Todd is Five (Month 5)

Todd at 5 years, 4 months old – December 26, 2019

AGE 5, MONTH 5
DEC 21 (2019) – JAN 20 (2020)

TODD SAID…

  • “Never mind”
  • He said he wanted to paint on our walls so he could train to be a worker building houses
  • “What? Are you out of your mind?” quoting the ‘funny kid show’ (i.e., YouTube videos of funny/painful mishaps)

HOME ENTERTAINMENT

  • Favorite shows: Mighty Pups, Secret Life of Pets 2
  • Todd drew pictures of Eric and a chicken (separate pictures!) with the Magnadoodle, and he wrote “Spiderman to the” before getting upset that he ran out of room to write more letters (12/21)
  • Drawing on his magnadoodle or on paper
  • He’s initiating writing/drawing so much more (i.e., he made a numbered Christmas list writing the words Minecraft boots, Hot Wheels, ball and coat)
  • He likes to sign his name “Toddeo”
  • He made a painting & wanted to put it up in his room
  • Setting up his Lego “Minecraft City”
  • Todd & Eric worked & played outside during a snowstorm (1/15)
  • Building with Legos (our own police headquarters)
  • Reading kinder level “Bob” books with just a little help (i.e., Sight Words, First Stories)
Todd’s drawing of Eric – December 21, 2019
January 3, 2020
Todd’s art – January 12, 2020

CHRISTMAS 2019

  • See post, “Christmas 2019
  • We drove to Bend, OR on 12/22 & drove home on 12/28
Playing at Grandma’s/Grandpa’s house – December 23, 2019
Eric, Todd & Elisa – December 24, 2019
Ashley, Karin, Eli, Lucy & Jason – December 24, 2019
Birthday kiss for Grandpa! – December 24, 2019
Grandma & Grandpa – December 25, 2019

NEW YEARS DAY

  • We visited our rental house & met our renter; then we visited Eric’s parents (Todd’s Grammie & Granddad), brother (Jeff), and Todd’s cousins (Kylie & Adam)
  • See post, “New Year’s Day 2020
Kylie, Eric, Elisa, Adam, Todd & Jeff – January 1, 2020
Todd & Granddad – January 1, 2020
Granddad, Grammie & Todd – January 1, 2020

KINDERGARTEN & FUN ACTIVITIES

  • Todd started going to kindergarten full days instead of half days (1/06)
  • Open gym @ Apple Valley Gymnastics (1x)
  • 1st time being able to get on the rope swing by himself
Todd is holding up ‘A’ – January 13, 2020
January 20, 2020

SKIING – MISSION RIDGE

  • See post, “Ski Videos (Age 5, Month 5)
  • 1st time night skiing (1/2)
  • Not including night skiing, the 3 of us skied together 8x
  • We did runs on chairs 1 & 4
  • Todd needs the chair slow to load but he’s trying to jump up on it.
  • On 12/21 we saw Elias from Todd’s class & skied 3 runs with him
  • He started skiing off piste off Summer Rd (see videos!)
  • We bought Todd a set of poles; he said “I’m so excited to try my first set of poles”
  • 1st time skiing with poles (1/19)
  • Playing on the snow slope & snowball fights
Night skiing – January 2, 2020
Skiing in the trees off Castle groomer – January 18, 2020
Todd off-piste! – January 19, 2020

FOOD NOTES & OTHER

  • His Goppa consumption is still way down but we got new spouts & that increased it a bit
  • Todd ate raw spinach & Grandma’s mac ‘n cheez (12/23)
  • He likes making a clicking sound with his tongue
  • Todd helped me make mango coconut cookies & then he really wanted to make his own creation with strawberries & tofu
  • Dining out: El Porton (1/16), Ice (1/20)

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