Two things Miles loves: packages coming in the mail and Halloween goodies. Lucky duck has relatives who are willing to satisfy both! In the spirit of the Halloween season, Miles went for a truly bone-chilling dinner combo. Seriously, who eats waffles with BROCCOLI?
Perhaps this goes without saying in our current situation, but technology allows for some truly remarkable things. Last week, Miles let Jaclyn know that he wants his own boxing gloves. She then made a passing remark about it online. And today, courtesy of Papa and Yia-yia, Miles's wish was fulfilled. This photo was taken -- … Continue reading Year 3, Day 51
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
One of the gifts Miles received at his birthday party last week was an outdoor adventure set (and, if you're familiar with our group of friends, you can probably guess who was responsible for that gift). We opened it today and let Miles start checking out the binoculars, compass, and (surprisingly strong, honestly) flashlight. I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 12
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
Miles's babysitter has returned from a trip to Austria, and she came bearing the greatest of gifts -- savory Austrian meatstuffs.
Seeing me off for my trivia show with a gift of porch debris.
Miles has risen...to a modest basket of gifts on his second Easter! Still, the highlight of Miles's Easter (or maybe it was just ours) was being able to see our friend Becky and her own little baby. Miles, always interested in seeing other children, clearly felt an immediate kinship with the young lad.
Friends and family descended upon Charlotte today to pledge fealty to young Miles, who just celebrated his first birthday this week. Our friends George, Sam, and Audrey came into town around 11:30 last night, at which point Sam set about making Miles's birthday cake. Miles, who had already gone to bed for the night, was … Continue reading Year 2, Day 5: Baby’s First Birthday (Party)!
With the holidays and our babysitter's travels across Europe, it's been a few weeks since Miles has seen his Tuesday night caretaker. As I've mentioned before, his reaction to seeing his babysitter tends to be a mixed bag. He's come to recognize her appearance in his life with a sense of existential dread -- quickly … Continue reading Day 324