When Miles decorates Halloween cookies, it's always punctuated by taking bites out of his canvas.
Today was Father's Day, and I awoke to a Miles who was very eager to give me the card he personally selected. This isn't some trick of perspective; he actually did pick out the largest card he could find. He also gave me a card he had made at school, which featured some of the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 114
With Easter morning very nearly upon us, I knew that Miles would have a thousand thoughts barreling through his head last night. In an effort to run interference between Miles and Audrey (and, frankly, the rest of the house), I slept next to him on an air mattress in Audrey's room. Sure enough, he woke … Continue reading Year 5, Day 51
In true party pooper fashion, both of my housemates fell asleep well in advance of midnight tonight. Still, Miles was fighting to make it to midnight but was just too dang loopy for us to keep dealing with. Although we had no choice but to put him to bed, I still tried to keep Miles's … Continue reading Year 4, Day 309: Baby’s First New Year’s Resolutions!
After last year's COVID-related lockdown, Miles was excited about heading down to Myrtle Beach to spend Christmas with Grammy and Papa. So excited, in fact, that he helped pack his suitcase so we could get out of the house faster. NOTE: It was not helpful. As is the norm when living with a toddler, it … Continue reading Year 4, Day 302
All season long, I've wanted to reach a point where we could sit down as a family and watch some holiday classics -- movies, TV specials...anything that we could experience with Miles. And tonight...well, it still didn't happen, on account of Jaclyn's current holiday crusade (if you know, you know). But that didn't stop me … Continue reading Year 4, Day 298
Meeting Santa Claus and giving the big guy a piece of your mind is an essential part of growing up (depending on your belief in either Christian holidays or capitalism), and thankfully our friends Jeff and Arianne...er...hosted St. Nick for the second year (Santa's trying to stay away from big crowds during a pandemic, after … Continue reading Year 4, Day 296
Now that Miles is old enough to vaguely discern the passage of time and recognize numbers, we decided to introduce him to Advent Calendars this holiday season. He had plenty of fun just hunting for the appropriate number, but once he found out there was candy inside? He squealed in a way I've never heard … Continue reading Year 4, Day 281
"Oh no! The train's out of control!!!" Miles yelled from the living room. It'll be a miracle if our decorations make it through the holidays. "...there were no survivors."
In a Thanksgiving first*, we stayed home this year and hosted my parents and brother at our (yeah, still) new home. No lie -- it was nice to NOT drive for once! When I told Miles the day was starting with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, he immediately asked why we weren't going to the … Continue reading Year 4, Day 273