With the governor loosening some COVID restrictions this past week, playgrounds have finally reopened. Miles could not be happier about it, especially considering we were headed to a park in Black Mountain this morning. TAKE ME TO THE SLIDE! After a nice walk around the lake, Miles got to experience the joys (and initial trepidation) … Continue reading Year 3, Day 194
With the weather getting warmer and in desperate need of a reason to get out of the house to any degree possible, we pulled out Miles's swimming pool again today. After I spent several minutes cleaning it out then filling it with water, Miles hopped in only to get out after about a minute and … Continue reading Year 3, Day 33
With today bringing more lousy weather, we decided to take Miles to Monkey Joe's in north Charlotte this evening to run off some energy and, hopefully, go to bed at a reasonable hour. Commanding his attention with a variety of games and inflatables, Monkey Joe's kept Miles more than occupied for a couple hours. While … Continue reading Year 2, Day 356
After a few days of rain, we were finally able to get Miles out of the house and take him to the park today. It was like releasing caged animal back into the wild. While he loved the opportunity to just run around the playground, he gravitated towards two things in particular -- an animal … Continue reading Year 2, Day 321
One of our friend's son's turned one today, and his party was held at Jumpin Jax, an indoor play center in Lancaster, SC. Full of play mats, ball pits, and a host of shit to climb around on, it seemed tailor made for Miles's enjoyment. Of course, it was all a bit too overwhelming at … Continue reading Year 2, Day 201
Miles went to his friend Zachary's first birthday party today, and while Zach had his first encounter with a full year of existence, Miles was busy having his first encounter with a bounce house. He followed this experience by going down the slide by himself, nailing the dismount, and then, no longer needing us, setting … Continue reading Year 2, Day 159
Miles got a little pool time in today at our friends' house, where he discovered a love of going down slides face-first... ...and made a new friend!