Regardless of his supposed immunity to COVID-19, we were understandably nervous about Miles visiting Santa Claus this year. It was a big concern for us, because Miles is so into Christmas this year and is very aware at this point of both who Santa is and what his job is come December 24th (as well … Continue reading Year 3, Day 291
Despite the irregularity of this holiday season thanks to COVID-19, we're still trying to capture the Christmas magic as much as possible for Miles. Thankfully, there are plenty of opportunities in Charlotte to celebrate the season while still maintaining social distant (so, in a lot of ways, it's better than a regular holiday season). Tonight … Continue reading Year 3, Day 290
Last night, we read a book with Miles that was all about the things we have to be thankful for. The ultimate conclusion drawn by the book is that we should be most thankful for the things that make us happy. After we finished, I asked Miles to name some of the things that make … Continue reading Year 3, Day 265
Almost every morning, Miles insists on bringing something with him to daycare. Maybe it's a toy, or a hat, or a book. Most of the time I'll indulge him to the degree we bring it along in the car with us, then tell him that we should leave it in the car to keep it … Continue reading Year 3, Day 259
Miles has a ton of energy and keeping up with him can be a tremendous undertaking. Fortunately, he's got people around this weekend who are more than willing to indulge him on his "adventures." ...and by "adventures," I mean repeatedly throwing tennis balls over the deck of the cabin, then going downstairs over and over … Continue reading Year 3, Day 257
We picked Miles up early from daycare today for another weekend sojourn to the mountains. This time, we rented a cabin on Lake Lure with some friends. Miles still hasn't stopped talking about our weekend getaway from a couple months ago, so naturally he's thrilled with the current accommodations. He wasted no time exploring every … Continue reading Year 3, Day 255
With the looming risk of COVID infection being far scarier than the ghouls and beasts typical of the season, we opted not to take Miles trick-or-treating for Halloween this year. Instead, we threw a fairly exclusive party for Miles and some of his closest friends. Even though the party had a limited guest list, Miles … Continue reading Year 3, Day 249
Forget everything I said yesterday. Miles got to see his babysitter, Lisa, and her baby, Charlotte, this evening, and it was adorable.
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