You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Mission Ridge’ tag.

 

Todd at 2 years, 4.5 months – January 8, 2017

YEAR 3, MONTH 5
DEC 21, 2016 – JAN 20, 2017

TODD SAYS…

  • “ouch” [when Eric trimmed his hair for the 1st time, even though it didn’t hurt (1/13)]
  • “gym, jump, slide”
  • “out!” (he says when he wants out of his crib)
  • “want” (this is new; he used to say “need”)
  • “make coffee” (he heard the sound of the espresso machine)
  • “fresh powder pants” (I asked him what I should wear in the snow)
  • “football” (he saw someone wearing a Seahawks hat)
  • “big, heavy dump truck”
  • “dada wash dishes,” “dada toot,” “dada drive, Todd ride, mama ride” (in the car)
  • “watch Todd” (he likes watching pictures on my laptop)
  • “ball hit face, booboo bear”
  • “no way how” (no way, no how)

FAVORITE SHOWS

  • “please, dada, put Elf show on”
  • “more cut tree guy” (meaning Clark Griswold in Christmas Vacation)
  • “white chewie show” (means Frozen)
  • “afraid” (of “white chewie,” which is the snowy monster in Frozen)
  • “watch Oompa show right now!” (he says “right now” a lot)
  • “new Luke” (his name for the YouTube video of dance-mix Darth Vader song, linked below)

COGNITION

  • he tries to count his fingers while trying to put each one up
  • he loves his new “gold bug” book (Richard Scarry)
  • uses descriptors when asking for something i.e. “yellow cup”

Richard Scarry’s Cars & Trucks & Things That Go – January 1, 2017

CHRISTMAS

  • we spend Christmas with my family in Bend, OR (12/21-12/26)
  • on the way there, we took the scenic route & Todd barfed from car sickness (12/21)
  • dinners at my parents’ house (12/23-12/25)
  • swimming at Juniper (12/23)
  • dining out on the way home (El Mirador, Yakima) (12/26); video of him saying “no way, no way, no way!!” and laughing
Apres-ski fries - December 22, 2016

Apres-ski fries – December 22, 2016

Cousins - December 24, 2016

Cousins – December 24, 2016

December 24, 2016

December 24, 2016

Todd's 3rd Christmas morning - December 25, 2016

Todd’s 3rd Christmas morning – December 25, 2016

SKIING – MT BACHELOR

  • skiing at Mt Bachelor, Carrousel chair (12/21 & 12/22)
  • 1st chair lift ride!! (12/22)
Mt Bachelor - December 22, 2016

Mt Bachelor – December 22, 2016

1st day riding a chairlift! - December 22, 2016

1st day riding a chairlift! – December 22, 2016

Eric & Todd at Mt Bachelor - December 22, 2016

Eric & Todd at Mt Bachelor – December 22, 2016

SKIING – LOUP LOUP

  • skiing at Loup Loup Ski Bowl (Okanogan, WA) (12/28)
  • 2 chairlift rides
  • he was excited to see “Chewie guy” (someone with a coat that was all faux furry looking)

SKIING – STEVENS PASS

  • skiing at Stevens Pass (12/30)

Stevens Pass – December 30, 2016

SKIIING – MISSION RIDGE

  • skiing at MR (1/8, 1/15, 1/16, 1/19)
  • 1st time riding a double chairlift (1/8)
  • we took him on Liberator quad chair but Eric had to carry him most of the way down to Midway (1/8)
  • he did Ch 1, Liberator, and Ch 1 (1/15)
  • 5 runs on chair 1 (1/16)
  • Eric took Todd skiing when I was working; they did 5 runs on chair 1)

Mission Ridge – January 15, 2017

Mission Ridge – January 15, 2017

SKI BIKE & SNOW PLAY!

  • 1st time using his bike with ski attachments (12/27)
  • snow play after I got off work (1/9)

Ski bike – December 27, 2016

December 27, 2016

Washington Elementary – December 27, 2016

January 18, 2017

MISC

  • Apple Valley Gymnastics (1/2, 1/7, 1/14)
  • he can walk along a balance beam then jump off the end

He loves his swing! – January 9, 2017

FOOD NOTES & DINING OUT

  • (goppa = his non-dairy milk blend)
  • he asks for specific “goppas” because his sippy cups have different stickers on them (i.e., Chewie goppa, Leia goppa, Falcon goppa, Luke goppa)
  • he said “watermelon” (sounds like “wadoomelon”) when I asked him what we should shop for at the store
  • he calls frozen blueberries “blue candy”
  • dining out: Fonda Oaxaquena (1/20)

