Friends and family descended upon Charlotte today to pledge fealty to young Miles, who just celebrated his first birthday this week. Our friends George, Sam, and Audrey came into town around 11:30 last night, at which point Sam set about making Miles's birthday cake. Miles, who had already gone to bed for the night, was … Continue reading Year 2, Day 5: Baby’s First Birthday (Party)!
Jaclyn: "Did you remember to give Miles his bottle?" Me:
Miles was definitely an...active kid tonight after we got home. He went from attempting to eat the gravel in the fireplace to, as seen in the video below, eating actual food while also faux-conducting John Williams's score for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And then he did something that I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to capture … Continue reading Day 316
I mentioned this a little the other day, but it is absolutely amazing watching Miles's cognitive and tactile development. In what feels like the blink of an eye, he's gone from barely being able to hold things to passing items from one hand to the other, pressing buttons, and pointing at objects and people. His … Continue reading Day 307
This morning, we joined our friends George, Sam, Franklin, and Leeanne for breakfast and, mostly, so we could all put Miles and his contemporary, Audrey, on the floor and intently watch them interact with each other like we were watching a Bachelorette finale or something. Audrey cooed, and Miles...well, made some zombie sounds at her. … Continue reading Day 271
Last night, we hosted a "friendsgiving" event called Dipsgiving, the goal of which is to strip away some of the formality (and silverware) of traditional Thanksgiving dishes by turning them all into dips. I wasn't sure exactly how the event would turn out, but I'm fortunate to have a ton of friends who really threw … Continue reading Day 266: The First Dipsgiving
It's interesting seeing the qualities that, whether by observation or genetic disposition, Miles has inherited from us. One of my favorites is his penchant for dancing when taking a particularly satisfying bite of food, which he clearly got from his dad.