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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

19.5 months old - April 1, 2016

19.5 months old – April 1, 2016

TWENTIETH MONTH
MARCH 21 – APRIL 21 (2016)

OUTDOOR FUN

  • outdoor roaming
  • stroller walks
  • hot tub swims
  • petting the neighbor’s dog
  • getting things out of the garage to play with (i.e. skateboards, ski poles)
  • waving at cars
  • sitting on “his” (serpentinite) rock
March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016

Sitting on Serpentinite - April 14, 2016

Sitting on Serpentinite – April 14, 2016

COMMUNICATION & LEARNING

  • started doing “thumbs up” with both hands (3/25)
  • he repeated “magic carpet” (3/27)
  • he repeated “eye” to command (4/1)
  • he likes to do “body part identification & review” by pointing to different parts on himself or us while I name the thing (i.e. nose, eye, ear, hair, etc)
  • correctly pointed to ears when I asked, “Where is Pillow Bear’s ear?” and “Where is Todd’s ear?” (3/30)
  • said ski “sgee” constantly (5/5)
  • likes to make loud sounds
  • likes to make sounds in cardboard tubes/vacuum cleaner tube
  • I told him to count with his fingers and he seemed to imitate by holding up thumb & 1st finger (4/12)
  • this was the first month he really started waving
  • he tries to open the oven door even though he knows he’s not supposed to
Thumbs up! - March 25, 2016

Thumbs up! – March 25, 2016

SKI WEEKENDS IN WENATCHEE

  • Mission Ridge (3/26)
  • Stevens Pass magic carpet (3/27)
  • Mission Ridge (4/2 – 4/3)
  • Mission Ridge (4/9 – 4/10)
  • playing outside on the condo deck
  • Todd loved playing on the grass with our condo neighbors (4/9)
  • nap on both Eric & me before driving home (4/10)
  • we stopped at a park in Cashmere and he loved interacting with the other kids, he started to kiss one little girl and was super smiley & happy (4/15)
  • Mission Ridge (4/16) – our last day skiing of the season
Eric & Todd on the Mission Ridge rope tow - March 26, 2016

Eric & Todd on the Mission Ridge rope tow – March 26, 2016

Stevens Pass Ski Area - March 27, 2016

Stevens Pass Ski Area – March 27, 2016

Mission Ridge ski area - April 2, 2016

Mission Ridge ski area – April 2, 2016

SILLY BOY

  • when Eric picks him up he “jogs” his legs in the air
  • he scrunches up his eyes & mouth to make silly expressions
  • he loves looking at himself in window reflections
Dada's skis - March 22, 2016

Dada’s skis – March 22, 2016

GROSS MOTOR

  • he does multiple solid jumps in a row without stopping (~10x)
  • jumping off the couch & landing on his feet on the floor
  • “skiing” up & over the upside-down balance board (4/1)
  • crawling under coffee table without hitting his head
  • able to sit on a regular park swing by himself while being gently pushed
  • climbing up park slides & going down by himself (close supervision)
  • able to walk up stairs without holding on

Cashmere, WA - April 15, 2016

Cashmere, WA – April 15, 2016

PLAY

  • skateboarding in the house
  • driving his Little Tikes car over the upside-down balance board (4/1)
  • likes the “Twinkle twinkle” song on the “lap pup,” plays it repeatedly & dances as he sits
  • stacking cans 3 levels high & knocking them over
  • likes to “dive” over the handlebars of his Little Tikes car
  • new Razor Scuttlebug bike (4/19)
  • watching our ski videos on YouTube

BABYSITTER DAYS

  • I worked 12 full or half days.  He loves when his babysitter, Jeri, comes to play with him!  They go outside daily to explore…
Babysitter pic - March 30, 2016

Babysitter pic – March 30, 2016

Babysitter pic - March 31, 2016

Babysitter pic – March 31, 2016

Babysitter pic - March 31, 2016

Babysitter pic – March 31, 2016

Babysitter pic - April 13, 2016

Babysitter pic – April 13, 2016

Babysitter pic - April 20, 2016

Babysitter pic – April 20, 2016

FAMILY VISIT

  • visit from Darren & Sandie (4/18)
  • this was the first time Todd met his Uncle Darren (Eric’s brother)
  • Todd took a little while to warm up, but then snuggled with Darren a lot & gave out kisses 🙂
Todd with Darren & Sandie - April 18, 2016

Todd with Darren & Sandie – April 18, 2016

TEETH

  • bottom right lateral incisor poking through (4/6)
  • that’s his 11th tooth
  • Dentist check-up (4/8)

HEALTH

  • start of (yet another!) cold (4/10)
  • this was the worst one yet because he really “acted” sick (for the first time)
  • 4/11– he spent a lot of time in my chair in the morning (and fell asleep there), and he took naps on couch & Aerobed instead of his crib
  • 4/12– he napped twice on the Aerobed, in addition to a 1 hr crib nap
  • 4/13– he napped once on the Aerobed, in addition to a 1.5 hr crib nap
Sick Todd - April 11, 2016

Sick Todd – April 11, 2016

Sick Todd - April 11, 2016

Sick Todd – April 11, 2016

FOOD

  • now he can handle eating a banana “whole” instead of needing it cut up
  • Cafe Rio (4/1)
  • eating ketchup plain (4/8)
  • Carlos 1800 (4/8)
  • Carlos 1800 (4/15)

DAY TIME NAPS

  • crib naps were generally 2-3+ hours
  • longest nap = 3.75 hours (4/15)
  • shortest nap = 1.0 hour (more than once)
  • when he was sick he had informal naps on Aerobed (as described above)
Car nap - March 26, 2016

Car nap – March 26, 2016

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • he woke up crying in the night 13x this month
  • this was Todd’s worst sleep month since he was ~9 months old (thanks to teething & being sick…ugh!)
  • he followed my instruction “hold my hand” when I’d put him back to bed after night-time wake ups. (I held his hand through the crib rails while he fell back asleep.) (3/31) (4/5)
  • he fell asleep on Eric on the couch before bed (4/4)
  • starting 4/20 I stopped letting Todd look at books when he woke up in the night because it was getting more difficult to get him back to sleep quickly
Eric & Todd - April 4, 2016

Eric & Todd – April 4, 2016

POTTY TALK

  • 39 poops were done in the toilet
  • only 5 poops were not done in the toilet (3x he pooped more in the toilet once I got him there)…yay!
  • 1x it was obvious he had to go poo but he refused to sit still, then went in pants
Dada mitts! - April 19, 2016

Dada mitts! (Babysitter pic) – April 19, 2016

See you next month!

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