George has maintained a HeroesCon tradition since our kids were born, getting a first-day picture of us as well as a shot of Audrey and Miles to accompany it, just to make sure the crushing passage of time is abundantly clear. 2018 2019 2022 As much fun as it is hitting this convention with a … Continue reading Year 5, Day 120
Memorial Day pool party vibes. Miles has come a long way since the first time he got in this pool!
Someone may have managed to nab some chocolate at an hour that was dubiously close to "breakfast time" today. Taking full advantage of a holiday and his parents' waning willpower on a rainy weekend spent inside. What a stinker!
Just in time for the weekend, Miles has brought another new song home from daycare to repeat ad nauseam. He started singing it merrily tonight and was only stopped by his need for sleep at bedtime. "The ants go marching one by one hurrah, hurrah. The ants go marching one by one hurrah, hurrah..." In … Continue reading Year 3, Day 353
As we were riding to daycare this morning, Miles shared his expectations for Jaclyn's upcoming birthday weekend. "What should we do for mom's birthday?" I asked him. "Someone come to the door," he said. He said nothing further. "What do you mean?" I replied. "Hnnnh," he mumbled quizzically. Then he repeated himself. "Someone come to … Continue reading Year 3, Day 339
We picked Miles up early from daycare today for another weekend sojourn to the mountains. This time, we rented a cabin on Lake Lure with some friends. Miles still hasn't stopped talking about our weekend getaway from a couple months ago, so naturally he's thrilled with the current accommodations. He wasted no time exploring every … Continue reading Year 3, Day 255
With the governor loosening some COVID restrictions this past week, playgrounds have finally reopened. Miles could not be happier about it, especially considering we were headed to a park in Black Mountain this morning. TAKE ME TO THE SLIDE! After a nice walk around the lake, Miles got to experience the joys (and initial trepidation) … Continue reading Year 3, Day 194
As we were settling in at our weekend residence yesterday, Jaclyn very quickly and decisively let me know I'd be sharing a room with Miles. As such, this was the last thing I saw last night: And this was the first thing I saw this morning: The first thing I HEARD, incidentally, was, "DADDY WAKE … Continue reading Year 3, Day 193
Holy. MACKEREL. There are days (most of them), where despite the hardships, it's clear that being a parent is the most touching and rewarding experience of my life. Then there are days -- not many of them, but they're out there -- where I start to think about walking outside, climbing into the car, and … Continue reading Year 2, Day 362
Being back in Myrtle Beach this weekend, we wanted to take advantage of the chance to take Miles to the actual beach itself. He was a bit young when he made his first visit to the sandy shores of Myrtle, and he was certainly a more intrigued by the experience this time. While he enthusiastically … Continue reading Year 2, Day 208