Miles is old enough now that he can consciously take part in our annual "buy Hallmark Christmas ornaments the day they go on sale" tradition. Miles was especially happy about this year's "Cookie Monster & Gonger's Food Truck" ornament
I think it's safe to say that Miles enjoys Christmas. With gift exchanges at both Jaclyn's dad's house and my parents' home, he had plenty of time to get accustomed to being showered with gifts. Of course, he had to start his day like his father -- by drinking a cuppa joe (or pretending to, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 304
From our family to yours, warmest holiday wishes!
Christmas started just a tad early this year, since we had already received a large gift from my parents and Jaclyn is hoping to take Miles for a walk tomorrow. I wheeled Miles's very first bike -- a Radio Flyer convertible tricycle -- into the living room this evening. While this reveal garnered substantial interest … Continue reading Year 2, Day 301
Before Miles agreed to brush his teeth this morning, he had to first assemble a myriad court to accompany him. And it wasn't enough to simply have them in the bathroom -- I tried to place them on the toilet seat, and Miles became deeply incensed, refusing to proceed until they were next to him … Continue reading Year 2, Day 300
Miles had a chance to immerse himself in holiday splendor tonight as we drove out to Kannapolis to see their Christmas village. The annual event boasts over 250,000 lights (which, for those keeping score, is roughly 249,900 more lights than Miles can enjoy at home). Almost immediately upon arriving, Miles was completely mesmerized by the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 299
In the spirit of the season, we went to Olde Mecklenburg Brewery today to stroll through their Christmas market. While Miles enjoyed following us around from vendor to vendor, his favorite part was undoubtedly the family play area. Miles's face lit up as he saw the kids of various ages running around and playing with … Continue reading Year 2, Day 292
One of the most noticeable ways this Christmas season is already very different from the last is Miles's awareness of certain staples and figureheads. He seems to understand what the Christmas tree is, what a reindeer is, and is increasingly fond of Christmas songs. He also recognizes "Fosse"... ...and the fat man himself, "Sassy"... ...we're … Continue reading Year 2, Day 291
As loathe as I am to put words in my son's mouth, it would appear by any relevant measure that Miles's first Christmas was a rousing success. While he appeared, at times, overwhelmed, the hours upon hours spent receiving gifts and tributes ultimately led to his well-earned acceptance of his extended family members. He … Continue reading Day 304: Christmas in Review
It's hard to believe that Miles is 1) ten months old and 2) has arrived at his first Christmas! Happy holidays to you all, and may Christmas bring you the joy a young boy feels when he's trying to eat wrapping paper.