Miles really loves pointing out facial features on himself and others ("Eyes!" "Nose!" etc). Sadly, it appears he's still learning how each of these uniquely function, as he tried eating pasta with his eyes and forehead last night.
Today, as has been the case most afternoons over the last week, Miles came home and requested not Elmo, not Clifford, but Star Wars to play while he eats his dinner. He's now seen the first 30 or so minutes of the original movie four or five times. After dinner tonight, Miles darted into our … Continue reading Year 2, Day 266
As nice as it was to have a little time away, it felt really good to come home to Miles today. It took him a second after we walked in, but once he realized we were actually back home he scurried over for hugs. The best part of the afternoon, however, was family naptime.
Jaclyn and I did not talk with Miles on the phone at any point today, and with good reason. Our call last night...well, didn't go great. As I walked in on Jaclyn's call from our bedroom at the cabin, I could hear Miles giggling on the other end of the phone. I interjected with a … Continue reading Year 2, Day 264
My fortieth birthday is looming just over the horizon, and several months back Jaclyn made it clear that I needed to keep this weekend free of commitments. She offered no information beyond this. I've been distracted with work and general life lately, but I've still done a little detective work with regard to this weekend's … Continue reading Year 2, Day 263
On a recent trip back to Myrtle Beach, Miles acquired three different puzzles that formerly belonged to my cousin's son. One puzzle depicts a fire truck, another the letters of the alphabet, and the third a variety of animals. Miles absolutely loves these puzzles, can identify many of the pieces, and is even getting pretty … Continue reading Year 2, Day 262
I'm not sure why or how this happened, but the last two nights of sleep have been better than any I can remember in the last year. I've written previously about how fortunate we've been with Miles's propensity for slumber since his birth, but at best this still means a degree of restlessness at some … Continue reading Year 2, Day 261