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The Week That Was – 3.33…

February 20th, 2011 · 10 Comments

What can I say … sun, sun, sun…


And swimming of course!!!
And our vegetables are flourishing…
Our Corn is corning…
Would someone just tell me how you know your corn is ready? And have you ever looked up close at the roots of a corn plant… how weird are they?
And tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes…
And out for breakfast… and waiting for a croissant…
And pancakes!!!
And the foot book!!!
And a weird thing… my kids love and adore chilli, I kid you not – we have even had a chilli birthday party… Anyway their love for chilli is so extreme that they ask to go and visit this stand on Saturdays!!!! And then they scoff the lot… because they love it!!! And I pretend they aren’t actually my kids, while saying STOP eating all the chilli, continuously!!! So thank-you Bushman’s Chilli Co. for your extremely warm hospitality week after week after week!!!
And a walk in the country…
That turned out to be the same day as a gymkhana…
So of course we tried out all the jumps…
Big jumps, little jumps, water jumps…DSC_0040
I kid you not!!!
And a small boy inside a tree met a rather large horse and said: “oof oof”
And home again…
And a trip to the library…
And a number of hours spent reading…
And paper jets with our granny…
And a hysterical conversation with the same granny!!!
And visitors from far away… who didn’t seem to mind eating amidst the laundry!!!
The artwork of the week was a very elaborate project… it involved heaps of cutting and snipping and then even more of the same!!!
And our book of the week: The library is going to be closed this week – I shudder at the thought and will have to get my kids exhausted outdoors… but I got some books out for me and one of them has become a family favorite … a book to dream in and gasp at and say “aah!” and “Why don’t we…” and “Could we…” So I foresee a whole lot of lovely projects!!! Garden spots, creative spots, bedroom spots… just lots of kid space ideas – we love it!!!
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And this is what the Hoods got up to:

Hood #1: Built some sort of a LEGO beast…

Hood #2: Got a Checkers tournament going…

Hood #3: Paper dolls… and lots of them!!!
And a long chat with a best friend on the furthest side of the world…

Hood #4: Spent his week trying to write Chinese… DSC_0713

And magnets of course!!!

Hood #5: Spent hours with James and has big culinary plans!!!

Hood #6: Well snipping of course!!! And snipping and snipping and snipping!!!
And ran a few rings around her bemused brother!!!
Hood #7: Spent hours making a LEGO farm…DSC_0913

Hood #8: Finally connected that noise with helicopters…
And may have a keen desire to explore outer space… or just to eat bubblegum!!!
That’s us!!! Have a fabulous week!!!

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brianna // Feb 20, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Hi there,

    Can you share the name of the book your son was using for Chinese?

  • 2 se7en // Feb 21, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Hi Brianna, He was copying from an old Cricket magazine, and alongside him was his History fact book… Encyclopedia of World History. Hope that helps! Haver a good week.

  • 3 Suzanne // Feb 21, 2011 at 4:26 am

    I always very much enjoy your posts and looking at the photos of your beautiful children and seeing what all you’ve been up to!

  • 4 KM // Feb 21, 2011 at 4:42 am

    I love peeking into your colorful, sunny, creative WORLD! Such a joy to see BEAUTY in ALL of life… and that is exactly what you photos capture. :):):) I spy an IPAD! Don’t ya just love it?! Or does TFP keep it to himself?! :):) HAPPY DAYS to you all! xoxoxoxo

  • 5 se7en // Feb 21, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Thanks Suzanne, I love it when folks stop by and say hi!!! Hope you have a fabulous week!!!

  • 6 se7en // Feb 21, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Hi KM… Oooh the little details you spot!!! Indeed TFP who loves the latest and greatest… as soon as they landed here he had to have one… and he can’t keep it to himself, it is too good not to share!!! Seriously I love packing it with things to do!!! Love it!!! Just wishing you all the best week packed with lovely things to do!!!

  • 7 Rebecca // Feb 21, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Oh dear. I just left a comment for you about your corn, but I left it on the wrong post. 🙂 Hopefully you’ll still get it. Blessings to you. 🙂

  • 8 se7en // Feb 21, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    No Problem Rebecca… I got it!!!

  • 9 Sherrin Drew // Mar 15, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Lovely to see your garden! I trust that by now you are already eating up some of that corn and have googled about how to tell it is ready . . . there are two ways: brown tassels, and piercing a hole in the covering to have a look at the kernels! We are LOVING our sweet corn. It is especially good wrapped in foil with butter, salt and pepper, and cooked in a SA style BBQ amongst the coals. Yum, yum!

  • 10 se7en // Mar 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Hi Sherrin, Our corn is still producing crops!!! Really they deserve their own personal blogpost!!! We just toss ours straight on the fire and sprinkle with salt and butter afterwards. Hmmm!!! Have a fabulous week!!!

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