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!
Jaclyn and I made a pact last month that, following our trip to Denver, we would embark on the journey to Miles's next milestone. And, as the dust has settled from the last couple weekends, our attention has at last turned to this next big undertaking: potty training. The first step was finding the perfect … Continue reading Year 2, Day 198
An executive decision was made last night in the face of teething-related screaming -- Miles slept in bed with us for the first time. It took a lot of time and positivity to help bring Miles back from the brink of despair over his oral discomfort, but gradually he calmed down. And then, of course, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 197: The Teething Diaries VIII
Trying to help Miles learn to carry on a Martin family tradition (at least, a tradition long held my myself and Uncle Curtis).
I arrived home from Orlando this evening and immediately wanted to share my bounty with the family. There's no way I'd go to Disney World without buying some mementos for Miles, and there's especially no way I'd do that when a Star Wars park is involved. I knew the moment I saw them at a … Continue reading Year 2, Day 195
There are days when I look at Jaclyn and Miles and think about how lucky I am to have them in my life. Then there are days like today, when I think about how lucky I am that they occasionally let me abandon them do stuff like this: Of course, I still took a little … Continue reading Year 2, Day 194
I headed down to Orlando with friends today for a brief weekend in Walt Disney World and only got to see Miles for a fleeting moment before he was hurried off to daycare this morning. Thankfully, by the graces of modern technology, I was still able to see him later on. Beyond just seeing Miles … Continue reading Year 2, Day 193
Tonight's the night of the Hootie & the Blowfish/Barenaked Ladies concert here in Charlotte, and so there's been a lot of Hootie playing at home and in the car this week. While listening to some selections from Fairweather Johnson on our ride home today, I (having heard these songs many, many times) turned to Miles … Continue reading Year 2, Day 192