Miles has started throwing around the phrase "One more time!" pretty liberally. When we're playing and I do something funny? "One more time!" When we've just finished running around from playing Naked Baby after bath time? "One more time!" When I give Miles a potato chip? "One more, daddy!" Of course, it's never "one more … Continue reading Year 3, Day 162
Having figured out how to open his closet door, Miles went rummaging around in there yesterday and emerged with a small nylon pouch in his hand. "This, daddy," he said. "Look at this." "What is that?" I asked. "A toy," Miles replied. Now, I knew that Miles had no idea what was inside the pouch. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 133
With the weather getting warmer and in desperate need of a reason to get out of the house to any degree possible, we pulled out Miles's swimming pool again today. After I spent several minutes cleaning it out then filling it with water, Miles hopped in only to get out after about a minute and … Continue reading Year 3, Day 33
With today bringing more lousy weather, we decided to take Miles to Monkey Joe's in north Charlotte this evening to run off some energy and, hopefully, go to bed at a reasonable hour. Commanding his attention with a variety of games and inflatables, Monkey Joe's kept Miles more than occupied for a couple hours. While … Continue reading Year 2, Day 356
I think it's safe to say that Miles enjoys Christmas. With gift exchanges at both Jaclyn's dad's house and my parents' home, he had plenty of time to get accustomed to being showered with gifts. Of course, he had to start his day like his father -- by drinking a cuppa joe (or pretending to, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 304
I don't think this necessarily applies exclusively to small children -- there's often not a lot of rhyme or reason in the things we individually find delight in. Often, the why or how isn't as important as the fact that, for whatever reason, we're experiencing joy. Still, watching a child grow and develop, one can't … Continue reading Year 2, Day 253
Yesterday: Miles truly discovers chocolate. Today:
Miles has discovered how to successfully engage in a game of Peek-a-Boo, and he is absolutely tickled every time he finds someone new to amaze with this ability.
While it's true that Miles really cuts loose with the wailing when either Jaclyn or I leave him with his babysitter, never believe for one second that these tears last. The second we're out of earshot, it's back to dancing!