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Todd at 2 years, 10 1/2 months old – July 1, 2017

YEAR 3, MONTH 11
JUN 21, 2017 – JUL 20, 2017

This is PART 2 of this month’s post because we did so many different activities!

COMMUNICATION

  • he emphasizes certain words:
    • really hot
    • let’s see here
  • he says:
    • “I want to say hi that kid”
    • “hi, I’m Todd”
    • “you okay?” (to me when I coughed)
    • “mostly use Globber”
    • “just a little dot. I don’t wipe off” (when we put sunscreen on him)
    • “this shirt, I love this shirt” (while wearing his Champion tank top)
    • “double time” or “double time it”
    • “I’m not baby anymore”
    • “keep talking” (we don’t know if it means we’re supposed to keep talking or stop talking!)
    • “remember…”
    • “I want open it, see what’s in it” (when we get boxes delivered)
    • “I’m sorry” (for peeing on fan…throwing ball in plants…etc)
    • “I try put mama upside down”
    • “I check one thing. I be right back”

INDOOR PLAY

  • Favorite activities:
    • he loves putting on his masks (he calls them “mask es”)
    • playing lightsabers with Eric
    • playing with his Batman & Darth Vader figures
    • building “condo houses” with me, out of Duplo Legos (then busting them down)
    • watching favorite shows & movies all cozy in his mini tent
    • playing games on our phones (i.e. Lego City) & looking at pictures & videos
    • looking at his Ultimate Bugo-pedia & Ultimate Dino-pedia books & repeatedly asking “what that?”
  • he says:
    • “I need goppa and pillow blanket and other pillow blanket”
    • “I doing good” or “I did it!” (when playing games on phone)
    • “I need help” (when he gets ‘stuck’ while playing Lego City)
    • “power dark side” (while lifting his arm & fist up like in Star Wars)
    • “I like Doc Ock” (book character)
    • “Batman! Robin! Catwoman! Joker! Penguin! Riddler!” (while watching opening scene of Batman movie)
    • “duda duda duda duda…duda duda duda duda…Batman!” (to the tune of the Batman song)
    • “duda duda duda duda…duda duda duda duda…Vader!”
    • “I need fix it better” (when he needs his masks adjusted)
    • “accident” (he said about tearing pages out of a book)
    • “Tri en cerentops” (how he says Triceratops)
    • “Hi, today I go swimming'” (he spoke directly into his popcorn bowl)
    • “get out” (he told Eli when he tried to get into Todd’s tent)

Todd’s cozy tent – July 11, 2017

T-BALL PLAYER

  • he does a 2-handed grip/swing & really connects bat to ball
  • he also likes to do ‘chops’ instead of swings

POOL

  • swim (6/27, 6/28, 7/2, 7/7, 7/9, 7/10, 7/13, 7/14)
  • he initiated a back float from his tummy (6/28)
  • he does big jumps into the pool
  • he wore goggles…just one day (7/7)
  • practicing back float with very light assist (7/13)
  • assisted backward flip at surface (7/14)
  • he said:
    • “mostly be kids in pool”

July 2, 2017

July 2, 2017

July 2, 2017

July 13, 2017

Todd lets me help him on his back – July 13, 2017

WENATCHEE RIVERFRONT RAILWAY

  • we’re regulars riding the mini train (7/4)

We’re regulars on this mini train! – July 4, 2017

PRESCHOOL CAMP

  • 1st preschool experience for “dinosaur camp” (Mon 7/10 – Th 7/13, from 8:30-11:30 AM)
  • Eric & I went mountain biking together (7/11, 7/13)

1st day of preschool camp – July 10, 2017

July 10, 2017

July 10, 2017

OHME GARDENS

  • exploring the gardens (6/28, 6/30, 7/7)
  • he likes to throw pennies in the ponds

Ohme Gardens – June 28, 2017

Ohme Gardens – June 30, 2017

LINCOLN ROCK STATE PARK

  • we love going to the little pea gravel beach in the evening (6/29, 7/3)
  • he likes going in the cold water & throwing rocks
  • he loves to say hi to other kids
  • he said:
    • “I like naked”
    • “I want go farther” (out in the water)

