Year 4, Day 4: Miles’s Third Birthday – Part 4

Celebrations were in order today for a couple of reasons. First, today marked Miles's return to daycare after two weeks at home. Second, somehow Miles is still celebrating his birthday. Around midday, Jaclyn stopped by to drop off some cupcakes for the class. When I arrived home this evening, I was eager to hear how … Continue reading Year 4, Day 4: Miles’s Third Birthday – Part 4

Year 4, Day 3: Miles’s Third Birthday – Part 3

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

Year 3, Day 271: Daddy’s Birthday (or Miles’s SECOND Second Birthday)

Last weekend after Miles and Jaclyn returned from grocery shopping, I asked him what he got at the store. His response, despite all the food they had brought home, was direct and focused on one thing alone. "We got Daddy a Star Wars card!" he said happily, ruining some small part of my birthday surprise. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 271: Daddy’s Birthday (or Miles’s SECOND Second Birthday)

Year 3, Day 4: Miles’s Second Birthday (Party)!

When we decided to have a child, one of our pledges as potential parents was to never hold a birthday at our home. Observations and word-of-mouth over the years had told us everything we needed to know about in-home birthday parties, and I wanted no part of it. With this in mind, friends from far … Continue reading Year 3, Day 4: Miles’s Second Birthday (Party)!

Year 2, Day 5: Baby’s First Birthday (Party)!

Friends and family descended upon Charlotte today to pledge fealty to young Miles, who just celebrated his first birthday this week. Our friends George, Sam, and Audrey came into town around 11:30 last night, at which point Sam set about making Miles's birthday cake. Miles, who had already gone to bed for the night, was … Continue reading Year 2, Day 5: Baby’s First Birthday (Party)!