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Month in review

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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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish



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Comments for Ian's Birthday

Chevy'sIan's Birthday: 03/20/07

After spending the entire morning and much of the afternoon helping Ian clean out Ferdinand and get him down to Pick N Pull in Newark we were ready to party! To celebrate Ian's birthday a couple days early, the six of us went to Chevy's for dinner.

Sean, who had been minigolfing with Judy and Charlie, rode with them to dinner. They still had his booster seat in their car and he was enjoying being a "big boy" and riding with them. That left Ian and me time to get Harriet read and the opportunity to leave a little early from dinner to get her home for bed time.

Harriet did really well even with being kept up two hours past her usual bed time. She sat at the head of the table and drank a bottle. She wasn't interested in eating solids this late in the day but she did have fun smashing tortilla chips in her hands. Two days later, I'm still finding chip fragments in her sling!

After dinner and after getting Harriet home, we finished celebrating with a slice of homemade cherry pie and a little bit of the vanilla ice cream Sean, Harriet and I had purchased on Friday. The pie was the other thing I had done in the afternoon. Last year's severe rainstorms in northern California killed off enough of the cherry crop that this year's price on canned cherries has doubled but the pie was worth the expense. Ian loves cherry pie and wanted it instead of a birthday cake.

It was a nice early birthday celebration.

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