Todd is Five (Month 7)

Todd at ~5 years, 7 months old – March 18, 2020

AGE 5, MONTH 7
FEB 21 – MAR 20 (2020)

HOME ENTERTAINMENT

  • Watching Looney Tunes: Back in Action & dressing up in his ninja costume & back pack while acting out scenes
  • Making mixed-up Lego figures & posing them with weapons/accessories
  • Making a Lego volcano (with baking soda & vinegar)
  • Wearing mixed-up costumes (i.e., trooper mask, creature hands, Captain America shield & ninja costume)
  • Playing outside (i.e., soccer ball)
  • Drawing & writing
  • Doing lots of mazes & dot-to-dots (3/1)
  • Todd plays a game where he suddenly announces, “The floor is lava in 10-9-8-7…the floor is lava!”
  • Cracking up watching a video of a goat making a funny noise
  • First time saying he wants to marry me when he gets bigger (3/15)

Can you read this (starting with the number 3)? It says, “The bad guy found the gold and the money and diamonds.” Todd started writing from left to right, then did some reversals while writing from left to right. I traced with colored markers to pick out each word better.

Can you find the following names in this picture?
Dad, mom, Todd, Grammie, Granddad, Lucy, Jason

February 27, 2020

Can you find the following names in this picture?
Tyler, Eli, Ashley, Sandie, Darren, Kylie, Adam, Jeff

February 27, 2020
Battle Gear – March 13, 2020

FUN ACTIVITIES

  • Playing mini golf & eating pizza at Tap & Putt (2/21)
  • Washington Park: practice with bike (training wheels) & playing (he brought backpack/bucket of toys) (3x)
  • He can pull himself up on the swing seat by himself now
  • Learning to bike without training wheels (starting on flat grass)
  • Playing at elementary school: playground equipment, grassy slope, buttboarding on skateboard, wall ball, basketball (3/17-3/20)
  • Todd said: “Dada was a dud wall ball player” (3/24)
Pulling himself up on the swing – March 1, 2020
March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020
Shooting hoops – March 18, 2020

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

  • K.C.’s birthday party & Drake’s birthday party (Eastmont Arcade) (2/23 & 2/29)
  • First time getting his face painted (2/29)
  • Ian’s birthday party (his home) (3/7)
Todd & his buddy at K.C.’s birthday party – February 23, 2020
Todd & his buddy at K.C.’s birthday party – February 23, 2020
February 29, 2020

VISIT FROM FAMILY

  • My parents arrived Thursday 3/5 & went home Monday 3/9
  • See posts, “Family Visit (March 2020)
  • See post, “Hiking: Castle Rock (3/06/20)
  • Activities: Hiking Castle Rock (3/6); Dr. Seuss day at Todd’s school (3/7); Ian’s birthday party (3/7); Browsing Ye Olde Bookshoppe (3/7); Elementary playground (3/7); Mission Ridge (3/8)
  • Dining out: Seattle Yoga Café (3/7); Agave Azul (3/7)
My parents (“Grandpa & Grandma”) on top of Castle Rock – March 6, 2020

KINDERGARTEN

  • Field trip to the museum (2/21)
  • Todd wanted to go to the open house at his school (2/25)
  • He practiced hopping on one foot
  • Todd got a ‘SMART card’ for following directions (2/28)
  • Dr Seuss day activities (3/7; Elisa & Todd)
  • Eric & Todd typically went to the park after school to play
  • Spring teacher-parent conference (3/10)
  • Half day kinder for conference days (3/11, 3/12)
  • No school (3/12)
  • Last ‘regular’ day of school this year (3/16); I drove him to school since Eric was still wearing his post-surgical sling & Todd said, “I want to marry you, Mama, because you’re the best”
  • School work ‘at home’ started on 3/17
Buying treats with coins – March 14, 2020

SKIING & SNOW PLAY – MISSION RIDGE

  • The 3 of us skied together 2x (2/22, 2/29)
  • Elisa/Eric ski together (2/28; personal day; bluebird/like Spring)
  • Elisa/Lyndsay skied together the day before the ski area closed for the season (3/15)
  • Chairs 1,2 & 4
  • I rode Chair 1 with Todd this month
  • Sebastian & family skied at Mission (2/29); we went out to eat @ Chipotle’s with them the next day (3/1)
Elisa getting ready to ski Sugar Bowl (Chair 3) – March 15, 2020

ERIC’S SURGERY DAY

  • Eric had rotator cuff surgery (3/11)
  • After Todd’s half day at school, we all went to Ice for sorbetto; Todd threw rocks & climbed on rocks by the river
  • Check-in was at 2:30 and surgery started at 3:50
March 11, 2020
March 11, 2020
Eric post-surgery – March 11, 2020

FOOD NOTES & DINING OUT

  • We like getting bread from Glaze bakery
  • Dining out: Tap & Putt (2/21); Stones Gastropub (3/2; PTL meeting; Todd got a transformer to play with)

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