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At 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.