Sleepless nights, constant noise, crap (both figurative and literal) all over the floor...all some of parenthood's more challenging aspects. None, however, compare to the sheer rage manifested during the assembly of new toys. As Miles's birthday draws ever closer, so too does the barrage of exciting, large toys that I'll get to build. And wouldn't … Continue reading Year 2, Day 355
I think it's safe to say that Miles enjoys Christmas. With gift exchanges at both Jaclyn's dad's house and my parents' home, he had plenty of time to get accustomed to being showered with gifts. Of course, he had to start his day like his father -- by drinking a cuppa joe (or pretending to, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 304
Before we headed off to visit our respective families for the holiday, we took a few minutes to let Miles ransack and pillage his Christmas stocking. After insisting for several minutes that he'd rather have my stocking (despite my insistence that this would prove FAR more boring than his), Miles finally opened his own and … Continue reading Year 2, Day 302
Christmas started just a tad early this year, since we had already received a large gift from my parents and Jaclyn is hoping to take Miles for a walk tomorrow. I wheeled Miles's very first bike -- a Radio Flyer convertible tricycle -- into the living room this evening. While this reveal garnered substantial interest … Continue reading Year 2, Day 301
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