In a move that will come as no surprise to regular readers, Miles woke up insisting that we obtain ice cream today. Hey, I can think of worse Friday night rituals!
I had to make a short trip to my workplace today to pick up a few supplies, and I thought it would also serve as a nice chance to get Miles out of the house (and out of his mother's hair) for a little while. As you might (or might not) know, I work with … Continue reading Year 3, Day 76
Miles had a chance to immerse himself in holiday splendor tonight as we drove out to Kannapolis to see their Christmas village. The annual event boasts over 250,000 lights (which, for those keeping score, is roughly 249,900 more lights than Miles can enjoy at home). Almost immediately upon arriving, Miles was completely mesmerized by the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 299
We took Miles on his first road trip today, taking a day trip to Virginia mountain country. It provided me with two opportunities. First, it let us get a good idea of just how Miles handles being in the car for extended periods of time and, honestly, how WE handle him being in the car … Continue reading Day 47
Baby's First Waffle House Trip!
Miles's presence was requested at brunch this week by Mabel Smith (age 3) and Frannie Smith (age 1). Beyond this, Mabel requested that Miles wear an "itty bitty bow tie," and luckily we could comply. It's not often that a baby makes me feel like I need to step up my clothing game, but there … Continue reading Day 42
With a couple appointments on the calendar, Jaclyn had the car today and, in her never-ending quest to want to get out of the house, asked if she could bring the baby by my job around noon to have lunch with me. While I was initially eager to see them during the day, I suddenly … Continue reading Day 40
I came home after work, as usual, with minutes to spare before needing to leave for my Wednesday night trivia show. I'm in a rush on any normal night in this sprint between jobs, but tonight Jaclyn declared that she wanted to bring Miles. I knew she needed to get out of the house, but … Continue reading Day 38
Yesterday, we took Miles on his first leisurely excursion -- a walk in the park. This was quite a production, involving a number of wardrobe changes and quality time spent figuring out how to use his stroller, but eventually we landed on the right combination. Emboldened (and unwilling to let a trivia night focused entirely … Continue reading Day 11