Miles has a ton of energy and keeping up with him can be a tremendous undertaking. Fortunately, he's got people around this weekend who are more than willing to indulge him on his "adventures." ...and by "adventures," I mean repeatedly throwing tennis balls over the deck of the cabin, then going downstairs over and over … Continue reading Year 3, Day 257
Last night, our neighbor delivered a cryptic warning as we stood around chatting: "You...uh...might find some golf balls in your backyard." Well I took Miles outside a little bit before dinner tonight, and find the golf balls he did. He then insisted on finding the "stick" used to hit them. And while he didn't have … Continue reading Year 3, Day 170
Having figured out how to open his closet door, Miles went rummaging around in there yesterday and emerged with a small nylon pouch in his hand. "This, daddy," he said. "Look at this." "What is that?" I asked. "A toy," Miles replied. Now, I knew that Miles had no idea what was inside the pouch. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 133
One of our friend's son's turned one today, and his party was held at Jumpin Jax, an indoor play center in Lancaster, SC. Full of play mats, ball pits, and a host of shit to climb around on, it seemed tailor made for Miles's enjoyment. Of course, it was all a bit too overwhelming at … Continue reading Year 2, Day 201
There are days when I look at Jaclyn and Miles and think about how lucky I am to have them in my life. Then there are days like today, when I think about how lucky I am that they occasionally let me abandon them do stuff like this: Of course, I still took a little … Continue reading Year 2, Day 194
Now that Miles has an El Cheapo Plastic Swimming Pool™, every day is a pool day!
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!
I finally figured out a perfect movie to put on for Miles, one that involves all of his primary interests -- birds, dogs, balls, and balloons. Any guesses?
I came home from trivia tonight to find more items Miles has stashed in strange places. Maybe he was trying to remind me to put socks on and...play ball with him?
I don't exactly know what I expected the cognitive development of a baby to look like in observable terms, but seeing how Miles interacts with the world is always surprising. This week, he's started playing with one of his new toys -- one of those wooden boxes with shapes cut out of it and various … Continue reading Year 2, Day 23