With COVID still limiting social events, and finding ourselves without a spacious backyard in the new home, we...I mean...the Easter Bunny decided to hide eggs in the house this year. I figured we'd wake up Easter morning, have a nice family breakfast, then reveal the presence of hidden eggs to Miles. Well, by the time … Continue reading Year 4, Day 37
With the move (and the fact that it ambushed us when we flipped the calendar to April), Easter really snuck up on us this year. Miles, however, is extremely ready for a repeat visit from the Easter Bunny, as evidenced by the éclat with which he presented all of the goodies he got at his … Continue reading Year 4, Day 34
Miles is still talking about Halloween in the same sentence he's bringing up Santa and reindeer. And who can blame him? This year has been a long slog, one day running into the next. But whatever holiday you happen to be celebrating today, may it be the best one possible!
Miles was really excited to place candy canes on the tree. He was even more excited to continuously pull all of them off and try to eat them.
After last night descended into madness, we decided that tonight would be cookie decorating night. Using my mother's time-honored sugar cookie recipe, I did the baking while Jaclyn and Miles took care of the frosting and sprinkles. Miles could not wait to get started...eating. And, with Jaclyn's guidance, Miles decorated the cookies with the...magic...and wonder...of... … Continue reading Year 3, Day 300
Regardless of his supposed immunity to COVID-19, we were understandably nervous about Miles visiting Santa Claus this year. It was a big concern for us, because Miles is so into Christmas this year and is very aware at this point of both who Santa is and what his job is come December 24th (as well … Continue reading Year 3, Day 291
Despite the irregularity of this holiday season thanks to COVID-19, we're still trying to capture the Christmas magic as much as possible for Miles. Thankfully, there are plenty of opportunities in Charlotte to celebrate the season while still maintaining social distant (so, in a lot of ways, it's better than a regular holiday season). Tonight … Continue reading Year 3, Day 290
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.
We were all disappointed when it became obvious that this year's Thanksgiving would not involve traveling back to Myrtle Beach to see our families. Fortunately, we were more than able to compensate for this with a trip to Lake Lure to spend the weekend with Jaclyn's sister and her husband. Naturally, when it came time … Continue reading Year 3, Day 275
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