Todd is Five (Month 6)

Todd at 5 years, 6 months old – February 21, 2020

JAN 21 – FEB 20 (2020)


  • Todd insisted that we needed to go to Chipotle and go for a hike, so we went outside for a short walk instead (this was after dark, late in the evening)
  • Working on his zombie book, “Zombie Good Luck” (this ended up being 8 pages of drawing & writing); he writes some words from right to left & mirrored
  • Playing outside with the soccer ball
  • Playing the keyboard & ukulele & harmonica
  • Building with Legos (i.e., ski slope)
  • He made an armband/note for his classmate (Ceci) that was really sweet
  • Todd said:
    • “I’ll be fine”
    • He used the word, “likely” appropriately
3. Too The Man Noooo…It’s a Zombie Ahhh
4. O No AT The MANS buT The Zombie


  • Open gym @ Apple Valley Gymnastics 4x; he practiced his daffy & straddle jumps
  • After the gym, we go to Ice for non-dairy sorbetto
  • Globe trotters @ the Toyota Town Center (2/4); Todd wasn’t too interested but he saw some friends from preschool/kinder there
  • Playing at Eastmont park (2/17)
  • He really wanted a Seahawks shirt at Safeway & they had one on sale that fit him
January 25, 2020


  • See post, “Vegan Dining: Seattle (February 2020)
  • We drove to Seattle on 2/15, stayed at an Airbnb overnight, then returned home 2/16. The occasion was Ken’s retirement party.
  • Dining out: No Bones Beach Club, Mighty-O & Sweet Alchemy (2/15); Wayward Vegan Cafe (2/16)


  • No school on 1/21
  • Todd got a “SMART card” at music for “Always Follow Directions” (1/22)
  • Ski PE day at Mission Ridge (1/24)
  • Todd stayed home due to a mild fever the day before (1/31)
  • At home he readily practiced making ‘w’ then wanted to draw & color (this is such a new development for him!)
  • ‘Muffins with Mom’ before school (2/12)
  • He sings songs from music after he gets home
  • Valentine party at school (2/14)
Muffins with mom – February 12, 2020
Valentine’s Day party – February 14, 2020


  • See post, “Ski Videos (Age 5, Month 6)
  • Not including night skiing, the 3 of us skied together 3x
  • Night skiing (2/13); we were treated to a magic trick in the Hampton lodge!
  • Todd’s first time skiing lower Chak Chak (2/13)
  • Sebastian, Levi & Elizabeth skied with us for 2 runs (1/26)
  • Eric & I skied together (best ski date!) when I had the day off, but Todd had school (1/27)
  • I got first tracks down Chute 2 on a powder day (YES!!) when Todd & Eric went to the lodge (2/8)
  • Todd skied runs on chairs 1, 2 & 4 this month
  • He skied top to bottom under chair 2 (off piste!) (2/8)
  • He skied Lemolo (double diamond run!) (2/9)
  • He did 3 runs on chair 2 in one day (2/9)
  • He said: “I like killed the ski area” (after Eric told him that ‘he killed it’ under chair 2)
Todd skis under the lift on Chair 2 – February 8, 2020
Top of Chair 2, headed for Boundary Road – February 9, 2020
Headed for Lemolo – February 9, 2020
Sliding! – February 9, 2020


  • Todd insisted that we go hiking after a day of skiing, so we went to Squilchuck (2/8)
Hiking at Squilchuck SP – February 8, 2020
Todd & Eric – February 8, 2020
Elisa – February 8, 2020


  • Todd ate baked beans (“sugar beans”)
  • He tried a radish & said he liked it
  • He asks for “junk food” & he asks if certain things are “superfood”
  • Dining out: Ice (4x); El Porton (1/26, with Sebastian & family); Aye Caramba (2/4; PTL meeting); Glaze bakery (2/17)
Eating bread – February 17, 2020


  • Todd was mildly feverish (1/30)
  • Before bed he likes reading his book “Zombie Good Luck” (until he gave it away to his friend Reid, at school)
  • He falls asleep with his arms over his head & says “put your hand on my tummy” or else he turns on his side to fall asleep & says “put your hand on my hip” (I leave his room after he falls asleep)
  • He’s been waking up & going to Eric’s bed at night
  • He said:
    • “I learned a hard lesson” (about running with his hands in his pockets)
    • “I just learned another lesson” (in the bathtub… but I didn’t see what happened)
Drinking Goppa – February 10, 2020

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