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!
"I think Miles just discovered he has a wiener." - Jaclyn during bathtime
Today, we took a trip to south Charlotte to visit Hall Family Farm with friends. It was Miles's first time around pumpkins. Miles wasn't able to partake of many of the activities there, but he did seem to enjoy watching some of the older kids run around. And we were able to stop for a … Continue reading Day 230
Another big food milestone today, as Miles tried peanut butter for the first time! Mixed in with his baby oatmeal, he seemed to really get into it and, most importantly, forego any allergic reactions. Oh, and he's discovered a love of bananas. Maybe he is my son after all!
Do you think that kids can see things adults can't? Like...ghosts? I ask because sometimes Miles becomes completely transfixed on wholly uninteresting parts of the room. Just...walls. Specifically corners. And when I say "transfixed," I mean that nothing can successfully break his gaze short of physically removing him from the area. Otherwise, he'll stare and … Continue reading Day 228
Today, we got the call every parent dreads -- the midday call from daycare. We trust the folks at Miles's daycare. They exist specifically to provide childcare and development. Hell, they're technically more qualified than we are. And that's why that call is such a big deal -- it means something has happened that we … Continue reading Day 227
Changing Miles's diaper has turned into quite a production. Jaclyn's complained to me about this the past several mornings, but today I got a whiff (bad word choice...how about "glimpse"?) of just how challenging it's gotten. The second Miles hits the changing pad, he tries to roll over. After he flips himself over, he starts … Continue reading Day 226
Our new place may not feel like much of a home yet, but that hasn't stopped Miles from having a blast with it. If nothing else, he's a big fan of the acoustics in the house. With sparse objects around and nothing on the walls, Miles has discovered that his voice will bounce around whatever … Continue reading Day 225