Over the last five years, Miles has come a very long way. From walking, to potty training, to getting his first big boy bed, at this point he's transformed into a completely different kid. Well, almost. There is one lingering remnant of his younger days... We've often wondered when it would be "the right time" … Continue reading Year 5, Day 361
Year 5, Day 328
As part of his year in pre-K, Miles is expected to "read" 100 books, logging each one. While we read with him almost every night, Jaclyn and I aren't always the most diligent about actually recording those books. As some of Miles's classmates began hitting that milestone, we vowed to improve our attention to this. … Continue reading Year 5, Day 328
Year 5, Day 180
This morning, as is part of our usual routine, Miles demanded to listen to "his music" on the way to school. However, unlike our usual routine, he became very agitated when a particular song came on. While listening to our typical mix of PAW Patrol/PJ Masks/Mickey/etc. music, Miles exhibited what can generously be called "revulsion" … Continue reading Year 5, Day 180
Year 5, Day 110
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
Year 5, Day 93
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.
Year 5, Day 38
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...
Year 5, Day 19
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
Year 3, Day 177
Another huge developmental milestone this week, as Miles has finally figured out how to jump!
Year 2, Day 13
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
In an effort to get him on his feet, Miles started a brief stint of physical therapy this week. This, combined with some daily exercises we're doing with him, is already making a huge difference. For example, he's no longer wailing like the souls of the damned when we make him put weight on his … Continue reading Day 334