Thursday, September 28, 2006

Comments Fixed

The issue with not being able to comment on blogs that have switched to the beta version has been fixed - you no longer have to use the anonymous or other choices. Yay!!!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Adding Comments

I recently switched to blogger in beta. Although it has some neat features, I didn't realize the problems I'd run into with comments. Here is was Blogger has to say about it:

"Users who have not switched to Blogger in beta will not be able to login to comment on blogs that have been switched. Commenting using the “anonymous” or “other” options will still work."

Therefore, if you want to leave a comment, you'll need to use the "other" option. If you were thinking about switching to the beta version, DON'T DO IT! - at least not until they get the bugs worked out. I apologize for any frustrations this may have caused. If I could switch back to the non-beta version I would.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Weekend Visit

This was perhaps the strangest Labor Day weekend we've had. First of all, my sister got sick the Wednesday before Labor Day with a 24 hour bug. I got sick on Thursday with a 24 hour bug as well (our symptoms were the same although we live hundreds of miles apart). Friday afternoon, although I was not feeling 100%, I felt well enough to go visit Linda, Michael and the girls. So, the kids and I picked Darrell up at work and hit the road. When we picked him up, Darrell said that he thought he was getting the same illness that I had but he would be OK so we headed to SC. Friday night, we went to the local high school football game. Both kids seemed to enjoy it alright. Daniel doesn't like loud noises so you can imagine how much he enjoyed sitting in the middle of the crowd. True to form though, he made a new friend with the lady sitting next to us. He crawled up in her lap several times and gave her many hugs. She and her husband left when there were only a couple of minutes left in the game so they could beat the crowds - Daniel actually cried when she left and tried to go with her.

We experienced several firsts over the weekend. Daniel has always been somewhat scared of Michael - probably because of the rough way he plays - but sometime this weekend, he decided that Uncle Michael isn't as scary as he thought. At one time, he actually asked Michael to pick him up and snuggled with him (of course Daniel wasn't fully awake yet so we're not sure if he really knew who he was reaching for, but Michael will take whatever he can get). I think the kids decided that since Uncle Michael took them to a great ice cream place (Oodles) and to a good BBQ place (Mutt's), he is now their favorite uncle. Tom, if you're reading this, ice cream and BBQ are going to be hard to beat, are you up for the challenge?

With each of us not feeling well, and being away from home, we didn't exactly sleep very well. Although the kids started out sleeping on the floor each night, at least one (if not both) would end up in the bed with us by the next morning - an interesting feat when you think about the fact that we were sleeping in a full size bed (not a lot of extra room). Between the snoring and the children climbing in the bed, we took turns on the sofa hoping to get at least a few hours of uninterupted sleep. Speaking of sleep, Emma slept in a waterbed for the first time (Sunday afternoon nap). As you can see, Daniel & Darrell had no trouble sharing the recliner for a nap. Yes, that's a passy in Emma's mouth. Since we moved her from the crib to a big girl bed, she has decided that she does not want to go to sleep, EVER (naptime or bedtime). We finally broke down and bought her a passy and told her that she is only allowed to have it when she's in the bed. We figure it will be easier to break her of this habit than it will be to make her sleep without it.

Monday morning, Linda and I were in the kitchen making some desserts for lunch. Darrell and Michael took the kids out to see the pigs at the neighbor's house. Aren't they cute? All in all, I think everyone had a good time and we look forward to our next visit; hopefully when we're all well.