Miles has a ton of energy and keeping up with him can be a tremendous undertaking. Fortunately, he's got people around this weekend who are more than willing to indulge him on his "adventures." ...and by "adventures," I mean repeatedly throwing tennis balls over the deck of the cabin, then going downstairs over and over … Continue reading Year 3, Day 257
We started today off with a hike up to Chimney Rock, and Miles woke up absolutely ready for it (despite robbing us of a good night's sleep). While the ascent up the mountain is made easier with staircases, it still manages to be a pretty rigorous hike. I thought Miles might get tired out and … Continue reading Year 3, Day 256
We picked Miles up early from daycare today for another weekend sojourn to the mountains. This time, we rented a cabin on Lake Lure with some friends. Miles still hasn't stopped talking about our weekend getaway from a couple months ago, so naturally he's thrilled with the current accommodations. He wasted no time exploring every … Continue reading Year 3, Day 255
Taking a week off of work for my first staycation in...ever...means that I get the rare privilege of taking Miles TO daycare AND picking him up! Which also means we'll ham it up in the backseat whenever we feel like it!
After six months of limited contact with the outside world, we're finally able to (hopefully) release the pressure valve that is threatening to create a Shining-like scenario in our home. Today we departed Charlotte for the first time in months for a weekend in the mountains of western NC. We've all been looking forward to … Continue reading Year 3, Day 192
Jaclyn and I did not talk with Miles on the phone at any point today, and with good reason. Our call last night...well, didn't go great. As I walked in on Jaclyn's call from our bedroom at the cabin, I could hear Miles giggling on the other end of the phone. I interjected with a … Continue reading Year 2, Day 264
There are days when I look at Jaclyn and Miles and think about how lucky I am to have them in my life. Then there are days like today, when I think about how lucky I am that they occasionally let me abandon them do stuff like this: Of course, I still took a little … Continue reading Year 2, Day 194
This weekend, we're back in Denver, CO for the wedding of our friends (and, honestly, honorary family members) Alex and Andy. Once again, Miles demonstrated his love of air travel. When we last visited Denver, Miles was unable to partake in the breakfast provided at the hotel due to his goop-based diet. He did not … Continue reading Year 2, Day 187: Back in the Mile(s) High City!
We were fortunate to have a smooth, uneventful trip to Boston last week, but this morning's return flight was always bound to be more arduous. First, we were leaving the morning after the wedding. Second, we were staying in Cape Cod and were going to need to drive at least two hours to get to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 126
We left Revere Beach this morning, but not before taking a moment to walk along the actual beach. Afterwards, we visited Plymouth while we were en route to Cape Cod, and Miles may have found his calling...as a colonial-era judge.