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
Looking for something fun to do with Miles before we headed back to Charlotte today, we landed on taking a trip to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. He loves sharks (baby ones, anyway); why not let him see a few up close? Well he absolutely loved it. Fish, sharks, seahorses, jellies...he was mesmerized for … Continue reading Year 2, Day 329
Miles started his second Thanksgiving with a relaxing morning out on the porch with granddad. He ended his day enjoying a post-dinner cupcake with Aunt Katy. In between, of course, he ate plenty of food. Does this not look like the face of a fully-sated child?
While I get to see Miles interact with other children pretty often, I don't get to see him do this at home very much. Does he get territorial? Does he share things willingly? I assume (based on a lack of complaints) that he's learning to manage this at daycare, but what about his own space … Continue reading Year 2, Day 222
Our friend Becky and her son, Eamon, were back in town today, giving Miles a chance to reconnect with his young friend. The two last met on Easter, and it's really incredible to see how much they've both grown since then. What's equally unbelievable is Miles's penchant for being a complete goober. However, if there's … Continue reading Year 2, Day 215
Visiting the my parents in Myrtle Beach this weekend and it's immediately clear where their priorities lie.
Miles has met a lot of people in the year and a half he's been alive, but I always wonder how capable he is of remembering the people he doesn't see as frequently as, say, his daycare teachers or babysitter. Does he remember his grandparents? His aunts and uncles? Well Miles had his 18-month check-up … Continue reading Year 2, Day 182
We paid a visit to our buddy Jacques down in Rock Hill today, which gave Miles a chance to spent time with his pal Archer, who quickly educated him in the ways of dogs... ...and the Jedi.
The Farmers arrived in town last night, which meant two things: 1) George and I were going to HeroesCon together today and 2) Miles and Audrey would get to spend all sorts of adorable time together that neither of us would be present for. They even got our friends Lori and Garrett's kids in the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 110
In another life (and a now defunct travel blog), Jaclyn and I lived in Europe for a couple years. We've been back to visit a couple times since, but that's obviously been harder to entertain since Miles was born. Thankfully, our friends are still able to drop in on us from time to time. Today, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 36