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.
A restless night for Miles led to a rough start to the day for all of us. Nevertheless, we dragged ourselves out of bed and headed back into Boston for a walking tour followed by some relatively aimless shambling about. His favorite moment of the day might have been feeling the breeze on a Boston … Continue reading Year 2, Day 122
Today was one of the more eventful days of Miles's life thus far, as we spent today meandering around Boston. The day started off with Miles's first experience on public transit. With a visit to Fenway Park to watch a Battle of the Soxes, today was destined to be a highlight of our Massachusetts trip … Continue reading Year 2, Day 121
Our first full day in Massachusetts involved a short drive to a place chock-full, historically speaking, of bad juju, which always goes well when you introduce kids into the mix! Miles was a little fussy during our trip to Salem, but not in an "I'm hungry" sort of way. It was more like an "I … Continue reading Year 2, Day 120
Yesterday was pretty rainy, and although that weather scuttled our plans to take Miles to a petting zoo today, we still tried to get a little time with animals in during our remaining time in Virginia, from the requisite bird watching... ...to introducing Miles to the majesty (and no fear public pooping) of horses. And … Continue reading Year 2, Day 47