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.
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
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
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.
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
This weekend has been a whirlwind precursor to Miles's First Christmas™, filled with friends, family, and presents (and, on one case, notarized documents). Miles's grandmother continued her attempts to curry the young boy's favor. He opened some gifts from Audrey. Miles was inspired by his new book to become a Boss Baby himself, then promptly … Continue reading Day 302
Today was my first day taking Miles to and picking him up from daycare all by myself, and I'm happy to report that: Days without forgetting Miles at daycare: 1 So there. MOM.
Miles held his first video conference with his grandparents today and he had plenty to say (and insisted on using the smoovest filter possible)!
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