Miles's Bathtime Ice Cream Stand, where flavors include orange, mango, and seaweed salad and no scoops are used because "I can just use my hand."
A week in, Miles is still pretty nervous around the puppy, but they are starting to warm up to each other a bit. I'm not sure which one of them is teaching the other about tug of war here, but it's nice to see them getting along!
Tragedy struck today, as Jaclyn decided now was the time to scale down Miles's bikes and scooters. In truth, he's grown out of many of them, using newer, larger ones when venturing outdoors (which also hasn't been happening much lately as hot as it's been). None of this meant that 1) Miles wasn't going to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 143
One of the low-key best parts of my job is selecting tchotchkes and crap to go into our prize boxes at work. If you've ever stepped foot inside a pediatric dentist's office, you know exactly the sort of junk I'm talking about -- small, poorly painted, 75% slime and bouncy balls. Well last year I … Continue reading Year 5, Day 81
Miles graciously prepared a lunch for me today. Housed within this plastic egg, it was not to be opened until I was at work. ...ah. Lunch.
This past weekend, in an effort to appease Miles's persistent desires to 1) go outside and 2) break the ever-loving s*** out of something, I pulled out one of his birthday gifts -- a gemstone digging set. Couple of things: 1) that slab, while soft enough to chip apart, is still pretty hard to hammer … Continue reading Year 5, Day 53
"Daddy, look. I ORGANIZED things!" Sure. You didn't "just not want to put things away." You "ORGANIZED" them. In a heap. On the floor.
Thanks to his Yia-yia, Miles can finally stop using random objects around the house as a shield. Sentinel of Liberty
Miles has proudly assembled the entire PAW Patrol to watch over him at night. And I wish I could say he was finally satisfied after getting the rest of the set for his birthday, but the first thing he said after seeing them all together was, "Hey! Why didn't I get Ryder?!" For the record, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 6
We took some time today to get into all the goodies Miles got for his birthday. Unsurprisingly, he was most drawn to the thing that involves hurling axes through the living room. Again, eternal thanks to Jacques for that one.