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Reviews:
Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Langdon
Baby Angels by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
Barometer Rising by Hugh MacLennan
Behaving Like Adults by Anna Maxted
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
Damia by Anne McCaffrey
Dinosaur Roar! by Paul & Henrietta Stickland
Dinosaurs' Halloween by Liza Donnelly
The Dragon in Lyonesse by Gordon R. Dickson
Ducks in Muck by Lori Haskins
The Earth by Émile Zola
Game of Shadows by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams
Gems and Minerals by Susan Harris
Geology by Frank Rhodes
Get Off the Unicorn by Anne McCaffrey
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
Kings of Albion by Julian Rathbone
The Langoliers by Stephen King
The Library Policeman by Stephen King
Lost and Found by Eliabeth Hess
Lying Awake by Mark Salzman
A Man in a Kilt by Sandy Blair
Morgan's Passing by Anne Tyler
The Player by Michael Tolkin
Secret Window, Secret Garden by Stephen King
Sunday's Child by Edward O. Phillips
A Toad for Tuesday by Russell E. Erickson
Trucks by Byron Barton
(Un)Arranged Marriage by Bali Rai
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde

Miscellaneous
225 Books
Browsing without Buying
Eating dinner
Ferdinand
Garden Round Up
Gardening
Getting ready for Kindergarten
Grocery Shopping
Harriet Milestones
Ian's Birthday
A Little Bit of Heaven
More Milestones
Only Three Books
Phone Calls from Far Away Places
Pi Day
Plum Flowers
School Stuff
Soon to be a one car family
Spring Cleaning Round 1
Spring Cleaning Round 2
Storage
Talking to Magnum
Thoughts on Sean
Well Baby
Zero and a Half

Vacation
Buena Vista State Beach
Arch Rock
Big Tree
Second Night in Eureka
Humboldt
Avenue of the Giants

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3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish



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Comments for Pi Day

Eggs for custard piePi Day: 03/14/07

Today is pie day. The Berkeley math department was doing a pie for pi day afternoon tea but Ian couldn't attend. We had a bunch of other things that had to be done before tonight's HOA board meeting. Since he couldn't go for pie and since we didn't have time to go out for pie, Sean and I made pie while he was stuck at a three hour board meeting.

To make things easy and quick, Sean and I opted for a custard pie. Sean helped with both the crust and the filling. He got a little carried away with the vanilla but that didn't seem to affect the taste much.

Baking together while Ian was out was like old times. Back in 2004 Ian taught a night course in San Francisco when money was tight from me losing my job at Oracle. As I was stuck with Sean and getting dinner ready at the same time, I ended up teaching Sean how to help me cook.

I did originally as a coping mechanism but Sean ended up loving cooking. He still loves to help in the kitchen. He's mostly into baking. We haven't made many pies together but he's getting so good at following instructions. He was a big help and we had fun.

The pie, by the way, was delicious!

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