This morning, when Jaclyn informed Miles of the plans for the day, he had questions. "What's a parade?" was chief among them, as Miles has never really seen one before. "Well...it's hard to explain," I fumbled. "There's a bunch of people there..." "Is there dragons there?" was somehow his next question. "Well, there'll probably be … Continue reading Year 5, Day 177
Last night, Jaclyn went out to meet a friend, presumably leaving me and Miles to do whatever we wanted for the evening. I should've known she had a task for me to complete. This particular time is was mandatory arts and crafts. Our job was to construct PJ Masks decorations for the trunk-or-treat event we … Continue reading Year 4, Day 247
It may only be the second day of October, but Miles is EXTREMELY READY for Halloween. He also really likes baseball. So when I found out that Truist Field, home of the Charlotte Knights, was hosting a pumpkin patch event on the ball field, I felt like fate was aligning to create the perfect event … Continue reading Year 4, Day 219
Today, Miles started a weekend German program at the Deutsche Schule Charlotte. Every Saturday morning for the duration of the school year, Miles will attend a German language class (in the interest of achieving our ultimate goal -- sending him overseas so we can finally get a moment's peace). Miles's experience with new environments sans … Continue reading Year 4, Day 198
We all got up bright and early today so Jaclyn could participate in her first 10K (!), Charlotte's Around the Crown race. Miles in particular was really excited to go...until he learned that he wasn't going to be able to run with Mommy. He took the news predictably well. Nevertheless, once the race started and … Continue reading Year 4, Day 192
Jaclyn went out to lunch with a friend today, which meant Miles and I were free to go where Mommy would never tread: the recently opened Day & Night Cereal Bar in Uptown. The last time I went to a cereal bar was during our trip to Colorado back in 2018, a time when Miles … Continue reading Year 4, Day 108
Miles was thrilled to learn that he'd be going to a baseball game today, as Jaclyn's annual company tradition returned after a COVID hiatus last year. What he didn't fully understand was that the actual playing of baseball would be left to the (semi)professionals. "No, I want to go down there and PLAY baseball." Despite … Continue reading Year 4, Day 100
Miles proving that, even in a sea of hipsters at Optimist Hall, he's still the coolest guy in the zip code.
When we decided to have a child, one of our pledges as potential parents was to never hold a birthday at our home. Observations and word-of-mouth over the years had told us everything we needed to know about in-home birthday parties, and I wanted no part of it. With this in mind, friends from far … Continue reading Year 3, Day 4: Miles’s Second Birthday (Party)!
In an effort to get Miles (and, in all fairness, me) out of Jaclyn's hair for a little while today, I took the young lad to the Charlotte Minicon this morning. Upon rolling in, Miles was delighted to see countless images of favorites like Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man all around the show floor. He was … Continue reading Year 2, Day 348