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 272
After a year lost to the pandemic, our legendary annual Dipsgiving event roared back today, moving out to the garage but still giving our friends a chance to showcase their culinary masterworks. As in years past, it didn't disappoint. And you'd think, with so much food around and nary a fork in sight, Miles's grubby … Continue reading Year 4, Day 267
"You know what Monday is?" I asked Miles this evening. He thought for a moment. "Thanksgiving?" "No, Thanksgiving is Thursday," I said. "But Monday is my birthday." Immediately, he said, "And we gonna eat all the cake?" "Yeah I think so!" "And you get a PJ Masks cake and a football cake and a Paw … Continue reading Year 4, Day 266
The day Miles has been waiting months for finally arrived today and there was no question that he was going to spend the whole day celebrating. Jaclyn picked up a dozen themed donuts to get the day started. Within moments, Miles was covered in chocolate. After breakfast, Miles saw little reason to get dressed for … Continue reading Year 4, Day 247: Miles’s Fearsome Fourth Halloween!
My Father's Day started out like this... Miles was beyond excited to deliver my gifts. ...and while this happened mid morning... ...by late morning, our plans had been a bit upended by this: What you're looking at there are the TEETH MARKS that Miles left in the hardwood floor when he slipped, fell, and face-planted. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 114
Memorial Day pool party vibes. Miles has come a long way since the first time he got in this pool!
We went out for brunch at a nearby spot (Cafe 100) this morning to celebrate Mother's Day, and despite Miles's tendency towards acting like a fool out in public lately, we actually had a great, relaxing meal! And...yeah...Miles acted like a fool a bit too. But at least we were outside!
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!