It's been over four months since our trip to Costa Rica, and Miles is still talking about it all the time. He tosses mentions of the country into conversations as though it's one of our primary residences, like the only two places in the world are Charlotte and Costa Rica. No surprise, then, that he … Continue reading Year 5, Day 347
Year 5, Day 304: Christmas ’22 in Review!
Christmas morning at my parents' house has long been a sluggish affair. Sure, there were the days of yore when I would wake up early (like, 3 AM) out of excitement for what was under the tree, but as my brothers and I got older (not to mention my parents), Christmas gradually became a late-morning … Continue reading Year 5, Day 304: Christmas ’22 in Review!
Year 5, Day 204
Miles got a third COVID shot yesterday, and he understandably is a bit sheepish when it comes to people jabbing metal needles into his arm (he takes after his father, and also all sensible people, in this regard). While he was in line, he interacted a bit with an older gentleman who was also waiting. … Continue reading Year 5, Day 204
Year 5, Day 116
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
Year 5, Day 78
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
Year 5, Day 72
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
Year 4, Day 351
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
Year 4, Day 296
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
Year 4, Day 286
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
Year 4, Day 241
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.