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Month in review

Reviews:
100 Words Per Minute by Adina Sara
After the Funeral by Edwin Murphy
Andrea by John O'Hara
The Art of Reading by Reading is Fundamental
Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brink
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Contraband by Clarence Budington Kelland
Demons Don't Dream by Piers Anthony
Dirt in the Well by Linda Lyon
Games to Play with Babies by Jackie Silberg
Ginger by Charlotte Voake Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
The Golden Mean by Nick Bantock
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
The Gryphon by Nick Bantock
A House Divided by Pearl S. Buck
Little Cricket's Song by Readers Digest Association
The Leopard Hat by Valerie Steiker
Marianne Dreams by Catherine Storr
My Yard by Heinz Kluetmeier
The Old Maid by Edith Wharton
Sammy's Hill by Kristin Gore
Silver Lies by Ann Parker
The Summerfolk by Doris Burn
Sun Dog by Stephen King
Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill by Mark Bittner

Miscellaneous
$275 Later...
At the Park
Babies Aren't Dolls
Bitter Herbs
BookCrossing Misadventures
Breakfast Hijinks
Cheerios
Chicken Pie
Coldy and Rainy
Don't 'Lurp Your 'Oup
Easter
Elephants on Mars
Getting Ready for School
Harriet's Teeth
How I Read
Hunting Eggs
In Search of a Wii
A Lazy Day
Magenta
No Sleep and Six Teeth
Owl at School
Painting Again
Period
Return to Normal
Where Have All the Books Gone?
You Know that Burning Plastic Smell

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

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At the Dublin Civic Center ParkAt the Park: 04/01/07

Ian's new macbook has always had problems with its power management. A firmware update helped for a while but recently it would only stay powered up if the power cord was plugged in. As the machine is still under warranty, Ian took it in to be looked at.

Sean, feeling a little cooped up really wanted to go to the park (any park). So Sean, Harriet and I dropped Ian off at the Apple Store and then spent a lovely (and windy) hour at the Dublin Civic Center Park. This is the same park we went to a week ago while Ian was getting his hair cut.

While Sean played, Harriet and I spent our time sitting the shade of a tree on the grass. Harriet practiced standing and even tried to do some crawling. It was clear that she wanted to be out on the "tan bark" chasing after Sean.

Also at the park was a little boy who had just turned one but was running around and playing with a small ball. Sean had brought along his half-sized soccer ball and the little boy wanted to play with it. I told Sean it was okay for him to share and so he and the boy spent most of the hour kicking the throwing the ball around together (with the boy's parents keeping him out of trouble).

Sometimes the boy would see Harriet and rush over to say hi. Harriet loved all the attention he was giving her and clearly thought that if someone her size could be running around, so could she. He really encouraged her to practice her standing and crawling.

After an hour, Ian phoned and said he computer was fixed. All it needed was a new battery. So we picked him up and went home for a very late lunch. The kids were wiped out from their fun at the park.

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