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
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
Christmas started just a tad early this year, since we had already received a large gift from my parents and Jaclyn is hoping to take Miles for a walk tomorrow. I wheeled Miles's very first bike -- a Radio Flyer convertible tricycle -- into the living room this evening. While this reveal garnered substantial interest … Continue reading Year 2, Day 301
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
A weekend at the grandparents' house provided a rare opportunity for Miles to try a meat product that even I, a voracious omnivore, can't help but feel a little uneasy about: scrapple. While Jaclyn has become known for making Miles eat lentils, chickpeas, and other unfortunate non-meats, Miles has come to not just recognize, but … Continue reading Year 2, Day 209
Visiting the my parents in Myrtle Beach this weekend and it's immediately clear where their priorities lie.
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
We drove back to Myrtle Beach tonight in advance of Miles's BFF Audrey's first birthday party. Miles slept for most of the drive, which was great for us; unfortunately, he was wide awake once we got to my parents' house, especially once he noticed the plush bear doll on the bed.
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