Sleepless nights, constant noise, crap (both figurative and literal) all over the floor...all some of parenthood's more challenging aspects. None, however, compare to the sheer rage manifested during the assembly of new toys. As Miles's birthday draws ever closer, so too does the barrage of exciting, large toys that I'll get to build. And wouldn't … Continue reading Year 2, Day 355
Yesterday was mommy's birthday, but Miles's own is impending now as we cross into February. As Miles prepares to turn two, there are certain expectations and milestones that we're expecting to reach. Chief among these achievements? Teaching Miles to properly blow out a candle. After all, we don't want him making a fool out of … Continue reading Year 2, Day 340
Today is Jaclyn's birthday, a fact Miles was made aware of as we were leaving the house this morning. "Can you tell mommy, 'Happy birthday'?" I asked. He then proceeded to sing the entire "Happy Birthday" song to her. Not a bad way for mommy to start her birthday! The only thing Jaclyn wanted for … Continue reading Year 2, Day 339
Today is my FORTIETH birthday, and while I'm not always big on celebrating this sort of thing (last weekend not withstanding), there was absolutely no way I would've rather woken up today than hearing Miles merrily singing, "Haaa-bee deh do-doo! Haaa-bee deh do-doo!" as he walked into our bedroom this morning.
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
Miles went to his friend Zachary's first birthday party today, and while Zach had his first encounter with a full year of existence, Miles was busy having his first encounter with a bounce house. He followed this experience by going down the slide by himself, nailing the dismount, and then, no longer needing us, setting … Continue reading Year 2, Day 159
Miles was on the receiving end of his first birthday party last week, and today he got to help his friend Audrey celebrate her own first year of existence. The birthday girl was understandably in high demand, but Miles still got a few fleeting minutes to hang out and conspire as only barely-verbal toddlers can. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 19