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The Week That Was – 3.23…

December 13th, 2010 · 12 Comments

So here we are… sun, sun, sun and howling gales… remember Cape Town summer!!! I always forget the wind just blows and blows and blows!!!

We are in the midst of a major garden frenzy…
There was time for Zoobs:
And watermelon…
And then some…
And it was the week of haircuts… and here are the girls in their moment of glory:
It’s not genetic… they just have natural hairdressing style…
And then the boys… well they had haircuts too, in between bringing frogs in to explore the salon… sigh!!!
And we celebrated a Great Birthday… my Dad affectionately known as Grandfather Clock, after the song, celebrated eighty years!!! And we went out to lunch, to one of our favorite spots!!!
And yes I have a thing for fine latte’s!!!
There was time for Carols…
And play practice!!!
And Christmas poems…
And someone was desperate for his own part!!! He got it and mastered it!!!
And the artwork of the week began like this:
And grew…
And grew!!!

So what are they doing with my phone so intently? They are reading Hood #8’s favorite book…


He just can’t get enough of it!!!


Again, again, again… Our book of the week has to be … again and again and again…

The Foot Book.jpg

And this is what the hoods got up to:

Hood #1: Was making miniature movies around the Ancient world – there is the Parthenon and an Aqueduct, and an orator!!!

Hood #2: Went visiting with Asterix for an afternoon…


Hood #3: Cooking and Sherlock Holmes…


Hood #4: There was some sort of Duplo event…DSC_0288
And more of the same…

Hood #5: And even more Duplo…DSC_0289
He is my first scholar to finish up his school year and will be chefing full time from now on through the summer…

Hood #6: Spent the entire week building elaborate towers…


Hood #7: Found time for books…

Hood #8: Is totally into stacking stones…

Has mastered the point, actually he has mastered so many things that he deserves a dedicated post!!!


That’s us… Hope you all have a fabulous week!!!

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jo // Dec 13, 2010 at 7:49 am

    We love ‘The Foot Book’ too! I love hearing my just 2-year-old reciting the words! “Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb” by Al Perkins is similar and is another of our favourites. It sounds like you had a wonderful week!

  • 2 Joyful Mama // Dec 13, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Good morning! What is the book Hood # 7 is reading with Grandfather Clock?? (Love Love LOVE that name!! The song is one of my all time favourite sing a long songs!) Looks like something we would love around here! I did a quick search but was not able to find something with the same cover. Could you maybe give me the author’s name? Thanks and have a beautiful week!!

  • 3 se7en // Dec 13, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Oh Jo!!!! Hand, Hand Fingers Thumb… To you too!!! Hope you have a fabulous week yourselves!!!

  • 4 se7en // Dec 13, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Hi Joyful Mama… It is such a fabulous book that i bought a ton of copies and gave it s a Christmas Gift to lots of family friends a couple of years ago!!! Any family with a couple of kids got this book from us… it is a daily reading for toddlers and mine love it!!! Hope you have a fun week!!! Here’s a link:

  • 5 jacki // Dec 14, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    A fun summery week in your home! Brings back good memories of watermelon parties and weeding at the se7en house. Blessings to you all!

  • 6 jacki // Dec 14, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Hey Hood#2! You discovered Asterix my favourite! Great! Miss all of you, Milena

  • 7 se7en // Dec 15, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Hi Jacki!!! Spot on!!! We are in the midst of a massive garden frenzy, stopping for fruit feasts and soldiering on!!! Hope you guys find some snug things to do!!! Lots of lekker love!!!

  • 8 se7en // Dec 15, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Hay M, It was a big fat collection of Asterix and was crying out to be read – what better way to spend a sunny afternoon!!! Hope you are having fun and discovering lots of new things on the far side of the world!!! Lots of lekker love!!!

  • 9 Lucia // Dec 16, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I loved this post chock full of so much goodness and daily sweetness….your beautiful kids, all of the reading, gardening, tower building, frogs in the barber shop, and that amazing artwork…really love those swimmers! Happy Summer to you and your family!

  • 10 se7en // Dec 17, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Hi Lucia, Thrilled you came over and said hi… yup our weeks get pretty hectic!!! Yesterday was a public holiday and I think we had a week in a day as we reveled in time off: naps, baking, gardening, reading… aah!!! I love the things that summer brings !!! Hope you have a lovely day and there is something lovely to warm you up!!!

  • 11 Adventures In Babywearing // Dec 19, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I love your photos! Your life is so rich!


  • 12 se7en // Dec 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Hay Steph!!! I just love it when you stop by!!! Hope you have a fun week with your sweet four!!!

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