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The Week That Was – 3.4

August 1st, 2010 · 6 Comments

So here we go, another week that was and it has been cold and windy – really windy and really cold.


Windy enough for a kite and this big boy can not resist a moment with a kite… or his little brother…



And no missing out on generalized rock climbing…


And out for lunch – oh Yum!!!


Did I say Yum!!!


There was lots of playing:


And satellites:


And hotels and tennis matches:


And Friday-Night Friends: DSC_0834

And frozen bananas:


And glorious arting:


And snipping, should I say hacking…


And strolling:


And Nasturtium tea… I passed!


And heaps of visitors… for the second week running…


And laundry…


And bowls of white chocolate:


And if you write a post on sleep deprivation then you can be sure that this will happen:


Seriously – OUT!!!


And an entire afternoon of clay (and I am especially not showing you what they made),


That went on long into the night!!!


And wire cutting and the little contribution on my keyboard – endless tiny baskets!!!


And one very kind gentle-person has decided that his mother needs a break and leaves the kitchen: swept, wiped, and sparkling, dishes done and packed away and the gentle buzz of the dishwasher. Every night. It is very hard not to get used to this!!!

And our books of the week: Well, I grew up on Jeanne-Marie and we have been reading them at bed-time this week, and everybody loves Jeanne Marie and her little sheep, Patapon, and her little duck, Madelon.

Spring Time for Jeanne-Marie.jpg Noelforjeannemariejpg.jpg Jeanne-Marie in Gay Paris.jpg The Big Rain.jpg JeanneMarieCountsherSheep.jpg


And this is what the Hoods got up to:

Hood #1: Got a “Little Big Planet T-shirt and has now “arrived!!!” Now if he could just figure out how exactly to get his hands on a real live sack-man!!!



Hood #2: Well there were acrobatics of one kind and another.


Hood #3: There was chilling in a sunny spot…


And an awful lot of running about to keep warm!!!


Hood #4: Should I say anything? I think not…


Hood #5: And hiding in trees:


Well not actually hiding:


Hood #6: And this little person wrote her own music (don’t you love it with all the bright colors) and then proceeded to play it.


I am not one to quash exuberance but earth shattering doesn’t begin to describe it, no matter how peaceful it looks!!!


Hood #7: Could not contain her art project, she literally lifted off the table with joy.


Hood #8: Decided he is big enough to face the climbing wall…


Which may be a bit ambitious when he is only as tall as the coffee table.


That’s us!!! Have a fun weekend!!!

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Katherine marie // Aug 1, 2010 at 6:41 am

    What pure JOY and outrageous fun. Those kite pics are super… The sky is such a clear and gorgeous blue!

  • 2 se7en // Aug 1, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Hay KM!!! Happy weekend to you guys!!! I have a thing for kite photo’s and a boy with a thing for kites…. so I may have se7en bazillion photos like this – but I just can’t resist them!!! Have a great day!!!

  • 3 Kim Allen // Aug 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Just Wonderful! Lots of happy memories!

  • 4 se7en // Aug 2, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Thanks Kim, Hope you have a fun week!!!

  • 5 Julie K // Aug 7, 2010 at 9:35 am

    You are a super mom for letting a recorder into your house. Jaylene asked for one yesterday and I said no. Piano and bells, drums and maracas I can handle. Recorders… nope! Too bad she can’t go over to your house to play.

  • 6 se7en // Aug 7, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Oh JK… We have a bunch!!! They have to play really really softly!!! The softer they play the less they squeak!!! I guess you will have to trust me on this!!!

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