Our first full day in Costa Rica began slowly, with Miles and Jaclyn getting in some pool time while I had breakfast on the balcony and basked in the surrounding pulchritude. And also spied on them. It was lunchtime before we really did much (which means Miles spent most of the morning watching PAW Patrol), … Continue reading Year 5, Day 233
Year 5, Day 170
We went to the neighborhood pool today, and Miles once again expressed mixed feelings about getting in the water. Until, that is, I showed him the fun we could have making butt prints. You'd have thought this revelation was the funniest thing he had ever seen. Miles immediately jumped in the water then hoisted himself … Continue reading Year 5, Day 170
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 79
An update on Miles's sticker chart: it's been working well so far! In fact, this was the first week since he started that Miles was able to earn all of his stickers, which meant that he finally earned the ultimate reward of eternal life ice cream. It's also the first time he's reached the second … Continue reading Year 5, Day 79
Year 5, Day 50
After yesterday's visit with the Easter Bunny proved unfruitful, there was no time to waste today in getting holiday festivities started. ...except that storms early in the morning quashed plans for an egg hunt at a local rec center. Fortunately, they still had a pool, so the kids were happy! For better or worse, I … Continue reading Year 5, Day 50
Year 5, Day 13
Miles got a new Spider-Man swim suit for his birthday, and while he's super enthused about it... ...he remains less enthused about mommy taking his picture.
Year 4, Day 244
Despite creeping into a cooler time of year, Miles is continuing with swim classes, both in small groups and 1-to-1 sessions. Increasing his comfort and confidence in the water is really the main goal right now, but he's still making decent progress. Recently, he even started swimming (i.e., kicking while holding a floatation device) without … Continue reading Year 4, Day 244
Year 4, Day 171
Vacation is obviously a time for relaxation. ...just look at this kid. But it isn't all fun and games, and Miles was once again put to work this evening. This time, he was tasked with picking peaches, and he executed this zealously, darting around amid showering fruit, wholly unconcerned by the potential for getting beaned … Continue reading Year 4, Day 171
Year 4, Day 128
Fourth of July weekend is for clowning around with your buddies at the pool.
Year 4, Day 115
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 115