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The Week That Was – 2.15

October 11th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Another week has come to pass:


Spring is everywhere:


And our keyhole garden is flourishing – we have never ever actually grown a lettuce before!!!


Otherwise we had a few adventures: Our geyser burst and we had water gushing through the ceiling and out of the light fittings. No water and no electricity and a heap of plumbers lurching all over the place. And another day without electricity for um local repairs, with cherry pickers up and down our street all day. Not to mention getting everyone in the car by 7:30 in the morning for music lessons only to discover the car wouldn’t start… I should rejoice at least we didn’t run out of gas!!! Basically one disaster followed another.


But we stayed of good cheer and finally had our waffle party…




face paints,


and singing in the pouring rain saved the day…


Not to mention our book of the week: This is on my list of books to read every year and frankly now is as good a time as any… and it certainly keeps all my little hoods in one spot long enough for me to gather my wits together.


Otherwise we are all loving having an extra little pile of laundry to do each day!


Just look at those little feet and hairy legs!!!


He is very tired all day, everyday… I can’t say the same for the nights!


And he is cherished and adored, brought treasures and absorbed, and doesn’t do much without having his busy little hands held…


As usual I had a small visitor and I saw a child of mine run faster than the wind to tell me he had found a huge tarantula in the garden. Seriously his very short hair was flowing out behind him because he was running so fast… and here is his tarantula (not), fairly impressive wildlife!!!


And this is what the Hoods got up to:

Hood #1: Practiced his spying and worked very hard on Wild Thing Fort Construction…


Hood #2: Read some books and decided to charge all the batteries in the house with his solar panel, not a bad idea considering the electricity situation around our house this week.


Hood #3: She read and read and read…


Hood #4: Did whole lot of treasure hunting and excavating until he decided that he had broken his arm (he didn’t really!!!) and had to spend the week snuggled on the couch with his new brother… like he needed an excuse.


Hood #5: Got some tasty Monday Munchies ready for you, I tell you a mother person leaves the kitchen for two minutes and it gets over run!!!


Hood #6: Took the whole Lego event very seriously, day after day after day…


Hood #7: Got the reading bug!!!


Hood #8: Discovered himself in the mirror… all the while those busy little hands were, well, busy!!!


That’s us… Don’t forget we have a postcard swap this weekend… Open to everyone, locals as well!!! Follow the link we would love you to join us…


Have a great week!!!

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Stina // Oct 11, 2009 at 2:59 am

    What a weird week. Hope all is better now around the house and that water isn’t coming in anytime soon. That face of your babe looking in the mirror is SO precious! love it!

  • 2 se7en // Oct 11, 2009 at 5:13 am

    Hi S, Weird indeed!!! While I was in it it was fine, in fact great: hours on the couch with a newborn and stories… but when I looked back it looked, well, a little less than perfect!!! Hope you have a good week!!!

  • 3 Cilla // Oct 11, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    I do love your ‘week that was’ entries… but I will never understand how a busy mum has a camera to hand as often as you need to!! You are obviously super mum!

  • 4 se7en // Oct 11, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Hi C, I had this idea when I started blogging that “a blogger always has their camera with them – at hand, so to speak!” – This is not so, I realized after the fact!!! But the habit is established – I don’t breathe without my camera and horrors if I say wait and someone takes a bite of their cookie or whatever!!! Hope you all have a good week!!!

  • 5 S // Oct 12, 2009 at 8:47 am

    That lettuce in your keyhole garden looks very impressive! Inspired to start my own now garden now!!!

    The expression on hood #8’s face is just too adorable. And that hairstyle – too precious!

  • 6 se7en // Oct 12, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Hi S, Yup our keyhole garden is rocking with potential produce… I am just dying for the tomatoes to hatch!!! The plants in pots around the keyhole garden aren’t doing nearly as well – clearly they need the compost in the keyhole to keep going!!! And we are kind of mad for #8’s hairdo as well!!! You have a good week!!!

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