I arrived home from Orlando this evening and immediately wanted to share my bounty with the family. There's no way I'd go to Disney World without buying some mementos for Miles, and there's especially no way I'd do that when a Star Wars park is involved. I knew the moment I saw them at a … Continue reading Year 2, Day 195
Miles has risen...to a modest basket of gifts on his second Easter! Still, the highlight of Miles's Easter (or maybe it was just ours) was being able to see our friend Becky and her own little baby. Miles, always interested in seeing other children, clearly felt an immediate kinship with the young lad.
Of all the gifts Miles received for his birthday, perhaps the largest was the ball pit he received from Aunt Andrea and Uncle Scott. This nightmare apparatus has remained safely housed in its box all week, but when I woke up this morning, I found that Jaclyn had already set about preparing it for use. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 12
As loathe as I am to put words in my son's mouth, it would appear by any relevant measure that Miles's first Christmas was a rousing success. While he appeared, at times, overwhelmed, the hours upon hours spent receiving gifts and tributes ultimately led to his well-earned acceptance of his extended family members. He … Continue reading Day 304: Christmas in Review
This weekend has been a whirlwind precursor to Miles's First Christmas™, filled with friends, family, and presents (and, on one case, notarized documents). Miles's grandmother continued her attempts to curry the young boy's favor. He opened some gifts from Audrey. Miles was inspired by his new book to become a Boss Baby himself, then promptly … Continue reading Day 302
Today was day three of HeroesCon, the event that annually swallows a weekend of my life (and untold amounts of my income) whole despite almost every person I know relentlessly scheduling other critical social events the same weekend. I can't help that it falls on Father's Day weekend. I'm also not that into self-aggrandizing holidays, … Continue reading Day 112: Daddy’s First Father’s Day