Three words for this week HOT, HOT, HOT (over forty degrees Celsius/105 degrees Fahrenheit in the night)… seriously HOT!!! So hot that when we got up in the morning and plonked the kids in the pool and made them swim until they couldn’t anymore!!! Then we stayed indoors all day until it was marginally cooler, at which stage we stepped back in the pool and swam until bed-time!!!
There was Lego:
There was Duplo:
There was gaming:
There was magic:
There was discovery as we encountered a fold-up battery powered bicycle:
There was arting – you know it’s been a good summer when your paints are totally finished!!!
There was cooking galore: as we prepare a series of cook book reviews for you…
There were tea parties:
There were hugs:
And a visit from a Grandfather:
There was a visitor from afar, who gifted us with pineapple lumps:
There was school preparation:
There was reading:
There was creating:
We just love and adore Julia Donaldson books… know them off by heart, so can “read” them in the dark as we drift off to sleep… and Hood #1 had such a cute project this week that our book of the week has to be:
And this is what the Hoods got up to:
Hood #1: Set up shop and made a “Stick Man” for his little sister:
Hood #2: Can’t get enough of the sling thing. His brother doesn’t seem to mind.
Hood #3: Has mastered a meal from scratch… Corn fritters, herby couscous, skewers… not bad for an eight year old!!!
Hood #4: I don’t know what to say – except this week he arrived from China, notice the exotic hand-crafted fan!!! And he discovered dot-to-dots and “Why has he never encountered problems such as these before?” “Ummm, No idea son!”
Hood #5: Was Victorious…
Hood #6: Did a whole heap of arting…
Hood #7: Desperately needed a nap, but she has to – HAS TO – hold onto the duvet corner to fall asleep, only it was on the wash-line getting dry… She made a plan!!!
Hood #8: His Royal Multiple Chinned Highness ruled the roost with his giggles and chortles. Forgive us if we answer to his every whim – he is just too cute to disobey!!!
That’s us… Have a great week!!