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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

"Pink Pie"

“Pink Pie”

My 2.5 year old took a very recent liking to eating muffins, except for some reason he calls muffins “pie”. Today he asked for a “pink pie.” Lucky for us, we had strawberry jam in our fridge, and I always have the other muffin ingredients on hand. I whipped these up lickety-split! There’s no added sugar because the jam is already sweetened (plus they contain banana). This recipe makes 10 toddler-sized muffins (meaning I didn’t fill them very full). Enjoy!

Strawberry Jam Muffins

Dry Ingredients:

1/2 C all-purpose flour
1/3 C oat flour
1/3 C corn flour
1/3 C quinoa flour (ground quinoa)
1/2 t salt
1 t baking powder

Wet Ingredients:

1/2 C organic strawberry jam (or try another flavor!)
1 mashed ripe banana
2 T liquid oil (avocado, olive, canola)
1/4 C soy milk

Assembly:

  1. Preheat oven to 350-370 degrees (this depends on your oven…I used to bake all my muffins at 350 degrees but then I moved to a new home and I have to set it to 370 degrees.)
  2. Combine dry ingredients in medium bowl.
  3. Mash banana on a plate and mash in other wet ingredients.
  4. Add wet blend to the dry ingredients.
  5. Portion in muffin liners or a greased muffin pan (I’m a fan of the silicone muffin liners!)
  6. Bake for 23 minutes (check at about 20 minutes).
  7. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
  8. Enjoy the “pie”!
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