Miles went to his friend Zachary's first birthday party today, and while Zach had his first encounter with a full year of existence, Miles was busy having his first encounter with a bounce house. He followed this experience by going down the slide by himself, nailing the dismount, and then, no longer needing us, setting … Continue reading Year 2, Day 159
He may have only recently become comfortable on his feet, but Miles is already steering his elephant with uncanny precision. He makes hairpin turns, squeaking past most corners with just enough space to avoid running into the wall, backs up when needed, and parks nicely too. In short, he's already a better driver than his mother.* … Continue reading Year 2, Day 148
Far and away, the best moment of my weekend was Miles pointing to me at bedtime, reaching out for my hand, and walking over to his room to read a book together.
In the last week, we've seen Miles start climbing to his feet, standing unassisted, bending over and picking up objects, and -- of course -- walking. This has sent Miles at long last from the infant room at daycare to the toddler room, and today saw him reach the final milestone in his journey to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 142 – Operation: Babywalk Concludes!
Given what we hear from daycare and what we observe in the home, I've had the impression that Miles puts a little more effort into walking during the daytime (when he isn't around us). With this in mind, I attempted to do a little incognito recon today at pick-up. With the door to the toddler … Continue reading Year 2, Day 141
I barely stepped in the door of Miles's daycare today when I was told to stay near the entrance while the staff started offering encouraging words to Miles, who was in an adjacent room. Moments later, Miles walked out of the toddler room and, in time, managed to step all the way over to me, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 137 – Operation: Babywalk Update 5!
I was prepared to write about Miles's second-ever trip to the dentist today, but then he had to go and start standing and walking (a couple steps at daycare today, but hey -- progress is progress!) unaided!