Trying to help Miles learn to carry on a Martin family tradition (at least, a tradition long held my myself and Uncle Curtis).
Miles's vocabulary, although filled with plenty of babbling, still seems to get stronger every day. Tonight, as I was getting ready to head out to trivia, I heard Miles and Lisa in the kitchen as they were getting ready for dinner. Lisa, in German, was getting Miles hyped, telling him that he was going to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 57
Most afternoons, Miles and I will get to a point about halfway through our drive home where we'll start playing this "call and response" game with each other. Typically, Miles will make a noise, then I'll make the noise back, then he'll make a different noise, and I'll echo that...you get the idea. Anyway, I … Continue reading Day 337
Some days I pick Miles up from daycare and he promptly falls asleep in the backseat. Other days, he starts fussing and whining as soon as he's buckled in. Most days, though, he just sits there and babbles.
The initial reason we came to Rochester this week was for a wedding, but fate can lead us in unexpected directions. Jaclyn's grandmother passed away on Thanksgiving, which suddenly meant that this trip was going to involve another, more somber family event. Miles is a relatively happy kid and he obviously had zero context for … Continue reading Day 278: Baby’s First Funeral
As Miles has started babbling more and more, it's become a race to see exactly which sound (of the only two really important ones) he'll make first: "da-da" or "ma-ma." Which parent won? Let's go to the tape!
Miles said his first word today! This morning, Jaclyn greeted him with a "Hi!" when he woke up, and he absolutely said, "Hi!" back to her. Okay, okay, maybe he just happened to make a noise that managed to sound like "hi," but this kid still loves to babble. Much of this babbling is done … Continue reading Day 73