For anyone wondering how Miles's drawing is progressing, he brought this picture home from school today: When asked if this was a picture of our house, Miles responded in the negative. "It's the house where Brie was," he clarified (meaning the home of our neighbor who was watching Brie while I was at work last … Continue reading Year 5, Day 196
Tragedy struck last night, as our AC stopped blowing cool air. Certainly a problem moving into what by all accounts will be a brutally hot week, Jaclyn woke up Saturday morning immediately looking for a service provider. Miles, of course, had his own thoughts. "Well Daddy can fix it," he reasoned. "Daddy doesn't know how … Continue reading Year 5, Day 106
We all met at the old house after work today to pack up the last few things and say goodbye. I think Miles is starting to understand, in some way, that the new house is "home" now. He did take one last run around the porch (and check out the bird's nest) while we were … Continue reading Year 4, Day 32
Three years ago tomorrow (but only because of a leap year), we welcomed Miles into the world in what was, I think I can say for both of us, the most momentous day of our lives. Today, we celebrated one milestone with another; maybe not quite as monumental as the birth of a child, but … Continue reading Year 3, Day 366
"I made a house. This is my house now." - Miles
Miles is in full Halloween (and occasionally Easter) mode right now, and we continued to celebrate the season with a small family project this evening, building a haunted gingerbread house. Here's Miles moments before being told that we were BUILDING the house, not EATING the pieces. ...and here he is after. I took care of … Continue reading Year 3, Day 236
The real challenge isn't putting the puzzle together, but locating all of the pieces Miles leaves in random places around the house.
As detailed on this blog a number of times, Miles really likes birds. While we see plenty of birds in our backyard, we've had the benefit (?) this spring of seeing some bird families take up residence on our front porch. It's given Miles something to stare at from the front door on days when … Continue reading Year 2, Day 103
Our new place may not feel like much of a home yet, but that hasn't stopped Miles from having a blast with it. If nothing else, he's a big fan of the acoustics in the house. With sparse objects around and nothing on the walls, Miles has discovered that his voice will bounce around whatever … Continue reading Day 225
Today, we bid farewell to the apartment we've lived in for four years to move into a house that will provide us with a bit more space to accommodate the ever-growing addition to our lives. Miles will finally have his own room in the new place (which means WE'LL finally get ours back!). Moving with … Continue reading Day 223: Moving Day!