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Todd at 2 years, 7 months old – March 28, 2017

YEAR 3, MONTH 8
MAR 21, 2017 –  APR 20, 2017

 TODD SAYS…
(Of course, I can’t write down everything he says, but I write down as much as I can!)

  • “mine” (this word just started being part of his vocabulary)
  • “I do own” (he wants to do it himself)
  • “get big” (he talks about thing he will do when he gets bigger)
  • “Hmm…” (he says when pondering something)
  • “right back” (telling us he’ll be right back)
  • “what heck” (he says what the heck)
  • “see ya”
  • “silly man” or “I silly man”
  • “dada, go away”
  • “atchee” (how he says “Wenatchee”)
  • “Hi, mama, I’m Todd” (while pointing to himself)
  • “Hi, kitty, nice to see you”
  • “I drive siren”
  • “no shit” (he tried to say “no shirt”)
  • “boom, boom, boom”
  • “I put sticks there”
  • “don’t worry” (he said after Eric said, “I’ll come back, don’t worry”)

NISHIKAWA’S SWING

  • he said:
    • “I go Mishikawa’s swing”
    • “Mishikawa’s red swing”
  • he was fixated on the red swing at a friend’s house (after he saw a picture of himself from last year swinging there)

SAFETY AWARENESS

  • he said:
    • “I’ll be safe” on balance board
    • “Hang on really tight”
    • “I’m okay…I’m okay again.” (he tipped over on his bike twice in a row at the skate park)
    • “Watch out shoppers!” (when he almost got hit by shoppers at Wal-Mart)

STARTING TO ASK QUESTIONS NOW…

  • 1st question: “What doing?”
  • 2nd question: “What sound?” (he heard the washing machine from his crib)
  • 3rd question: “What in there?”

March 31, 2017

DESCRIBING THINGS

  • “bumpy” (road bumpy)
  • “oo, breezy”
  • “It’s so fuzzy” (blanket)
  • “really, really patient” (he said as he was waiting for me)
  • “I not wear this boot. I got muddy in deep puddle”
  • “lonely downspout”
  • he calls dinosaurs “na-nang”

April 5, 2017

IN THE CAR

  • bobbing his head to music in the car (he did impressions of Kevin from Home Alone while rocking out to The Cult’s Fire Woman on 3/23)

WATCHING MOVIES & TV SHOWS

  • Favorite movies: Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Avatar (he calls it “nay nang show”), Zootopia (he calls it “bunny & fox show” or “fox & bunny show”)
  • he said, “it looks fun” when watching scenes in Avatar
  • he calls Buzz Lightyear “fly up guy” or “high up guy”
  • In A Bug’s Life, he likes to watch the grasshopper scene & bird scene repeatedly
  • he calls Finding Dory “fish show”
  • he said, “not Home Alone, just Daniel” (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood)
  • when he watches The Gruffalo show he says, “walkin’, walkin’, walkin'” & “big guy walkin’ with mouse walkin'”

Watching The Gruffalo – April 10, 2017

HOME ENTERTAINMENT

  • he said:
    • “Dada says” (in a “Me Reader” Marvel book one of the pages says the word, “buddy,” which is what Eric calls Todd)
    • “I look busy” (a little while after I told him he looked busy playing with dozer on bookshelf)
    • “I’m singing”
    • “This game sucks. I try this game.” (while playing a game on our phone)
    • “I try this one” (while painting with watercolors)
    • “I try this car, super cool” (while racing cars on his Hot Wheels track)
    • “I ready to fight fire” (when he woke up; then he got all his fire fighting gear on)
    • “A nice baseball player” (he was talking about himself playing with the Little Tikes basketball hoop, except he said baseball instead of basketball)
  • he loves to:
    • tear apart the Lego Duplo houses that I build
    • climb onto the speaker & jump off
    • practice on the balance board

Todd on balance board – April 2, 2017

“I ready to fight fire” – April 12, 2017

HAVING FUN OUTSIDE

  • he says, “I go outside. I so excited!”
  • he loves barefoot walking – every time we get home & park the car
  • doing somersaults down the grassy hill (4/1)

WASHINGTON PARK

  • swings & slide

March 30, 2017

March 30, 2017

March 30, 2017

April 1, 2017

WALLA WALLA POINT PARK

  • he says, “Walla Walla park!” aaall the time at home
  • he loves the swing, throwing rocks in the river, and riding his bike

April 1, 2017

April 19, 2017

WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY

  • playing on playground equipment & in the grass (especially in the corner)
  • zooming fast down wet slides with his Muddy Buddy suit on (I catch him)

March 21, 2017

Wearing Muddy Buddy – March 21, 2017

April 17, 2017

PIONEER SKATE PARK

  • he rides his Globber scooter or his bike

JUMP! – March 25, 2017

Eric & Todd – March 25, 2017

Pioneer Skate Park – April 3, 2017

ROTARY PARK

April 7, 2017

CASHMERE SKATE PARK

April 4, 2017

APPLE VALLEY GYMNASTICS

  • Eric takes Todd to open gym
  • he says, “jump, slide, run around, swing” (what he does at Apple Valley Gymnastics)
  • …and he says “trampoline”