Lincoln Rock State Park – June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017

July 3, 2017

July 3, 2017

July 3, 2017

July 11, 2017

MOUNTAIN BIKING – SQUILCHUCK STATE PARK

  • mountain biking (7/1)

Squilchuck State Park – July 1, 2017

BABY SHOWER & VISITING ERIC’S FAMILY

  • the shower was for Todd’s cousin, Justin (7/8)
  • he said, “ready go see Grammie house” (it was really at Todd’s aunt Dallas’ house)
  • Todd’s favorite part was following the chickens around
  • on the way there, we stopped by the Espresso Chalet on Highway 2 (Index, WA)

Potty stop over Hwy 2 – July 8, 2017

Todd didn’t want to leave this car – July 8, 2017

Todd with Cousin Kylie & Adam – July 8, 2017

Todd & Kylie – July 8, 2017

3 generations – July 8, 2017

July 8, 2017

Todd’s uncle Darren, Aunt Sandie, granddad, grammie & uncle Jeff – July 8, 2017

Abigail & Cousin Justin – July 8, 2017

WALLA WALLA POINT PARK

  • he was drawn to the water…of course! (7/12)
  • before he went in the water, he wanted to wear his fleece jacket in 95 degree weather at the park

July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017

RIDING THE MINI TRAIN – SKYKOMISH

  • on the way to Everett we stopped in Skykomish to ride the mini train (7/15)
  • he loved playing with the train set inside the gift shop/visitor center

The mini train in Skykomish – July 15, 2017

Eric & Todd – July 15, 2017

July 15, 2017

WEDDING CELEBRATION

  • we drove over Steven’s Pass to the Everett Yacht Club to celebrate the marriage of Eric’s college friend, Chris (7/15)
  • Todd loved dancing with the little girls & twirling like they did

Everett Yacht Club – July 15, 2017

July 15, 2017

Dancing with the girls – July 15, 2017

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • open gym at Apple Valley Gymnastics (7/3)
  • Riverfront Rock Gym (7/5)

La Fuente – July 12, 2017

DINING OUT

  • Pizza: Lemolo (7/3); Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery (7/4)
  • Mexican: El Porton (7/1); La Fuente (7/12)
  • Shire Cafe (7/8)

July 2, 2017

DAY TIME NAPS

  • he continues to be a solid napper, with no changes
  • his diaper is usually wet after naps but it was dry on 6/27

June 30, 2017

NIGHT TIME SLEEP

  • he woke up in the night 18x this month (we’re going in the wrong direction…eek!)
    • 1:30 AM (7/17)
    • 2 AM (7/3, 7/15)
    • 3 AM (6/28, 7/12)
    • 3:30 AM (6/21)
    • 4 AM (6/27, 7/1, 7/2, 7/4, 7/8, 7/9, 7/18, 7/20)
    • 5 AM (7/10)
    • 5:30 AM (7/5)
    • 3 AM & 5:30 AM (7/6)
    • 3:30 AM & 5:45 AM (7/7)
  • I left his room at bedtime and he said he was “so mad,” then “want mama come here, I miss her” (6/21)

POTTY TALK

  • no more using Baby potty at home (starting 6/27)
  • he pees straight into toilet by standing on a step stool
  • he started to aim his own penis during pee-pees (6/30)
  • like last month, he only needs a diaper during naps & at night
  • he said:
    • “I pee-pee self” (meaning he didn’t need us to help him aim)

Todd at 2 years, 11 months old – July 19, 2017

YEAR 3, MONTH 11
JUN 21, 2017 – JUL 20, 2017

This is PART ONE of this month’s post because we did so many different activities!

