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The Week That Was – 4.4

August 12th, 2011 · 14 Comments

I think we may have lost a week somewhere, everybody has had a cold and we have been somewhat off the pace around here, launching from sunny spot to sunny spot!!!


It has been really cold…

But the garden thinks it is spring…

And then the weather got glorious agin and everyone headed south… traffic, traffic, traffic… and the irony of a street sign called “potholes…”

The days are getting longer and the laundry is finally drying again!!!

And nobody came visiting!!! Nobody at all!!!

And our house was defended against any aliens coming in the gate…

And even the toughest guards take a cookie break!!!

And birdwatching reached a pinnacle!!!

There was pirateering at a whole new level, with a surprise package filled with tattoos and pirate patches from a friends faraway – how exciting, how fun!!!


There were pirates and then there were pirates!!!

And even more pirates!!!

This is our pirate champion, he has always, loved pirates… can a kid be born loving pirates!!!

Otherwise there were games…

And more games…

There was practicing, practicing, practicing… exam time is looming!!!

And hamburgers… could this young man like hamburgers more!!!

The youngest man has a new book reading technique: Open all the books you love on your favorite page… all the baking!!! And then march up and down saying yum, yum!!!

There has been plenty of the usual arting…

This what they wake up to most mornings…

And then some more watercolors…

I am not kidding… can we just call this the week of watercolors!!!

Okay I will stop with the watercolors, but don’t make me choose an artwork from all of these!!!

So let this be the best book of the week:

And this is what the Hoods got up to:
Hood #1: Mini Lego worlds…

Hood #2: Was all about scientific discovery…

Hood #3: Took her acting outdoors into a sunny spot – wise kiddo, follow the sun!!!

Hood #4: All he wants to do is play the drums!!!

Hood #5: Slicing, slicing, slicing… onions are the technique of the week!!!

And apple sauce… I really do live with a chef!!!

Hood #6: Conquered the Miffy puzzles…

And hijacked her sisters violin lessons!!!

Hood #7: We had a lazy afternoon at friends for lunch, would you look at that fantastic swing!!!

Hood #8: Same friends and this young man discovered wheels…

And how to make them go!!!

Deep, deep, deep concentration!!!

That’s us!!! Hope your week gets better and better… the weekend is in sight!!!

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Karen M // Aug 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I’m sorry to hear you all have colds. Sending warm, healing thoughts.
    Yay for pirates!
    I laughed imagining your little one marching around saying “yum, yum, yum!”!!
    Love all of your pics. 🙂

  • 2 se7en // Aug 13, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Thanks Karen, We appear to be on the mend in dribs and drabs… Yay for pirates indeed!!! Hope you all have a fun weekend!!!

  • 3 Sharelle // Aug 13, 2011 at 6:19 am

    the suit? did you manage to get it off for cleaning, or has he changed his mind about it now? that’s a smart little boy with all his cooking books 🙂

  • 4 se7en // Aug 13, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Oh Sharelle, The suit needs some stitching and I am notoriously bad at mending… I know a man needs his suit… And I must get onto it!!! A little boy and his cooking books – maybe we will have more than one chef in our house quite soon!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 5 Lillian // Aug 13, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Sorry for the colds. We have some going on here too. Two chefs sounds fun. My chef has popovers in the oven for breakfast- yum! Have a great weekend, Lillian

  • 6 nash // Aug 13, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Enjoyed this post; it reminded me that the wee ones learn all the time, and in the most enjoyable ways.

  • 7 se7en // Aug 14, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Hi Lillian, I won’t even mention popovers in my house… there will be a riot in the kitchen as everyone gets into the mood!!! Two chefs does sound fun… hopefully one does desserts and the other mains!!! I tell you this could be a reason to look forward to my old age, after all!!! Hope you have a fun weekend!!!

  • 8 se7en // Aug 14, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Hi Nash, Great to meet you and thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello!!! Isn’t it amazing how much our little ones learn just by living alongside us!!! I am all for it!!! Hope you have a fun week with your boys… enjoy all the bits of sunshine you can get!!!

  • 9 KM // Aug 15, 2011 at 1:38 am

    What MEMORIES!!! I was hoping to catch a glimpse of YOU in the drum shot (your reflection)! YOU need to get in more photos mama! SO DO I… :):):)

  • 10 Kim Livingston // Aug 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Hi there – I also LOVE your pirate toys – where oh where did you find such lovely ones?

  • 11 se7en // Aug 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Hay KM, I got the father person to take the shot, I was too busy lazing in the sunshine outdoors!!! I have been thinking a lot about making memories with my kids and making sure I am in some photographs with them… just not publishing those so much!!! At ALL!!! But I do have an upcoming post and I intend to put a pic in it… don’t faint!!! It could still happen!!!

  • 12 se7en // Aug 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Oh Kim… Our pirate toys… If you are in Cape Town: His little ship is a plan toy and we got it from the brilliant toy shop in Gabrielle Road. And the other pirates and a big ship come from Nucleus Toys. Hope that helps!!! If you are further away I will look for some links for you!!! Have a great day!!!

  • 13 Cheryl // Aug 16, 2011 at 1:46 am

    I hope who ever invented the red and yellow covered car has made a fortune. Whenever we have come across one, they have been popular. Toddlers sprinting to reach and empty one first! Good luck with the music exams.

  • 14 se7en // Aug 17, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Oh Cheryl, Every child here grows up with a little black bike, but it was our first meeting with a red and yellow car: Love at first sight!!! What can I say!!!

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