It's just over a week until Halloween now and it better get here quickly, because every day Miles gets more and more "ideas." I've already talked about his existing plan (which will, sadly, be fully realized), but this morning he took it one step farther. "Guess what?" were his first words to me today. "For … Continue reading Year 4, Day 238
Miles and I sat down this afternoon to build a Halloween cookie diorama (this year a haunted farm). Naturally, Miles started voraciously consuming the building supplies before we could begin. https://videopress.com/v/jCEfmoRN?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata
Miles was watching a Halloween episode of Arthur* this evening as Jaclyn sat nearby, working on her computer and enveloped in work until she heard a sudden THUD from behind the couch. She hurried over to find Miles huddled on the ground with his head against the floor after evidently diving behind the furniture. "Miles!" … Continue reading Year 4, Day 222
It may only be the second day of October, but Miles is EXTREMELY READY for Halloween. He also really likes baseball. So when I found out that Truist Field, home of the Charlotte Knights, was hosting a pumpkin patch event on the ball field, I felt like fate was aligning to create the perfect event … Continue reading Year 4, Day 218
A couple weeks ago, Miles acquired his Halloween costume. Today, I saw a glimpse at my own Halloween future when I laid eyes upon Jaclyn's just-arrived costume... For reference: Only one is missing now, and it's that goober on the left. So it looks like I'll be Gecko for Halloween, the timid PJ Mask who … Continue reading Year 4, Day 215
I came home tonight to find that our house has a new protector. Why'd I even pay for a security system with this cat around?
It is not yet what I would consider to be remotely close to Halloween, but when I run across the seasonal Reese's variety pack (of bats, ghosts, and pumpkins) I show no hesitation, regardless of the actual season. For Miles, of course.
Jaclyn: "Who's your pet, Miles?" Miles: "A reindeer." Jaclyn: "What's his name?" Miles: "Rudolph." Jaclyn: "Where does he live?" Miles: "In the shadows." I think Miles is trying his best to add a little Halloween into every major holiday.
With the looming risk of COVID infection being far scarier than the ghouls and beasts typical of the season, we opted not to take Miles trick-or-treating for Halloween this year. Instead, we threw a fairly exclusive party for Miles and some of his closest friends. Even though the party had a limited guest list, Miles … Continue reading Year 3, Day 249
Halloween has become a Big Deal in our home this year, with Miles getting involved in decorating, costume ideas, and even home building. Last night, he discovered this timeless classic from Ray Parker Jr. https://videopress.com/v/7RuwKfVn?preloadContent=metadata