This evening, I was told to go upstairs and not come down until I was called for. When I was finally summoned, this was the sight that awaited me: Sorta creepy, but okay... Miles told me to sit at the table, after which he and Jaclyn would present me with a birthday cake they had … Continue reading Year 5, Day 271
Another birthday is looming for me, threatening (as it does) to ratchet the years up one more notch and bring me that much closer to an assisted living facility. Frankly, I can't wait. It is simply too noisy in this house -- all the time -- and if a retirement home is what it'll take … Continue reading Year 5, Day 268
When Jaclyn asked if we could go out for Japanese Hibachi food tonight, I was quick to answer "Yes," assuming right up to the moment we pulled up to the restaurant that we were talking an "Express Hibachi" place. I should've known better. "...oh boy." This was going to be quite an experience for Miles, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 84
Tonight, I wanted to test drive the pizza stone my parents got us for Christmas, and the entire family got down on this one. I rolled the dough out into individual portions, then let Jaclyn and, yes, even Miles top their pizzas as they saw fit. Miles started by piling all the cheese...right in the … Continue reading Year 4, Day 361
To celebrate the new year, Miles and I decided to try out our new waffle maker for the first time. Miles is obsessed with the possibilities this new device presents, and he insisted on helping prep the meal. FACT: He started stirring about 10 seconds before this photo was taken, then stopped about 5 seconds … Continue reading Year 4, Day 310
I'm always appreciative whenever Jaclyn takes care of Miles for an afternoon or evening, allowing me to go out with friends, but there's always a part of me that dreads going home afterwards. Not because I don't want to see my family, but because there's always a chance that I'll come home to absolute chaos. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 218
Miles insisted on helping me grill food this weekend, and I -- perhaps foolishly -- introduced him to the tongs. YOU try cooking while a crazed three-year-old is chasing you with tongs.
After he finished his bath tonight, Miles got to help me bake some Easter cookies. He insisted on doing as much of the prep as possible, which thanks to the fine folks at Pillsbury basically meant moving the chunks of dough from the package to a baking sheet. As he peered into the oven, watching … Continue reading Year 4, Day 25
In what is quickly becoming a regular part of our evening routine, Miles helped Jaclyn prepare dinner again this evening. "The first thing we need to do is boil some water for the cauliflower." "Just don't put it in my juice!" was Miles's only demand. Of course, there's only so much prep work a three-year-old … Continue reading Year 4, Day 14
Pirate Chef Miles would like to prepare a delicious avocado for you.