Hurricane Ian is carving a destructive swath across Florida and the Carolinas today. Having lived through Hurricane Hugo, I've witnessed firsthand just how devastating these storms can be, and I completely understood why Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools made the decision to switch to remote learning for today despite the fact that the worst damage I saw was … Continue reading Year 5, Day 217: Baby’s First Day of Remote Learning!
Year 5, Day 29
During breakfast (technically maybe lunch?) ate Bob Evans today, Miles and I had a little "Mad Libs-esque" fun with the kid's menu/activity page. I was honestly a little disappointed that it turned out only slightly weird.
Year 5, Day 7
Most mornings, Jaclyn will make a protein shake for me to grab as I rush out the door. I might take a quick gulp of it to down medicine or a vitamin, but other than that it comes with me and doesn't get consumed until I've dropped Miles off at daycare (i.e., when I'm sure … Continue reading Year 5, Day 7
Year 4, Day 310
To celebrate the new year, Miles and I decided to try out our new waffle maker for the first time. Miles is obsessed with the possibilities this new device presents, and he insisted on helping prep the meal. FACT: He started stirring about 10 seconds before this photo was taken, then stopped about 5 seconds … Continue reading Year 4, Day 310
Year 4, Day 255
Breakfast of champions. He truly is my son.
Year 4, Day 212
Today was Miles's third day of German school, and it's been going extraordinarily well so far. As reported previously, Miles has been over-the-moon enthusiastic about going to a "big kid school." His teachers have said that he understands everything they're saying and follows directions well.* And at pickup each day, Miles emerges from the classroom … Continue reading Year 4, Day 212
Year 4, Day 85
This is the face Miles makes at the beginning of almost every meal. To be fair, his food DID come out last.
Year 4, Day 66
Miles does his impression of The Godfather (1972).
Year 4, Day 52
Given Miles's affinity for a certain song about heavily processed meats, I told him this weekend would bring with it a special Sunday breakfast. Much to Jaclyn's chagrin, I prepared some Spam this morning. I made OTHER things too. I wasn't just going to leave Jaclyn in the lurch. Miles recalled lyrics from the "Weird … Continue reading Year 4, Day 52
Year 3, Day 355
Someone may have managed to nab some chocolate at an hour that was dubiously close to "breakfast time" today. Taking full advantage of a holiday and his parents' waning willpower on a rainy weekend spent inside. What a stinker!