Friday, July 30, 2010

Quick Update

Here is a quick run-down of our activities:

Macy loves reading/eating the newspaper with her dad.

My sister Stacie came to visit for a week. We had a great time and Macy especially loved having her here. I'll post more about her trip later.

We went to dinner at Pie-Tanza (which we love so much!) and this was my view from across the table. She is so cute and little. I couldn't help myself from laughing every time I looked at her.

Wednesday we went to the National's baseball game which was a huge adventure we aren't sure we'll ever do again with a baby. The only time Macy held still the whole night was for this picture. She looks like she's very concentrated on the game.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fun in PA

Last Saturday we drove with Tiffany and Jeff to Pennsylvania to visit college friends, Bobby, Nicole and their four daughters. It's only a two hour drive and worth every minute to spend time with such great friends.

Even though there were 5 girls running around the house, it's so much more calming than having just 2 six year-old boys running around. Caroline, Johanna, twin girls Annabelle and Ainsleigh, are such cute happy girls. We had good food, great company, and an overall wonderful time. We hope we can visit again soon! Next time there will be 6 little girls once baby Baer is born!

Here's the gang. (Caroline isn't in the picture because she asked to go to bed at 7 p.m. Nicole thought it was very strange. Maybe we wore her out.)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Closed Captioning is brought to you by...

The closed captioning mysteriously started showing up for about a week now on certain channels we watch. We couldn't figure it out because not every channel had it but it was quite annoying on the channels that did. I read the captions even though I don't need to, I can't not read them! Sometimes they were very slow which makes everything more complicated.

At the end of every show a little ad for "Caption Max" would come on. We thought they had something to do with these newly acquired captions so I checked out their website. No help there. It would have been helpful if I had a project that needed captioning.

Next, we try Verizon to see if they have any explanations on these pesky captions. I eventually found a troubleshooting page and one of the FAQ's was "How to turn off closed captioning." Apparently this is a common problem. All we had to do was press the "star" button and it turned the captions off! All those times reading those dumb captions could have been so easily remedied!

Now, how did those bothersome captions get turned on? Hmmm, let's see, could this be the reason?!

When Macy has the remote and the TV is on we find some pretty interesting channels we didn't know we had. Has anyone ever heard of The Wealth Channel? One time she was pressing down on the volume button and the volume got pretty loud. She also likes to almost order some channels for us. She'll enter in random numbers and, surprisingly (not), we don't have that channel. The screen will say, "Press OK to subscribe to this channel." As far as we know we've caught Macy before anything expensive happens.

We thought it very comical that a little girl could cause so much frustration about closed captioning!