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.
We've tried to make time to video chat with friends during this bizarre period of isolation, and for Miles that means conferencing with his best friend: his babysitter Lisa. "Issa!" he'll say when we suggest calling her. Of course, the moment we have her on video with him, Miles wants to see someone else, "Uncle … Continue reading Year 3, Day 50
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