Trying to convince Miles to go to bed almost always involves metaphorically throwing s*** at the wall and seeing what sticks. Often, the most outlandish behaviors from us provoke the best responses. Last night, Jaclyn started doing (in her words) "a silly walk" down the hallway towards him. Sometimes Miles plays along with stuff like … Continue reading Year 4, Day 285
When coming up to visit us for Thanksgiving, my dad had only one request (and no, it wasn't "Thanksgiving dinner") -- "Find somewhere we can go on a hike." Today, after much anticipation, Papa, Miles, and I went on our nature walk at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. All my dad really wants in life is … Continue reading Year 4, Day 274
We went out for a nice family walk this evening. And by "nice," I of course mean Miles had a disagreement about the direction we were going and planted his ass on the ground in protest. "Bye, Miles! We're going home!"
As mentioned in yesterday's post, today brought with it an unexpected family trip to Charleston to visit Miles's Papa (Jaclyn's father) in the hospital. As we approached the usual "witching hour" and Miles started getting punchy, we parted ways with the rest of the family and walked back to our hotel. The hotel was a … Continue reading Year 4, Day 83
Miles was a bit of a late bloomer when it came to walking. As hard as it is to believe now, he was well over a year old before he started taking his first, nervous steps. While he'll walk -- nay, RUN -- with the best of them now, one physical, leg-based activity still eludes … Continue reading Year 4, Day 62
Most mornings, Miles insists on taking the long way to the car. https://videopress.com/v/vbJLUwoV?preloadContent=metadata
We headed back home this morning after a restful Thanksgiving in Lake Lure. And after Miles got a little more bonding time with Pickles. Miles was not happy about the prospect of leaving. As we were getting packed up, he asked, "We goin' on an adventure?" "We are going on an adventure!" I confirmed, foolishly … Continue reading Year 3, Day 278
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
When mommy's away...
Tonight, Miles retrieved TWO yoga mats from our bedroom, laid them out on the living room floor, and started...well...see for yourself.