Fourth of July, like so many things, looks different this year. But even in the era of COVID-19, Miles was hell-bent on seeing some fireworks today. Fortunately, we had plenty of neighbors setting them off. Curiosity quickly gave way to fear, and "I wanna see fireworks!" quickly became "I don't like fireworks!" I was a … Continue reading Year 3, Day 130
I was trying to get Miles to put his pants on this morning. We were going to spend Memorial Day with Aunt Andrea and Uncle Scott, as well as (and I figured this would get Miles good and excited) their dog, Pickles. Despite the promise of doggy time, Miles was screaming and disagreeable throughout my … Continue reading Year 3, Day 90
Today, Miles got to celebrate another Mother's Day with his beloved mommy... ...and he also got to discover a new love...when he consumed his first Happy Meal.
Easter is never a big holiday in the Martin household, and if it weren't for the presence of Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs in my home I likely could've completely forgotten it's even happening this weekend. Jaclyn, however, really wants Miles to have as much of an Easter as he can given the stay-at-home mandate in … Continue reading Year 3, Day 46
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