An unfortunate by-product of the coronavirus pandemic: Miles had to miss out on the social event of the month, as we stayed in Charlotte this weekend instead of traveling to Myrtle Beach for Audrey's second birthday. He woke up this morning saying, "Audrey! Birthday!" and then singing "Happy Birthday" to her. Fortunately, we were able … Continue reading Year 3, Day 25
Birthday weekend meant that Miles's friend Audrey would be visiting from Myrtle Beach and spending the night. While Miles's "MINE!" phase definitely made interactions...challenging from time to time*, there's no question that Miles was excited to have Audrey around to play with this morning. Miles's excitement was never more pronounced than it was after each … Continue reading Year 3, Day 5
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)!
Miles recently moved into the two-year-old class at daycare, a major transition to be sure. Even in the days leading up to the move, he was already talking about his new room, the other kids in the class, and his new teacher.While he's a bit sheepish about the new environment each morning at drop-off, he's … Continue reading Year 3, Day 2
Miles got to make a new friend today -- our friends Jeff and Arianne's new daughter Reina. As usual when meeting babies, Miles was initially jealous when Jaclyn scooped up the tiny human (a quick aside, there's no way Miles was ever that tiny, right??). But as soon as he was close enough to her, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 349
This morning as we were getting ready to leave the house, Miles said a word I haven't heard him say before. "Are you ready to go to school?" I asked. "Fen," he replied. "Fen?" I repeated. "Lessi." "What?" "Daya." I still couldn't quite understand what he was saying, but fortunately Jaclyn intervened. "He's talking about … Continue reading Year 2, Day 331
Looking for something fun to do with Miles before we headed back to Charlotte today, we landed on taking a trip to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. He loves sharks (baby ones, anyway); why not let him see a few up close? Well he absolutely loved it. Fish, sharks, seahorses, jellies...he was mesmerized for … Continue reading Year 2, Day 329