Me Reader” set
  • putting on his Obi-Wan ‘robe’ and playing with pretend light sabers
  • climbing on the speaker & jumping off
  • doing his impression of Kevin in Home Alone
  • playing the keyboard & dancing

Todd does his impression of Kevin on Home Alone – March 1, 2017

Morning goppa & pillow blanket – March 10, 2017

Eric & Todd – March 16, 2017

OUTDOOR NOTES

  • he loves walking barefoot outside every chance he gets
  • he loves walking on snow piles at Washington Elementary at dark
  • 1st time going down spiral slide by himself (Walla Walla Point Park, 3/19)

March 13, 2017

Barefoot walker – March 16, 2017

WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY

Washington Elementary – March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017

WALLA WALLA POINT PARK

Walla Walla Point Park – February 28, 2017

Throwing rocks – March 16, 2017

Todd on his Globber – March 16, 2017

March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017

Eric & Todd – March 18, 2017

APPLE VALLEY GYMNASTICS – OPEN GYM

March 6, 2017

RIVERFRONT ROCK GYM

March 13, 2017

SKIING – MISSION RIDGE

  • skiing at MR (2/25, 2/26, 3/4, 3/5, 3/11, 3/12)
  • he makes good turns while on the reins
  • he started skiing without the reins at rope tow area (starting 3/9)
  • we saw our friend Sebastian at MR (3/11)
  • it’s a big struggle to get his gear on in the car or lodge because he fights the process (very frustrating for Eric & I)
  • he likes to have “yellow chips” in lodge (i.e., Lay’s Potato Chips)
  • he loves to jump in the slushy puddles in the parking lot
  • he rode his bike with the ski attachment

“Chewie Goppa” – February 21, 2017

Eric & Todd – February 25, 2017

March 19, 2017

March 19, 2017

Elisa & Todd – March 19, 2017

MISSION RIDGE MOVIES

FOOD NOTES & DINING OUT

  • El Porton (2/24, 3/3, 3/17)
  • he loves to eat the chocolate (“choc ett”) that they give out with the bill at El Porton
  • Casa Herradura (3/10)
  • he loves to eat just the crispy crust of pizza, and only along the outside edge

El Porton – February 24, 2017

March 6, 2017

March 18, 2017

DAY TIME NAPS

  • no change from prior months
  • he starts naps between 1 PM & 2 PM, then sleeps in his crib for up to 3 hours

Just woke up from a nap – February 23, 2017

March 6, 2017

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • status quo bedtime (~9 PM) & wake up time (~6 AM) = 9 hours of night time sleep
  • instead of reading to him in the rocker/glider chair before bed, he likes to lie down in his crib while I read
  • he says, “Hi Pillow Bear, hi Frog” (in his crib)
  • he said, “not have doggies…just have cats…in bed…I so excited…I bring cats” (in his crib, thinking of a picture that Ashley “cat bombed” of him) (picture below)
  • he woke up in the night 8x this month (same as last month)
    • woke up 3:50 AM “mama stay” (2/23)
    • woke up 4 AM (3/2)
    • woke up 4:20 AM (3/13)
    • woke up 4 AM “I wake up” (3/14)
    • woke up 4 AM Eric took him goppa (3/15)
    • woke up 4 AM (?) (3/17)
    • woke up 3:30 AM (3/18)
    • woke up 2:45 AM (3/20)

The picture that Ashley cat-bombed

Morning bath – March 15, 2017

POTTY TALK

  • nothing new to report
  • he’s been potty trained for poo-poo for a long time
  • he does stand up pee-pees in the baby potty when we ask him to go
  • we’re waiting for him to start initiating his own pee-pees without us telling him to go

March 3, 2017

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