Todd at 2 years, 11 months old – July 19, 2017

YEAR 3, MONTH 11
JUN 21, 2017 – JUL 20, 2017

This is PART ONE of this month’s post because we did so many different activities!

VISITING MY FAMILY – BEND, OR

  • we drove down to see my sister & parents (Thur 6/22 – Mon 6/26)
  • on the way there, Todd had a dry pull up because we made multiple pee stops
  • at a rest area, Todd spotted a kid in a baseball uniform & the kid was nice enough give Todd a ball he’d had for years
  • Dining out: Bend Pizza Kitchen (6/22); Pacific Pizza (6/24); Bonta (6/25); Super Burrito (6/25)
  • Activities: Shevlin Park ~2 mile walk (6/23);¬†Juniper pool swimming (6/23); Elk Lake (6/24); Swim meet (6/25)
  • Eric & I went to Ashley’s dance recital while Karin & Eli stayed home with Todd (6/23)
  • he stood on a step stool to pee directly into the toilet during our visit (NO more Baby Bjorn potty needed!!)
  • he napped in travel bed 2 days

The nice kid who gave Todd his well-worn baseball – June 22, 2017

Nap in Pack ‘n Play – June 25, 2017

June 25, 2017

BEND PIZZA KITCHEN

COUSINS

  • he got to meet his new puppy cousin, Lucy
  • he does somersaults after he runs & jumps into the pillow pile in the play room

Todd with cousin Eli & puppy Lucy – June 24, 2017

Cousins! – June 24, 2017

SHEVLIN PARK

Shevlin Park – June 23, 2017

JUNIPER SWIM & FITNESS CENTER

  • this kiddie pool area was shallow enough for Todd to touch the bottom

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center – June 23, 2017

Elisa & Todd – June 23, 2017

ELK LAKE – DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST

  • he loved digging in the sand & throwing rocks while my family went out on SUPs

Eli & Todd – June 24, 2017

Eli & Todd – June 24, 2017

Cousin Ashley & Grandma on SUPs – June 24, 2017

PACIFIC PIZZA

Pacific Pizza – June 24, 2017

June 24, 2017

OUTSIDE PLAY

Todd’s grandma, grandpa & cousin Ashley – June 24, 2017

Todd & Cousin Eli – June 24, 2017

HEADED BACK HOME

  • on the way home, we had lunch in Madras with mom & dad as they started a long road trip &¬†we stopped at a great park in Moro, OR (6/26)

Hugs goodbye – June 26, 2017

My parents ready to start their trip East – June 26, 2017

Park in Moro, OR – June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017

Carseat nap driving home from Bend, OR – June 26, 2017

VISIT FROM MY FAMILY

  • my sister & her kids (Todd’s cousins) came to visit us (7/16 – 7/21)
  • Dining out: Lemolo (7/17); Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery (7/18); El Porton (7/19)
  • Activities: Ice cream social (7/16), Pioneer Park (7/17), Crescent bar (7/18), Slidewaters (7/19) & pool swims (7/17, 7/20)

PIONEER PARK

July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

CRESCENT BAR

  • this was our 1st visit here, but it won’t be our last! (7/18)
  • the recreation area is still under construction, which was great for Todd because he got to sit on some heavy equipment!
  • the beach is sandy & shallow
  • several times the loud military jets flew by

Crescent Bar – July 18, 2017

Todd with Auntie Karin and cousins – July 18, 2017

Crescent Bar – July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

SADDLE ROCK PUB & BREWERY

Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery – July 18, 2017

SLIDEWATERS

  • we went to Slidewaters (7/19)
  • Todd went down the #1 little slide by himself over & over; he went down #2 little slide, too
  • he was brave enough to try #4 little slide by himself but got flipped over before I caught him at the bottom, so he didn’t repeat that one
  • he went on the big slides with Eric for the 1st time & loved it
  • he loved the frog slide in the kiddie splash area
  • he liked the lazy river & swam with the current; he liked to watch the big bucket dump out
  • on the way home, we stopped by Tunnel Hill winery

