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Todd at 2 years, 9 1/2 months – May 3, 2017

YEAR 3, MONTH 9
APR 21, 2017 – MAY 20, 2017

THINGS TODD SAID…

  • “Got frog in mouth” (when he coughed)
  • “Stay here all night” (when he doesn’t want to leave a place)
  • “Oh, come on” (when he was looking for soap in the tub)
  • “Hang on rope, jump in water…grandpa” (while thinking about a video of my dad doing a zip line into the water in Kauai)
  • “I go with you” (when I leave for work)
  • “Excuse me” (sounds like “coo me”)
  • “yes” (in addition to “ah yeah”)
  • “I’m big boy”
  • “probably” – e.g., “I probably go to Washington Park”
  • “Ooh, shake”

Washington Park – May 17, 2017

QUESTIONS

  • “What happened?” (when Eric was lying on the couch a different way than usual)
  • “right?” (at the end of sentences, like “I not barf, right?” & “I go outside, right?”)
  • “What doing?” (he exaggerates the up inflection)

EXPRESSING HIS FEELINGS

  • “I love a lot of people” (he said after watching a Daniel Tiger episode about family); “I love grandpa & grandma”
  • he said, “I’m mad.” Eric asked him why, then he said, “I’m mad…mama not here”
  • he said, “I love this brown guy” (a picture in his Target catalog)
  • “kid in pipe scare you” (the scene when Augustus Gloop goes through the tube on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
  • “I’m so cozy” (wrapped in purple fuzzy blanket)

April 27, 2017

Wearing Eric’s glasses – May 17, 2017

ANIMAL FRIEND

  • he loves to visit the neighbor cat, “Seven”

April 23, 2017

Todd with “Seven” – May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017

INDOOR FUN

  • playing with his new T-ball set
  • playing “lightsabers” with Eric (using Vitamix blender plungers)
  • he said:
    • “I lost this light saber, darn it”
    • “Please put goggles on and one glove” (to Eric, who puts them on to play lightsabers)
    • “I’m baseball player”
    • “Please grab me” (he said to Eric while playing)
    • “I’m going for it” (he said while crawling across the back/top of the couch)
    • “Do this some day” (he said about Danny McCallister doing some crazy-amazing things on his bike on a YouTube video)
    • “I’m crazy man ’round here”

May 5, 2017

OUTDOOR PLAY

  • kicking the soccer ball & jumping off big rocks
  • watching various bugs

April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017

April 29, 2017

May 8, 2017

Todd riding his Globber through puddle – May 13, 2017

PUDDLE JUMPING

  • he loves puddle jumping!
  • he said, “I’m in guk puddle” (a really oily spot in the parking lot we always tell him to avoid!)

May 3, 2017

May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

VISIT FROM MY PARENTS

  • my parents came to visit Thur 4/20 to Mon 4/24
  • Dining out: dinner at El Porton (4/20); lunch at The Hunter’s Wife Health Bar (4/22); dinner at India House (4/22)
  • things we did with them:
    • Horse Lake trail (4/21); (we also went there 4/30)
    • Apple Valley Gymnastics (4/22)
    • Apple Capital Loop Trail, Pybus market (4/22)
    • Riverfront Rock Gym (4/22)
    • Mission Ridge rope tow (4/23)

Horse Lake Trail – April 21, 2017

Todd with Elisa’s parents – April 21, 2017

Elisa’s parents, Eric & Todd at Horse Lake trail viewpoint – April 21, 2017

The Hunter’s Wife Health Bar – April 22, 2107

April 22, 2017

Car show at Pybus Market – April 22, 2017

Todd in Pybus Market – April 22, 2017

RIVERFRONT ROCK GYM

Riverfront Rock Gym – April 22, 2017

April 22, 2017

May 11, 2017

May 16, 2017

MISSION RIDGE – SKIING

  • skiing MR (4/23, 4/29)
  • he said:
    • “this guy made road for you” (when he watched a movie that we took of the groomer working at the rope tow area)

