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The Week That Was – 4.42

May 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Well what can I say… It has been raining and raining… wetter than usual by far,

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Some of us are clinging on to Summer…

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But the nights are suddenly crisp…

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And the days are a little greyer…

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We blinked and the season has changed…

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And we have been munching on tree tomatoes – love!!!

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And suddenly lunch is under a tepid sun…

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Instead of the blazing heat…

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It stays darker in the mornings longer and that means sleeping just a little later!!!

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But our summer ended rather abruptly with a broken leg…

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Trips to the beach were thwarted, family hikes… stopped. Digging and grubbing in the garden came to a halt…

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It hasn’t been easy for any of us, least of all for him… In fact exhausting comes to mind!!!

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But we are in the home straight and by the time the cast is off we may well have forgotten that summer was cut-short… and distracting with one or two outings…

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That’s our mountain…
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And a trip to the diner…
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And we had a birthday…

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And of course a trip to the ice-cafe…

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And friends from Lesotho – yayay… And unbeknownst to them there should be a load of books waiting for them when they get home!!! They are expecting a couple of books, but nobody was expecting all the books that you guys sent them!!! I promise to blog about it as soon as we have some photographs…

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And chatting to friends back home…

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Otherwise fires and friends…

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And feasts and friends…
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Heaps of friends…
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And when a mother sneaks the toys away for the summer – my plan was to bring out just what they asked for and it would save us spending the entire summer tidying up for the end of the day!!! Turns out my kids did not miss their toys as all… They just generated fun elsewhere…

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And plenty of forts…
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And planning meetings…
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And paper dolls…
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And games…
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Pick-up-snakes…

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We have refined our selection to just our favorites and I really thought they would ask for them… but it was days and days of rainy weather that made them respond with a “good idea” when I suggested that we bring them out of hiding…

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Needless to say it had been fairly quiet as folks get back into the zoob groove…

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And royal zoobs…

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And duplo… don’t tell me kids can’t be organized!!!

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Because they so can…
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And engineering…

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We have done heaps of arting…

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And my artwork of the last few weeks has to be this sweet self-portrait…

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We have been busy with the usual… books!!!

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And reading…
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And reading…
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And reading…

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And the book of the week deserves a little observation: I firmly believe that a reluctant reader just hasn’t found the book that sparks the fire… well while I have a house full of book lovers… I do have one character that loves books – but reading not so much!!! I found his book… and I need a bunch more just like it, seriously a heap of books that are so picture rich, interesting stories and yet an easy to read font… I know, who cares about the font – I tell you: “It really, really matters!!!”

And this is what the hoods got up to:

Hood #1: Our Lego engineer…

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Is in his lab…
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Hood #2: An inventor at work…

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Hood #3: A scientist in training at the aquarium…

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Hood #4: Hours of arting…

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Hood #5: Our celebrity chef takes to disguise…

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And star shaped eggs!!!
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Hood #6:

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And she is thrilled with the change of season and the change of bug-life…

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Hood #7: Has taking to scientific organization… Don’t even ask if that whole jug of water will fit into the cup… just keep on pouring!!!

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Hood #8: Book, books, books…

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And that’s us…

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Hope you have a fabulous week…

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