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 4, Day 1: Miles’s Third Birthday – Part 1

More than any previous year, Miles is acutely aware that today is his birthday. It is perhaps for this reason that he was absolutely wired all day, rendering Jaclyn's attempt at working moot. As the day wound down, we decided to attempt soliciting some basic compliance with the promise of a couple birthday presents. It...didn't … Continue reading Year 4, Day 1: Miles’s Third Birthday – Part 1

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)