At Miles's insistence, we all rode in the car the other night to pick up dinner. I sat in the back with him while Jaclyn drove (again, his choice). Naturally, we sat back there cutting up with each other, so much so that I never even noticed he had managed to remove both of his … Continue reading Year 4, Day 137
We packed up and headed back to Charlotte today after our brief (TOO brief, frankly) weekend at Lake Lure, but we took our time getting on the road to get in one last hit of that mountain living. Miles approves! One spot we definitely wanted to see before we left was the Lake Lure Flowering … Continue reading Year 3, Day 258
Miles listened to some Nirvana on a recent ride home from daycare. He adopted the '90s teen attitude pretty quickly. I can't tell whether his face is saying "You just don't understand my music, dad" or "I just don't understand YOUR music, dad."
This morning as we attempted to coax Miles out the door, I told him I had a big surprise for him (this always works). Not just lip service, Miles actually did reach a new milestone in his life today, one that he realized when I opened the door to the backseat of the car. "A … Continue reading Year 3, Day 118
Now that Miles is getting reacquainted with daily car rides, he has discovered a new nemesis or, at least, now possesses the capacity to verbally articulate his disdain.It will happen as we make a turn in the morning or afternoon and suddenly a part of the car interior that was once shrouded in soothing shadow … Continue reading Year 3, Day 108
We were on our ride home from daycare this evening when I let Miles know we were almost back at the house. "Issa," Miles said. He may not be fully aware of the days of the week or how a calendar works, but he clearly still recognized that today was the day he typically sees … Continue reading Year 2, Day 365
This morning as we were getting in the car to head out for the day, Miles became extremely grumpy and agitated. I asked him what was wrong, and he started pointing at the lawn. Specifically, he was pointing at a flower in the admittedly overgrown weeds/grass. Once I realized what he was asking for, I … Continue reading Year 2, Day 77
Okay, I didn't look very closely at the weather before we left, but there's evidently a massive winter storm covering the entire northeast of the US right now. This has been abundantly clear throughout our drive (while our visibility has been quite the opposite). The driving has been treacherous to say the least, but it … Continue reading Day 276: Baby’s First Snow!
Miles is a good enough traveler; he just gets a little testy after being in the car for a couple hours (but then, find someone who doesn't). That being said, it was clear by the end of our return trip from Myrtle Beach on Sunday that he had about had it with excessive traveling. And … Continue reading Day 275
Miles's typical afternoon look after his ride home from daycare: