A few days late, my Father's Day gift arrived today, and Miles insisted I wait until he was home and could personally deliver it to me before I left for my trivia show. While he's somehow worse at surprises than his mother ("It's a shirt!" he had previously declared), he had not been able to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 116
After I touched down in Charlotte last night, I quickly saw a text from Jaclyn letting me know they had parked in the arrivals area. While some part of my very, VERY tired brain registered that she was likely talking about the parking deck, I was still unprepared when I was suddenly tackled at the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 95
Long ago, in the "Before Times" of 2019, I purchased a ticket to attend Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. Then COVID happened, and the event got kicked out. Tomorrow, I finally fly out to California for four exhausting and fun days of convention-going. Had this event happened as scheduled back in 2020, Miles would have … Continue reading Year 5, Day 88
Having made a special bracelet (or "bracelip," as he calls it) at German school yesterday, Miles was fully prepared for Mother's Day this year. "We have to hide it from Mommy!" he declared as I picked him up yesterday. "Don't worry, buddy," I assured him, "I'll take care of it." This morning, Jaclyn gave us … Continue reading Year 5, Day 72
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.
Thanks to his Yia-yia, Miles can finally stop using random objects around the house as a shield. Sentinel of Liberty
Miles has proudly assembled the entire PAW Patrol to watch over him at night. And I wish I could say he was finally satisfied after getting the rest of the set for his birthday, but the first thing he said after seeing them all together was, "Hey! Why didn't I get Ryder?!" For the record, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 6
We took some time today to get into all the goodies Miles got for his birthday. Unsurprisingly, he was most drawn to the thing that involves hurling axes through the living room. Again, eternal thanks to Jacques for that one.
Miles's big Fourth Birthday Weekend has arrived, and his friends (and ours) once again came out to celebrate. Miles's friend Audrey came into town last night. They were happy to see each other. Last year, we had a small celebration (several, actually) due to the pandemic, but today marked Miles's first full-fledged "destination birthday" since … Continue reading Year 5, Day 1: Miles’s Fourth Birthday Party!
Following an exciting afternoon of being driven around in a limo and drinking wine, Jaclyn went to bed pretty early last night. Good thing too, because it left Miles and me free to prepare her birthday gifts. Specifically, we needed to fill out the cards (plural) that Miles insisted on getting her. "Okay, buddy," I … Continue reading Year 4, Day 339