Thanks for stopping by! Being a dad is a unique challenge, the winding path through which is fraught with successes and failures. I'm only three months in right now, and the hand brake on this roller coaster is broken beyond repair. And you'll be able to hear (read) all about it on this site! A … Continue reading Welcome to the party, pal!
Miles has certainly upped the "mess factor" of his day-to-day life, taking visible enjoyment from dumping food and beverage on the floor at this point. The silver lining? He's also developed an affinity for cleaning up his own messes.
There's been another big advancement in Miles's quest to become a biped, as his daycare attendants have let us know that he walked several feet while using only one hand to hold onto his teacher for support. While he quickly resisted reproducing this at pickup, plopping down onto his butt instead, we were able to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 105 – Operation: Babywalk Update 3!
As his ability to climb to his feet has grown meteorically, so too has Miles's desire to reach heretofore unreachable parts of the house. Today, he started employing a new strategy in his quest to get on the couch without parental aid. This toy desk is typically kept beside a shelf in the living room. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 104
As detailed on this blog a number of times, Miles really likes birds. While we see plenty of birds in our backyard, we've had the benefit (?) this spring of seeing some bird families take up residence on our front porch. It's given Miles something to stare at from the front door on days when … Continue reading Year 2, Day 103
Tonight, Jaclyn and I tried to partake in a free couples "date night" class at Burn Boot Camp. Looking for any reason to work out -- and knowing that they provide on-site childcare -- I was optimistic about the training session. And yet, once we arrived, a bad feeling started to set in. Maybe it … Continue reading Year 2, Day 102
It had to happen eventually, and I'm sad to report that the novelty of brushing teeth has worn off for Miles. Not only does he tightly close his mouth and turn his head as we attempt to do it, he's quick to dispose of his toothbrush when prompted to do it on his own (usually … Continue reading Year 2, Day 101
It's been 100 days since Miles turned 1, and by complete happenstance today was also the day of his 15 month visit with the pediatrician. We are very clearly beyond Miles being blissfully ignorant of not only exactly what to expect from a trip to the doctor, but also the roles that each individual person … Continue reading Year 2, Day 100