se7en

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

se7en header image 2

The Week That Was – 2.46…

May 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Well we may have been hunting for Autumn, but winter arrived before we found it.

DSC_0116

Just look at all those blue leaves on our tree and just look at all that rain.

DSC_0016 DSC_0017

Generally not many takers for swimming anymore. Just a few crazy cold-resistant ones!!!

DSC_0068 DSC_0066

And the bikes were hauled out for moments of sunshine.

DSC_0095

DSC_0102 DSC_0101

Here is documented evidence that my children have grown, there I was thinking they had forgotten how to. Those bikes that were once so big are now very small!!! Who knows were a local bike dumping ground is – I think we need to do some reassessing of the bike situation – a raising of saddles and a shuffling of ownership!!!

Otherwise I strongly believe tired boys are happy boys…

DSC_0078

And some girls were just meant to sit and watch and eat a bunch of bananas and look beautiful.

DSC_0075

We were pretty stuck indoors and toys that have been forgotten the whole summer were hauled out…

DSC_0831

And we whipped up some sultana scones – totally yum!!!

DSC_0891

Anyway when the sun came out a few lizards went out too… He’s reading Popular Mechanics and she is reading the Laura Ingalls Wilder series again and again and again (Can you blame her!!!).

DSC_0062

I didn’t ask them what they were up to… but this was what they wore for school every day this week!!!

DSC_0910

Otherwise it’s our last week of school and I finally got around to covering our journals…

DSC_0028

Our book of the week has to be: well an author!!! We were asked for a list of South African picture books that we liked and I gathered a collection from the library and I have to say my kids have gravitated to Niki Daley again and again and again… Nice lovable children, stories that are sweet and vibrant and busy… and normal – places and faces my South African children rocognize!!! I think my children can recognize themselves in the stories and they love that there are places where they know the words and can join in themselves!!!

F9F900E2-6B66-4829-9122-9B478A5C7011.jpg
EEC7E0D9-58B5-4BE1-B1B1-6DE06525B172.jpgA8BB54CA-06AF-4B6E-A4D8-B77793B24212.jpg6AB189B5-A2D9-4624-AC81-EF83D4936781.jpg97964840-86EC-44D0-872B-2CDA40512D86.jpg

And of all the gifts that were left for me on my keyboard, this is this weeks highlight, from Hood #2 who is studying Japan.

DSC_0122

And this is what the Hoods got up to:

Hood #1: Started the whole Salvador Dali Project and caught up with his science experiments – well they called it science!!!

DSC_0942
DSC_0944

Hood #2: Discovered marble running and I feel our lives may be changed forever…

DSC_0827 DSC_0843

And I discovered he has a hidden talent…

DSC_0040 DSC_0023

Hood #3: Took to the couch for school – aaahhh school happens anywhere, any table, any chair…

DSC_0057

Hood #4: He could stand it no more, he grabbed his sister’s bike and with a little help from the father person he was off…

DSC_0111 DSC_0112

DSC_0115

Hood #5: Kept the Zoob flag flowing…

DSC_0961 DSC_0051

And he was learning “H” this week and his picture for “H” was … “Hancient China”…

DSC_0963

And I think I need to remember these eyelashes forever!!!

DSC_0950

Hood #6: Took care of a bug that the rain brought in…

DSC_0855

And has been on an arting spree of note – I can barely find my keyboard for contributions… this will have to be a totally separate post.

DSC_0867 DSC_0872

Hood #7: Meet the play-do champion of the world!!! I am sure there is a career waiting for her!!!

DSC_0037

And she knows exactly what to do on a rainy day – take your baby to bed and nurse it under the covers – what can I say a girl after my own heart!!!

DSC_0056

Hood #8: Just can’t stop standing!!! His perfect spot is along the edge of the bed and if you would like a chat then that’s where to find him!!!

DSC_0009DSC_0007DSC_0005

That’s us! Have a Great Week!!!

Otherwise this was the week of returned mails… We got four packages returned in the mail. One was opened but they obviously didn’t like the contents, one wasn’t collected… and two were ummm just returned… So I will be resending your packages and if you are expecting a GiveAway it will be repackaged and back in the post. Patience and humble apologies for the long long wait…

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Tags: The Week that Was

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joyful Mama // May 17, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Hello and thanks for the glimpse into your week that was! I subscribe to your posts and it is a delight to find an update in my inbox every morning! I also spent quite a lot of time going through your answers on homeschooling this weekend. Although our children are still very young (2 yrs and 9 mnths) we already consider ourselves a homeschooling fam. A friend from church also use Sonlights, so I enjoyed reding a little more about it. My only issue is that we are a bilingual fam – hubby is Australian, so only Eng, and I am Afrikaans. Our daughter is fully bilingual. I just need to think about how Sonlights will work for us as I would like to educate in Afrikaans…By the way, I LOVE your Nucleus toys and Zoob! I am the new Nucleus agent in the Northern Suburbs, so if anyone ever asks, pls direct them my way! I also sell Zoob 75 and will be letting some of my clients know to come check out the gorgeous creations your guys came up with. Thanks again for a lovely blog!

  • 2 se7en // May 17, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Hi JM Thanks. I am so glad you enjoy stopping by. I hope you guys have a good week!!!

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

RSS Feed  Comments on this post   RSS Feed  All comments