Miles enjoys mailing letters almost as much as he loves receiving them. This one his headed to his BFF Audrey.
I'm always appreciative whenever Jaclyn takes care of Miles for an afternoon or evening, allowing me to go out with friends, but there's always a part of me that dreads going home afterwards. Not because I don't want to see my family, but because there's always a chance that I'll come home to absolute chaos. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 217
It's hard enough getting Miles to settle down and control himself for one social outing. Today, we had to do it twice, as we had two weddings to attend on the same day! Fortunately (and this is a big asterisk), the first one -- for our friend Melanie -- was attended virtually via Zoom, since … Continue reading Year 4, Day 190: Double Weddings!
Last weekend, Miles was invited to a birthday party for his buddy Chase from daycare. While I wasn't able to join Jaclyn and Miles, Jaclyn did tell me that when Miles arrived, he was introduced by Chase's mom thusly: "This is Chase's best friend!" Maybe it's because I really only see Miles at home, where … Continue reading Year 4, Day 139
Fourth of July weekend is for clowning around with your buddies at the pool.
I brought Miles out with me after work tonight because 1) I had promised to both pick him up AND meet friends out and 2) to give Jaclyn a little more time to herself this evening. Miles wasn't super keen on the idea of not going directly home after daycare, but fortunately we had a … Continue reading Year 4, Day 126
As we've slowly gotten our new home closer to a place of ultimate functionality, we've continued making minor improvements and adjustments week to week. Recently we had a security system installed, which has given us the ability to monitor the front and back of the house when we're away and concerned or (and this applies … Continue reading Year 4, Day 123
About a week ago, Jaclyn sent me a text reading, "Did you want to go strawberry picking at all?" This being, to the best of my recollection, the very first time we've ever discussed it, I replied, "Do you seriously think that's something I've ever given one second of thought to?" Anyway, this morning we … Continue reading Year 4, Day 79
Miles's friend Audrey came up for a visit this weekend, and he was really excited to see her...until she actually arrived at the house. Then it was all "No, MY room!" and "No! MY toys!" This is essentially how he looked for two straight hours. He came around after a while though, letting a very … Continue reading Year 4, Day 78
Miles enjoyed his third (?!) consecutive day of birthday celebrations today with a tiny soiree involving a select few invitees and what is frankly the most amazing cake I've ever seen. It's humbling in the sense that I will never be this good at ANYTHING. The exclusive guest list included Miles's aunt and uncle... ...and … Continue reading Year 4, Day 3: Miles’s Third Birthday – Part 3