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
"Don't throw Spider-Man in the recycle bin! He's been through enough!" - Dad
Miles's new favorite bath time game:
Miles got to spend some time with his aunt and (soon to be official) uncle this evening. He may still be warming up to their dog, Pickles, but he has discovered an immediate interest in basketball!
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.
Here's a new (maybe racially insensitive? Who knows anymore?) game Miles and I have started playing.