"Mommy! I need five dollars!" - Miles, upon waking up this morning
Some families chart the growth of children with notch marks on the wall. We just stand the kid next to the trash can.
Over the weekend, Miles and I were looking at some pictures from just after he was born. "Who's that?" I'd ask, showing him a photo of a tiny newborn curled up in a bassinet. "Baby Miles," he'd reply.The most striking thing about the contrast between then and now is just how much Miles has grown … Continue reading Year 3, Day 6
Two going on eighteen.
I'm not sure where the line between sincerity and instinct lies for small children. It's obvious that early in Miles's life, he learned to cling to Jaclyn and I because he recognized on a base level that we were his caretakers. As he's grown, his hugs have seemed to become more intentional, based on affection … Continue reading Year 2, Day 183
OMG. YOU GUYS. TODAY MILES GAVE ME A KISS ON THE CHEEK. THIS SWEET KID IS THE GREATEST.
For much of the first half of this week, I was preoccupied with a variety of things (work, movies, podcasting, etc). Yesterday, I ended up bedridden, likely having come down with the same bug that benched our babysitter a couple nights ago. Given all of this, I feel like I've barely seen Miles at all … Continue reading Year 2, Day 61
Guys, when the heck did my kid get so huge? Jaclyn took Miles with her to the grocery store yesterday and was gone for maybe two and a half hours, but by the time she got back I swear Miles had grown like a foot. After she placed him on his changing pad, I suddenly … Continue reading Day 246
Eight months old!
This popped up in my Google photos a couple days ago. It's amazing to see just how much this little guy has grown so far! And the picture on the left is only from June!