This evening, I was told to go upstairs and not come down until I was called for. When I was finally summoned, this was the sight that awaited me: Sorta creepy, but okay... Miles told me to sit at the table, after which he and Jaclyn would present me with a birthday cake they had … Continue reading Year 5, Day 271
Another birthday is looming for me, threatening (as it does) to ratchet the years up one more notch and bring me that much closer to an assisted living facility. Frankly, I can't wait. It is simply too noisy in this house -- all the time -- and if a retirement home is what it'll take … Continue reading Year 5, Day 268
When Jaclyn asked if we could go out for Japanese Hibachi food tonight, I was quick to answer "Yes," assuming right up to the moment we pulled up to the restaurant that we were talking an "Express Hibachi" place. I should've known better. "...oh boy." This was going to be quite an experience for Miles, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 84
Miles got an invitation to his buddy Isaac's birthday party today, and while he was extremely eager (and patient) when it came time to pledge fealty and honor Isaac with a gift... But Miles was really here for one reason: BOUNCE HOUSE. Pictured here with Isaac's brother Zachary, whose first birthday a couple years back … Continue reading Year 5, Day 78
We took some time today to get into all the goodies Miles got for his birthday. Unsurprisingly, he was most drawn to the thing that involves hurling axes through the living room. Again, eternal thanks to Jacques for that one.
"How's it feel being four?" I said to Miles this morning as we sat on the couch together. "Bad," he replied. "What do you mean?" "I want to be five."
Miles's big Fourth Birthday Weekend has arrived, and his friends (and ours) once again came out to celebrate. Miles's friend Audrey came into town last night. They were happy to see each other. Last year, we had a small celebration (several, actually) due to the pandemic, but today marked Miles's first full-fledged "destination birthday" since … Continue reading Year 5, Day 1: Miles’s Fourth Birthday Party!
Where does the time go? Somehow, it's been four whole years since Miles was born. I wouldn't believe it if it weren't for both the conversations I'm capable of having with him now and my body's rate of deterioration (NOTE: I made it through a good 38 years of my life before "feeling my age"; … Continue reading Year 4, Day 365
Miles received a Valentine's Day/Birthday combo parcel from Jaclyn's aunt today. Which gifts were for his birthday? We'll never know, because he tore into that thing like there was nothing but apple juice and fruit and veggie packs inside of it. He then attempted to hoard all his new stuff behind the couch. For a … Continue reading Year 4, Day 351
Following an exciting afternoon of being driven around in a limo and drinking wine, Jaclyn went to bed pretty early last night. Good thing too, because it left Miles and me free to prepare her birthday gifts. Specifically, we needed to fill out the cards (plural) that Miles insisted on getting her. "Okay, buddy," I … Continue reading Year 4, Day 339