Miles was nervous about video chatting with our friend Shannon in New Zealand this evening, but once he recognized her from one of the photographs on our wall he was fully invested. The fact that she has a dog named "Dude" didn't hurt either.
We all got out for a little bit today and hit up a couple parks for walking and...whatever this is. Some playground equipment is clearly designed by psychos. Perhaps the most exciting part of the excursion, however, was the time we got to spend with Miles's babysitter and the baby she is now sitting for … Continue reading Year 3, Day 215
Miles got a haircut today, then went out for ice cream with his buddy Duke. He actually taught Duke how to eat his first ice cream cone! And of course Miles ate his "Superman ice cream, with sprinkles" without ending up wearing a substantial portion of it. Kidding. Of course he ended up wearing it.
While we're still largely keeping Miles's time outside the house limited to daycare and playing in the yard, we're doing our best to make sure he stays in touch with his friends elsewhere in the world. Yesterday, Miles chatted with his Canadian pen pal, Eamon. They were able to discuss their mutual love of Elmo. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 188
There's been nothing short of a deluge of babies arriving for friends of ours over the last couple weeks, and today we paid a visit to one of them, taking Miles to meet his friend Duke's new baby brother. Even if the baby visit was more for us, Miles still had a lot of fun … Continue reading Year 3, Day 179
I had to work (AT work) today, but Miles was out of daycare for the holiday and I sadly missed out on his first actual play date with a friend from school. There was pizza, cookies, cupcakes, and plenty of outside time. I'm told Miles did a good job sharing (thanks in no small part, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 129
Miles got a rare treat today, as it was moving day for a couple of our friends and we agreed to help out by taking care of their tiny dog, Taco. As soon as he woke up this morning, Miles said, "Taco coming!" As with all dogs, Miles was absolutely giddy for the first few … Continue reading Year 3, Day 123
We went over to our friends' place for dinner tonight, and while he has been there with us before, Miles was delighted to learn (again) that they have a lot of animals on their property. "They have chickens!" Jaclyn said. "And bunnies." "And horsies!" Miles added. I shook my head. "Well...don't get your hopes up … Continue reading Year 3, Day 109
Since the quarantine started, day to day life in the house hasn't been easy. Not only has it been next to impossible for us to work full-time and take care of Miles simultaneously, but Miles is continuing to grow and develop, and we've been persistently worried about his engagement during the day. As frustrating as … Continue reading Year 3, Day 91
Today, in preparation for a friend's remote birthday celebration, we introduced Miles to sidewalk chalk and, frankly, I don't know what took us so long.