I finally felt well enough today to set about dismantling Christmas, a task I dislike enough to regularly question how badly I want to set everything up to begin with. It took a couple hours, but once the tree was undecorated and out of the living room, I could finally relax again. Everything was once … Continue reading Year 5, Day 317
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Year 5, Day 285
We only recently made our annual trip to Hallmark to pick out some new Christmas ornaments (an activity that typically happens a little earlier in the year), and we all definitely found decorations that spoke to us... But which ones spoke to WHOM? See if you can figure out the parties responsible for each selection … Continue reading Year 5, Day 285
Year 5, Day 281
This evening, we headed over to downtown Huntersville (we are locals now, and should probably act more like it) for the town Christmas festival. Featuring outdoor vendors, carnival rides (that, of course, Miles liked the idea of more than the actual riding of), and, thankfully, beer vendors, it was a nice way for us to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 281
Year 5, Day 275
Miles and I set up the Christmas tree today, and afterwards I wanted to get a nice picture standing in front of it. He had, after all, played a significant part in decorating it for the first time, and I wanted to commemorate the moment. He agreed to it, but insisted that he take my … Continue reading Year 5, Day 275
Year 4, Day 277
After last night's false start, we finally gathered as a family to decorate the Christmas tree this evening. A big part of that was having Jaclyn keep Miles's grubby kid hands off of the more delicate ornaments, but once we got going (ie, dug out the less-breakable stuff), everyone was able to contribute. As longtime … Continue reading Year 4, Day 277
Year 3, Day 313
"Nice job decorating your gingerbread tree, Miles! Smile for the camera!" He also ate almost every gumdrop off the tree as he decorated.
Year 3, Day 302
Miles was really excited to place candy canes on the tree. He was even more excited to continuously pull all of them off and try to eat them.
Year 3, Day 281
The tree is up, and Miles has discovered a love for the Hallmark ornaments that make sounds. One in particular has captured his attention. https://videopress.com/v/v1F51t1N?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata Hey, he's got an ear for the classics!
Year 3, Day 279
There is a rite of passage, one that is more clear to me with each passing year, for fathers languishing through Christmastime. I think there's a degree (varying from person to person*) to which the holidays lose their luster as we get older, but for fathers, there are absolutely escalating bouts with abject misery associated, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 279
This weekend has been a whirlwind precursor to Miles's First Christmas™, filled with friends, family, and presents (and, on one case, notarized documents). Miles's grandmother continued her attempts to curry the young boy's favor. He opened some gifts from Audrey. Miles was inspired by his new book to become a Boss Baby himself, then promptly … Continue reading Day 302