Miles was on the receiving end of his first birthday party last week, and today he got to help his friend Audrey celebrate her own first year of existence. The birthday girl was understandably in high demand, but Miles still got a few fleeting minutes to hang out and conspire as only barely-verbal toddlers can. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 19
Like most babies and household pets, Miles developed a quick aversion to the sound of both hairdryers and vacuums. Some mornings, Miles might find himself crawling across the floor towards the hallway bathroom where Jaclyn was getting ready for the day. The push of a button on her hairdryer, and Miles would do a fast … Continue reading Day 356
Wednesdays are usually the days I get to see Miles the least. The second of my weekly trivia shows falls on Wednesday night and requires me to drive about 30-40 minutes, trimming an ample portion from my evening. Typically, I get to see Miles at daycare pickup, spend time with him in the car driving … Continue reading Day 353
Most afternoons, Miles and I will get to a point about halfway through our drive home where we'll start playing this "call and response" game with each other. Typically, Miles will make a noise, then I'll make the noise back, then he'll make a different noise, and I'll echo that...you get the idea. Anyway, I … Continue reading Day 337
An after-hours function kept me at work a little late tonight, which meant missing out on picking Miles up and getting our usual ride home together. Any dismay I felt over this was erased the second I arrived home tonight though, as I walked through the door and was immediately greeted by Miles, who smiled, … Continue reading Day 333
The initial reason we came to Rochester this week was for a wedding, but fate can lead us in unexpected directions. Jaclyn's grandmother passed away on Thanksgiving, which suddenly meant that this trip was going to involve another, more somber family event. Miles is a relatively happy kid and he obviously had zero context for … Continue reading Day 278: Baby’s First Funeral
A couple days ago, I got video proof of Miles's adoration of his father. Looks like he doesn't want to play favorites after all!