When I was a child, one of the first magazines I held a monthly subscription to was Ranger Rick*. Unsurprising, considering that wildlife remains my father's life's passion, second only to making socially inappropriate comments in mixed company**. Well my dad has wasted no time in getting Miles on the bandwagon, recently subscribing to Ranger … Continue reading Year 4, Day 189
Year 3, Day 99
One of the joys of Facetiming with Papa is knowing that he'll pretend to eat a bluebird egg as many times as you want him to.
Year 2, Day 307
On the heels of what was a pretty big development back in November following our trip home for Thanksgiving, Miles has reached the point where he both recognizes and has bestowed names on some of the extended members of his family. He knows his aunts Katy and Claire by name now, and knows to call … Continue reading Year 2, Day 307
Year 2, Day 305
Spending time at my parents' house and, more specifically, around my father, has allowed Miles to experience some things he doesn't get too much of at home. On Christmas night, we roasted marshmallows by the fire out back. Last night, Miles got to see a raccoon feeding in the backyard. Today, my dad insisted that … Continue reading Year 2, Day 305
Year 2, Day 277
Miles awoke from a nap today to find that Jaclyn and I had gone out with our visiting European friends and had left him in the care of my parents. Perhaps because he doesn't get to see them quite so often, he's always a little skittish when we take him back to see his grandparents. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 277
Year 2, Day 33
Having driven back from Asheville last night, today we traveled in the other direction, making the trek to Myrtle Beach to see Jaclyn's sister's middle school production of The Wizard of Oz. As enticing as the story tends to be for the young (and young at heart!), I thought the winged monkeys would just raise … Continue reading Year 2, Day 33
I've already mentioned how excited my parents were to see their grandson again this weekend. While I absolutely expected the visible enthusiasm of my mother, I expected my dad to be a little more reserved about it. It was quite a surprise, then, to find that he had actually carefully and painstakingly crafted an entire … Continue reading Day 272
Miles held his first video conference with his grandparents today and he had plenty to say (and insisted on using the smoovest filter possible)!
As mentioned previously, Jaclyn's dad got to spend a bit of time with Miles this past weekend. Their time together inspired John to dive headfirst into the movie making business. Here's the result:
The grandparents (on my side) have arrived. Mom hasn't been able to put Miles down, and even stood by while I changed his diaper (and the most remarkable part? She said NOTHING. No advice, no interjections...she was just awestruck by my changing skills). I felt so empowered that I even changed my brother's diaper that … Continue reading Day Six