In true party pooper fashion, both of my housemates fell asleep well in advance of midnight tonight. Still, Miles was fighting to make it to midnight but was just too dang loopy for us to keep dealing with. Although we had no choice but to put him to bed, I still tried to keep Miles's … Continue reading Year 4, Day 308: Baby’s First New Year’s Resolutions!
After dinner this evening, Miles had a request I couldn't say no to. "I want to eat ice cream with daddy!" he declared. I agreed to split a bowl with Miles. He watched closely as I scooped some ice cream into the bowl. As I placed a spoon in the bowl, Miles said, "No! I … Continue reading Year 4, Day 220
There's virtually no way to keep a kid clean when he's eating ice cream, but why oh why do we let him have it in a cone? Because it's fun, that's why.
It is not yet what I would consider to be remotely close to Halloween, but when I run across the seasonal Reese's variety pack (of bats, ghosts, and pumpkins) I show no hesitation, regardless of the actual season. For Miles, of course.
When on a road trip, however short or long it might be, Miles always likes to be prepared. Which, in his case, means bringing a banana half as big as he is. "Daddy look at me! I'm a gorilla!" - Miles
Tasked with picking up a few things for an impromptu cookout last night, I ran across one additional product that I was immediately compelled to purchase. In addition to being -- and I think we can all agree on this -- completely excessive, you might also notice that these Oreos contain not just three different … Continue reading Year 4, Day 130
I've written previously about how difficult it can be convincing Miles to eat regular meals, and an unfortunate consequence of this is that he frequently leaves us with no choice but to limit his take of precious, precious snack foods. While we've tried to be as explicit as possible in linking one to the other … Continue reading Year 4, Day 60
After he finished his bath tonight, Miles got to help me bake some Easter cookies. He insisted on doing as much of the prep as possible, which thanks to the fine folks at Pillsbury basically meant moving the chunks of dough from the package to a baking sheet. As he peered into the oven, watching … Continue reading Year 4, Day 25
Miles was really excited to place candy canes on the tree. He was even more excited to continuously pull all of them off and try to eat them.
After last night descended into madness, we decided that tonight would be cookie decorating night. Using my mother's time-honored sugar cookie recipe, I did the baking while Jaclyn and Miles took care of the frosting and sprinkles. Miles could not wait to get started...eating. And, with Jaclyn's guidance, Miles decorated the cookies with the...magic...and wonder...of... … Continue reading Year 3, Day 300