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
I think it's safe to say that Miles enjoys Christmas. With gift exchanges at both Jaclyn's dad's house and my parents' home, he had plenty of time to get accustomed to being showered with gifts. Of course, he had to start his day like his father -- by drinking a cuppa joe (or pretending to, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 304
I mentioned Miles warming up to his Uncle Ben on a recent trip back to Myrtle Beach. As a follow up, Miles's babysitter shared this video with us this week.
Miles is typically cautious around unfamiliar people, but he's especially nervous around my brother, his Uncle Ben. Ben has cerebral palsy and has been confined to a wheelchair for his whole life, and it's clear every time Miles sees him that he's never quite sure what to make of the situation. On Thursday, Miles wouldn't … Continue reading Year 2, Day 279
Miles started his second Thanksgiving with a relaxing morning out on the porch with granddad. He ended his day enjoying a post-dinner cupcake with Aunt Katy. In between, of course, he ate plenty of food. Does this not look like the face of a fully-sated child?