After a few days of rain, we were finally able to get Miles out of the house and take him to the park today. It was like releasing caged animal back into the wild. While he loved the opportunity to just run around the playground, he gravitated towards two things in particular -- an animal … Continue reading Year 2, Day 321
Typically, when Miles wakes up in the morning, he'll start requesting to watch something on TV. "Elmo." "Daniel." "Mickey!" These are common requests. But today he indicated that he wanted to watch something different. "What do you want to watch?" Jaclyn asked him. "Uh-fuhbuhl!" he replied, pointing at the TV. Yes, only now, at the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 320
In his quest (really OUR quest) to become more comfortable using the potty, Miles certainly faces his greatest challenge at daycare. While we have him on a small training potty at home, his only option at daycare is a gargantuan "big boy" potty. When seated atop this behemoth, Miles understandably began shouting, "Fall! Fall!" Whether … Continue reading Year 2, Day 319
Not really sure what to say about this, other than what I was trying to get video of was Miles pretending his blocks were a phone and "calling" my brother Ben (hence the "How ya' doin', Ben?" at the end of the...song).
Recently, Miles's babysitter Lisa adopted a puppy. Knowing Miles is a dog lover, she and her husband Daniel brought the puppy over to the house on Sunday. As usual, Miles talked a big game but was nervous to actually approach the animal, maintaining a distance of about two feet while pointing and happily exclaiming, "It's … Continue reading Year 2, Day 317
From the time he came home from daycare today, Miles has been avoiding going to the bathroom. It was unsurprising, then, when he had an accident just before going to bed. The call of "Brian! I need you!" went out as I was doing dishes in the kitchen, and within moments I was in Miles's … Continue reading Year 2, Day 316
Miles is clearly thrilled about Joaquin Phoenix's Golden Globes win for Joker.