The coronavirus has got most everything on lockdown, but fortunately we were able to salvage St. Patrick's Day with some help from the Dropkick Murphys' livestream. By the end of the night, we were holding a family dance party on the rug (SPECIFICALLY on the rug. Miles wouldn't let us dance anywhere else). I would've … Continue reading Year 3, Day 21
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
Miles had a chance to immerse himself in holiday splendor tonight as we drove out to Kannapolis to see their Christmas village. The annual event boasts over 250,000 lights (which, for those keeping score, is roughly 249,900 more lights than Miles can enjoy at home). Almost immediately upon arriving, Miles was completely mesmerized by the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 299
Miles started his second Thanksgiving with a relaxing morning out on the porch with granddad. He ended his day enjoying a post-dinner cupcake with Aunt Katy. In between, of course, he ate plenty of food. Does this not look like the face of a fully-sated child?
After seeing a rousing success with the event last year, we held another Dipsgiving at our house today, again inviting a bevy of rogues and ne'er-do-wells into our home to provide and partake in a bounty of Thanksgiving-inspired dips. Once again, the attendees did not disappoint. Much more mobile this year than last, Miles couldn't … Continue reading Year 2, Day 257: Dipsgiving 2019
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.