With the looming risk of COVID infection being far scarier than the ghouls and beasts typical of the season, we opted not to take Miles trick-or-treating for Halloween this year. Instead, we threw a fairly exclusive party for Miles and some of his closest friends. Even though the party had a limited guest list, Miles … Continue reading Year 3, Day 249
Yesterday was mommy's birthday, but Miles's own is impending now as we cross into February. As Miles prepares to turn two, there are certain expectations and milestones that we're expecting to reach. Chief among these achievements? Teaching Miles to properly blow out a candle. After all, we don't want him making a fool out of … Continue reading Year 2, Day 340
In the interest of maximizing Miles's Halloween (and the usage of his costume), Jaclyn booked a spot for him at an event held by Gymboree this evening. While we had initially planned on taking him to a trunk or treat on Saturday, this proved to be a much better alternative for him, primarily because it … Continue reading Year 2, Day 244
We went to a friend's place for a cocktail hour tonight, and I'm saddened to report that Miles has clearly inherited my wallflower tendencies. As usual, once he got comfortable, he was hamming it up left and right (again, like his father).
One of our friend's son's turned one today, and his party was held at Jumpin Jax, an indoor play center in Lancaster, SC. Full of play mats, ball pits, and a host of shit to climb around on, it seemed tailor made for Miles's enjoyment. Of course, it was all a bit too overwhelming at … Continue reading Year 2, Day 201
Tonight was the long-awaited wedding of our friends Alex and Andy. It was a great time for everyone, but Miles...well, he clearly enjoyed himself. Held in an old church that was renovated into a living/event space, the wedding was honestly one of the most fantastic nuptial ceremonies we've ever been to. And yet, given an … Continue reading Year 2, Day 188
We are blessed to have a friend in our lives, Mike, whose birthday annually coincides with the hallowed tradition that is WrestleMania and hosts a viewing party for friends from far and wide to join him in basking for several hours in the glory that is hulking, costumed men and women colliding with each other … Continue reading Year 2, Day 41: Baby’s First WrestleMania!
Miles was on the receiving end of his first birthday party last week, and today he got to help his friend Audrey celebrate her own first year of existence. The birthday girl was understandably in high demand, but Miles still got a few fleeting minutes to hang out and conspire as only barely-verbal toddlers can. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 19
The realization that my car had been stolen barely had time to sink in before we were up and at it again on Saturday morning, headed for the wedding we had actually come to Rochester for to begin with (as hard as it is to believe, the GTA was not the main driving force behind … Continue reading Day 280: Baby’s First Wedding!
A thought occurred to me tonight as I arrived home, passed Miles off to his babysitter, and yet again observed his fairly Pavlovian response to initially seeing her. We're having a shindig at the house this weekend with a bunch of friends. And yet, despite all the people in the house and all the food … Continue reading Day 262