Dining out at Fonda Oaxaquena – January 20, 2017

DAY TIME NAPS

  • no change from prior months
  • he starts naps between 1 PM & 2 PM, then sleeps in his crib up to 3 hours
Napping in the car - December 26, 2016

Napping in the car – December 26, 2016

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • he woke up in the night 4x & fell back asleep pretty quickly
    • woke up ~3:15 AM saying “Boone house” and “out,” then in the morning he said “wake up” (12/22)
    • woke up ~3:30 AM asking for “goppa water”
    • woke up ~4:15 AM asking for “pillow blanket”
    • brief cry at 11 PM but went right back to sleep without my attention (1/9)
    • woke up at ~4:15 AM (had a goppa)
  • bedtime is usually ~9 PM & wake up time is usually ~6 AM = 9 hours of night time sleep (status quo)
  • “nap time” (he said it before bed when he was ready to sleep at night)
  • he doesn’t always turn on his aquarium soother at night
  • giggling before he went to sleep (1/6)
  • I whisper “I love you” before bed, and he whispers “aye yeah”
  • I lie down next to his crib for ~10 minutes, then I leave after he falls asleep

January 19, 2017

POTTY TALK

  • we consider him basically potty trained for poo-poo: he walks into the bathroom, puts the toilet lid up and starts to put his potty ring on the seat when he has to go
  • he does lots of stand up pee-pees in the baby potty (when we ask him to go)
  • I caught him before he was going to pee on my bed, then he peed in his baby potty

Walla Walla Point Park – January 9, 2017

Todd at 2 years + ~2 weeks - September 7, 2016

Todd at 2 years + ~2 weeks – September 7, 2016

YEAR 3, MONTH 1
AUG 21 – SEPT 20 (2016)

2ND BIRTHDAY

  • my parents had been visiting from Oregon since 8/17 (see last month’s post)
  • Todd’s birthday (August 21) was on the last day of their visit before going back home on 8/22
  • I took a video of me singing “Happy Birthday” to him just after he woke up in the morning, just like I did last year
  • we all went swimming then Todd had his nap, then we had dinner at my parent’s campsite

Confluence State Park - August 21, 2016

Confluence State Park – August 21, 2016

2 years old - August 21, 2016

2 years old – August 21, 2016

He loves grass! - August 21, 2016

He loves grass! – August 21, 2016

COMMUNICATION & COGNITION

  • he says “two” when we ask him how old he is
  • he says “two” when we ask him pretty much any question that has a number for an answer
  • he said “baby” while holding his baby (8/22)
  • he makes a sign for kiss (like blowing a kiss)
  • he said “garbage” (sounds like “cap-odge”)
  • he says “mama, outside” (outside sounds like “oss eye”)
  • he says “oof” for dogs
  • when he backs up he says “beep, beep”
  • he said “wow”
  • he gave me a big wrap around hug when I got home from work
  • he frequently asks “help, please” (“ah-p, pease”)
  • he says “more” when swinging (sounds like “mo”)
  • he said “no way” (9/9)
  • he says “shoe”
  • he stopped needing to sign “more” because he says “mo”
  • he repeated “skinny cat” (it’s what we say when we ask him to put his arms overhead to take off his shirts) (9/15)
  • he said “me” & “you” (9/17)

A FEW OF HIS FAVORITE THINGS

  • playing on our outside deck
  • trying to drop toys off the deck
  • jumping on my bed
  • holding my hand during walks
  • having me get his “formula milk” for him (i.e. he insists “mama”)
  • doing somersaults onto stacked up pillows in the living room
  • taking baths
  • swinging at parks
  • laying down on grass
  • playing with Lego Duplos
  • playing with Lego apps on iPhone/iPad
  • “reading” books in the glider chair
  • watching Formula 1 car racing on TV
  • sitting in the driver’s seat of the car
  • snuggling & dancing with “Pillow Bear”
New Lego dump truck - August 24, 2016

New Lego dump truck – August 24, 2016

Todd "reading" books - August 29, 2016

Todd “reading” books – August 29, 2016

Geared up to watch Formula 1 car racing - September 2, 2016

Geared up to watch Formula 1 car racing – September 2, 2016

Driver's seat - September 20, 2016

Driver’s seat – September 20, 2016

DAY TIME ACTIVITIES WITH ERIC
“Stay-At-Home-Dada” (SAHD)

