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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!!!

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It has been really cold…
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But the garden thinks it is spring…
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And then the weather got glorious agin and everyone headed south… traffic, traffic, traffic… and the irony of a street sign called “potholes…”
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The days are getting longer and the laundry is finally drying again!!!
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And nobody came visiting!!! Nobody at all!!!
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And our house was defended against any aliens coming in the gate…
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And even the toughest guards take a cookie break!!!
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And birdwatching reached a pinnacle!!!
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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!!!
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There were pirates and then there were pirates!!!
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And even more pirates!!!
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This is our pirate champion, he has always, loved pirates… can a kid be born loving pirates!!!
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Otherwise there were games…
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And more games…
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There was practicing, practicing, practicing… exam time is looming!!!
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And hamburgers… could this young man like hamburgers more!!!
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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!!!
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There has been plenty of the usual arting…
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This what they wake up to most mornings…
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And then some more watercolors…
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I am not kidding… can we just call this the week of watercolors!!!
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Okay I will stop with the watercolors, but don’t make me choose an artwork from all of these!!!
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So let this be the best book of the week:

And this is what the Hoods got up to:
Hood #1: Mini Lego worlds…
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Hood #2: Was all about scientific discovery…
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Hood #3: Took her acting outdoors into a sunny spot – wise kiddo, follow the sun!!!
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Hood #4: All he wants to do is play the drums!!!
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Hood #5: Slicing, slicing, slicing… onions are the technique of the week!!!
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And apple sauce… I really do live with a chef!!!
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Hood #6: Conquered the Miffy puzzles…
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And hijacked her sisters violin lessons!!!
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Hood #7: We had a lazy afternoon at friends for lunch, would you look at that fantastic swing!!!
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Hood #8: Same friends and this young man discovered wheels…
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And how to make them go!!!
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Deep, deep, deep concentration!!!
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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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