On Monday, Jonathan said what sounded like "van-fan" so I tried to figure out what he meant. He pointed to the shelf and said it again, maybe differently. I looked up, and there were the bits - works of Rembrandt! I said, "Rembrandt?" And he said, "yes, Rembrandt!" (or a close approximation.) It had been a while since he saw them so I was quite impressed that he remembered. After we saw the bits, he asked for the word cards behind them by saying, very clearly, "words." (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on August 5, 2005, 9:48 pm | Read 1767 times | Comments (0)
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It is a new month, and therefore, a new point on my email graph. A couple interesting things this month: one, you can tell I went on vacation, and probably also that I knew Heather was gone the week before, so I wasn't emailing her as much either. Two, spam has now hit the 30% mark (note: the "received mail" does not include spam). Three, the size of email is getting bigger. Even though I received less email this month than the last couple months, the mailbox hit 100 megs for the month.
Posted by Jon Daley on August 3, 2005, 10:24 am | Read 4757 times | Comments (4)
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I think this is the worst code I have ever seen, except where people were trying to make code hard to read. This code is in a video driver, written by Silicon Motion. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on August 3, 2005, 9:37 am | Read 4195 times | Comments (0)
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Since I always need to go back to my email to find out the instructions of how to set up the server, here are the settings we need at DynaVox to make Tracker work properly. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on August 1, 2005, 4:01 pm | Read 29754 times | Comments (3)
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All this talk about Aunt Janet might get Auntie E a little jealous, so I thought I'd let everyone know that Jonathan now calls all dogs Toby and he does recall Auntie E's name when he's remembering the vacation.
Posted by Heather Daley on July 30, 2005, 7:23 pm | Read 1873 times | Comments (0)
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This morning Jonathan and I were looking at a photo album from when I was a baby. One of the pictures was of Mom and me sitting on a bed at the Maggie P. Jonathan pointed at Mom and said, "Aunt Janet!"
Posted by Heather Daley on July 30, 2005, 7:21 pm | Read 1609 times | Comments (0)
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As I was changing a diaper, I thought I heard Jonathan say "eechee", so I said, "eechee, nee, san" (which is my own personal spelling of the sounds of the Japanese for one, two, three.) Then Jonathan said, "Aunt Janet! Jump. [giggles] Eechee, san. Aunt Janet!" He was recalling the fun time he had with Janet learning Japanese on Alex's trampoline.
Posted by Heather Daley on July 30, 2005, 7:15 pm | Read 1698 times | Comments (1)
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For the first time ever, today a stranger assumed that Jonathan is breastfed. We were walking home from the store and an older lady said, "You must have a lot of milk, and he must drink it all!" It was refreshing to hear that after many comments like "what do you feed him?" and "he doesn't skimp on bottles, does he?"
On a related note, I have only gotten one comment about him being an older breastfed child and it was just one of interest from a ten year old friend at church, "He still breastfeeds?" and then a simple "oh" when I replied in the affirmative.
Posted by Heather Daley on July 29, 2005, 12:08 pm | Read 2045 times | Comments (0)
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I had figured it would be too expensive for Lime Daley to accept credit cards, but Citibank recently sent an advertisement that they did card processing that didn't have annual fees. Presumably, they have higher transaction fees to make up for that, but no, they don't! They don't have annual fees, just monthly fees. When I questioned the lady on that, she said that that was completely different, and so it wasn't really misleading.
I have a new web hosting service, without monthly fees, it costs 0.0 cents/minute to host. Note, there may be small errors due to rounding. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on July 28, 2005, 4:29 pm | Read 2350 times | Comments (0)
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Every day so far since we've been home, Jonathan has remembered out loud the fun he had on vacation. He says, "Water, deep. Sand! Boat. Beach. Water, shovel, water, deep! Uncle Jay, Aunt Prudence, Aunt Janet, Dad-o, Uncle Jay, Just Jay [one in NH who is not Uncle Jay], Dad-o, water, boat, Grandma, Grammy, sand! Uncle Jay, Aunt Janet, water, deep!"
Posted by Heather Daley on July 28, 2005, 12:52 pm | Read 1791 times | Comments (0)
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I have discovered a fun and convenient way to water our plants. Our air conditioner drips about a gallon of water a day if we run it all afternoon. If I put our watering can under the drip, it fills it in addition to keeping water off the porch carpet. Then the next day, I have a full watering can ready and waiting to water the plants!
Posted by Heather Daley on July 28, 2005, 8:27 am | Read 2182 times | Comments (1)
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Colors - just before we left for vacation, Jonathan and I were sitting on our tshirt quilt. I pointed out a yellow sun, and he repeated me. Then he pointed to another yellow sun and named it, then to a blue shirt and said "blue", to a green shirt and said "green" and finally to a black shirt and said "black"!

Once on vacation, our cousins reinforced his color knowledge with Grandma's colored "asterisks" and now Jonathan knows and can say all the basic colors plus pink, black and white. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on July 28, 2005, 7:52 am | Read 4365 times | Comments (2)
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After a lot of deliberation, we (mostly myself, as Heather thinks it is neat, but not really worth the money) decided to get a movie projector, screen and surround sound system. It is a fair amount of money, but is fun. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on July 26, 2005, 2:26 pm | Read 2218 times | Comments (0)
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Jonathan was reading it to himself while I changed his diaper, and he said the sounds for most of the pages in addition to saying "Brown" and "raining." His favorites are "knock, knock" and "boom, boom, boom!" When he got to the end, he looked at the back cover and said, "house." Sure enough, there was the Random House logo. I did not know that he knew that!
Posted by Heather Daley on July 6, 2005, 1:29 pm | Read 2052 times | Comments (0)
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Jonathan and I were taking a bath this morning when he stuck his face in the water and blew bubbles, his own idea! (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on July 6, 2005, 1:29 pm | Read 2073 times | Comments (0)
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