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The Week That Was – 5.14

October 15th, 2012 · 4 Comments

It has been a while since a week that was post… but we had our first lazy day in weeks and weeks… no chores, no projects, just reading and naps… and it is amazing how a little break helps you settle down and appreciate the good times you have been having!!!

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A lazy Saturday and breakfast out…

Early risers incorporated...  Table for ten foodbarn_deli breakfast at twelve, not bad for a lazy Saturday.

Some crisp clear days…

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Spotting a little bit of spring…

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And salad from the garden every night… note to self plant a fresh crop…

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A walk on through the city fringe…

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The very hip area of town that crosses from suburban to urban… industry and funkiness trend collide…

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And a visit to the father person’s office… and I will never mention wires again… ever…

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But the weather has been pretty grim… cold, rainy, windy…

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But we have made full use of the sunny moments…

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Because who can resist a run on the beach… No matter how cold it is…

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We’ve been saving Rhino’s…

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And braai’s with friends…

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Lots of friends…

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And a couple of seasonal house guests…

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Luckily it is still too cool for these guys to be too wriggly – not my favourite, mind you!!!

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And it has been birthday season…

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I’ve been giving talks about blogging… love meeting new bloggers and hearing their amazing stories… and I went on radio with the famous Nancy Richards… lets just say, I am a blogger!!!

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We are back in school…

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Some students are keener than others…

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And some days are for puzzling…

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And some days are just spent painting…

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We tried out a new game…

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And loved it…

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These are some of the masterpieces that have landed on my keyboard:
A sensational circus…

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When I grow up… I am going to be a mom…
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The tiniest paper boat…
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So trips to the library…
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And many days are just for reading…
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And bedtime stories that started really, really early in the evening!!!

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And our favourite book of the moment, The Lawn Boy: This was a new school book that we haven’t read before… and instead of a chapter or two every Friday we devoured it over breakfast, lunch and supper in a day… the story about a young boy who needs a new inner tube for his bicycle… he cuts a lawn and before he knows it he has a thriving garden business… seriously is all about finances… in reality it is a furiously fast paced and hysterically funny explanation about how a business begins, and expands… how little ideas become big projects… most important it is fun… the lesson is so “on the side.”

And what have the hoods been up to:

Hood #1: Well Lego in-between reading his way through the Gutenberg collection… Yay for kindles!!!

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Hood #2: Reading…

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Hood #3: Discovered that she is not always invincible… but pretty close!!!!

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Hood #4: Is all about cycling, whenever we are with friend a bike – he’s on it!!!

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Has been doing some cellular science…

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Hood #5: Well he is all about cooking…

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Hood #6: Is full of bouncy beans…

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And special treats out…

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Hood #7: We have a new family member…

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And the se7en + 1th…

Hood #8: Went from little guy to boy in a flash…

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A man with a train…

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And he is never very far from it…

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Is the puzzle champion of the world…

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That’s us… Hope you have a fabulous week!!!

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kim Allen // Oct 15, 2012 at 11:31 am

    These are my favourite posts. I love seeing what each hood has been up to 😉

  • 2 se7en // Oct 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Hay Kim, I think these are probably my favorite posts to write… gather the photos into one spot and spin the story around them… they have rhythm and are packed with memories – so very fun for us to look at!!! Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you have a fantastic week!!!

  • 3 Laura W. // Oct 17, 2012 at 5:05 am

    What a fantastic week – so fun! I love these posts too and what a great way to chronicle time for all the hoods (and for you!). I’m so glad I’m keeping up with the blog again – great to know how everyone’s doing & see the wonderful photos. 🙂

  • 4 se7en // Oct 17, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Hay Laura, So happy to have you back too!!! Fantastic to hear from you again!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!!!

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