"Oh no! The train's out of control!!!" Miles yelled from the living room. It'll be a miracle if our decorations make it through the holidays. "...there were no survivors."
"I'm not gonna take a nap at school," Miles declared, unsolicited, as we drove to daycare this morning. "Oh you don't think so, huh?" I replied, exceedingly skeptical. "Mommy said I don't have to," Miles said, digging out his current catchphrase. I decided to call his bluff. "Should we call Mommy and see what she … Continue reading Year 4, Day 278
As Miles was rummaging through the Christmas stuff last night, digging out all sorts of decor we weren't exactly ready to display just yet, he ran across the stockings. He studied them for a moment, then pulled one out and held it high. "Look!" he said, pointing at the glittery letters at the top of … Continue reading Year 4, Day 277
After last night's false start, we finally gathered as a family to decorate the Christmas tree this evening. A big part of that was having Jaclyn keep Miles's grubby kid hands off of the more delicate ornaments, but once we got going (ie, dug out the less-breakable stuff), everyone was able to contribute. As longtime … Continue reading Year 4, Day 276
I had originally planned on putting the Christmas tree up today, then pulling out all the ornaments so we could decorate it as a family this evening. Instead, I found myself hunting for these things: The only door we've used these on since moving is Miles's bedroom door (the INSIDE), but certain elements (specifically, a … Continue reading Year 4, Day 275
Grammy, Papa, and Uncle Ben headed home today, but before they left, Grammy was determined to have Miles show her around the neighborhood playground. It was a request he fulfilled with zeal and éclat. While also evidently filming a hip-hop video. On the playground, Miles was able to demonstrate just how active and versatile he … Continue reading Year 4, Day 274
When coming up to visit us for Thanksgiving, my dad had only one request (and no, it wasn't "Thanksgiving dinner") -- "Find somewhere we can go on a hike." Today, after much anticipation, Papa, Miles, and I went on our nature walk at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. All my dad really wants in life is … Continue reading Year 4, Day 273
In a Thanksgiving first*, we stayed home this year and hosted my parents and brother at our (yeah, still) new home. No lie -- it was nice to NOT drive for once! When I told Miles the day was starting with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, he immediately asked why we weren't going to the … Continue reading Year 4, Day 272
Miles always loves receiving mail from Taylor Swift. Always a trail of paper stars left in his wake.
"Go get me juice or I'm gonna put you in time out. Those are your options." - Miles Martin