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The Week That Was – 2.23

December 6th, 2009 · 6 Comments

The weather is hot, hot, hot…

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Last Sunday on the way to church we watched the Christmas Toy Run…

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Otherwise, Cape Town is filling up with World Cup Soccer fever…

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We went on an outing to Kalk Bay, car repairs – what can I say.

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And a trip through our favorite bookshop…

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Not to mention the ice-cream store:

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Otherwise my usual clearing out became a mad furniture removal…

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We had some pirating… sailing on the ocean blue:

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And it was hot enough to do some mad pirating on the couch…

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Meanwhile I said he would bring me flowers and he brought me this instead… he is a mad mad man!!! And the book of the week would have to be the very fat Nikon D5000 Manual, which is very soporific, trust me!!!

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Now here is a funny home truth (not so funny for me)… the very first photograph I take with every new camera is always of a black and blue toe. New camera means broken toe – every time. Lets just say I kicked the bed as I went past it and blood curdling yell and black and blue. So while my foot is up I am staggering through the manual. And lets just say I am very grateful that it comes with a day of free training (whoop and joy!!!) and I will tell you all about in January when I go on the course. I am so excited since the only camera knowledge I have is to take a million shots on the hope of getting a good one!!!

Anyway this is what the hoods got up to this past week:

Hood #1: Got to engage his little brother in conversation, and clearly it was very interesting:

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And dreamt of another day at the Strandloper:

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Hood #2: Is mastering the art of putting his little brother to sleep… and very carefully putting him down!!! He is also pretty good at keeping him company when he wakes up in the morning far too early for the rest of us!!!

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Meanwhile he finally got his saxophone and after waiting all year for it and playing the recorder instead, he has finally arrived and all is very well with his soul!!!

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Hood #3: Has been sewing-up a storm!!! Just wait and see the projects are coming!!!

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Hood #4: Spent the whole week Zoobing and stroming his way through the last few lessons of Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. Yay we are so nearly done, just in time to start it again for hood #5.

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Hood #5: Read and read to his little brother…

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He also gave himself a brilliant black eye, who knows how. Climbing over the back wall he connected with a branch and a knee and it was all very complicated and the noise was phenomenal!!!

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Hood #6: Discovered some teeny tiny babies, perhaps for all those bigger visitors we have been having…

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Hood #7: Spent time getting to know her baby brother…

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Hood #8: Has discovered the very interesting backyard table and the cereal box:

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And he appears to be less than totally oblivious anymore:

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In fact he is quite a”lert”… and we love little “lerts”!!!

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That’s us! Have a great week!!!

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Aunty Muffin // Dec 6, 2009 at 4:33 am

    All those smiles! too cute.

  • 2 thesleepyknitter // Dec 6, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Flowers are nice, but a camera trumps flowers any day!

  • 3 Ruby // Dec 6, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Congrats on your new camera. I am sure you will be having a lot of fun.
    The thing that scares me is how fast those leaves are being coloured in on your tree. Too fast for my liking 🙂

  • 4 se7en // Dec 6, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Hay Aunty Muffin, So nice to see you here!!! See what you have been missing in full color!!! Hope you guys have a lovely Sunday. Lots of love.

  • 5 se7en // Dec 6, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Hi SK, You are telling me… and here I was thinking it was no big deal!!! Actually I think he was looking for an excuse to get a special deal and who can blame him!!! Have a lovely week end!!!

  • 6 se7en // Dec 6, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Hi R, Can you believe that tree – almost full!!! I am already having fun and that’s before I know anything!!! Have a lovely weekend!!!

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