So here we are mid-summer and boiling heat:
And we are lurching from one watermelon feast to the next.
The rock is by far the best spot for pip spitting competitions.
And a hideous shark event has left our beach empty.
And we were gifted!!! What a lovely surprise !!! Thank-you so much to our friends in the Netherlands.
And a whole lot of beanies babies arrived from friends in the States… definitely the week of packages.
Not to mention our Zoobs were returned to us… and the warranty replacing broken Zoobs is clearly for Americans only.
Otherwise we read some books…
I didn’t sort my desk on National (U.S.A.) clear off your desk day, but I did sort out our wire drawer.
We visited some bonsai:
And poked around a farmyard…
Our book of the week will have to be a collection of books that have kept my kids so quiet that it is alarming!!! Frankly this guy can’t be beat for instilling absolute and concentrated silence!!!!
The Hoods got up to all sorts of holiday stuff… nearly nothing!!!
Hood #1: Kept our house supplied with bugs…
Hood #2: Slept late every morning and did some well interesting morning stretches.
And has been on a garden frenzy of note…
Hood #3: She was very happy to help make chips for the best chocolate chip cookies in the world.
Let’s just say her efforts were appreciated!!!
Hood #4: Is raining teeth!!!
Hood #5: Is no longer just our chef… he has taken on the roll of lunch time caterer… with grilled cheese for everyone…
And some rock-surfing!?!
And kept an eye on her parsley.
And went swinging to celebrate:
Hood #8: Helped with the laundry…
And intriguing boxes:
And went shopping with his dad… not really!!!
And was generally adored:
That’s us, another busy week in Africa. Tell us what you are getting up to right now… Just because we love to hear from you!!!