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The Week That Was – 6.6

August 15th, 2013 · 8 Comments

Well here we are in the heart of winter… torrenting rain, freezing cold and longing for summer…

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We are redefining stormy and wintry over here…

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Actually, the weather has been undecided…

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The time has just been flying by… and though we are “finished” with our school year… I promised my kids a full and dedicated hour each day to help them go through their journals and work on their math. Just add up those hours!!! Oh what was I thinking!!! My days have been busy… and blog intentions have flown out of the window…

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It is good, it leaves all the other kids free to pursue whatever they want to without too much overseeing… free to just be. And everyone is working really, really hard on our Journal a Day Project…

Meanwhile, did I mention that it has been really cold…

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So lots and lots of “cocoa ‘o clock”…

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And microwave fudge – oh my!!! Fudge definitely helps to keep the cold at bay, we have discovered… just saying!!! Also if you pour it into a container and want to speed up the cooling process, you might not want to place it on a glass shelf in your refrigerator… there will be a lively crackle and living science!!!

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You will have to visit the hardware store to buy fresh glass… and really I should do this more often – wonderful fun!!!

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And he loves me!!!

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And strange beasts on the couch…

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Snuggly, cuddly bedtimes…

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We have been in the great outdoors learning about whales… please observe: all children in long sleeves and trousers… and shoes… yes that is how cold it is, we are actually dressing for the weather!!!

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Amazing and awesome creatures…

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But we haven’t spotted any this season yet…

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And a visit to the wild and crazy shores at Cape Point, where the waves were so enormous we could actually see fish in them!!!

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We have been out feasting… to the Food Barn Deli, where they always treat us like royalty!!!

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And then suddenly we had a few days of Summer… before the wild storminess continued…

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And too the beach we went… for a little wave jumping…

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And castling…

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And grand scale…

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And the tide came in…

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And we made a new friend…

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Hours of gardening when the sun came out… not to mention a bit of basking…

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And laundry actually drying!!!

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and we weren’t the only ones basking…

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My little helper… well every gardener needs a break!!!

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Otherwise there have been inventions…

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Playing of one kind and another…

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Tons of visitors… and many late nights!!!

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All sorts of visitors…

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Breakfast left for me on my desk…

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And I have been meaning to put a chalkboard up in the garden about forever… finally did it… fun times!!!

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Artwork of the Week: Right now our journals are our artwork…

And suddenly… his daily study in black had become a picture with parts and a story…

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And carefully selected colours…

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Our book of the Week: Piles of books… But this weeks favourite…

Oh my… a few tears may well have been shed, how beautiful is this book!!!

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And this is what the hoods have been up to:

Hood #1: Science experiments at dawn…

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Hood #2: Is mastering chilling…

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Hood #3: My intrepid adventurer(!!!) discovering a look out point that we hadn’t seen before… How beautiful is this lookout point!!!

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Hood #4: Finally found his blazer… it is only about three sizes too big, but the man has style and one day without suiting up is a day too many!!!

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Hood #5: Our chef has been baking away as usual…

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And discovering maps and mapping…

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Hood #6: Has discovered trees and is the best at vanishing before my eyes…

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Hood #7: We are living with royalty…

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Hood #8: And I had to post this photo of my little guy, who has slept on my back like a koala since he was about three weeks old… eventually he is going to get too big to be “his mama’s blanket” and I don’t ever want to forget this…

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And that’s us… hope your week is full of fun!!!

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Christi // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    What a fun filled busy week – and that last picture of you & your koala is precious! xo
    Christi´s last blog post ..our life this week :: 12/31 – 1/4

  • 2 Katja // Aug 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    :) Christi comment made me laugh! I totally agree!

  • 3 se7en // Aug 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Oh Christi!!! Thank you!!! Isn’t he a funny one!!! Hope you are having a good week!!!

  • 4 se7en // Aug 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Oh Katja – Too funny!!! So so funny!!! Yup my little koala is the cutest thing… might not be so cute when he gets too much bigger though!!! Hope you are having a lovely day!!!

  • 5 Katja // Aug 15, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Thanks, it was a very lovely day. Ohh, they grow up so fast!I think i am constantly missing something…i mean, i blink and i see a big five year old boy in front of me. When did that happen? But you know, he will be your koala even when he gets bigger ;)

  • 6 se7en // Aug 16, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Oh Katja, you are too sweet… wishing you a wonderful weekend!!!

  • 7 Christa // Aug 16, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Looks like fun! What’s that map Hood #5 is doing? My little guy loves his sticker atlas and we’re always looking for more!

  • 8 se7en // Aug 16, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Hi Christa, I am so sorry that I can not help you… I bought it years ago at a sidewalk sale… and just found it again when I was cleaning out piles of accumulated papers!!! It was a great find… a dinosaur one, flags, animals and space!!! but I really have no idea where to find them now!!! Otherwise I hope you have the most incredible weekend!!!

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