Two-thirds of the people living in our house absolutely HATE getting out of bed in the morning. Jaclyn's felt more tired than usual lately, which means that we're much closer to 100% at this point and that getting out the door for work in the morning has started to turn into a mad rush. Considering … Continue reading Year 3, Day 204
One of Miles's current favorite activities is underscored every time he issues an emphatic call to action: "We gotta solve a mystery!" I'm not sure which of the shows he watches resulted in this specific interest, but as a fan of the genre I'm delighted to know that Miles has developed an interest in the … Continue reading Year 3, Day 196
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
One of Miles's new favorite things to do on our drives to and from daycare is to point out Bank of America Stadium as we drive past. "Daddy!" he'll call from the backseat. "Gonna see the football stadium!" We've talked about the sport, the fact that the team that plays there is called the Panthers, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 153
When I came home this evening, this was the sight that greeted me. "Miles, what are you doing?" "No daddy! I'm hiding!"
Jaclyn came home from her shopping trip yesterday with a present for Miles. Just the word "present" is enough to get Miles excited beyond measure, but this one was particularly enticing, since it combined his love of balls and his love of hitting things with large sticks. Of course, the biggest battle we've just introduced … Continue reading Year 3, Day 124
Miles hasn't quite figured this game out yet.
When our friends from Europe visited last November, they brought Miles a farm animal matching game that allows kids to string together a series of animals and props to mirror sequences on a card. While he doesn't quite understand how to match these sequences, he loves playing with the figures, cards, and (weirdly) the instruction … Continue reading Year 3, Day 35
Miles and I have a new game we've been playing lately, primarily when we get home from daycare. To be fair, I'm not sure if Miles realizes it's a game, although he's the one who always kicks it off. "Where mommy go?" he'll ask, usually shrugging for emphasis. It's the game of finding mommy after … Continue reading Year 2, Day 274
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