Slidewaters – July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

1st time going on the big slide – July 19, 2017

Blue blaster! – July 19, 2017

Snacking on Auntie Karin’s crackers – July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

Tunnel Hill Winery – July 19, 2017

Tunnel Hill Winery – July 19, 2017

EL PORTON

El Porton – July 19, 2017

Cousin Eli likes to style Todd’s hair – July 19, 2017

Todd at 2 years, 9 1/2 months old – June 2, 2017

YEAR 3, MONTH 10
MAY 21, 2017 – JUN 20, 2017

TODD SAID…

  • “got frog in throat”
  • “happy birthday” (Who? We don’t know)
  • “I go go go there” (while looking at pictures of himself at the Everett Children’s Museum)
  • “a long, long time ago”
  • “nice butt” (he said it to both of us separately)
  • “Ee new” (Eli) & “as sigh” (Ashley)

May 22, 2017

ASKING QUESTIONS

  • he exaggerates the up-inflection in his voice at the end of questions
  • he said:
    • “what happened there?” (he asks about pictures in books)
    • “are doing washing?”
    • “are doing running?” (to a mannequin at Alberg’s)

EXPRESSING FEELINGS

  • he said:
    • “I love this guy called Pillow Bear”
    • “I love you” (he said it back to me)
    • “a little nervous”
    • “I’m frustrated”
    • “I’m so mad”
    • “I sleep, I wake up, I say hi Eli, Ashley, Karin, Jason, grandma, grandpa. I love them”
    • “I do” (he draws out ‘do’ & does a cute up-inflection in his voice); he said that when I asked him if he wanted to hold my hand

“Art class” – June 14, 2017

INDOOR FUN

  • playing lightsabers with Eric
  • jumping off the speaker
  • blowing bubbles on the deck
  • dancing to the Batman movie intro
  • watching favorite shows
  • the occasional “art class” (i.e., painting)

Playing lightsabers – May 25, 2017

May 26, 2017

Balance! – June 15, 2017

THE JOY OF SPRINKLERS

  • running through sprinklers & playing with a neighbor boy (Wyatt)

All wet – May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

MORE WATER

June 14, 2017

ANIMAL FRIENDS

Todd & Seven – May 22, 2017

Todd & Seven -June 14, 2017

SHOPPING

  • Todd loves to shop!
  • “I sleep. I wake up. I go get police car. Dada good guy. I go get red car Wal-mart.” (talking about the car shopping carts)
  • we waited for the “black car” (car shopping cart) to be available to ride around in at Fred Meyer
  • Todd’s 1st mask…in what becomes a large collection! (5/23)
  • he says:
    • “that’s too much pay” (he points to things in the Target catalog)

May 22, 2017

May 23, 2017

RIVERFRONT ROCK GYM

WALLA WALLA POINT PARK

Eric & Todd – May 21, 2017

June 3, 2017

June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017

APPLE VALLEY GYMNASTICS

  • open gym
  • Eric tried to break some sort of fall by stucking his foot out, but this ironically caused injury to Todd’s nose (5/22)

Todd’s nose vs. Eric’s toe – May 22, 2017

June 5, 2017

WENATCHEE RIVERFRONT RAILWAY

  • riding the mini train (5/27, 6/3, 6/18)
  • jumping in the dirt pile by the mini train tracks (6/16)

Family selfie on the mini train – May 27, 2017

June 3, 2017

June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

OHME GARDENS

  • exploring Ohme Gardens (5/24, 5/29)

Ohme Gardens – May 24, 2017

Elisa & Todd at Ohme Gardens – May 29, 2017

May 29, 2017

May 29, 2017

ROTARY PARK

Todd at Rotary Park – May 31, 2017

HIKING – LAKE CLARA

  • part of Lake Clara trail (with Eric, 6/6)
  • he said, “careful, Todd” while hiking downhill
  • Lake Clara (Todd hiked the full 2.68 mile round trip) (6/11)
  • during hikes Todd likes throwing sticks & rocks and he runs and jumps down the trails

