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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 Zero and a Half

Play-DohZero and a Half: 03/05/07

Today Harriet is six months old, or "zero and a half" as Sean calls it. She is on the verge of being able to sit unsupported by herself. She is now old enough to play by herself if I bring toys (or often times baking utensils) for her to play with while she's in her highchair. Since she can play like that I'll often times have her sitting next to me while I'm at work, rather than having her in her crib or in her bouncy seat.

Harriet and Sean act as if they've always been roommates. They look out for each other and recently Sean has even started hugging her (without being asked). When it gets close to the time to pick up Sean, Harriet starts to fuss and look towards the door. Picking up her brother and seeing all the other boisterous kids is one of the highlights of her day.

Another thing Harriet has started to do is meow. She has always liked Caligula and she thinks that animal noises are very funny. Her first attempt at an animal noise is the meow and it's very convincing.

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