Our Fourth of July was a pretty quiet affair this year (save for the neighbors launching tiny missiles into the heavens throughout the evening), but we still went up the street for a drink at Blue Blaze Brewing. First sign that you're visiting the bar too much? The bartender knows what you want before you … Continue reading Year 2, Day 129
Miles has risen...to a modest basket of gifts on his second Easter! Still, the highlight of Miles's Easter (or maybe it was just ours) was being able to see our friend Becky and her own little baby. Miles, always interested in seeing other children, clearly felt an immediate kinship with the young lad.
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!
In a lot of ways, 2018 has been a pretty lousy year. To elucidate, in mostly chronological order: My teacher, friend, and mentor of over 20 years passed away My hometown was hit by two hurricanes and my parents' neighborhood flooded, destroying a number of homes I went into septic shock and spent three days … Continue reading Day 309
We arrived back in Myrtle Beach late last night for the holiday weekend. I knew that Miles wasn't going to be able to really get the most out of his very first Thanksgiving, but there enough generally pureed dishes (mostly centered around potatoes of one sort or another) that he was at least able to … Continue reading Day 270: Baby’s First Thanksgiving!
Tonight, Miles got to experience his first night of Trick or Treating. Dressed once again in full Wicket W. Warrick regalia, Jaclyn carted him up and down our street, teaching him all about the socialized acquisition of chocolate. I can say with 100% certainty that Jaclyn was more excited about Halloween than Miles was, which … Continue reading Day 248: Baby’s First Halloween!
The Fourth of July brings with it certain expectations. Hot dogs. Beer. Flags. Incendiary devices. And pools. Miles may be a bit young to partake (or recognize the significance) of most of these things, but I did decide to introduce him to one of them today. I'm talking, of course, about the hot dogs. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Day 129: Baby’s First Fourth