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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

2 years, 5 months old – January 22, 2017

YEAR 3, MONTH 6
JAN 21, 2017 – FEB 20, 2017

TODD SAYS…

  • “big mess” (he tipped over shoe rack)
  • “hand clap” (talking about a song)
  • “put in mouth, take away” (I told him I’d take something away if he put something in his  mouth)
  • “key, lock door, go shop” (he said when I showed him a flash card with picture of a key)
  • “got sick, I barf”
  • “Todd afraid” (when watching Home Alone scene with furnace)
  • “fight”
  • “nukin'” (he says during snowfall)
  • “this”
  • “I’m safe” (he said while standing on the back of couch…since I always tell him to “be safe”)
  • “Subaru car”

HAVING FUN

  • he has a sense of humor: he jokes with Eric by saying “mama” going down the stairs when he knows I’m not there (see above^^)
  • playing in the snow
  • he likes to kick snow banks when walking from the “Subaru car” to the “condo house” & he says “kick” each time he kicks
  • cracking up to Home Alone scene (Kevin sledding down the stairs & out the door)
  • he asks for “Lady Gaga” (to watch the Super Bowl half-time show that we recorded)
  • Favorite TV shows: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Bob the Builder, He-Man
  • Favorite YouTube: “new Luke” (dance mix Darth Vader song)
  • he loves books & learning; he knows shapes like triangle, diamond, heart & circle
  • he says “I try again” while repeatedly stacking blocks as high as he can
  • he repeats “super cool!” when he plays this one iPad game (see video clip below)

February 3, 2017

SKIING – MISSION RIDGE

  • 12 days skiing at MR (Jan 21, 22, 28, 29; Feb 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19)
  • our friends watched Todd in the lodge while Eric & I got to ski some Central Park powder! (1/22)
  • he went off the box jump (2/12)
  • he loves to eat fresh powder while skiing & eat cups o’ fresh powder apres-ski
  • he loves to walk around on the outside deck at the lodge

“Fresh powder” – January 22, 2017

January 22, 2017

January 23, 2017

Todd & Eric – January 29, 2017

Eric & Todd Skiing Bomber Bowl – January 29, 2017

SKI MOVIES

FOOD NOTES & DINING OUT

  • he likes to drink from straws
  • he likes to crunch on raw pasta & ice cubes
  • he likes crispy pizza crust & the crust is the only part of the pizza he eats (Papa Murphy)
  • when he drinks or eats something good, he makes sound “Cahh”
  • he called a muffin “pie”
  • Dining out: El Porton (1/28, 2/4, 2/10, 2/19)

El Porton – February 19, 2017

MISC

  • he got a cold virus this month, but not bad!

Elisa & Todd – January 28, 2017

Midway Lodge at Mission Ridge – February 19, 2017

LOVABLE TODD

  • lots of saying “thank you” this month (sounds like “sank you”)
  • very snuggly on the couch this month
  • he kissed Eli’s picture & Ashley’s picture before bed, repeated “I love you, Ashley. I love you, Eli.”
  • he has a crazy laugh that I love about him 😀

February 5, 2017

DAY TIME NAPS

  • still no change from prior months
  • he starts naps between 1 PM & 2 PM, then sleeps in his crib up to 3 hours
  • he rarely falls asleep in the car (mostly because our car rides are so nice and short!) but this month he fell asleep twice after skiing

February 18, 2017

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • status quo bedtime (~9 PM) & wake up time (~6 AM) = 9 hours of night time sleep
  • he woke up in the night 8x & fell back asleep pretty quickly
    • woke up 3:15 AM for goppa (1/30)
    • woke up 1:50 AM for goppa & “need Dada” (2/1)
    • woke up 1:50 AM for goppa (2/3)
    • woke up 3 AM “goppa water” (2/4)
    • woke up 1:50 AM & needed “mama stay” & “mama hand” (2/5)
    • woke up 2:50 AM “mama stay” (2/7)
    • woke up 4:15 AM (2/11)
    • woke up 5 AM (2/13)
  • once it seemed like he was talking in his sleep  at 3 AM (I heard him say, “Dada! dada!”)
  • he uses Pillow Bear’s leg as a pillow & he likes to stuff his pillow blanket behind his neck
  • he started sleeping with the “fuzzy” (i.e., blanket) that Ashley made him
  • he barfed in his bed twice in one night (2/5)
  • before bed he likes me to “draw car” (and diggers) on the Magna doodle (repeatedly)
  • he says “mama stay” (sounds like “mama day”) when he goes to sleep at night

Pillow Bear & Todd – February 3, 2017

Bedtime – February 3, 2017

POTTY TALK

  • he initiated a pee-pee in his baby potty
  • he rarely misses poo-poos in toilet
  • he jokes with Eric by saying he needs “five” wipes when Eric asks him how many will be needed to wipe his butt after doing a poo-poo

January 23, 2017

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