52 Weeks of Arthur 2017: W1-9

Somehow I completely lost track of time and weeks. So the first 9 weeks of 2017 is going to be posted late, but at least I actually did it right?

Continuing this project from 2016, I’ll be posting a roundup of Arthur pics every 9 weeks. Here are weeks 1 through 9:

W1: Checking out Great Grandma Frances’s bells

W2: Starting potty training

W3: Spying on little brother

W4: Visit to Bay Area Discovery Museum

W5: Brunch at “the bear house”

W6: Arthur insisted on holding Q

W7: Zoo Day!

W8: Hanging with the rabbits at Tilden

W9: Doing science at CuriOdyssey

52 Weeks of Arthur: W46-52

One of my 101 in 1001 Days goals is to take weekly photos of Arthur. I want to create a photo book for this year. Instead of posting them each week, I’m going to post in 9 week intervals. See W1-9 here, W10-18 here, W19-27 here, W28-36 here, W37-45 here. Without further ado, here are weeks 46 through 52:

W46: Blurry but such personality

W47: Showing off his iPad

W48: On the Train of Lights

W49: Zoo time!

W50: My cute lunch date

W51: Christmas Eve

W52: Goofing around at Grandma’s house

52 Weeks of Arthur: W37-45

One of my 101 in 1001 Days goals is to take weekly photos of Arthur. I want to create a photo book for this year. Instead of posting them each week, I’m going to post in 9 week intervals. See W1-9 here, W10-18 here, W19-27 here, W28-36 here. Without further ado, here are weeks 37 to 45:

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W37: Celebrating his birthday early

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W38: Last pool visit of the year

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W39: Being a doctor

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W40: Brunch at the bear house aka Black Bear Diner

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W41: Library time!

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W42: Trick-or-treating

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W43: Silly time

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W44: Modeling his costume

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W45: Blasting off to the moon

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Arthur: 3 Years Old! (well, tomorrow at least)

Arthur’s 3 years old! Well, okay his birthday is tomorrow, but I’m posting today. Time has really flown by… 

Arthur had his 3rd year doctor visit this week complete with flu shot. That did not go well at all, but we made it through. Arthur is currently 36 pounds and just over 3 feet tall. He’s hitting all the developmental milestones perfectly.

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April 2016

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April 2016

 

Likes: Playing with friends (especially J, V, and C), his baby and bis (blanket), his little brother (thankfully), jumping and running everywhere, cars and trains

DislikesPicking up his toys at night, being quieter when Q is sleeping, having a dirty diaper

May 2016

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May 2016

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May 2016

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May 2016

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May 2016

Sleeping: I was going to write that he’s a champion sleeper going down at around 8pm and waking around 7:30am. But… this week then happened. He’s been getting up in the middle of the night and it’s really hard to get him to go back to sleep. This may be due to the arrival of baby Q, but it certainly is annoying. I want my good sleeper back. As for naps, they have been nonexistent for at least a year now. It’s a crazy day if he falls asleep during the day and usually ends with a cranky toddler after he wakes up.

June 2016

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June 2016

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June 2016

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June 2016

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June 2016

Eating: Typical toddler pickiness. He’s really not a fan of meat beyond chicken (and even then it depends on what is on it). Dinner time is always a crapshoot as to wether he will eat it or not. The other night I offered cheese, a peach, broccoli, and peanut butter pretzels (J and I were having really spicy food). Arthur ate the cheese and broccoli and then asked for seconds on the broccoli. So yeah I guess. But that doesn’t guarantee that he will eat broccoli tonight. I’m not super worried about his eating. I just keep offering a variety of foods.

July 2016

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July 2016

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July 2016

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July 2016

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July 2016

Playing: Oh my the imaginary play is at full force right now! Everything is a big new game and only he knows the rules. We try to meet with friends for playdates at least once a week. He’s also a huge fan of vehicles of any kind (trains, cars, planes, etc). Definitely his favorite toys overall. Although right now, he’s fixated on his Paw Patrol figures. I think a few more may be in order for Christmas. We don’t have Sky or Everest figures yet.

