The initial reason we came to Rochester this week was for a wedding, but fate can lead us in unexpected directions. Jaclyn's grandmother passed away on Thanksgiving, which suddenly meant that this trip was going to involve another, more somber family event. Miles is a relatively happy kid and he obviously had zero context for … Continue reading Day 278: Baby’s First Funeral
Today, Miles's daycare hosted a pre-Thanksgiving lunch for the kids and, most importantly, the parents. Never one to turn down a hearty meal, I eagerly left work at lunchtime to obtain food and see my son for a little bit. And Jaclyn came too, which gave us the unprecedented chance to blow Miles's mind at … Continue reading Day 263
Objectively, nothing good has come from Hurricane Florence's swath across the eastern seaboard. It did, however, offer us the chance to see our displaced friend Heather and her son Kaleb this evening. Selfish, yes, but still a welcome visit!
Miles had the first of what is sure to be two long, exciting days today, as he saw my parents and brother for the second time and met some of his extended family as well (in addition to a few family friends and neighbors). Add in a visit from Jaclyn's side of the family and … Continue reading Day 139
I decided, pretty much on a whim, to pay a visit to Miles's daycare during my lunch break today. I didn't necessarily have time to, but I figured what the hell? I arrived to find Miles relaxing in a chair, lost deep in thought or, perhaps, studying the room and children around him, looking for … Continue reading Day 134