I got a rare treat during my trivia show at Legion Brewing last night, as Jaclyn and Miles stopped in for a little bit. It's the first time Miles has been to a trivia show in well over a year, long enough that I don't think he could really even remember it, which could explain … Continue reading Year 4, Day 103
It's been over a year now since we last drove to Myrtle Beach to see my parents, and while video chat has helped keep my parents in Miles's life, we thought that we would make a quick trip down for his birthday. Despite the eight hours of driving it meant for me today, everyone was … Continue reading Year 4, Day 2: Miles’s Third Birthday – Part 2
We all got out for a little bit today and hit up a couple parks for walking and...whatever this is. Some playground equipment is clearly designed by psychos. Perhaps the most exciting part of the excursion, however, was the time we got to spend with Miles's babysitter and the baby she is now sitting for … Continue reading Year 3, Day 215
There's been nothing short of a deluge of babies arriving for friends of ours over the last couple weeks, and today we paid a visit to one of them, taking Miles to meet his friend Duke's new baby brother. Even if the baby visit was more for us, Miles still had a lot of fun … Continue reading Year 3, Day 179
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.