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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

December 20, 2016

2 years 4 months old – December 20, 2016

YEAR 3, MONTH 4
NOV 21 – DEC 20 (2016)

COMMUNICATION
Here are some words said this month (it’s getting to be too many to list):

  • “ah yeah”/”eye yeah” (for yes)
  • “mama catch” (re: ball)
  • “booger” (then he tried to get one out)
  • “fresh Goppa” (Goppa = his “formula milk”)
  • “condo house” (he says it a lot)
  • “okay”
  • “go away, Dada” (just once!)
  • he repeated back “I love you” (12/15)
  • “Santa”
  • “scene” (for parts of shows he watches)
  • 5-word sentence: “Mama, take trooper head off”
  • “rope tow”
  • and…his speech articulation is getting very good!
Watching a ski movie -November 21, 2016

Watching a ski movie -November 21, 2016

COGNITIVE-EMOTIONAL

  • he got scared watching “The Polar Express” & pulled me tight and didn’t let me go (12/6)
  • he counts up to 10 on his own, no prompts (12/19)
  • he told Eric about his “night night show” (dream) about  “fresh powder..crash..boo-boo bear”
  • he knows colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, black with some errors (i.e. he mixes up green & blue)
Apple Valley Gymnastics - December 12, 2016

Apple Valley Gymnastics – December 12, 2016

ENTERTAINMENT

  • playing at Apple Valley Gymnastics (12/17, 12/19); he says “gym..jump..slide”
  • he loves watching “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (he calls it “Oompa”), “Elf,” & “Batman” (the original); he loves watching certain scenes over & over (he yells “more!”)
  • iPad games, letter writing apps
  • in the car he loves bobbing his head to music & he says, “dance song”
  • he loves books & his favorites include his Star Wars books (2) and the books in his set, “Amazing Machines: Truckload of Fun (10-Book Set),” by Tony Mitton (especially “Dazzling Diggers”)
  • he says “Walla Walla Park” daily even though we haven’t been there since mid-November

THANKSGIVING

  • we visited family in Bend, OR (11/23 – 11/27)
  • Todd’s great aunt Elaine & great uncle Jeff were there, too
  • he loved playing with Legos, cars, battery-operated trains, jumping into pillows & laughing at Eli being silly with a doll in a dump truck
  • he was very gentle with Kaiser (cat)
  • we walked at Shevlin Park (11/24)
  • we went to visit Santa with Todd’s cousins but Todd wouldn’t sit on Santa (11/25)
  • we went to open gym at a gymnastics place (11/26)
  • dining out: Spork (11/23); Cafe Yumm (11/26); Pacific Pizza & Brew (11/26)
  • he said “I need Boones” after we left
  • on the way home we stopped at Sharky’s Pizza Shack in Yakima, WA, for a great vegan pizza (11/27)
  • on the way home he said “grandma, grandpa, Ashley, Eli” and did kisses in the air
  • Ashley sounds like “Ah-side” & Eli sounds like “Ee-die”
November 24, 2016

Shevlin Park – November 24, 2016

November 24, 2016

Shevlin Park – November 24, 2016

Ashley & Todd - November 24, 2016

Ashley & Todd – November 24, 2016

Cousins - November 26, 2016

Cousins – November 26, 2016

Todd & Kaiser

Todd & Kaiser

SKIING – STEVEN’S PASS

  • Eric took Todd to Steven’s Pass (11/29)
  • King-5 was filming and Eric & Todd were on the TV news that evening
  • Todd said “I ski” & said he was eating “fresh powder”
Eric had the stroller loaded up! - November 29, 2016

Eric had the stroller loaded up! – November 29, 2016

SKIIING- MISSION RIDGE

  • 12/3, 12/4, 12/10, 12/11, & 12/18
  • Eric takes Todd on the rope tow, then we have french fries in the lodge, then Todd plays in the snow or goes down the snow “slide”
  • he says “fresh powder” (sounds like “powdoo”)
  • he frequently says “Mama, Dada, Todd, ski”
  • he started pointing out “dada trees” after I told him about different sizes of trees using the terms “baby tree/mama tree/dada tree”

Hampton Lodge - December 3, 2016

Hampton Lodge – December 3, 2016

December 4, 2016

December 4, 2016

Top of the snow "slide" - December 10, 2016

Top of the snow “slide” – December 10, 2016

SNOW PLAY AT HOME

  • we love living where it snows regularly during Winter 🙂
  • he did some skiing at the condo (12/6 & 12/9)
  • he told Eric about his dream (he called it “night night show”) & his “crash” in “fresh powder”
  • Eric pulled him in the red sled that Grandma got him last year (12/20)

December 6, 2016

December 6, 2016

December 20, 2016

December 20, 2016

FOOD NOTES

  • he calls his apple slices “apple boats”
  • he asks for “ice cream” (non-dairy gelato) at Ice (in Pybus Public Market)
Chompers - November 28, 2016

Chompers – November 28, 2016

Eating non-dairy gelato at Ice - 12/17/16

Eating non-dairy gelato at Ice – 12/17/16

DAY TIME NAPS

  • no change from last month!
  • he took off his diaper during his nap (because he slept without pants)…and afterward we had to wash his sheets (12/5)
Wiped out after skiing at Steven's Pass - November 29, 2016

Wiped out after skiing at Steven’s Pass – November 29, 2016

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • he woke up in the night 4x but he fell back asleep without me needing to do much
    • at 12:45 AM (11/27)
    • at 3:30 AM…barely (11/28)
    • at 1:20 AM…asking for “Goppa” (12/8)
    • at 3:00 AM…asking for “Obiwan” (which means he needs to be covered up with his fuzzy off-white blanket) (12/11)
  • we give him water at night; he calls it “Goppa water”
  • he said “hand, Mama” (he asked for me to hold his hand through the crib rails) (12/1)
  • he started saying “Dada, Mama, Todd, sleep” before bed in his crib (12/15)
  • at 4 AM he said “Batman show” (in his sleep, I think) (12/18)
  • he started telling me I could “go” at night (instead of staying by his crib until he falls asleep)
  • we snuggled on Eric’s bed & Todd called for a group hug (12/19)
November 24, 2016

November 24, 2016

POTTY TALK

  • he poops in the toilet…status quo!
  • he pees mostly in his diaper unless we ask him to do a “stand up pee-pee” in his baby potty (he complies most of the time)…then he gets to “dangle” for ~10 minutes
  • we’re still waiting for him to *initiate* peeing in his baby potty
Todd loves shopping - December 14, 2016

Todd loves shopping – December 14, 2016

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