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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)
  • 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

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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