A few days late, my Father's Day gift arrived today, and Miles insisted I wait until he was home and could personally deliver it to me before I left for my trivia show. While he's somehow worse at surprises than his mother ("It's a shirt!" he had previously declared), he had not been able to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 116
Miles got an invitation to his buddy Isaac's birthday party today, and while he was extremely eager (and patient) when it came time to pledge fealty and honor Isaac with a gift... But Miles was really here for one reason: BOUNCE HOUSE. Pictured here with Isaac's brother Zachary, whose first birthday a couple years back … Continue reading Year 5, Day 78
Having made a special bracelet (or "bracelip," as he calls it) at German school yesterday, Miles was fully prepared for Mother's Day this year. "We have to hide it from Mommy!" he declared as I picked him up yesterday. "Don't worry, buddy," I assured him, "I'll take care of it." This morning, Jaclyn gave us … Continue reading Year 5, Day 72
Miles received a Valentine's Day/Birthday combo parcel from Jaclyn's aunt today. Which gifts were for his birthday? We'll never know, because he tore into that thing like there was nothing but apple juice and fruit and veggie packs inside of it. He then attempted to hoard all his new stuff behind the couch. For a … Continue reading Year 4, Day 351
Meeting Santa Claus and giving the big guy a piece of your mind is an essential part of growing up (depending on your belief in either Christian holidays or capitalism), and thankfully our friends Jeff and Arianne...er...hosted St. Nick for the second year (Santa's trying to stay away from big crowds during a pandemic, after … Continue reading Year 4, Day 296
Every year around the holidays, as all Amazon Echo owners know, our Amazonian helpmate Alexa will cease to notify us of the contents of delivered packages, lest she inadvertently spoil a Christmas surprise. It's a small detail, but I've always appreciated it, given how many of the gifts I buy for Miles and Jaclyn come … Continue reading Year 4, Day 286
TFW Mommy needs to buy one more item to qualify for free shipping and she gets you a Christmas ornament of your favorite Paw Patrol character.
Miles came home from daycare feeling sick today, and we knew he was being authentic because the first thing he did when he got in the house was curl up under a blanket on the couch. "What's going on, bud?" I asked when I walked through the door. "I'm not feelin' very good," he muttered. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 202
Miles excitedly stepped out of daycare this afternoon to greet Jaclyn at pick-up. "Happy Mother's Day!" he said proudly, holding out the gifts he had acquired and/or created for her. Jaclyn's heart was warmed, and Miles reveled in her joy for just a moment before declaring that he wanted the gifts back.
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