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
Today is Jaclyn's birthday, a fact Miles was made aware of as we were leaving the house this morning. "Can you tell mommy, 'Happy birthday'?" I asked. He then proceeded to sing the entire "Happy Birthday" song to her. Not a bad way for mommy to start her birthday! The only thing Jaclyn wanted for … Continue reading Year 2, Day 339
As a parent, I've found few things as problematic as a broken washing machine. Nevermind our own clothes -- the sheer amount of baby clothing that piles up after five days is substantial enough. Currently, we're on day 8 of our current laundry crisis. As such, we've found ourselves with no choice but to go … Continue reading Day 335
In an effort to get Miles into his Halloween costume as much as possible this week, we got him all dressed up and took him to the Great Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall, which is exactly what it sounds like. It was a nice, cheap way to celebrate the season (and close enough to the comic shop … Continue reading Day 247
We're trying to get as much mileage out of Miles's Halloween costume as we can, so we stopped by my stomping grounds at Legion Brewing for their Trunk or Treat event today. Granted, it was mostly an excuse for mom and dad to get out of the house, but Miles was, as usual, a big … Continue reading Day 244