Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Miles of Bags & GABBA - GABBA!

As we hurtle forward into the joy of a long, long winter break, we continue to garner much joy from the eccentricies of our Miles boy. In between moments of holiday elation that included a huge Thomas tent for his bed, art supplies galore and a good easel, he has managed to put an enormous amount of things in small zip lock bags. I have be studious lately in capturing images of all these items in each of their respective bag homes for a show at a gallery some time in the future. He puts his coins, play dough, plastic ninja's and a whole host of assorted items. I would strongly reckon that he rips through at least 30 bags a week. At any rate, we are ready to bid '08 farewell and welcome another cool year in the life of Miles and our clan. Finally, we have had a big wish come true when Miles finally sank his teeth into a kid's TV program. His new favorite show is 'Yo Gabba Gabba' and it has turned into a huge obsession for him. He has the clothes, the dolls, a dance mat and other trinkets I have a hard time remembering. But, he loves the show and we have watched it daily for weeks. The infectious explosion of happy kid fun in a timeless world sometimes turns Carrie and I into dizzy zombies. But, we both look at each other in those moments of blaring color and music in the backdrop and smile at a small wish come true and a happy, transfixed Miles staring at the hopping TV screen. Keep your eyes open .. very soon I will be posting a sort of video exposee of the Miles bag conquests.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Real Miles Birthday

Carrie and I were getting nostalgic and talking about the pictures we had of Miles on the day of his birth. It was quite cool to recant the events of that day and I figured I would christen it in stone with a little video compilation. I have to say that was one of the best days of my entire life. And I think Miles would dig seeing a recap of events that brought him into our lives. Enjoy ..

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Miles Relaxing as a Barbell

There are certain things that we do with Miles that completely relax him in ways that are a mystery to us. These tactics wouldn't work with other kids, but with Miles it goes over like a dream. Recently, I was lifting him up as though I was bench pressing some weights and it completely soothed him. He slipped into a kind of trance, relaxed and didn't say a word. Enjoy the video ..

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Monday, December 8, 2008

December 8th - A Miles Birthday

Our Miles boy is 4 today and I always get quite nostalgic about the occassion. It takes me back to when Carrie and I began blazing our path and Miles was a part of our creation. One minute before 5 p.m. four years ago our lives became richer in ways that are impossible to describe. The amount of love Miles brings to this world and everyone he encounters is the coolest thing I could have ever imagined the night of 12.8.04 when I wondered how Miles would alter the course of this very full world of folk. Now that I have a full boar Miles birthday to look forward to, I feel my actual birthday has been diminished to something less significant. Miles is now tucked away on the bus awaiting another huge day at school as we marvel at the enormity of who he is and how far he has come. Of the very many things I dig about little Miles, I'm glad that he loves music, watches little TV, smiles a lot, loves sushi, gives love to everyone he meets without prejudice and has a thirst for this existence that is all together refreshing and enlightening. Carrie, Zen and I are bound by the thickness of his love and dig each and every moment we have with him .. especially on this day. Happy Birthday, little Miles ...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008