After the slowest start of any morning this whole trip (I mean, this IS a vacation), we headed out to the beach around midday today. Yes, we've been to the beach a couple times this week, but this was the first time we went with the intention of setting our stuff down in one spot … Continue reading Year 5, Day 237
Year 5, Day 170
We went to the neighborhood pool today, and Miles once again expressed mixed feelings about getting in the water. Until, that is, I showed him the fun we could have making butt prints. You'd have thought this revelation was the funniest thing he had ever seen. Miles immediately jumped in the water then hoisted himself … Continue reading Year 5, Day 170
Year 5, Day 124
Miles has a ton of activities coming up at daycare this week and next, including today's "water play" trip. While I never get to see these trips firsthand, it's always nice to get a brief glimpse into how his 9-5er is going. https://videopress.com/v/KoU2WRgz?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true As I said, BRIEF. Looks like he's having fun, what with the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 124
Year 5, Day 86
In which Miles has his first encounter with a slip 'n' slide and quickly makes a decision about it. https://videopress.com/v/ESq5yatN?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Not having one bit of it.
Year 5, Day 70
Overheard tonight, while Miles was in the bathtub: Jaclyn: "Miles, do you need to go potty?" Miles, in the bathtub, as he produces no less than ten sustained seconds of fart bubbles: "Uhhhhhh..."
Year 4, Day 256
Once she had finally coaxed Miles into the bathtub tonight, Jaclyn gave him a few minutes to play. We were in the bedroom folding laundry when, mere minutes later, Miles darted out of the bathroom, wet and butt-ass naked. "Miles!" Jaclyn yelled. "What are you doing??" "I'm done from the bath!" he announced, a trail … Continue reading Year 4, Day 256
Year 4, Day 244
Despite creeping into a cooler time of year, Miles is continuing with swim classes, both in small groups and 1-to-1 sessions. Increasing his comfort and confidence in the water is really the main goal right now, but he's still making decent progress. Recently, he even started swimming (i.e., kicking while holding a floatation device) without … Continue reading Year 4, Day 244
Year 4, Day 191: Double Weddings!
It's hard enough getting Miles to settle down and control himself for one social outing. Today, we had to do it twice, as we had two weddings to attend on the same day! Fortunately (and this is a big asterisk), the first one -- for our friend Melanie -- was attended virtually via Zoom, since … Continue reading Year 4, Day 191: Double Weddings!
Year 4, Day 129
Today, we celebrated the Fourth of July with a visit to Birkdale Village, where a holiday festival gave Miles a chance to truly demonstrate his patriotism. Unwilling to let anyone touch his precious face, Miles opted for "arm-painting" instead. 'Murca! Next, it was over the splash pad, where's Miles's fear of getting water in his … Continue reading Year 4, Day 129
Year 4, Day 93
Memorial Day pool party vibes. Miles has come a long way since the first time he got in this pool!