For a holiday spent in isolation, Miles's third Christmas managed to be frenetic, loud, and (fortunately) filled with joy. Christmas started early in our house, as Miles woke up at 3 AM and started yelling, "DADDY! I WANNA READ A BOOK, DADDY!" Groaning, I staggered down the hallway to his bedroom and immediately began pleading … Continue reading Year 3, Day 305: Christmas 2020 in Review
Miles was nervous about video chatting with our friend Shannon in New Zealand this evening, but once he recognized her from one of the photographs on our wall he was fully invested. The fact that she has a dog named "Dude" didn't hurt either.
While we're still largely keeping Miles's time outside the house limited to daycare and playing in the yard, we're doing our best to make sure he stays in touch with his friends elsewhere in the world. Yesterday, Miles chatted with his Canadian pen pal, Eamon. They were able to discuss their mutual love of Elmo. … Continue reading Year 3, Day 188
One of the joys of Facetiming with Papa is knowing that he'll pretend to eat a bluebird egg as many times as you want him to.
We've tried to make time to video chat with friends during this bizarre period of isolation, and for Miles that means conferencing with his best friend: his babysitter Lisa. "Issa!" he'll say when we suggest calling her. Of course, the moment we have her on video with him, Miles wants to see someone else, "Uncle … Continue reading Year 3, Day 50
An unfortunate by-product of the coronavirus pandemic: Miles had to miss out on the social event of the month, as we stayed in Charlotte this weekend instead of traveling to Myrtle Beach for Audrey's second birthday. He woke up this morning saying, "Audrey! Birthday!" and then singing "Happy Birthday" to her. Fortunately, we were able … Continue reading Year 3, Day 25
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
I headed down to Orlando with friends today for a brief weekend in Walt Disney World and only got to see Miles for a fleeting moment before he was hurried off to daycare this morning. Thankfully, by the graces of modern technology, I was still able to see him later on. Beyond just seeing Miles … Continue reading Year 2, Day 193
I mentioned this briefly in a previous post, but our car, feared lost forever, was recovered by the Rochester Police. The good-ish news is that Miles's stuff is still inside it. The bad news, of course, is that the car is still in Rochester. So this weekend I've taken a flight back to New York … Continue reading Day 321