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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 Spring Cleaning Round 2

Play-DohSpring Cleaning Round 2: 03/04/07

We had a very busy day although we didn't get the remaining two pieces of furniture built. Ian needed time to study so we said goodbye to him shortly after breakfast.

Breakfast though was a funny one. Ian tried to make biscuits but we didn't quite have enough ingredients so he tried to make due. Unfortunately his experamention turned out awful. I think its the first made up recipe of his that has been an all-out failure. Over all he's a good cook but not these faux-biscuits! We gave up and had toast and eggs; they were very good.

Before Ian left for his study-session he finished setting up Sean's computer. He had to update the operating system and that took about an hour.

Meanwhile I tackled the kitchen. It had gotten a little out of control. I lugged the garbage out, put everything away and scrubbed everything. Sean pitched in by sweeping the floor.

While Ian was out Sean, Harriet and I went to the park. We had planned to walk so that Sean could ride his bike. Unfortunately his head has grown too big for his helmet. Instead we put the tricycle in the car and drove there. I'm glad we did because Sean's trike has gotten out of alignment in the few months it's been in storage. Ian and I will have to have a look at it to see if we can tighten things up to control the alignment problem.

At least Sean had fun at the park. He climbed, slid, swung and ran around. At one point he face-planted off the swings but got up unhurt and laughing. Harriet spent half the time at the park sitting (yes, she can sit up now) next to me on a bench and the other half sleeping in her sling.

It was a busy and tiring day.

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