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The Week That Was – #202

October 9th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Forget about the week that was, this is definitely a month that was post. You might ask… “Where have you been?” And the answer has to be “Just getting along…” for some reason the season has been busy and we just dove in and went with it…

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And while the blue leaves on our weather tree, the rainy days, have given way to green leaves, it is still a lot colder than we remember it…

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Weeks of rainy weather have given way to the tepid sunshine of spring…

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GiveAway Reminder

And can I interrupt this post to say this is the last day of our Fabulous Crafty Rhino Project GiveAway… a R500. voucher from CNA… Click on the link, or click on the image head straight over there and enter… this post can wait… click on the link already…

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And back to the post…

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The whales are out…

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And so are the flowers…

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It is great gardening weather, but still chilly… enough to be seeking a sunny spot to read a book…

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Warm enough to start thinking, “hmmm, I wonder if is too soon to take dinner outdoors?”

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We have had heaps of visitors and it has been fun, if not a little crazy (!!!)…

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But we seem to thrive on crazy, not to mention the associated feasts…

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In other news this may well be the summer my boys embrace cooking outdoors with gusto…

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And I may well be out of a job as the family braai-er… but I am still in charge of the marshmallows!!!

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I have noticed little people stealing little moments just for themselves and “all I want to do when I wake up in the morning is play with LEGO” of course while everyone else is still fast asleep.

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In fact it has generally been play, play, play…

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Which is totally different to that thing called school, which we take much more seriously… we learnt some tribal dancing…

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And these are math manipulatives… clearly we are conquering academia…

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And as for these toes I have no words…

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I popped this picture in, just to demonstrate why it would be totally insane to child proof our house and the only reason to hide things on top of the fridge would be to keep them away from me…

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Otherwise, I don’t quite know how this happened but over this past winter we have become park people…

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Every time we see a park we stop and play…

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And if anyone is asking… this is our kids favourite past time in the whole world…

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Gleeful spinning joy…

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Otherwise seesaws, jungle gyms and swings pretty much rock too…

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Parkour is a way of life…

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Projects Abound…

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And don’t forget the great outdoors… “tis the season for fluffy cuteness everywhere…

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And let’s not forget books… and trips to the library…

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And the Book of the Week:

Because you can’t beat a great classic and with tons of visitors it helped to have a read with short hilariously funny chapters that can be read independently… not to mention it is sometimes good to go back and read familiar favourites…

And this is what the Hoods have been up too:

Hood #1: has begun the “quadruple layer, multiple level, never static, we don’t hang laundry anymore” lego storage unit….

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Hood #2: Has been chief entertainment…

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Hood #3: Reading, reading, reading…

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Hood #4: Is our chief project manager and lurches from one grand plan to the next with ease, Otherwise he appears to be growing at an alarming rate… he isn’t alone. Our kids all seem to have stretched somewhat lately…

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Hood #5: No longer walks anywhere…

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And I still can’t get over these eye lashes…

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Hood #6: And this little one…

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May or may not have been reading about Johnny Appleseed for school.

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Not to mention friends… friends… friends…

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Hood #7:

Is introducing a new sport to the family… swirling sock skating… with immense style and finesse…

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Hood #8: And we survived a broken arm…

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And a month without going to the beach even once… just couldn’t face sand inside a cast…

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But we made it through and as dreamy as ever… and a parting shot from the doctor: “For the next month: no jungle gyms, no slides, no skateboarding, no bikes… the list went on…” Seriously, does he know five!!!

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Otherwise… we hope you have a fabulous week, with love from the gang… at se7en + 1…

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 laurakim // Oct 9, 2014 at 8:52 am

    What a week! I can’t believe how big your baby is! I started following you when he was still in nappies about to crawl!

    Also I think that lego thing on the clothes horse is super clever!
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  • 2 se7en // Oct 9, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Hay Laurakim, I cannot believe how big that little guy is either… I am pretending to be in denial, but there is no denying it… he is shooting up in every way!!! And the LEGO… oh the lego… oh the lego!!! I hope you have the most fantastic day!!!

  • 3 Christi {Jealous Hands} // Oct 9, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    What I wouldn’t give to hang out for a day… 🙂
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  • 4 Marcia (123 blog) // Oct 9, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    They are ALL growing far too fast. I saw my friend’s 3 kids today in person after about 3 – 4 years in CT, and I was HORRIFIED. The faces were the same but they were ALL huge.

    We met when her oldest was a real baby (few months old) and he’s now 20 so imagine how old I feel….

    So glad that cast is off and #8 can enjoy being free again! Waffles?
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  • 5 se7en // Oct 11, 2014 at 3:14 am

    Oh Christi, you would be so welcome… quite a long flight… but worth it!!! Hope you have a fun weekend!!!

  • 6 se7en // Oct 11, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Oh Marcia… Waffles is a great idea. I think we will definitely have a waffle event at the end of the month, if we can make it through his month of “no contact activity whatsoever” unscathed… I tell you, who knew how adventurous a five year old could be until you actually stop and look at them!!! Hope you all have the best weekend.

  • 7 Mrs FF // Oct 11, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    You have been busy! That’s an understatement you have been super busy!!! Glad the arm is healing and hope no contact activities is not proving to be to difficult
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  • 8 se7en // Oct 13, 2014 at 3:45 am

    Hay Mrs FF, Hope you had a fun weekend. We have got a lot better at keeping a five year old from climbing absolutely everything. I am at the stage where I hope he doesn’t lose his feisty spirit and get all nervous about clambering… hopefully a lifetime of clambering will counterbalance a month of restraint!!! Hope you have the most fantastic week!!!

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