Our regularly-scheduled Family Movie Night got punted this week, as Miles needed to finish decorating a lantern for his German School's impending lantern festival tomorrow. He spent a lot of time coloring...the inside of it (I tried to tell him), but this didn't bother him because the part he was most excited about was gluing … Continue reading Year 5, Day 252
Miles took part in a Halloween rock painting activity this weekend, and while he created several of his own mineral-based masterpieces, he also brought home a few that were a bit more professionally done. There was one in particular he was excited to show me. "It's you as a ghost," he said, "With a beer." … Continue reading Year 5, Day 220
Miles stayed home sick today, but he still found the energy for some arts and crafts*. Jaclyn sent me pictures of some of his creations, including this self-portrait and drawing of Brie. He also drew a picture of me. Dear God, is that what he thinks I look like?? * LOTS of arts and crafts, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 206
Found this sitting on the counter when I came home tonight. No one was awake to ask, but...I have questions.
I returned from a trivia night on Thursday (a rare instance of PLAYING rather than HOSTING) with a prize for Miles. The questions had been nature-themed, and one of the prizes was a wooden snake and some paint to decorate it. I promised Miles I'd get some brushes for him to ruin use as soon … Continue reading Year 4, Day 345
Last night, Jaclyn went out to meet a friend, presumably leaving me and Miles to do whatever we wanted for the evening. I should've known she had a task for me to complete. This particular time is was mandatory arts and crafts. Our job was to construct PJ Masks decorations for the trunk-or-treat event we … Continue reading Year 4, Day 247
Miles and I sat down this afternoon to build a Halloween cookie diorama (this year a haunted farm). Naturally, Miles started voraciously consuming the building supplies before we could begin. https://videopress.com/v/jCEfmoRN?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata
Miles excitedly stepped out of daycare this afternoon to greet Jaclyn at pick-up. "Happy Mother's Day!" he said proudly, holding out the gifts he had acquired and/or created for her. Jaclyn's heart was warmed, and Miles reveled in her joy for just a moment before declaring that he wanted the gifts back.
"Nice job decorating your gingerbread tree, Miles! Smile for the camera!" He also ate almost every gumdrop off the tree as he decorated.
Miles is in full Halloween (and occasionally Easter) mode right now, and we continued to celebrate the season with a small family project this evening, building a haunted gingerbread house. Here's Miles moments before being told that we were BUILDING the house, not EATING the pieces. ...and here he is after. I took care of … Continue reading Year 3, Day 236