Miles's German school put on their holiday program this morning, and Miles's group, being the youngest, was up first. All they had to do was dance ever so slightly, in time with the song, while waving a paper snowflake around. Seriously, that was all they had to do. https://videopress.com/v/KHVSZrMO?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true After retrieving our child, we returned … Continue reading Year 5, Day 295: Baby’s First School Performance!
Year 5, Day 133
Tonight's selection for Family Movie Night is The Bad Guys, and after Miles watched the trailer he not only became interested in the movie -- he was also immediately obsessed with the song in it. https://videopress.com/v/MmVO3tFC?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true I guess Billie Eilish IS the voice of a generation.
Year 5, Day 130
Miles has never seen Pee-wee's Big Adventure. AND YET, when he heard "Tequila" by The Champs, he knew what he had to do. https://videopress.com/v/0u04ICLD?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Even when he's in the middle of a Mexican restaurant and the floor is covered in rainwater.
Year 5, Day 1: Miles’s Fourth Birthday Party!
Miles's big Fourth Birthday Weekend has arrived, and his friends (and ours) once again came out to celebrate. Miles's friend Audrey came into town last night. They were happy to see each other. Last year, we had a small celebration (several, actually) due to the pandemic, but today marked Miles's first full-fledged "destination birthday" since … Continue reading Year 5, Day 1: Miles’s Fourth Birthday Party!
Year 4, Day 261
We headed west today for a day trip to Asheville to see some fall colors (and okay, okay...to drink some seasonal beverages). After a couple hours in the car, Miles emerged at Highland Brewing ready for action. "Where's the beer?!" Despite still being too young to imbibe, Miles found plenty to be excited about. He … Continue reading Year 4, Day 261
Year 4, Day 191: Double Weddings!
It's hard enough getting Miles to settle down and control himself for one social outing. Today, we had to do it twice, as we had two weddings to attend on the same day! Fortunately (and this is a big asterisk), the first one -- for our friend Melanie -- was attended virtually via Zoom, since … Continue reading Year 4, Day 191: Double Weddings!
Year 3, Day 360
Just a little dude, getting down on the playground.
Year 3, Day 336
Being a parent is regularly overwhelming, and there is absolutely no question that I need frequent breaks from my family (if only to cower in a corner and rock back and forth in silence for a few minutes). But this morning as I was dropping Miles off at daycare, he clung to my leg and … Continue reading Year 3, Day 336
Year 3, Day 310
The highlight of our NYE party (as much as you can call it that anyway)? Miles's introduction to Black Sabbath. https://videopress.com/v/zwDLLG2d?preloadContent=metadata
Year 3, Day 246
Halloween has become a Big Deal in our home this year, with Miles getting involved in decorating, costume ideas, and even home building. Last night, he discovered this timeless classic from Ray Parker Jr. https://videopress.com/v/7RuwKfVn?preloadContent=metadata