Trying to help Miles learn to carry on a Martin family tradition (at least, a tradition long held my myself and Uncle Curtis).
There's a new game I play around the house, a bit too frequently if I'm being honest, called "Was it Miles or Jaclyn?" Typically played in the bathroom, the game involves being in an isolated part of the house and hearing a crash or thud or feeling a vibration in the floor, then speculating whether … Continue reading Year 2, Day 113
It's no secret that Miles loves animals, so it was a real treat to take him on a short trip to Rockwell today to visit Tiger World, an endangered wildlife sanctuary that's home to more than its name implies. Miles got to see bears, lions, gibbons, and yes, tigers. He was most interested in the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 89
Tonight, Miles showcased his current knowledge of animal sounds for me, and I was blown away. The animals he can now mimic on cue include: Dogs (of course) Cows Ducks Lions Bears (sort of the same as lions, TBH)
Today when I entered the room at Miles's daycare, I gave him my usual smile and said, "Hi, Miles!" UNusually, his response was to start barking like a dog. This kid is so weird and I hope he never stops being weird.
For much of the first half of this week, I was preoccupied with a variety of things (work, movies, podcasting, etc). Yesterday, I ended up bedridden, likely having come down with the same bug that benched our babysitter a couple nights ago. Given all of this, I feel like I've barely seen Miles at all … Continue reading Year 2, Day 61
Miles's vocabulary, although filled with plenty of babbling, still seems to get stronger every day. Tonight, as I was getting ready to head out to trivia, I heard Miles and Lisa in the kitchen as they were getting ready for dinner. Lisa, in German, was getting Miles hyped, telling him that he was going to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 57