We were all disappointed when it became obvious that this year's Thanksgiving would not involve traveling back to Myrtle Beach to see our families. Fortunately, we were more than able to compensate for this with a trip to Lake Lure to spend the weekend with Jaclyn's sister and her husband. Naturally, when it came time … Continue reading Year 3, Day 275
Miles was in a pretty good mood as we rode in to daycare this morning. Once we got to a stoplight, I craned my neck to look at him in the backseat, bobbing his head and looking out the window. "I love you, Miles!" I said. "Do you love me?" "No!" he replied. "No??" I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 247
Two things Miles loves: packages coming in the mail and Halloween goodies. Lucky duck has relatives who are willing to satisfy both! In the spirit of the Halloween season, Miles went for a truly bone-chilling dinner combo. Seriously, who eats waffles with BROCCOLI?
It's been a rough week. My uncle, who met Miles during our eventful trip to New York and back a couple years ago, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. And Friday night, just as Jaclyn and I were getting ready to go to bed, news broke that actor Chadwick Boseman had also passed … Continue reading Year 3, Day 187
I was trying to get Miles to put his pants on this morning. We were going to spend Memorial Day with Aunt Andrea and Uncle Scott, as well as (and I figured this would get Miles good and excited) their dog, Pickles. Despite the promise of doggy time, Miles was screaming and disagreeable throughout my … Continue reading Year 3, Day 90
Today, Miles got to celebrate another Mother's Day with his beloved mommy... ...and he also got to discover a new love...when he consumed his first Happy Meal.
What day is it? How long, exactly, have we been stuck indoors? I ask myself these questions every day, sometimes more than once. I have mixed feelings about being stuck at home amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. For one thing, I hate working from home. Hate it. The root of this feeling can be summed up … Continue reading Year 3, Day 43
When we decided to have a child, one of our pledges as potential parents was to never hold a birthday at our home. Observations and word-of-mouth over the years had told us everything we needed to know about in-home birthday parties, and I wanted no part of it. With this in mind, friends from far … Continue reading Year 3, Day 4: Miles’s Second Birthday (Party)!
We met up with Jaclyn's aunt tonight, and perhaps no one was more excited about our after-dinner ice cream trip than Miles.
On the heels of what was a pretty big development back in November following our trip home for Thanksgiving, Miles has reached the point where he both recognizes and has bestowed names on some of the extended members of his family. He knows his aunts Katy and Claire by name now, and knows to call … Continue reading Year 2, Day 307