  • painting with watercolors (8/22)
  • riding a public bus (8/22)
  • riding his Globber
  • watching the “diggers” & heavy equipment trucks at Washington Elementary
  • walking at Mission Ridge (8/31)
  • scenic drive, Wenatchee National Forest (Entiat) (9/2)
  • trying out his bike on the pedestrian bridge over the train tracks
  • checking out model airplanes in East Wenatchee (9/8)
  • walking at Horse Lake Rd (9/14)
  • walking at Dry Gulch (9/19)
  • fossil finding at Old Blewitt Pass (9/20)
1st time painting - August 22, 2016

1st time painting – August 22, 2016

Todd on his Globber - August 25, 2016

Todd on his Globber – August 25, 2016

Eric & Todd selfie - August 26, 2016

Eric & Todd selfie – August 26, 2016

Eric & Todd checked out the landslide at Mission Ridge - August 31, 2016

Eric & Todd checked out the landslide at Mission Ridge – August 31, 2016

Todd at Mission Ridge - August 31, 2016

Todd at Mission Ridge – August 31, 2016

Bridge over train tracks - September 6, 2016

Bridge over train tracks – September 6, 2016

He was a really good boy around the airplanes - September 8, 2016

He was a really good boy around the airplanes – September 8, 2016

Todd at Horse Lake Rd - September 14, 2016

Todd at Horse Lake Rd – September 14, 2016

Todd at Dry Gulch - September 19, 2016

Todd at Dry Gulch – September 19, 2016

Fossil finding - September 20, 2016

Fossil finding – September 20, 2016

FAMILY ACTIVITIES & DINING OUT

  • stroller walks on the Canal Trail (8/27 & 8/28) and picking/eating grapes
  • neighborhood bike ride with Todd riding in the bike trailer, then play at Washington Park (slide, swing, playing with other kids with soccer ball) (9/5)
  • afternoon/evening walk over the train tracks, then stopped into Saddle Rock Brewery for a beer (Eric, Elisa) & apple juice (Todd) (9/6)
  • afternoon/evening play at Pioneer Park; he climbed up rails to the top of the play equipment (9/7)
  • 15 mile bike ride (using bike trailer) to the Apple Capital Loop Trail & (vegan) pizza at Saddle Rock Brewery (9/10)
  • morning walk over the train tracks, then had (delicious!) vegan waffles at The Hunter’s Wife Health Bar (our first time there) (9/11)
  • 9.68 mile bike ride (using bike trailer) to the Apple Capital Loop Trail & walk around at Pybus Market (9/17); we had (dairy free) sorbetto at Ice; later that day we had dinner at La Fuente
  • 4.30 mile hike (with & without stroller) toward Castle Rock (9/19); Todd did some hiking and trail running!
  • afternoon/evening play at Methow Park; he met new friends & went down a big slide by himself (9/19)
  • evening pub trivia at Saddle Rock Brewery (9/20)
Eating grapes on the canal trail - August 27, 2016

Eating grapes on the canal trail – August 27, 2016

Demonstrating his "jump off with both feet stopping technique" - August 27, 2016

Demonstrating his “jump off with both feet stopping technique” – August 27, 2016

Saddle Rock Brewery - September 6, 2016

Saddle Rock Brewery – September 6, 2016

Eric with Todd in the stroller on the trail toward Castle Rock - September 18, 2016

Eric with Todd in the stroller on the trail toward Castle Rock – September 18, 2016

SWIMMING SKILLS PROGRESSION
(see the post “Todd’s Swim Videos (~2 years old)“)

  • he flipped from tummy to back (8/23)
  • he let me put him on his back to go in circles (8/25)
  • he tried to flip over onto his back (8/26)
  • he pushed off from steps, went onto his back briefly, then back to tummy (8/28)
  • he pushed off backward from the ladder in the deep end (8/28)
  • he did a full flip (i.e. feet over head) underwater (8/29)
  • he floats prone with his back/butt right up to the surface (8/31)
  • he did 5 full linked arm swimming strokes (9/3)
  • he put his head back while on the steps (9/9)
  • he kicked while holding on to the steps (9/9)
  • when jumping in from the side of the pool, I let him go under, then bob up before I grabbed him (9/15)
  • last swim in the condo pool this year (9/15)
Todd underwater - August 25, 2016

Todd underwater – August 25, 2016

Todd underwater - August 26, 2016

Todd underwater – August 26, 2016

Elisa & Todd - August 26, 2016

Elisa & Todd – August 26, 2016

Todd underwater - August 28, 2016

Todd underwater – August 28, 2016

Todd & Elisa - September 4, 2016

Todd & Elisa – September 4, 2016

Frame grab from GoPro - September 15, 2016

Frame grab from GoPro – September 15, 2016

SECOND YEAR MOLARS

  • his first second year molar started coming in (bottom, right)
  • that’s his 15th tooth
La Fuente - September 17, 2016

