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Todd at ~3 years, 8 months old – April 13, 2018

3 YEARS OLD…MONTH 8
MAR 21, 2018 – APR 20, 2018

TODD SAID…

  • “Us condo house is similar” (talking about the condo at Snowbird)
  • “You go happy!” (when I get impatient with him); and he does an exaggerated smile
  • “Who brought this?” / “Who bought this?” & then after I tell him, “Oh thank you, ____, very special” (and I answer, “You’re very special”)
  • “Those are in my way. Why this keep happening?”
  • he asked Eric what he did while Todd was at preschool (twice)
  • “Criss cross apple sauce!” (he demonstrated what he learned at preschool)
  • “at that point”
  • “I oh no no” (that’s how he says, “I don’t know”..this month he started using this phrase)
  • “Put your phone away”

HOME & OUTSIDE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Open gym on Mondays
  • Fighting with lightsabers (the 3 of us)
  • Favorite books this month (in addition to The Incredible Hulk): The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Itsy Bitsy SpiderTrapped by the Green Goblin (Spiderman), The Mighty Avengers.
  • Favorite shows (in addition to Star Wars): The Iron Giant, PJ Masks
  • He said:
    • “Let’s trange (change)” (when he wants us to switch roles with lightsabers)
    • “Hey…Darth Maul doesn’t cook” (when Eric was trying to cook but Todd wanted uninterrupted time with the 3 of us playing with lightsabers)
    • “It has 5 holes at least” (pop tube grooves)
    • “From when me get bigger, I turn into Hulk. I bash my preschool. I throw my teachers and kids”
    • “My hand is turning green, my other hand is turning green, my foot is turning green, my other foot is turning green, me is all green and scary and Hulk” (he says while pulling each body part out of his purple fuzzy, then at the end he stands up)
    • “Mama, you make that ____” (toy that he sees on the computer)

PARKS

  • Cashmere (skate park), Walla Walla Point, Washington
  • He climbs up the playground ladders & climbing features independently
  • He climbs all the way up slides

March 21, 2018

Favorite swing at the park – March 28, 2018

April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018

Cashmere skate park – April 13, 2018

Climbing the slide – April 18, 2018

OUTSIDE BALL PLAY

  • with or without other kids (4/19, 4/20)

April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018

BATMOBILE

  • The real Batmobile came to town, so Todd & Eric checked it out (since Todd is a big fan of Batman) (4/20)

Batmobile – April 20, 2018

Batmobile – April 20, 2018

Batmobile – April 20, 2018

DEVELOPING SKILLS

  • He whistled for the 1st time (3/21, 3/24) (by blowing air in & out)
  • He rolled his tongue (3/24)
  • He loves counting things in general
  • Learning how to put each finger up in succession while counting on fingers to 5
  • Starting to learning sight words: yes, no, at & and
  • Cutting open Lego packs with scissors
  • Singing: Five Little Monkeys
  • He said:
    • “Maybe that’s number 1” (counting the books as we read them)
    • “Me sing it with crazy face” (ABC song)

LEGO LIFE

  • He loves doing his own reviews of Lego sets (like Jangbricks)
  • He said:
    • “This is a little tricky” (putting Lego Sensei Wu’s skirt on)
    • “First start off with the _____” (when reviewing Legos)
    • “Obi wan cuts Darth Maul in half pieces” (reenacting the Duel on Naboo scene with Legos)
    • “It’s a little bit flimsy” (part of the Lego volcano set)

SKIING – MISSION RIDGE

  • The 3 of us skied together 4x (3/24, 3/25, 4/14, 4/15)
  • Todd skied off-reins for the first time on 4/14 (and again the next day) [See “Mission Ridge Ski Videos (Off-Reins at ~3 Years, 8 Months)“]
  • During Flamingo Days (4/14), we found pink flamingos; Todd cried when he realized he couldn’t keep the plastic bird (you trade it in for a prize).

Hulk bash! – March 24, 2018

Off-reins on chair 1 – April 14, 2018

Found one! – April 14, 2018

Off reins on chair 1 – April 15, 2018

Off reins on chair 4 – April 15, 2018

April 15, 2018

SKIING – SNOWBIRD/ALTA

Todd at Snowbird – April 2, 2018

Todd at Snowbird – April 2, 2018

Shoshone Falls – April 7, 2018

FOOD NOTES

  • When the blender runs, he ‘sings’ until it goes off.
  • He likes beans & rice at “Taco Mar” (Taco Del Mar)
  • He likes learning about the digestive process
  • He said:
    • “Yummy in my tummy. It fills up my tummy, and it goes down {he motions to his feet} and it takes what it needs; it takes what it not needs; it goes around {he makes hand motions like food moving through intestines}, and comes out my butt as poo-poo” (talking about his apple juice)
    • “Crumbs is all over the place” (after eating plain toast on bed at Snowbird)

Taco Del Mar – March 28, 2018

HEALTH & MISC

  • He’s thorough when washing his hands (pump soap) & drying them. He likes to throw up the towel for fun when he’s done.
  • He does a decent job brushing his own teeth (but we brush them, too)
  • Doctor appointment (4/16) for Hep B & Varicella vaccines (afterward he got to shop for Lego Rathtar Escape)
    • Height = 38″ = 14th percentile (WHO) or 21st percentile (CDC)
    • Weight = 33.5 lb. = 41st percentile (WHO) or 43rd percentile (CDC)
  • Dentist appointment (4/19)
  • He said:
    • “Me smell the smell of the soap” (sniffs in the smell)

Waiting for the doctor – April 16, 2018

DAY TIME NAPS & NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • Naps: status quo
  • Night time sleep: I started a new ‘rule’ of no Goppa during the night (4/12) because Todd was still in the habit of waking up at night asking for it. Fortunately, he adjusted to this rule quite well. On 4/14, we started using a new clock (Teach Me Time!) that turns green to indicate when it’s ‘morning time’. We set it to turn green at 5:45 AM because his typical wake-up time is 6 AM (+/-). It stays yellow when it’s ‘night time’. I told him he could ask for Goppa when it’s morning time. Once this month he whispered (I heard him through the baby monitor): “The light is green. It’s morning time. Time to get up.”
  • 1x this month he had a particularly difficult time going to sleep at night (4/18)
  • He said:
    • “You count how many books we read” (after we read books before bed)
    • “Snowbird was fun. Me is glad we’re back home” (right before falling asleep during nap) (4/14)

New clock – April 15, 2018

New clock – April 15, 2018

POTTY TALK

  • Status quo: potty trained except for wearing diapers during naps & night
  • He made a face while in the pool during our Utah trip (4/3); I asked if he was doing a poo-poo, he casually said, “No, just pee-pee.”
  • He said:
    • “Me almost fell in the potty,” (then I laughed) and he said, “You think that is funny, Mama?
    • “Hulk does big green poo-poos?” (he asks while sitting on the toilet)
    • “Why you going up and down, penis? Because it’s my job” (he said while sitting on the toilet)
    • “I know you’re excited, but please be quiet” (he said to Eric after doing a poo-poo)

April 19, 2018

Todd at 3 years, 6.5 months old – March 4, 2018

3 YEARS OLD…MONTH 7
FEB 21, 2018 – MAR 20, 2018

TODD SAID…

  • “Yes, sir” & “Yes sir, Dada”
  • “Yes, indeed”
  • “This is the iss” (he says it a lot, but we don’t know what it means)
  • “Let’s try that”
  • “Go out there in sixty minutes” (to the living room)
  • “You is happy and cute” (he said to me)
  • “I love you” (he said to me out of the blue)
  • “Couple tumors on the side” (he likes to repeat this phrase but we have no idea what he’s talking about)

FAVORITES THIS MONTH

  • Books: The Gruffalo’s Child, Grandma’s are for Giving Tickles, Grandpa’s are for Finding Worms, Thomas Comes to Breakfast, Bath Time for Biscuit, The Incredible Hulk (Little Golden Book)
  • Movies: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Peter Pan
  • if I failed to mention he is a huge Star Wars fan in previous posts, let it be known now! (since shortly after he turned 2)
  • he likes Cindy Lou Who

Jammies – February 25, 2018

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

  • open gym at the gymnastics gym every Monday
  • preschool Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • he loves doing light saber fights & role playing to reenact the Star Wars Duel on Naboo scene
  • he said:
    • “Let’s trange” (when he wants us to switch lightsaber colors and switch roles…Qui Gon, Obiwan, Darth Maul)
    • “I am not Todd, I am Hulk” (he says in his Hulk voice)
    • “I am back to Dr Banner” (in a normal voice)

