I had to work (AT work) today, but Miles was out of daycare for the holiday and I sadly missed out on his first actual play date with a friend from school. There was pizza, cookies, cupcakes, and plenty of outside time. I'm told Miles did a good job sharing (thanks in no small part, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 129
I was off today for Veterans' Day. Miles, however, went to daycare as usual. Throw in a vacation day for Jaclyn, and you get that oh-so-rare occurrence -- A DAY WITHOUT MILES. Yes, for one tight window of roughly eight hours, Jaclyn and I were able to live our lives as we did in days … Continue reading Year 2, Day 259
Be it blessing or curse, Father's Day weekend always brings with it the magic and exhaustion of HeroesCon. This year, with Miles finally aware enough to recognize both Spider-Man and Captain America, I was determined to spend Father's Day the way all fathers dream of -- forcing my hobbies and interests upon him in the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 111: Baby’s First HeroesCon!
How do parents celebrate Valentine's Day when they want to go out to eat but don't have a babysitter (and also traffic from the upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend has made returning home virtually impossible)? You bring the kid to dinner (I mean, we love HIM too, right?)! Following an "accident" at daycare, Miles was dressed … Continue reading Day 354: Baby’s First Valentine’s Day!
We moved into a house back in October, and yet there's still a lot of work to be done (primarily in "my" room, where the boxes have accumulated). The holidays and abrupt trips out of town have resulted in this room getting neglected for far too long, which is why I've been looking forward to … Continue reading Day 330
We kept New Year's pretty low-key, but we did work with Miles on learning to use his chonky baby legs properly. As you can see, he loves it!
Today was Miles's first Labor Day, and he spent it frolicking in a manner truly befitting a young, carefree lad, gallivanting around Frazier Park. He experienced grass for the first time... But the highlight, for him and us, was almost certainly swinging.
Today was day three of HeroesCon, the event that annually swallows a weekend of my life (and untold amounts of my income) whole despite almost every person I know relentlessly scheduling other critical social events the same weekend. I can't help that it falls on Father's Day weekend. I'm also not that into self-aggrandizing holidays, … Continue reading Day 112: Daddy’s First Father’s Day
This was Jaclyn's first Mother's Day as a mom (and, importantly, my first Mother's Day as a dad). In preparation, I spent about ten minutes looking at cards before I remembered I was supposed to be looking for one that said "wife" on it instead of "mother." I mean...right? Jaclyn isn't my mother, and I'm … Continue reading Day 77: Mother’s Day
It's Easter Sunday, and I didn't want to waste any time filling Miles in on the story behind the holiday. This morning I woke up, rolled over, and immediately told the tale: "Today is Easter, son. It's the day that we pay tribute to a man who died for us and discovered America. He died … Continue reading Day 35: Baby’s First Easter