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Posted by Jon Daley on February 19, 2024, 1:50 pm | Read 136 times | Comments (5)
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Announcement: Team Victory!

Joy has designed a tshirt for Grace's cancer journey.
Grace wearing sample Team Victory shirt.Grace wearing sample Team Victory shirt.

We are selling them as a fundraiser for David's House. They cost us $20 each, but we're selling them for $10 minimum and any amount you give over $10 will be donated to David's House, the free housing we used while we were at Dartmouth Hospital.

Posted by Heather Daley on January 25, 2024, 10:34 am | Read 591 times | Comments (12)
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Grammy and Auntie E are in Pittsburgh for the weekend, and an early one year birthday for Jonathan. His accomplishments while they were here: (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on November 12, 2004, 9:22 pm | Read 2526 times | Comments (0)
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Last night, our four-year-old friend William was telling us about the state of their basement playroom. "You don't want to go downstairs, it's a disastrophe!"
Posted by Heather Daley on November 5, 2004, 12:52 pm | Read 2972 times | Comments (0)
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A friend of ours was complaining about spam, and Heather agreed, and said she had been getting tons of spam lately. I questioned her on that, since I am in charge of the filters that filter our spam, and I think they do a pretty good job: maybe 15-20 spams got through in the last two years.
She said, well, I got one yesterday, and one today.
Posted by Jon Daley on November 4, 2004, 11:19 pm | Read 9084 times | Comments (0)
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I just discovered another nifty feature of the Google search engine. You can paste in UPS and USPS tracking numbers, and will automatically provide you a link to the appropriate site, so you can track your package. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on November 4, 2004, 11:12 pm | Read 11338 times | Comments (1)
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I went to vote this morning on the way to Women's Bible Study. The most interesting part was that Jonathan somehow got ahold of the "Independent" label from the voting machine and was chewing on it when we got back outside. I thought I had kept him from touching it! I gave it back to one of the ladies there, but it wasn't really useable any more. I hope we didn't mess anything up.
Posted by Heather Daley on November 2, 2004, 1:13 pm | Read 2357 times | Comments (1)
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Jonathan has started saying, "Oops!". He learned that at the progressive dinner where one of the college guys was playing with him, shooting a matchbox car back and forth across the room. One time it hit a cord lying on the floor, so it didn't make it to Jonathan, and the guy said, "Oops". Jonathan repeated it a couple times immediately, but now has said it quite frequently over the last couple of days.

It sounds like "upths" where the "u" sounds as in "put" and the lisp is only slight.
Posted by Heather Daley on November 2, 2004, 1:08 pm | Read 2177 times | Comments (0)
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When our car was disabled, we had the carseat in the house, and Jonathan loved playing with the buckles and straps. Recently, he has started trying to fit the buckle pieces together.
Posted by Heather Daley on November 2, 2004, 1:04 pm | Read 2042 times | Comments (0)
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I have been teaching Jonathan using a not-so-intense version of the programs recommended by The Institutes. I'm adding this post here, because I want to give updates as a kind of diary. But I wanted to clarify in public why I am doing it.

If it really does work, what better and easier way to learn things? We have fun - I never force him to do anything. My intention is to give him the opportunity to learn interesting things. My goal is not to create a "super baby." It is to have fun with my baby while teaching him about God's world. Here's a paragraph from an email my mom sent me, which sums it up well:

"He's obviously such a bright boy (almost all babies are, but of course our grandson is even brighter :) ), and I'm sure he's learning SO much -- but here's the wonderful thing: whether or not the process "works" the way the IAHP thinks it does, aren't the two of you having a blast, anyway? I know I am, even long distance. Does it matter whether or not they are right in their theories about the brain? In one sense it does, but in another, not at all. You can develop any theory you want about how gravity works, and argue all day long, but still -- the apple falls!"
Posted by Heather Daley on November 2, 2004, 1:04 pm | Read 8976 times | Comments (0)
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Thursday night, Jonathan was crying for hours, which is completely unlike him. At about 2am, he threw up all over himself, me, and the bed. We went upstairs for a bath/shower to clean up, while Jon (dear heart!) changed the sheets. After that, Jonathan slept fine. We did have a hard day Friday running on less sleep.
Posted by Heather Daley on November 2, 2004, 1:01 pm | Read 2205 times | Comments (0)
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We happened into the kitchen when the heat was on - and found a balloon floating in the air above the register! Jonathan thought it was quite interesting, and so did I! Here is a video.
Posted by Heather Daley on November 2, 2004, 1:01 pm | Read 2454 times | Comments (0)
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Jonathan is amazingly adept at kicking a ball. We have fun playing "soccer" together, and he usually kicks the ball straighter than I do! He always uses his right foot, and if the ball is not in the right position, he will use his hands to either position it or push it away.
Posted by Heather Daley on November 2, 2004, 1:01 pm | Read 2043 times | Comments (0)
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Jonathan likes to be chased. Especially fun is for Mommy or Daddy to get on hands and knees - then he (nearly) runs away and giggles all the while.
Posted by Heather Daley on November 2, 2004, 1:00 pm | Read 2230 times | Comments (0)
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I had just told my friend yesterday that I was getting discouraged about signing because Jonathan was not doing any except for an isolated sign here and there.

Then today, he distinctly signed for "milk" several times! The first time, he was cranky and I asked him what he needed. I said, "do you want milk, or a diaper change?" I neglected to sign either of those. He responded by signing "milk" and eagerly nursed when I gave it to him. Hooray!
Posted by Heather Daley on October 27, 2004, 5:03 pm | Read 2281 times | Comments (1)
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This afternoon, Jonathan walked around the dining room table, and when he got back to where I was, I said, "Hello!" He immediately said, "hebbwo!"
Posted by Heather Daley on October 27, 2004, 5:01 pm | Read 2333 times | Comments (0)
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In a recent post, I mentioned that our bed is a little too high for Jonathan to comfortably get off by himself. So today, I took the bed off the frame (and took the legs off the headboard, which was quite the job by myself, I should have waited for Jon to come home, but it's already done.)

Jonathan then practiced several times. He still requires much encouragement, and he gets nervous when he starts to slide. He is then pleasantly surprised when his feet hit the ground before he loses his grip on the covers.
Posted by Heather Daley on October 27, 2004, 4:56 pm | Read 2277 times | Comments (0)
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