I received a text during my trivia show tonight that read, "Miles might have learned some curse words tonight." My initial assumption was that he had finally picked up some undesirable language from his sailor-mouthed mother. The reality was, thankfully, more adorable.
Miles does some light reading after finding a novel on dad's bookshelf.
Tonight was the long-awaited wedding of our friends Alex and Andy. It was a great time for everyone, but Miles...well, he clearly enjoyed himself. Held in an old church that was renovated into a living/event space, the wedding was honestly one of the most fantastic nuptial ceremonies we've ever been to. And yet, given an … Continue reading Year 2, Day 188
As we left daycare tonight, Miles was clearly eager to rifle through his lunchbag. Normally, he fishes around in it looking for a cup that still has some milk in it, but tonight he reached in and pulled out his daily report. Holding the edges of the folded piece of paper like a book, he … Continue reading Year 2, Day 162
From Miles's babysitter, the young child holds court with his most trusted subjects.
Far and away, the best moment of my weekend was Miles pointing to me at bedtime, reaching out for my hand, and walking over to his room to read a book together.
The best Sunday mornings are ones where I'm able to relax a bit while Miles crawls around, exploring the house and finding toys to play with. There are points during these mornings, however, where a parent suddenly realizes things are too quiet. This typically happens in the midst of a protracted period of silence and … Continue reading Year 2, Day 90
There are two things Miles absolutely loves about bedtime. One of them is reading books. Every night after his diaper change, Miles starts aggressively making the sign for "book" with his hands (or an approximation of it, at least) and pointing at the shelves over his head, requesting bedtime classics like Is Your Mama a … Continue reading Day 365
Another wonderful little animation automatically constructed by Google Photos, this time depicting Miles's reaction as Jaclyn reads a book to him.
Even before Miles was born, Jaclyn and I talked about wanting to expose our child to different languages from an early age. This is one of the reasons we were excited to find a babysitter who speaks German, a language we became very familiar with a few years ago. Miles now has a decent variety … Continue reading Day 332