Arthur’s 3 1/2 years old!
Likes: Paw Patrol! Seriously still obsessed with this show. Loves to play with all his toy pups. Dinosaurs and dinosaur documentaries. Anything about space. His baby brother Quentin. Playdates with friends (especially C and J). iPad time. Baking with mom.
Dislikes: Being patient. Eating dinner (seriously the kid goes on food strikes somedays). Being at home multiple days in a row. Being kept indoors when it rains (not usually this rainy in the spring here). When playdates end.
Sleeping: Thankfully I've been given a decent sleeper. He goes to bed around 8pm with minimal fussing (maybe an extra potty break) and wakes up sometime around 7 or 7:30am. He hasn't napped for almost two years now. Oh well, at least he sleeps through the night...
Eating: None of the things? We are deep into toddler pickiness right now. So hard to find things he will eat without giving up and serving mac n cheese or chicken nuggets at every meal.
Playing: Arthur's really into imaginary play with his cars and dinosaurs. He's always making a dinosaur city or enacting car chases and such. He loves to show Quentin how to play with toys. Thankfully Q is finally at the age where he's starting to really play. He was always scared to go into the Bounce House and Obstacle Course at the indoor play place. He finally ventured in after Christmas and now loves them. If we go to that play, he bounces and jumps for hours. And of course he loves playdates with his friends. We try to schedule at two activities and/or playdates a week. Gotta get the wiggles out!
Milestones: Arthur's almost done potty training. He started in January and was doing well, but then had some serious regression in early March. He has masted poo in the potty, but still pees his pants some days. He's wearing his Paw Patrol underwear almost daily at this point. I think we're turning a corner.
Out and About: We get to travel to so many great places in the Bay Area. (One of the big advantages of living here, so much to see!). Arthur's favorites include any park, Mel's Play Place in Castro Valley (indoor play area), the library, Oakland Zoo, Bay Area Discovery Museum, aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences, steam trains at Tilden Park. Now that's isn't warming back up, we'll be hitting more parks, the pool, Great America with the twins (rides and waterpark), the beach (Arthur's already asking to go), and more of our usual places.