Todd is Five (Month 3)

Kindergarten school picture 2019

AGE 5, MONTH 3
OCT 21 – NOV 20 (2019)

HOME ENTERTAINMENT

  • Playing games on the phone: Tom Gold Run, Mr Bullet, Bottle Flip, Clumsy Ninja
  • Todd said, “I’m killing it here, on the Pitfall” (playing Pitfall on the old iPad)
  • “Show of the month”: Booba
  • Practice riding his new bike with training wheels
  • Drawing with his magnadoodle; he drew a boot (11/1); there’s increased use of parallel lines, scalloped lines and he likes to draw ‘maps’
  • Studying the rocks he took home from Walla Walla park
  • Watching Bruce Lee & imitating him (he calls him ‘Bruz Lee’)
  • Decorating one of our Christmas trees (11/20)
Tree decorating – November 20, 2019

LEGO LIFE

  • Building with Legos; we built the Avengers Compound Battle set with our own pieces using the downloaded instructions (11/17)
  • New Lego set: Harvester Transport (he did a lot of it independently)

APPLE VALLEY GYMNASTICS
[3x this month]

PARKS

  • Eastmont park (2x), Washington park (1x), Pennsylvania park (“purple park”) (2x)
  • Walla Walla Point park (11/1, 11/2); playing at the park, throwing rocks, looking at the disgusting goose poop & cracking up
  • He likes to bring Hot Wheels cars to parks & roll them down the slide
October 22, 2019

PENNSYLVANIA PARK

  • On 10/27 we walked to Pennsylvania park. Todd played there & jumped into the leaf pile. We walked to Safeway & then back home. Todd picked up a dried hydrangea & wanted to keep it because he said, “It’s so pretty.”
Pennsylvania park – October 27, 2019
Elisa & Eric – October 27, 2019
The hydrangea that Todd picked – October 27, 2019

WALLA WALLA POINT PARK

Throwing rocks at Walla Walla Park – November 2, 2019

ERTH’S PREHISTORIC DINOSAUR SHOW
[10/25 @ the Performing Arts Center]

Before the Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium show – October 25, 2019
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium show – October 25, 2019

KINDERGARTEN

  • Field trip to Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium (10/25)
  • Todd’s conference (10/30)
  • No school for Todd on 11/1 & 11/12
  • Eric takes his work van to drop Todd off at school
Riding to school in the van – October 25, 2019

HALLOWEEN

  • Todd was dressed as a ninja; we went trick-or-treating in our neighborhood, then he wanted to get in the car to see his school, so went to one house before he said we were done
Ninja Todd – October 31, 2019
Ninja Todd – October 31, 2019

HEALTH & OTHER

  • Reading words: the, end, go, and, a, see, I, to
  • He reads with less effort now
  • Dentist appointment (11/4)
  • He counts to 20 & above without skipping numbers now
  • Todd said, “So this is my work, and this is cool. And this is my drawing for dada, and I love him and I love mama, and I love my work because my work is cool. And I’m gonna go out and see where is dada.” (see video, “110319 Magnadoodle”)
Pizza (by Eric) is a regular dinner for Todd! – November 9, 2019

FOOD NOTES & DINING OUT

  • Dining out: Ice (10/26), Lemolo (10/30) before Todd’s conference; Taco Del Mar (11/1); Ice (11/2); El Porton (11/8); 509 Bierwerks & playing with their Duplos & foosball table (11/15); Carl’s Jr (11/17)
  • Todd’s Goppa consumption is way down
Eating sorbetto @ Ice – October 26, 2019
El Porton – November 8, 2019
Playing foosball at 509 Bierwerks – November 15, 2019

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