When I walked up to Miles's daycare at pickup time earlier this week, I was surprised to spot him in my peripheral vision approaching across the grass come from an adjacent building. "Daddy!" he called, as genuinely excited as I've ever heard him. "I'm not in daycare anymore! I'm in the fours class across the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 110
While I was waiting in line for the insanely cool Mandalorian Experience at Star Wars Celebration today, Miles was busy discovering his own potential for buoyancy. https://videopress.com/v/vP2TeWwz?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&loop=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true I can't believe he didn't start crying when his head went underwater! It's official: he is now better at swimming than I am.
In the latter days of Jaclyn's pregnancy, I was increasingly stressed about Miles's due date. Not because it was going to mark a earth-shattering shift in my life, upending the status quo and seeing to it I never had a moment of peace ever again; no, I was concerned because his due date was February … Continue reading Year 5, Day 58: Baby’s First Trip to the Movies!
A day I've long feared is finally upon us. Bezos save us all. https://videopress.com/v/8nhnN5iY?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Thank goodness we don't use the Echo to order things...
This may be a milestone that doesn't feel as major as it is just yet, since it won't become a reality for a few more months, but Jaclyn called me today with "something important" to tell me. The important thing? Miles has been officially accepted into a pre-K program beginning in the fall. For those … Continue reading Year 5, Day 19
Holy crap! My kid can pedal now!!! https://videopress.com/v/JSNp0unB?preloadContent=metadata
Another huge developmental milestone this week, as Miles has finally figured out how to jump!
This morning as we attempted to coax Miles out the door, I told him I had a big surprise for him (this always works). Not just lip service, Miles actually did reach a new milestone in his life today, one that he realized when I opened the door to the backseat of the car. "A … Continue reading Year 3, Day 118
There's a real nature vs. nurture struggle going on in our household currently. I'm content to let Miles develop at a pace he's comfortable with. Jaclyn, meanwhile, has her own ideas about deadlines for developmental milestones. One such idea that she has decided to make manifest this weekend is weaning Miles off of his bottles … Continue reading Year 2, Day 13
The good news: After only just beginning PT, Miles is already lifting himself to a seated position independently. The bad news: He's trying to do so under a chair.