Hulk – February 23, 2018

Hulk face – February 26, 2018

Ready, set… February 26, 2018

Jump! – February 26, 2018

OUTDOOR PLAY

  • playgrounds & parks
  • playing outside (weekday afternoon/evening)
  • laughing hysterically because another kid kept kicking his foot to make his shoe fly off (and it actually ended up in a tree) (3/19)

March 10, 2018

March 10, 2018

March 10, 2018

Walla Walla Point Park – March 14, 2018

Washington Park – March 17, 2018

March 19, 2018

DEVELOPING SKILLS

  • he recited the whole alphabet
  • he told Eric not to throw the laundry basket on the floor
  • he said:
    • “Sorry” (for throwing a cup) (this was the 1st time (3/4/18) that he said sorry without us asking him to do so)
    • “It is new move: big sit down” (jump & land on his butt on the couch)

Todd likes minions – March 12, 2018

Headed to preschool – March 15, 2018

LEGO LIFE

  • See the post, “Todd’s Lego Review Videos (3 Years, 6-7 Months)
  • New Legos: Hulk Lab Smash; Marvel Super Heroes Hulk vs. Red Hulk.
  • he doesn’t like to ‘mix’ sets when he plays with them
  • he repeatedly reenacts the Duel on Naboo scene with the Lego set of the same name
  • he said:
    • “Me is reviewing the set like Jangbricks reviews the set”
    • “First start off with the ____” (when he reviews Lego sets)
    • “Wait, Dada, this goes with Luke” (when Eric purposely put a Lego Luke head on a trooper, covered by trooper’s mask)

Lego Hulk Smash Lab – February 22, 2018

A NIGHT APART

  • We had to Face time because I went to Seattle for a conference (3/8, 3/9)
  • I sent them a picture of the cookie I received (upon check-in at The Camlin Hotel) & a video clip of my room
  • Eric texted:
    • “Todd either wants to go to that condo house with mama or mama just brings home some cookies”

Face time – March 7, 2018

March 8, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SKIING – MISSION RIDGE

  • the 3 of us skied together 3 times (2/24, 3/3, 3/11)
  • Eric & I skied together while Todd spent 2 hours in the MR daycare (3/18)
  • he does “Hulk bash” at the rope tow
  • skiing on the reins (all chairs)
  • he loves puddle jumping

February 24, 2018

February 24, 2018

Hampton Lodge – March 3, 2018

March 11, 2018

DUMMY DOWNHILL

  • instead of skiing this day, we attended the dummy downhill (at Mission Ridge) after Todd’s nap (3/17)
  • Todd’s favorite part was climbing the snow slope

March 17, 2018

SKIING – STEVEN’S PASS

  • Eric & Todd skied & rode magic carpet (2/28)
  • the 3 of us skied & rode the magic carpet (3/9)

Steven’s Pass – February 28, 2018

Steven’s Pass magic carpet – February 28, 2018

Eric & Todd on magic carpet – March 9, 2018

HIKING – SADDLE ROCK

Eric & Todd – March 4, 2018

Throwing rocks – March 4, 2018

FOOD NOTES

  • he tried avocado for a sticker
  • he ate applesauce with a spoon
  • he likes Chao (vegan) cheese (who doesn’t?!)
  • he asked to go to “Taco Mar” (Taco Del Mar)

Todd eating Chao cheese – March 15, 2018

HEALTH & MISC

  • he climbs on my lap a lot (on the couch & while reading books at bedtime)
  • he said:
    • “Me having another itching day”

March 1, 2018

March 20, 2018

DAY TIME NAPS & NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • naps: status quo
  • he went through a stretch of sleeping through the night that lasted ~2 weeks but other times he wakes up asking for Goppa
  • he likes to “sleep with” Lego sets
  • he said:
    • “Me is just loving you” (at bedtime when I told him to stop squeezing my nose)
    • “Dada, is mama here?” (when I was away from home for 1 night)

March 20, 2018

POTTY TALK

  • status quo: potty trained except for wearing diapers during naps & night
  • he wears a diaper for skiing but they’re always dry
  • he said:
    • “Me really had to go. Me not touch my poo-poo” (sitting on the toilet)

March 3, 2018

March 3, 2018

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