My relationship with Christmas lights is a lot like my relationship with bears -- I like them a lot, but they are best viewed from a distance and I do not particularly want to deal with them at MY house. I always like taking an evening during the holiday season to simply drive around and … Continue reading Year 5, Day 297
Year 5, Day 288
Today we took a trip to At Home, a store I've only ever been to once before, to pick up some Christmas decorations. I was looking for a couple unrelated things and honestly wasn't sure I'd find them there or not, so Jaclyn agreed to keep an eye on Miles while I set out alone … Continue reading Year 5, Day 288
Year 5, Day 285
We only recently made our annual trip to Hallmark to pick out some new Christmas ornaments (an activity that typically happens a little earlier in the year), and we all definitely found decorations that spoke to us... But which ones spoke to WHOM? See if you can figure out the parties responsible for each selection … Continue reading Year 5, Day 285
Year 5, Day 277
There aren't many uniquely Martin family Christmas traditions, but there is one long-standing holiday standard which, I discovered only a couple years ago, has muddied origins but is still something we all, in our own homes, carry on to this day. I tried to explain this to Miles. Did he understand the assignment? ELNO! Let … Continue reading Year 5, Day 277
Year 4, Day 280
"Oh no! The train's out of control!!!" Miles yelled from the living room. It'll be a miracle if our decorations make it through the holidays. "...there were no survivors."
Year 3, Day 302
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.
Year 3, Day 281
The tree is up, and Miles has discovered a love for the Hallmark ornaments that make sounds. One in particular has captured his attention. https://videopress.com/v/v1F51t1N?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata Hey, he's got an ear for the classics!
Year 3, Day 121
There's been a blank space on Miles's wall for the last several months that was reserved for a print I preordered for him (I think it was technically his birthday present). It finally arrived this week, and he could not be more delighted.
Year 2, Day 300
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
Year 2, Day 291
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