With all of his new battery-operated cars now primed and ready, Miles naturally attempted to operate all four of them simultaneously.
For a holiday spent in isolation, Miles's third Christmas managed to be frenetic, loud, and (fortunately) filled with joy. Christmas started early in our house, as Miles woke up at 3 AM and started yelling, "DADDY! I WANNA READ A BOOK, DADDY!" Groaning, I staggered down the hallway to his bedroom and immediately began pleading … Continue reading Year 3, Day 305: Christmas 2020 in Review
Miles is still talking about Halloween in the same sentence he's bringing up Santa and reindeer. And who can blame him? This year has been a long slog, one day running into the next. But whatever holiday you happen to be celebrating today, may it be the best one possible!
Around 8:45 today, Miles bounded into our home office, interrupting my morning meeting. "Daddy!" he called. "Santa's in Australia!" Indeed, Miles was eager to sharpen his burgeoning cartography skills today as he tracked the fat man on his journey around the world. With his own globe, a copy of My Very Important World, and the … Continue reading Year 3, Day 303
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.
After last night descended into madness, we decided that tonight would be cookie decorating night. Using my mother's time-honored sugar cookie recipe, I did the baking while Jaclyn and Miles took care of the frosting and sprinkles. Miles could not wait to get started...eating. And, with Jaclyn's guidance, Miles decorated the cookies with the...magic...and wonder...of... … Continue reading Year 3, Day 300
This time of year, kids are always trying to sneak into their parents' closet to peek for Christmas presents. But not Miles. No, when he goes into the closet, you best believe he's going to come out looking ridiculous.
While I was cleaning up after dinner and Miles was (presumably) getting ready for his bath, I was summoned to Miles's bedroom. What I found upon entering was virtually every pillow, blanket, and stuffed doll from Miles's bed strewn across the floor and fashioned into a "sleigh," with Miles himself serving as Santa Claus. https://videopress.com/v/9Mkg3MfW?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata … Continue reading Year 3, Day 295
Regardless of his supposed immunity to COVID-19, we were understandably nervous about Miles visiting Santa Claus this year. It was a big concern for us, because Miles is so into Christmas this year and is very aware at this point of both who Santa is and what his job is come December 24th (as well … Continue reading Year 3, Day 291
Despite the irregularity of this holiday season thanks to COVID-19, we're still trying to capture the Christmas magic as much as possible for Miles. Thankfully, there are plenty of opportunities in Charlotte to celebrate the season while still maintaining social distant (so, in a lot of ways, it's better than a regular holiday season). Tonight … Continue reading Year 3, Day 290