August 2016

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August 2016

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August 2016

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August 2016

Schedule: Well, we had a schedule, but with Q arriving, that’s gone out of the window for right now. Hopefully we can get back to a semblance of a schedule soon.

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September 2016

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September 2016

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September 2016

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September 2016

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September 2016

Out and About: Before Q came, we were out and about at least three days a week. Arthur’s favorite places include the Oakland Zoo (his #1 fave place to go), any park, the library, Bay Area Discovery Museum (one of mom’s fave places to go), Mel’s Play Place (indoor play area), Target (for cars!), and Chabot Space and Science Center.

October 2016

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October 2016

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October 2016

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October 2016

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October 2016

Birthday Party: Due to Q arriving at the end of September, I elected to throw Arthur’s third birthday party mid September. He requested a Paw Patrol theme and I delivered. We had a small party of about 5 toddlers and a few babies which was the perfect number for our house. Arthur and his friends spent most of the party playing, but we did also have pin the badge on Chase game and an adopt-a-puppy game. Each kid got to punch out a puppy and take it home complete with an adoption certificate. Arthur loved his cake with Paw Patrol “candles” (really little figures). Yum yum! Overall, it was a great party and his last solo party. Next year, he’ll probably be sharing a party with Quentin. Mommy can’t organize two parties within two weeks of each other. Too much work!

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52 Weeks of Arthur: W28-36

One of my 101 in 1001 Days goals is to take weekly photos of Arthur. I want to create a photo book for this year. Instead of posting them each week, I’m going to post in 9 week intervals. See W1-9 here, W10-18 here, W19-27 here. Without further ado, here are weeks 28-36:

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W28: Hanging in SF

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W29: At the Olympics themed summer social

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W30: Fave spot at the Bay Area Discovery Museum

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W31: Enjoying our homemade smores cookies

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W32: Putting baby down for a nap

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W33: Always with baby

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W34: Park day!

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W35: New museum visit – Children’s Creativity Museum in SF

 

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W36: Monthly zoo day with baby

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52 Weeks of Arthur: W19-27

One of my 101 in 1001 Days goals is to take weekly photos of Arthur. I want to create a photo book for this year. Instead of posting them each week, I’m going to post in 9 week intervals. See W1-9 here and W10-18 here. Without further ado, here are weeks 19 through 27:

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W19: Posing at the beach

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W20: Attitude during breakfast

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W21: Breakfast at Panera

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W22: Checking out the planes at Hiller

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W23: Looking at the lions at the zoo

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W24: Helping mom navigate the Alameda County Fair

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W25: Chilly day at the beach

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W26: Ice cream sandwich selfie with mom

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W27: Modeling his new pool floaty

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52 Weeks of Arthur: W10-18

One of my 101 in 1001 Days goals is to take weekly photos of Arthur. I want to create a photo book for this year. Instead of posting them each week, I’m going to post in 9 week intervals. See W1-9 here. Without further ado, here are weeks 10 through 18:

Week 10

W10: Driving “dada’s car” at Mel’s

Week 11

W11: Making friends with the dog at Old Navy

Week 12

W12: Making his first Easter Egg

Week 13

W13: Lounging at a park playdate

Week 14

W14: Being crazy at the zoo

Week 15

W15: Headshot at the spring social

Week 16

W16: Park day!

Week 17

W17: Being chill at home

Week 18

W18: Waiting for the zoo to open (and stealing mom’s license apparently)

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Arthur: 2 1/2 Years

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Arthur’s officially 2 1/2 years old! Time has really flown by…

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October 2015

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November 2015

Likes: Animals, cars, planes, trains, reading books, fries, playgrounds

DislikesGetting his hair washed, not being able to eat cookies all the time, leaving the park, large noisy crowds

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November 2015

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November 2015

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Sleeping: Arthur hasn’t consistently napped for probably 8 months at his point. Every once in a while he will tire himself out and fall asleep on the couch. Other than that, it’s go go go from about 7:30am to 8:00pm. He still wakes up randomly in the middle of the night. Usually he wants water or a specific animal. Sometimes he seems to have nightmares. He’s actually been falling asleep with his door open and the hall light on lately. We’re going to be getting him out of the crib and onto a twin mattress on the floor in the next month or so. I want the switch to happen way ahead of the baby coming in October. Fingers crossed that it goes well!

