Miles enjoyed his third (?!) consecutive day of birthday celebrations today with a tiny soiree involving a select few invitees and what is frankly the most amazing cake I've ever seen. It's humbling in the sense that I will never be this good at ANYTHING. The exclusive guest list included Miles's aunt and uncle... ...and … Continue reading Year 4, Day 3: Miles’s Third Birthday – Part 3
Around 8:45 today, Miles bounded into our home office, interrupting my morning meeting. "Daddy!" he called. "Santa's in Australia!" Indeed, Miles was eager to sharpen his burgeoning cartography skills today as he tracked the fat man on his journey around the world. With his own globe, a copy of My Very Important World, and the … Continue reading Year 3, Day 303
This weekend has been great for all of us (seriously, I haven't enjoyed this level of sleep for two consecutive nights in YEARS), but one of the absolute best things about it has been the amount of quality time Miles has gotten to spend with his aunt, uncle, and...cousin (?), Pickles. Sure, he keeps calling … Continue reading Year 3, Day 277
I was trying to get Miles to put his pants on this morning. We were going to spend Memorial Day with Aunt Andrea and Uncle Scott, as well as (and I figured this would get Miles good and excited) their dog, Pickles. Despite the promise of doggy time, Miles was screaming and disagreeable throughout my … Continue reading Year 3, Day 90
On the heels of what was a pretty big development back in November following our trip home for Thanksgiving, Miles has reached the point where he both recognizes and has bestowed names on some of the extended members of his family. He knows his aunts Katy and Claire by name now, and knows to call … Continue reading Year 2, Day 307
It's taken time for Miles to both 1) understand that a cat isn't a dog and 2) become comfortable around felines, but a weekend at his aunt and uncle's house has given him more time to familiarize himself with their cat, T-Poo. At this point, they seem to have formed an uneasy truce.
Miles got to spend some time with his aunt and (soon to be official) uncle this evening. He may still be warming up to their dog, Pickles, but he has discovered an immediate interest in basketball!
One might consider concluding a trip that saw such misfortune as ours as quickly as possible, but we had one more stop to make on our way home. Instead of heading straight back to Charlotte, we traveled southeast towards our nation's capital to visit with my uncle, aunt, and cousin. Since Miles first joined us … Continue reading Day 281
Miles had the first of what is sure to be two long, exciting days today, as he saw my parents and brother for the second time and met some of his extended family as well (in addition to a few family friends and neighbors). Add in a visit from Jaclyn's side of the family and … Continue reading Day 139
While his mother and I were gallivanting around town (both with and without each other), Miles got to spend the day with his grandparents and aunts. I'm honestly not sure who enjoyed it more. Personally, I got to attend Free Comic Book Day and go to the Charlotte Symphony in the evening, I so know … Continue reading Day 69