One of the gifts Miles received at his birthday party last week was an outdoor adventure set (and, if you're familiar with our group of friends, you can probably guess who was responsible for that gift). We opened it today and let Miles start checking out the binoculars, compass, and (surprisingly strong, honestly) flashlight. I … Continue reading Year 3, Day 12
A child's mind is a sponge, just constantly learning and incorporating new information. But the things that take hold are frequently surprising. For instance, where did Miles learn to count off using drumsticks? Yeah, he went a little overboard the second time there, but still, that isn't something instinctual, is it?
This morning before we left for daycare, Miles took the liberty of preparing breakfast. Yes, that is the top bun from a burger sitting on top of a pizza, but it's the thought that counts.
Birthday weekend meant that Miles's friend Audrey would be visiting from Myrtle Beach and spending the night. While Miles's "MINE!" phase definitely made interactions...challenging from time to time*, there's no question that Miles was excited to have Audrey around to play with this morning. Miles's excitement was never more pronounced than it was after each … Continue reading Year 3, Day 5
Sleepless nights, constant noise, crap (both figurative and literal) all over the floor...all some of parenthood's more challenging aspects. None, however, compare to the sheer rage manifested during the assembly of new toys. As Miles's birthday draws ever closer, so too does the barrage of exciting, large toys that I'll get to build. And wouldn't … Continue reading Year 2, Day 355
Playing guitar on the toilet. So punk.
We took Miles to get a haircut this afternoon, a trip that granted Miles his first taste of suckers and a thirst for exploration.