It's a weekend for road trips for us, and today we headed to Asheboro for a long-delayed trip to the North Carolina Zoo. Meeting our friends Amy and Chris with their kids (and Miles's buddies), we set off on a day of walking. LOTS of walking. The zoo is split into a "North America" section … Continue reading Year 4, Day 261
When I was a child, one of the first magazines I held a monthly subscription to was Ranger Rick*. Unsurprising, considering that wildlife remains my father's life's passion, second only to making socially inappropriate comments in mixed company**. Well my dad has wasted no time in getting Miles on the bandwagon, recently subscribing to Ranger … Continue reading Year 4, Day 188
When we started our vacation, Miles was really only aware of one thing: we were going to a farm. That carried certain expectations with it, and today was the day most of those would be satisfied, as Miles was going to get to interact with a variety of animals. Waiting patiently to head out to … Continue reading Year 4, Day 168
Miles is learning about ocean life at daycare this week. The easiest way to find out about this is to ask him what the hell that thing on his head is. "It's a jellyfish."
Miles got a rare treat today, as it was moving day for a couple of our friends and we agreed to help out by taking care of their tiny dog, Taco. As soon as he woke up this morning, Miles said, "Taco coming!" As with all dogs, Miles was absolutely giddy for the first few … Continue reading Year 3, Day 123
We made an attempt at family movie time today with a viewing of last year's Lion King remake. Two minutes in, Miles said, "Nono...the other one!" (Asking for the original version of the movie. That's my boy!) It wasn't long, however, before he really got into it.
We went over to our friends' place for dinner tonight, and while he has been there with us before, Miles was delighted to learn (again) that they have a lot of animals on their property. "They have chickens!" Jaclyn said. "And bunnies." "And horsies!" Miles added. I shook my head. "Well...don't get your hopes up … Continue reading Year 3, Day 109
Miles picked out his own picture for his Netflix profile.
While I was cleaning up from dinner tonight, I glanced out the window and spotted a cat in the backyard. Knowing Miles would be interested, I called to him. "Miles! There's a cat outside! Want to see?" He got up from his seat at his table and hurried over. I scooped him up, but by … Continue reading Year 3, Day 62
Easter is never a big holiday in the Martin household, and if it weren't for the presence of Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs in my home I likely could've completely forgotten it's even happening this weekend. Jaclyn, however, really wants Miles to have as much of an Easter as he can given the stay-at-home mandate in … Continue reading Year 3, Day 46