VISITING MY FAMILY – BEND, OR

  • we drove down to see my sister & parents (Thur 6/22 – Mon 6/26)
  • on the way there, Todd had a dry pull up because we made multiple pee stops
  • at a rest area, Todd spotted a kid in a baseball uniform & the kid was nice enough give Todd a ball he’d had for years
  • Dining out: Bend Pizza Kitchen (6/22); Pacific Pizza (6/24); Bonta (6/25); Super Burrito (6/25)
  • Activities: Shevlin Park ~2 mile walk (6/23); Juniper pool swimming (6/23); Elk Lake (6/24); Swim meet (6/25)
  • Eric & I went to Ashley’s dance recital while Karin & Eli stayed home with Todd (6/23)
  • he stood on a step stool to pee directly into the toilet during our visit (NO more Baby Bjorn potty needed!!)
  • he napped in travel bed 2 days

The nice kid who gave Todd his well-worn baseball – June 22, 2017

Nap in Pack ‘n Play – June 25, 2017

June 25, 2017

BEND PIZZA KITCHEN

COUSINS

  • he got to meet his new puppy cousin, Lucy
  • he does somersaults after he runs & jumps into the pillow pile in the play room

Todd with cousin Eli & puppy Lucy – June 24, 2017

Cousins! – June 24, 2017

SHEVLIN PARK

Shevlin Park – June 23, 2017

JUNIPER SWIM & FITNESS CENTER

  • this kiddie pool area was shallow enough for Todd to touch the bottom

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center – June 23, 2017

Elisa & Todd – June 23, 2017

ELK LAKE – DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST

  • he loved digging in the sand & throwing rocks while my family went out on SUPs

Eli & Todd – June 24, 2017

Eli & Todd – June 24, 2017

Cousin Ashley & Grandma on SUPs – June 24, 2017

PACIFIC PIZZA

Pacific Pizza – June 24, 2017

June 24, 2017

OUTSIDE PLAY

Todd’s grandma, grandpa & cousin Ashley – June 24, 2017

Todd & Cousin Eli – June 24, 2017

HEADED BACK HOME

  • on the way home, we had lunch in Madras with mom & dad as they started a long road trip & we stopped at a great park in Moro, OR (6/26)

Hugs goodbye – June 26, 2017

My parents ready to start their trip East – June 26, 2017

Park in Moro, OR – June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017

Carseat nap driving home from Bend, OR – June 26, 2017

VISIT FROM MY FAMILY

  • my sister & her kids (Todd’s cousins) came to visit us (7/16 – 7/21)
  • Dining out: Lemolo (7/17); Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery (7/18); El Porton (7/19)
  • Activities: Ice cream social (7/16), Pioneer Park (7/17), Crescent bar (7/18), Slidewaters (7/19) & pool swims (7/17, 7/20)

PIONEER PARK

July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

CRESCENT BAR

  • this was our 1st visit here, but it won’t be our last! (7/18)
  • the recreation area is still under construction, which was great for Todd because he got to sit on some heavy equipment!
  • the beach is sandy & shallow
  • several times the loud military jets flew by

Crescent Bar – July 18, 2017

Todd with Auntie Karin and cousins – July 18, 2017

Crescent Bar – July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

SADDLE ROCK PUB & BREWERY

Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery – July 18, 2017

SLIDEWATERS

  • we went to Slidewaters (7/19)
  • Todd went down the #1 little slide by himself over & over; he went down #2 little slide, too
  • he was brave enough to try #4 little slide by himself but got flipped over before I caught him at the bottom, so he didn’t repeat that one
  • he went on the big slides with Eric for the 1st time & loved it
  • he loved the frog slide in the kiddie splash area
  • he liked the lazy river & swam with the current; he liked to watch the big bucket dump out
  • on the way home, we stopped by Tunnel Hill winery

Slidewaters – July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

1st time going on the big slide – July 19, 2017

Blue blaster! – July 19, 2017

Snacking on Auntie Karin’s crackers – July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

Tunnel Hill Winery – July 19, 2017

Tunnel Hill Winery – July 19, 2017

EL PORTON

El Porton – July 19, 2017

Cousin Eli likes to style Todd’s hair – July 19, 2017

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