MISSION RIDGE – PUDDLE JUMPING

Mission Ridge Ski Area – April 23, 2017

April 23, 2017

April 23, 2017

April 23, 2017

ICE SKATING

  • 1st time on ice skates (5/12)
  •  he said, “I go skate. See what happens.”
  • he tried to get down on the ground to eat the ice…so that was the end of that activity

May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

WALLA WALLA POINT PARK

  • he says:
    • “I seek Walla Walla park!”
  • he loves to swing while listening “new Luke” (Star Wars Imperial March, Audiodrome Remix)
  • he climbs the rock
  • he loves to throw rocks in the river

Walla Walla Point Park – April 25, 2017

Todd’s favorite swing – May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017

May 4, 2017

WENATCHEE RIVERFRONT RAILWAY

  • riding the mini train (4/29, 5/6)

Riverfront Railway – April 29, 2017

Elisa & Todd – April 29, 2017

Elisa & Todd – April 29, 2017

Todd imitates the monkey’s mouth – April 29, 2017

May 6, 2017

Eric & Todd on the mini train – May 6, 2017

WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY

  • riding his Globber scooter and new razor scooter
  • playing on the playground equipment & in the grass

April 26, 2017

May 4, 2017

May 10, 2017

Todd on his razor scooter – May 20, 2017

May 20, 2017

May 20, 2017

Charged! – May 20, 2017

PIONEER SKATE PARK

Pioneer Park – April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017

Pioneer Skate Park – May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

CASHMERE PARK

Swinging in Cashmere – May 19, 2017

TOUCH-A-TRUCK

  • Touch-A-Truck (5/13)

Touch-A-Truck – May 13, 2017

May 13, 2017

MOUNTAIN BIKING – SQUILCHUCK STATE PARK

  • Todd’s 1st time mountain biking (5/10)
  • Mother’s Day ride (5/14)
  • he said:
    • “I like many” (bikes) and “I like many kinds”

Squilchuck State Park – May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

Eric & Todd at Squilchuck State Park – May 14, 2017

Elisa & Todd – May 14, 2017

Family selfie – May 14, 2017

Todd & Eric -May 14, 2017

Of course this is a slide! – May 14, 2017

FOOD NOTES & DINING OUT

  • Dinners out: Fonda Oaxaquena (4/28), El Porton (5/12, 5/19)
  • Pizza eating: Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery (5/6), Riverfront Rock Gym (5/16)
  • Food-related things he said…
    • “I need goppa, I need fridge, I go get them” and he walks to fridge for goppa
    • “it be delicious” (about chocolate)

Eating frozen blueberries – May 1, 2017

Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery – April 29, 2017

Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery – May 6, 2017

May 6, 2017

DAY TIME NAPS

  • no change from prior months
  • he naps up to 3 hours starting between 1 & 2 PM
  • he gets all hyper, runs laps around the condo, and likes throwing his diaper when Eric tries to get him ready for naps (or bedtime)

May 7, 2017

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • he woke up in the night 7x this month
    • woke up 2:30 AM (4/25)
    • woke up 3:30 AM (4/27)
    • woke up 2:00 AM “need hold mama hand” (4/28)
    • woke up 2:00 AM (5/3)
    • woke up 1:30 AM crying for “boo boo bear” but went right back to sleep (5/7)
    • woke up ~2 AM; at 5:30 AM he said, “something scary out there…Gruffalo” (5/8)
    • woke up ~2:30 AM & he took a long time to fall back asleep (5/9)
    • woke up 4:20 AM (5/18)
  • in the morning after a night when he cried & woke up, he talked about “red guy” & “brown guy” & “crash bike”
  • he said:
    • “come here” (when he first wakes up in the morning)
    • “it’s scary out there” [when he woke up; he pointed to the window & said it was “brown guy” & “red guy” (from Room on the Broom)
    • “I want mama phone in this bed” (right when he woke up in the morning)

May 19, 2017

POTTY TALK

  • Eric asked him “what are you waiting for” (re: doing a pee on the potty) & he said, “grandma & grandpa”
  • he likes to read his “poo poo book” when he sits on the toilet (poo-poo book= Target ’16 holiday catalog)
  • he said, “I tooted”
  • he’s learning how to use public bathrooms with Eric

Learning how to use public bathrooms – May 8, 2017

 

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