Miles's German school put on their holiday program this morning, and Miles's group, being the youngest, was up first. All they had to do was dance ever so slightly, in time with the song, while waving a paper snowflake around. Seriously, that was all they had to do. https://videopress.com/v/KHVSZrMO?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true After retrieving our child, we returned … Continue reading Year 5, Day 295: Baby’s First School Performance!
While we were on vacation, and under GREAT duress, Miles took his first shower. While it's true his initial screams chilled Monteverde to its core, by the end of the experience Miles had decided that showers are his favorite thing ever. Even now, back home with all his toys, he's much more eager to take … Continue reading Year 5, Day 242
On a recent trip to Costco, we agreed to let Miles pick out a snack of his choice -- something he could have on-hand that was quick and easy for car travel, such as our morning commute, or as an afterschool treat. He chose a massive box of Entenmann's Little Bites mini-muffins, and he's been … Continue reading Year 5, Day 202
When I was about Miles's age, I had a tape recorder that, aside from listening to actual cassettes on, I would regularly record music from my record player (mostly Disney and Chipmunks stuff) and, from time to time, sing into myself. Most of the songs I'd perform were TV themes, like Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 191
On the way to swim class tonight, Miles requested to hear the Darkwing Duck theme song, which I didn't really know he was even aware of, let alone that he knew most of the words to it. I found the latter out as he merrily sang along. At the end, I clapped. "That was good!" … Continue reading Year 5, Day 153
And now, Miles regales us with an original song, written and performed in the bathroom. https://videopress.com/v/WzQKDTAJ?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true
While Miles was taking his bath last night, he started belting out a song that...sort of sounds familiar while also managing to sound completely unfamiliar. It sort of exists in that liminal space between comfort and insanity. Anyway, here it is: https://videopress.com/v/2fXLxWFX?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true He added that it was "your song you like" (as in a song … Continue reading Year 5, Day 28: Name That Song 4!
A bedtime serenade from Miles. He should try taking his own advice sometime. https://videopress.com/v/GsTrzR2L?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true
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!
Lying in bed last night, Miles spontaneously started singing. "Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy snow.He was made of snow but the children know,How he came to life one day.There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found,For when they placed it on his head he began to dance around.Frosty … Continue reading Year 4, Day 316