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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), Peter Pan
  • 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

 

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

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