Retrieving a toy from the dark recesses beneath Miles's bed and realizing too late that it was a trap.
In the interest of maximizing Miles's Halloween (and the usage of his costume), Jaclyn booked a spot for him at an event held by Gymboree this evening. While we had initially planned on taking him to a trunk or treat on Saturday, this proved to be a much better alternative for him, primarily because it … Continue reading Year 2, Day 244
Miles loves pretending to be grown up. He also loves washing his hands.* Now that he's found his legs, it seemed like an appropriate time to provide him with a device that would assist in both of these things.** Jaclyn took to the online garage sale that is Facebook Marketplace and came away with a … Continue reading Year 2, Day 165
Today, we set out on another trek across the country, taking a flight north to New England in advance Jaclyn's sister's wedding in Cape Cod. It was hard getting packed and out of the house -- not because organizing suitcases was particularly difficult, but because Miles kept climbing on the luggage. Miles has, of course, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 119
Ever the determined health nut, Jaclyn began projecting this rigorous lifestyle on Miles today as she took the young lad to a children's gym/workout class. By all accounts, his experience started like so many others...with tears and hesitation. It wasn't long though before something changed within him and he began engaging with his environment with … Continue reading Year 2, Day 118
As his ability to climb to his feet has grown meteorically, so too has Miles's desire to reach heretofore unreachable parts of the house. Today, he started employing a new strategy in his quest to get on the couch without parental aid. This toy desk is typically kept beside a shelf in the living room. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 104
Miles is heavily resisting climbing onto his feet to grab things, but he's still willing to reach as far as he can from his knees. In this case, that was just far enough to swipe my wallet...
Miles has been going to physical therapy for a couple months now, and while he has made substantial strides (HA!) in crawling, he is still extremely reluctant to get on his feet. While this does seem to have more to do with his emotional tendencies than his actual physical capabilities, he has appeared to become … Continue reading Year 2, Day 49 – Operation: Babywalk Begins
Today, Miles got his first "bad day" report from daycare. Yesterday, I mentioned that, due to his reluctance to stand and walk, Miles is now the oldest child in his room at daycare. While he's crawling like a champ, the downside is that he's also the biggest kid in the room now. Whether he consciously … Continue reading Year 2, Day 39
Dreaming of a life on the other side of the gate...