April 17, 2017

RIVERFRONT ROCK GYM

Riverfront Rock Gym – March 22, 2017

April 9, 2017

April 9, 2017

ROCKY REACH DAM

  • visitor center & park
  • “mountain bike riding” in the grass

Rocky Reach Dam – April 6, 2017

MOUNTAIN BIKING – HORSE LAKE TRAIL

  • Todd rode his bike, Eric & I shared one mountain bike (4/8, 4/9, 4/16)
  • Todd had a flat tire (4/9)
  • he likes to check out the bees on the flowers
  • he said, “I feel calm” when I asked him how he felt while biking

Horse Lake Trail – April 8, 2017

Elisa & Todd – April 8, 2017

April 16, 2017

BIKING – APPLE CAPITAL LOOP TRAIL (NORTH SECTION)

  • Loop trail to Lincoln State Park – all 3 of us bike riding! – (Todd also rode in the trailer, but he biked ~2 miles on his own) (4/2)

April 2, 2017

SKIING – MISSION RIDGE

  • skiing at MR (3/25, 4/15)
  • skiing at the rope tow (3/25,
  • in the lodge he asked for “black chips” (i.e., Lay’s BBQ flavor potato chips) on 3/25, then “yellow chips” (Lay’s original flavor) on 3/26
  • 1st time doing snow plow stops (3/26)
  • he tries to jump when skiing over humps at the rope tow area
  • he said:
    • “I’m a little skier”
    • “This lady help me, Todd” (while skiing, after someone helped him)

Hampton Lodge – March 25, 2017

March 25, 2017

Apres-ski – March 25, 2017

VISIT FROM GRANDMA & GRANDPA

  • Elisa’s parents came from Oregon for a visit starting 4/20
  • on 4/20 we went out for dinner at El Porton & went to Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park – April 20, 2017

Todd with his grandma – April 20, 2017

Todd with his grandpa – April 20, 2017

FOOD NOTES & DINING OUT

  • Favorite foods: goppa, puffed kamut, puffed corn, apple, frozen blueberries, broiled pasta twists with nutritional yeast, apple juice
  • he tried a bite of tofu and bite of potato (4/15)
  • Food related things he said…
    • “I like blue babies” (he calls blueberries)
    • “hi, kamut”
    • “it tastes good” / “it tastes so good”
    • “not burn self” (about pizza in the oven)
    • “get fresh goppa…this one empty”
    • “I’m so hungry”
    • “I not eat eggs”
    • “I go chips and salsa. I so excited. I’m happy guy” (before we went to El Porton)
    • “I see what’s in fridge”
  • Dining out
    • El Porton (3/31, 4/7, 4/13, 4/20)
    • Allie’s Vegan Pizzeria & Cafe (Spokane, WA) (4/5)

Todd’s new table & chairs – March 21, 2017

Elisa & Todd at El Porton – March 31, 2017

Allie’s Vegan Pizzeria & Cafe – April 5, 2017

Allie’s Vegan Pizzeria & Cafe – April 5, 2017

DAY TIME NAPS

  • he said, “washing machine” when he heard the sound from his crib

5:05 PM – April 18, 2017

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • he woke up in the night 8x (same as the last 2 months)
    • woke up 2:20 AM (3/21)
    • woke up 2:20 AM (?) (3/22)
    • woke up 2:30 AM “goppa” (3/23)
    • brief cry in his sleep (3/24)
    • woke up 3:30 AM “goppa” (3/28)
    • brief cry & back to sleep (3/30)
    • woke up 5:15 AM & said “I go Washing park” (3/31)
    • woke up 4:20 AM goppa (4/1)
    • woke up 4:30 AM goppa (4/2)
    • woke up 3:50 AM goppa (4/10)
  • when he wakes up in the morning, he yells “mama, dada, mama, dada” until we get him
  • after he wakes up in the morning, he comes into my bed for a little bit
  • he said:
    • “a little trouble in here” when he woke up one morning (but we never figured out what the trouble was)
    • “I need towel!” (in his crib because there was a wet spot on his sheets)
    • “I sleep, I wake up, I _____” (he tells us what he’s going to do tomorrow)
    • “I sleep, I wake up, I go Boone house, I go upstairs, I play trains”
    • “I poo poo” in his crib before bed (but only goes pee when I take him to the potty)
    • “not pull leg” (he said after I asked him if he was pulling my leg about needing to do another poo-poo…and he was pulling my leg!)
    • “I pee-pee” (when he was in his crib at night, so I took him to the toilet)
    • “I’m choking” (while coughing in his crib)

POTTY TALK

  • he rarely misses poo-poos in toilet (status quo)
  • he goes pee pee standing at his baby potty when we tell him to go
  • started wearing pull-up diaper during daytime when awake (3/28)
  • we’re working on getting him to initiate peeing in his potty on his own by reminding him where “not” to pee when he’s dangling
  • he says, “bubbles!” when he pees in his baby potty
  • he initiated:
    • 2 pees himself (4/15)
    • 6 pees himself (4/16)

PERSONAL HYGIENE

  • He said…
    • “I’m trying to get a booger”
    • “all clean” (after bath)
    • “all clean, wash hands, brush teeth and spit”
    • “I got hiccups”
    • “I don’t like it” (when we try to brush his hair or get his hair wet in the tub)
    • “I got sick. I need mama, dada, Todd” (2 months after he barfed in his bed, he still talks about it frequently)
  • after he gets out the bathtub I try to hold him like a baby while drying him off…he tries to get away, then runs naked out to see Eric in the living room
  • he tried to get more boogers out of his nose, but there weren’t any more left…and he got a little upset about it 😀

Todd’s hair – March 27, 2017

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