La Fuente – September 17, 2016

FOOD NOTES

  • he’s lost interest in eating pancake & drinking green smoothie for breakfast
  • new favorite breakfast food = plain pasta (twists)
  • he loves cashew pieces, roasted pumpkin seeds
  • favorite fruit = grapes; he also starting eating orange slices
  • he still drinks his “formula milk” upon waking, before nap, afternoon, and evening/before bed…he loves it!
  • he has this funny habit of hanging upside down off the papasan chair to drink it
Mmm, vegan ice cream! - September 4, 2016

Mmm, vegan ice cream! – September 4, 2016

"Todd's chair" - September 4, 2016

“Todd’s chair” – September 4, 2016

Upside down drinking - September 15, 2016

Upside down drinking – September 15, 2016

DAY TIME NAPS

  • Starting this month I’m NO longer tracking nap start/end times & nap durations!
  • Todd did just fine with having Eric put him to bed for naps instead of me (weekdays)
  • his nap time starts in early afternoon, let’s say “1:00 ish” (+/-)
  • sleep duration is unchanged (~2-3 hrs)
  • he wakes up from his nap when I get home from work or just before (i.e. in the 3 or 4 o’clock hour)
  • he’ll say “mama” when he hears me come in the door
  • if he’s already awake & out of bed when I come home, he runs over to me with a big smile and gives me a hug & kiss 🙂

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • he woke up crying in the night 4x this month
  • on 3 of those 4 nights he woke up at either 4 AM (once) or 4:30 AM (twice)…unusual times for him to wake up!
  • all 4 times he quickly went back to sleep after having a “formula milk”
  • starting this month, I’m NO longer tracking bed times & morning wake-up times!
  • he still sleeps roughly ~9-10 hours per night (same as it’s been for a looong time)
  • when he goes to bed at night, I lie down with a pillow on the floor next to his crib & I hold his hand through the crib rails until he falls asleep
  • he likes to turn on his Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother (aquarium lights & music) before he falls asleep
August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016

A NEW MORNING WAKE-UP ROUTINE
AKA…where did my snuggly baby go? (sniff, sniff)

  • so…in past months Todd’s morning wake-up routine was that he’d sit & snuggle with me in my glider chair for a long time, while he drank his first “formula milk” of the day & I read books to him
  • well…that started to change during his 24th month because we had to stay in our house without furniture in it for the 2 weeks before our official moving day of August 6th
  • then…once we moved, we had a week when family was staying with us, so Todd liked getting right out of bed to play instead of snuggle with his mama

Which brings us to the current month–

  • early on I recalled at least a few days when he did sit with me & read/snuggle
  • then there were some days when he wanted to just hang out in his bed while drinking his formula milk
  • on 8/27 I sat in the glider chair (next to his crib) while Todd stayed in his crib; I held his stuffed frog like a baby & rocked him. Then, the next day when I sat in the glider chair while Todd stayed in his crib, Todd handed me his frog and his baby to rock…how sweet!
  • he asks to get out of bed by saying something like “es-chew”
  • when he gets out of bed, he pretty much goes straight out to the living room with his pillow blankets
September 14, 2016

September 14, 2016

POTTY TALK

  • starting this month, I’m NO longer tracking every poop in the potty vs. every poop that didn’t make it there!
  • I’d say he generally does more poops in the toilet than not in the toilet
  • the vast majority of pee-pees are going in his diaper (size 6)
  • on 9/6 he seemed like he needed to go poo-poo, so I asked him about sitting on the toilet, but he motioned to his baby potty, then he did one there instead (a first!)
  • 1st poop in the bathtub 😀 (never did that before!) (9/20)
On the canal trail - August 27, 2016

On the canal trail – August 27, 2016

Todd is such a sweet boy and generous with kisses! - August 27, 2016

Todd is such a sweet boy and generous with kisses! – August 27, 2016

 

"There are those who are appalled because I am so vocal about injustice, yet I am equally appalled by their silence." Lujene Clark

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 3,875 other followers

"My purpose is not to offend you, it is to provoke you to think." Unknown

Categories

My Last 50 Blog Posts

Archives

April 2017
S M T W T F S
« Feb    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30  

Blog Stats

  • 147,185 hits
%d bloggers like this: