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The Week That Was – 3.37

March 21st, 2011 · 13 Comments

I can not tell you what we got up to this past week… so much flew by and it was so very hot!!!


And our feather collection is growing and growing… hard to believe there are birds left in the sky!!!

And I had to remember that it’s holidays and we should watch a movie – why do I never ever think of this!!!

And popcorn of course!!!

And serious moon watching…

And don’t forget birdwatching…

On the couch…

And a crime scene…

And architectural feats… see what happens when we clear our surfaces!!!

And major artwork…

And there was paper mache… which meant gloop…

And there was camping…

And baking…

And reading…

And a trip to the library…

And outdoor arting…

And a day in the country…

Visiting our “g”oats…

And feather hunting…

And finding…

and wearing…

and swinging…

and that my sweet child is a bit more bark than feather!!!

I have two artworks of the week. I just couldn’t decide!!!

hmmm busy fairy or the chef…

And our book of the week…

We loved this book, just look at the stunning illustrations!!!

This is what the Hoods got up to:

Hood #1: Finally got to fly!!!


Hood #2:Just chilled…

Hood #3: I think someone might be longing for school, especially when they sit down and write a report on Adoniram and Ann Judson.

Hood #4:And yes… I do live with…

The spy who came in from the cold – except it wasn’t even slightly cold!!!

Hood #5: Has taken on rocket design!!!

Hood #6: Taught us all how to swim underwater… new skills have to be shared!!!



Hood #7: It is very hard to get this one out of the water… it might be a long wet winter for her!!!

Hood #8: Just loves messing about!!! Really!!!

And climbs higher and higher!!!

That’s us… Hope you have a fabulous week… Our week of the book is on it’s way… keep watching!!!

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Phyllis // Mar 22, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Beautiful week, indeed.

  • 2 Cheryl // Mar 22, 2011 at 1:30 am

    You must be exhausted. What a fun packed week. Couldn’t let the shot of a Richard Scarry book go by without saying how much his books are loved in this household. Brilliant while watching older siblings at swimming lessons. Enjoy your week.

  • 3 se7en // Mar 22, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Hi Phyllis, I love that you stop by and say hi!!! It is so nice to see you are getting a little bit of spring!!! I have a little chef who would so like a play with that big fire truck your guys were playing with outdoors!!! Hope you all have a wonderful week and that you have time for something special!!!

  • 4 se7en // Mar 22, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Hi Cheryl… I will tell you a little Scarry anecdote… they literally saved my life with my firstborn… He was quite an avid talker as a baby and never ever slept…EVER!!! At nine months he was talking in sentences. And he would sleep two hours and be up for the night. I would plonk him on the bed between his dad and I with a Richard Scarry and ask him to tell me the story… and from the depths of slumber I would ask:”Can you find the banana car?” “Is there a guy on a ladder?” and so on… life saving… I could sleep, he could read and tell stories and somehow we survived!!! Yes Richard Scarry is a life saver, quite literally!!! I hope you guys have a fun week and that spring is finally springing around you!!!

  • 5 Lillian // Mar 22, 2011 at 2:58 am

    Wow, Hood #1 was a natural for Sonlight. 🙂
    When do the Hoods start back to school? Lillian

  • 6 Jaime Evans // Mar 22, 2011 at 5:41 am

    I’m a long-time admirer and lurker and I just had to come out of my shell when I saw the books this week! Busy, Busy World is a staple in our house and was when I was a child also, and my favorite author Elizabeth Enright (Then There Were Five) is on your library shelf along with another favorite Eleanor Estes (The Moffat books)! Wonderful! I love it when my favorite people are reading my favorite books! Thank you for always inspiring my family! God bless you!

  • 7 se7en // Mar 22, 2011 at 9:16 am

    HI Lilian, You are so right about Sonlight and Hood #1!!! I don’t think we would have survived without Sonlight and all that it has to offer him!!! And you preempt me!!! Our books have been on a ship for weeks… but a post or two from now I will share that they have arrive… that is if I can pick my head up out of the boxes because ooo there is so much to see in there!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 8 jacki // Mar 22, 2011 at 9:31 am

    A beautiful sunny week. LOVED the underwater swimmer, made me laugh, it is so cute. And loved the artworks. Not to mention the spy. The second girl in my family is also on spy track and she will just be blown away when I show her this post! We love you guys!

  • 9 se7en // Mar 22, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Hi Jamie, Welcome!!! I am so glad you visited!!! I know, I know!!! Who can resist Elizabeth Enright and Eleanor Estes!!! Hopefully we will read some more great books and inspire you to comment another time!!! Hope you have a most fabulous week!!!

  • 10 se7en // Mar 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Hay Jacki, Wouldn’t our spies like to get together sometime!!! I had to laugh at that underwater swimmer too!!! Today we have clouds in the sky and I think our season may be turning… tragic but true!!! Hope you guys have a fabulous week!!!

  • 11 Mrs. H // Mar 23, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Love it! Keep it up!

    Mrs. H

  • 12 Julie K in Taiwan // Mar 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    That little crime scene made me giggle!

    And thank you for adjusting your settings somehow, now full posts show up in google reader instead of just a snippet preview. I usually only follow blogs that share full posts, but I make a few exceptions 😉

  • 13 se7en // Mar 25, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Hay Julie K, I just figured out the difference between partial feeds and well, full feeds!!! And changed it!!! I had never even heard of it until I read about it on Blogging Your Way… apparently it is the one thing that drives traffic away from your blog!!! So I figured it out and fixed it!!! Who knew!!! I loved the crime scene and was quite sad to see it go but perhaps my boys shouldn’t grow up in a room that looks like one!!!

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