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
DAYCARE: "We put some crackers in Miles's bag." ME: "Sounds good!" ALSO ME: Promptly forgets about the crackers.
Miles has now reached a height that he can crane his neck and peer at me from his car seat. This is a source of seemingly endless amusement for him, as I'll call out for him then watch* as he maneuvers so his eyes can peek out over the top of the seat. His eyes … Continue reading Year 2, Day 88
It was raining pretty heavily when I picked Miles up from daycare today, so I tossed him in the car then climbed in to take off his coat and get his belt buckled. I almost never do this from inside the car, and getting his coat off quickly turned into an impromptu tickling session.
Our recent string of misfortunes left us with a car approximately the size of a footlocker. Despite this, my dad instincts would not allow me to forego obtaining a tree of a size befitting Miles's First Christmas©. With a winter storm approaching and limited time left between now and the holiday, I knew Saturday had … Continue reading Day 287: Baby’s First Christmas Tree!
Last night, after the funeral had passed and knowing that the next day held a wedding in store for the family, I met several of Jaclyn's family members over at their hotel for a drink at the bar. We hung out for a while but, as the crowd started to dissipate, I decided to make … Continue reading Day 279: Baby’s First Grand Theft Auto!
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
It's interesting seeing the little tics and tendencies Miles picks up as he becomes increasingly aware of his environment and routines. One of my favorite recurring behaviors happens every single morning when I put Miles in his car seat. The second his butt hits the seat, before I can even get his strapped in, Miles … Continue reading Day 250
Miles's typical afternoon look after his ride home from daycare:
Today, Jaclyn and Miles headed down to Rock Hill, SC to pick up a travel car seat from our friends Jacques and Madeline. As much as I would've liked to go with them, I'm still recovering from the last few days, so all I could do was say, "Drive safely," and see them on their … Continue reading Day 161