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Swim Videos (Age 3, Month 10)

Todd is Three (Month 10)

If you missed the first half of this post, check out “Camping and More (Part 1).”


Happy Father’s Day! Todd’s first tent camping experience was a success! He slept longer than he normally does at home…

Asleep in the tent – June 17, 2018

Asleep in the tent – June 17, 2018

Emerging from the tent – June 17, 2018

In the morning, Todd visited the dogs in the neighboring camp and did some swinging in their rope swing. Next, we rode our scooters to the playground and the beach.

Todd at Lincoln Rock State Park – June 17, 2018

We bought some snacks and dinosaur toys at the little store just before Todd (appearing tired) said, “I’m just ready to go.” In the afternoon, my parents came over to our place to visit. After swimming in the pool, Todd’s favorite thing to do was play fight with Grandpa. Then, he promptly fell asleep (before he had a chance to eat any dinner), so we carried him straight to bed.

Play fighting with Grandpa – June 17, 2018


We went to Slidewaters (Chelan, WA) for the first time this summer. (This year we have season’s passes…yay!) Naturally, we were all excited.

Highlights were: Todd tried the #4 (“Whitewater) intermediate slide by himself for the first time. (He just has to be caught at the bottom.) He loves going on the first 2 intermediate slides completely by himself.

‘Our spot’ at Slidewaters – June 18, 2018

Todd sliding Bug-a-Boo – June 18, 2018

Grandpa & Grandma – June 18, 2018

Elisa at Slidewaters – June 18, 2018

Snacking on popcorn

After sliding, we stopped in Chelan for coffee and to do a ‘drive -through’ of the city campground my family used to stay at. Next, we took my parents to Tunnel Hill Winery. We found some rubber ducks by the waterfall to play with. Todd found sprinklers to run through on the way back to the car.

Grandpa & Grandma at Tunnel Hill Winery – June 18, 2018

Eric & Todd at Tunnel Hill Winery – June 18, 2018

Watching the ducks go over the wall

Running in sprinklers at Tunnel Hill Winery – June 18, 2018

Running in sprinklers at Tunnel Hill Winery – June 18, 2018

As if the day wasn’t busy enough, we returned to my parents’ camp site on the way home from the waterslides. We rode scooters to the playground and the beach. Todd stripped naked at water’s edge to play, while Grandma fixed dinner. While we ate, Todd faded fast! He said, “I’m getting tired.”

At the park at Lincoln Rock SP – June 18, 2018



This was the last full day that my parents were in town. They did their own thing in the morning, while Eric took Todd to the ‘new park’ (Eastmont). In the afternoon/evening, they came over for dinner. Todd had one last chance to fight with Grandpa for this visit…

The “New” park – June 19, 2018

Play fighting with Grandpa – June 19, 2018


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