In a lot of ways, 2018 has been a pretty lousy year. To elucidate, in mostly chronological order: My teacher, friend, and mentor of over 20 years passed away My hometown was hit by two hurricanes and my parents' neighborhood flooded, destroying a number of homes I went into septic shock and spent three days … Continue reading Day 309
Miles met a new baby today, and unfortunately his idea of breaking bread involved sticking his finger in the child's eye.
I mentioned this a little the other day, but it is absolutely amazing watching Miles's cognitive and tactile development. In what feels like the blink of an eye, he's gone from barely being able to hold things to passing items from one hand to the other, pressing buttons, and pointing at objects and people. His … Continue reading Day 307
Recreating an infamous scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens using his new Han Solo Tsum-Tsum.
He may not be remotely close to walking yet, but Miles's fine motor skills are continuing to develop at a rate that is pretty amazing to witness. Within the past few days, he has started using his hands to pick up food and put it in his mouth. Not only has he gotten pretty good … Continue reading Day 305
As loathe as I am to put words in my son's mouth, it would appear by any relevant measure that Miles's first Christmas was a rousing success. While he appeared, at times, overwhelmed, the hours upon hours spent receiving gifts and tributes ultimately led to his well-earned acceptance of his extended family members. He … Continue reading Day 304: Christmas in Review
It's hard to believe that Miles is 1) ten months old and 2) has arrived at his first Christmas! Happy holidays to you all, and may Christmas bring you the joy a young boy feels when he's trying to eat wrapping paper.