Lake Clara trail – June 6, 2017

Lake Clara hike, Elisa & Todd – June 11, 2017

June 11, 2017

June 11, 2017

June 11, 2017

June 11, 2017

HIKING – SQUILCHUCK STATE PARK

  • Squilchuck State Park (2.35 mile loop) (6/14)

Todd hiking at Squilchuck State Park – June 14, 2017

MOUNTAIN BIKING – SQUILCHUCK STATE PARK

  • mountain biking (5/28)

Elisa & Todd at Squilchuck State Park – May 28, 2017

Eric & Todd – May 28, 2017

May 28, 2017

May 28, 2017

BIKING – LEAVENWORTH

  • Eric took Todd biking (6/08)

June 8, 2017

FIRST BIKE RACE

  • Leavenworth Bike ‘N Juice bike race (6/10)
  • he did a 2-lap race without help (there was an uphill section!)
  • he got to check out fire trucks & gear
  • one firefighter agreed to put his gear on for Todd

Bike ‘N Juice – June 10, 2017

THE POOL IS OPEN!

  • swim at condo pool (5/27, 5/29, 5/31, 6/2, 6/7, 6/18, 6/20)
  • he pretty much picked up his water skills where he left off (last Fall)
  • when he jumps from the deck he really sinks to the bottom! (I wait for him to surface to ‘catch’ him)
  • ‘dolphin’ diving underwater, holding his breath & doing assisted back floats (6/20)
  • he says:
    • “I’m so excited pool!”

May 27, 2017

May 27, 2017

June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017

AVIATION DAY – PANGBORN

  • Aviation Day at Pangborn (6/17)
  • Todd liked sitting in the cars/trucks & planes

Aviation Day – June 17, 2017

June 17, 2017

OTHER ACTIVITIES THIS MONTH

  • road bike ride with Todd in the trailer (5/21)
  • visiting Elisa’s friend, Dwight, at the Apple Capital swim meet (6/4)
  • end of year party for Elisa’s work; Todd liked playing downstairs with Sadie & outside on the deck with Emily’s girls (6/6)
  • playing at Washington Elementary & Washington Park
  • outdoor BBQ where we live

June 16, 2017

MISC

  • he does not like having his hair brushed; he says, “I don’t like it”
  • he sits calmly when getting teeth brushed..yay! (Eric asks him if he wants it done ‘hard or soft,’ so he chooses soft!)
  • we signed Todd up for 2 day/wk preschool (will start in September) & a 4-day dinosaur camp (in July)

Todd & Pillow Bear – June 1, 2017

FOOD & DINING OUT

  • Pizza – Riverfront Rock Gym (5/21), Lemolo (6/4, 6/18), Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery (6/16)
  • Dining out – El Porton (5/23, 6/1), Munchen Haus (6/10)
  • he crunched on whole cumin seeds
  • Food-related things he said:
    • “I want apple juice with ice cubes in it”

Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery – May 27, 2017

Vegan pizza! – May 27, 2017

Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery – June 16, 2017

DAY TIME NAPS

  • he naps for up to 3 hours starting at ~2 PM

June 15, 2017

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • bedtime gets later in summer (i.e., into the 10 PM hour)…so wake up time in the morning is later (into the 7 AM hour); his 9-hour night time sleep continues
  • he loves being read to before bed & I lie down next to his crib as he falls asleep (as usual)
  • he woke up in the night 10 times this month
    • 4:30 AM (5/21)
    • 2:30 AM (5/23)
    • ~2:45 AM (5/24)
    • 2:30 AM (5/30)
    • 2:30 AM (6/3)
    • 3:40 AM (6/7); it took an hour for him to get back asleep
    • ~4:00 AM (6/10)
    • ~4:00 AM (6/11)
    • ~4:30 AM (6/17)
    • 12:00 AM & 3:50 AM (6/20); it was very hot inside, so hard to sleep
  • typically he goes back to sleep quickly after drinking a Goppa

POTTY TALK

  • this month he started wearing underwear outside of the house (i.e., not a pull up!)
  • he wears diaper only for naps & night time sleep!
  • “want diaper off, it have full pee pee in it”
  • he took off his own underwear to go pee (5/25)
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