At some point earlier this week, it was brought to Jaclyn's attention that Miles could expect a gift arriving by parcel sometime this week. She made the critical error of sharing this with Miles at the time, unsurprisingly making it the object of his singular focus ever since. "Present comin'!" he's declared at all hours … Continue reading Year 3, Day 128
Jaclyn came home from her shopping trip yesterday with a present for Miles. Just the word "present" is enough to get Miles excited beyond measure, but this one was particularly enticing, since it combined his love of balls and his love of hitting things with large sticks. Of course, the biggest battle we've just introduced … Continue reading Year 3, Day 124
There's been a blank space on Miles's wall for the last several months that was reserved for a print I preordered for him (I think it was technically his birthday present). It finally arrived this week, and he could not be more delighted.
Perhaps this goes without saying in our current situation, but technology allows for some truly remarkable things. Last week, Miles let Jaclyn know that he wants his own boxing gloves. She then made a passing remark about it online. And today, courtesy of Papa and Yia-yia, Miles's wish was fulfilled. This photo was taken -- … Continue reading Year 3, Day 51
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.