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December 2015

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Eating: What can I say, he’s a toddler. Some days Arthur will eat anything put in front of him. Other days he eats practically nothing. Picky one day and eating random weird stuff the next day. His favorites include mac and cheese, chicken, fruit, yogurt, and cookies (of course).

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January 2016

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Playing: Every minute is playtime! His favorite activities are throwing the ball around, riding his big wheel, playing with vehicles (cars, trucks, trains, doesn’t matter), reading, and tickling. He loves going places to play with his friends and enjoys chasing kids around. Hopefully the weather will warm up enough soon so we can head to the pool. He’s been asking to go since Christmastime. The pool may be heated, but not that much!

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February 2016

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Schedule: Besides a set bedtime, we try to keep mealtimes relatively set. He usually needs a snack at some point in the afternoon (just in time for me to snack also). As far as activities, we try to schedule at least two days of activities and one-two days of house time. Packing too much in ensures a toddler meltdown. But so does staying home for too long. If the weather’s nice, we can least play in the backyard.

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March 2016

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April 2016

Out and About: Arthur has lots of favorite places to visit.

  • Oakland Zoo — Animals! and a train ride!
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum — Awesome train table and playground including an actual boat.
  • Various playgrounds — We’ve been frequenting Seven Seas in Sunnyvale. They turned the splash pad at the beginning of April, just in time for a 90 degree day.
  • Library — We alternate between Castro Valley and Dublin to get our books.
  • Target — If we go, Arthur usually gets a matchbox car.
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April 2016

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52 Weeks of Arthur: W1-9

One of my 101 in 1001 Days goals is to take weekly photos of Arthur. I want to create a photo book for this year. Instead of posting them each week, I’m going to post in 9 week intervals. Without further ado, here are weeks 1 through 9:

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W1: Styling with backpack, flamingo slippers, and sunglasses

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W2: Enjoying a banana

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W3: Visit to a huge sandbox

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W4: Favorite playground equipment

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W5: Valentine’s Day gift

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W6: My grumpy gus

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W7: Puzzling in the morning

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W8: Chilling at the park

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W9: Buckets of toys

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Arthur: 24 Months / 2 Years!

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Train table love

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In the fire truck

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Grocery store time!

Likes: Cupcakes! Baby, giraffe, and pooh bear. Reading all the books!

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The essentials: Paci, water, and baby

 

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Reading with daddy

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Splash park fun

DislikesNaps. Not eating all the cupcakes/cookies.

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Trying out the tricycle

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Relaxing in the backyard

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Sleeping: Every few days, Arthur wakes up in the middle of the night crying. If I go in, he screams more. If J goes in, he usually goes back to bed. Hoping that this stage ends soon…

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Enjoying the parking lot flowers

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Zoo visit with friends

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Sheep!

Eating: It’s really hit or miss. Some days he eats anything and everything. Other days, he picks one food and that’s all he will eat. Typical toddler behavior, but man does it annoy me somedays.

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Brushing the goats

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Wary of the goats

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Train pic with friends

Playing: We are entering the realm of imaginary play, help us all! He’s actually starting to get playing with others. Thank goodness I bought him more vtech track for his cars. He loves it!

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Climbing the pig

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Turtle and lizard house with baby

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That look

Doctor Visit Stats: Arthur had his 2 year old appointment on Monday. We measured out at 30 lbs and 35 inches! No vaccines this time, but we did opt for a flu shot for Arthur and myself. The tech was incredibly quick. Arthur didn’t even cry! Barring any illness, Arthur doesn’t have to go back to the doctor until next October.

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Not excited about being at the doctor’s office

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