On Saturday evening we were at a reception for a friend's baptism and Jonathan and I headed outside for some play. It was dusk and the fireflies started appearing. I caught some to show Jonathan and he loved them. Then to my surprise, he said, "I got it, firefly!" and sure enough, he had caught one!! It was a nice gentle catch - he just held his open palm up and swept under the firefly until it landed on him. How many fireflies survive the experience of being a child's first catch? (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on July 5, 2005, 1:47 pm | Read 2041 times | Comments (0)
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It's taken a long time and persistence, but I have now succeeded! Today I bought several gallons of oil, milk, and orange juice, and I did not bring a single bag home! (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on July 5, 2005, 1:38 pm | Read 1905 times | Comments (2)
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One day for dinner I prepared a noodle dish from a toddler-friendly cookbook that was "toddler rated 10 out of 10." I also made asparagus as a side dish. Jonathan loves asparagus and helped me taste test it as I was preparing it. Then at dinner we had to tell him that he had to eat a couple more bites of noodles before he could have more asparagus!! (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on July 2, 2005, 3:39 pm | Read 2318 times | Comments (4)
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I have not been consistent with the bits recently, but this morning, Jonathan let me know that it's time to get with the program! When he woke up, he sat straight up, pointed at them and said, "This!" (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on June 24, 2005, 2:08 pm | Read 1931 times | Comments (1)
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On Wednesday, Jonathan counted his fingers on his own initiative - he held each one and said, "one, two" "one, two" "one, two..." It was very cute.
Posted by Heather Daley on June 24, 2005, 2:05 pm | Read 1855 times | Comments (0)
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It seems that lots of people have trouble typing in keywords into search engines that result in the hits that they want. Every once in a while I have to go to the second page of results, but generally things are available on the first page. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on June 22, 2005, 2:57 pm | Read 2301 times | Comments (0)
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I have come to a new appreciation of that little spider. When I was a child I always thought it was a rather stupid creature not aware of its surroundings, just blindly walking into a place that was obviously not safe.

However, as I think about it now, I find that spider to be a model of perseverance, patience, sticking to its goals even through setback and hardship. What a difference a little life experience makes to my perspective!
Posted by Heather Daley on June 21, 2005, 2:07 pm | Read 1821 times | Comments (0)
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With visitors and camping, I have not been as faithful in recording Jonathan's growth as I'd like. But here are some recent things. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on June 21, 2005, 1:54 pm | Read 2479 times | Comments (1)
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Jonathan likes to open the drawer where I store the Bits and take out some to look at. In order to make this an acceptable activity, I have put the retired ones in front and hidden the unseen ones in back, separated by empty file folders. This way, he is free to explore and look at, take out and put in, without messing up my organization. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on June 10, 2005, 3:01 pm | Read 1801 times | Comments (0)
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I was reminded of the Incredibles today by a slashdot article, and I went looking for the "Everyone's special, Dash." "That's just another way of saying nobody is." quote, and came across this guy's review of the movie. Interesting.
Posted by Jon Daley on June 9, 2005, 8:11 am | Read 2401 times | Comments (1)
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This morning when I went downstairs, I saw one of the baby robins out of the nest on the ledge! Later when I went by all three were in the nest. I knew it wouldn't be long. Just now I checked and the nest is empty! Now they will spend two weeks learning how to be grown up robins, and after that they will be on their own.
Posted by Heather Daley on June 3, 2005, 11:25 am | Read 1926 times | Comments (0)
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I had heard of memes before, hadn't paid much attention until Adrian Drury mentioned it a couple weeks ago on snurgle, and today I noticed a post on Oscar's blog inviting me to participate. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on June 2, 2005, 7:26 am | Read 3778 times | Comments (4)
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I realized this morning that we didn't ever post about going to the Pasteriks a month ago or so. Jonathan had lots of fun with the animals, but what I thought was neat is that he figured out how to climb up the ladder to go down the slide. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on May 31, 2005, 10:02 am | Read 2181 times | Comments (0)
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The chicks have started preening themselves. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on May 27, 2005, 4:02 pm | Read 2086 times | Comments (0)
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At my last job, I discovered that after I gradually developed some pain in my shoulders that my desk needed to be raised. When I got to DynaVox, I raised my chair and desk approximately 4 inches.
My monitor is raised an additional 4 inches, based on the advice of some ergonomic web site that said the top of the viewable monitor should be even with your eyes. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on May 27, 2005, 1:37 pm | Read 5148 times | Comments (0)
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