se7en

The life and times of a home schooling mom of se7en + 1.

se7en header image 2

The Week That Was – 49

June 6th, 2009 · No Comments

It is cold and wet – seriously inclement. I would like just one warm rain free day to thaw and dry out… hmmm, I may have to wait a month or three. The bottom of our tree is a lot bluer than the top – not unexpectedly, but I do wish I had appreciated those green leafy days a whole lot more!!!

DSC01990

There is only one thing to do: Hit the couch and wait for all this stormy weather to pass…

DSC01826DSC01828DSC01730

And yes it is quite possible to spend an entire week sitting on the couch reading… what else are couches for!!!

DSC01830DSC01986DSC01985DSC01888

We have a benefactor that travels round the world and showers our kids with exotic gifts!!! Last time was Switzerland and this time was Australia… we spent a whole afternoon reading books with heaps of funny names in them… lovely. And just look at that little platypus!

DSC01745

I did try to take a photograph of the se7en for a thank-you letter… but seriously I need help with all the wriggles and jiggles not to mention the desperate bids for freedom.

DSC01743

Hood 4 is studying fish for school so we whipped up a coral reef:

DSC01881

DSC01876DSC01875DSC01877

Our book of the week will have to be:

72791DED-1A4D-4E30-89D5-CB3E582222E7.jpg

Now before you think I have taken leave of my senses… this book is “long winded” with millions of very detailed, descriptive, distractions. The theme is really just background and every other chapter or so they pop in the “unsavory character” to tempt you to read on… Needless to say my kids love it – typical! They hang onto every dripping detail through thirty page chapters and I am hanging on for dear life myself (desperately trying to stay awake!). We have one chapter to go and the excitement is palpable! Last time we read this book we had to have an unsavory character spy party – they really do love it!!!

146-4616_IMG

Otherwise I decluttered NOTHING – my word our house could fall into disrepair. I actually collapsed on the couch and read an actual book – I am reviewing it for Penguin so wait and see. I have to just finish it and then tell you about it.

And look what I found: I have to have this. A kid proof camera, you have to see the abuse this camera goes through and know that my sweet camera is battling to hold it’s own! Follow the link and watch the video, I insist. – my camera goes through this sort of damage on a daily basis. I wonder if they sponsor lone bloggers on the far side of the world!!! Seriously they must, they must – I need one!!!

Back to the Hoods…

Hood #1: Thought I wouldn’t notice that he was constructing a dragon eerie up the rock in a moment of sunshine. But I got him!

DSC01883

Hood #2: Hung out in the hammock with his little sisters – someone has to do ALL the work around here…

DSC01746

Hood #3: Made leafy necklaces for everyone.

DSC01886

She also has no fear of the dark or bugs and discovered who was making that incredible web in our driveway.

DSC01820DSC01821

Hood #4: Made lunch… Guess what? Yellow is indeed his favorite color right down to the mustard – a child after my own heart! We can’t all be celebrity chef’s!

DSC01829

But we can play and play and play for hours on end!

DSC01871DSC01872

Hood #5: Is mastering the art of flat bread – obsessing more like it and other projects are falling into obscurity…

DSC01981DSC01980

DSC01864

Hood #6: Helped whip up our summer salsa…

DSC01854DSC01853DSC01844

Hood #7: Went adventuring in the brisk outdoors – you know how fresh air helps short people sleep (Mother person’s need no help in this department!).

DSC01734DSC01736

That’s it… Have a great weekend!!!

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Tags: The Week that Was

0 responses so far ↓

  • There are no comments yet...Kick things off by filling out the form below. If you are lucky enough to know my children by name, then please take care not include their names in your comments. Thank you!!!

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

RSS Feed  Comments on this post   RSS Feed  All comments