My 3 boys and I

September 14, 2008

Week In Review

Filed under: Home and Family,week in review — by my3boysandi @ 1:07 pm


I was blessed by my friend Melissa

she gave this award

Our Little Man came home from preschool with a book.  Hes allowed to keep it.  The publishers donate these to preschoolers sometimes.

My Home Schooler and I made this Norwegian Apple Cake for play group


play group (where we played with play dough as well as other things.  One of the ladies made a snake out of playdough)  and later in the day I brought some snake lollies.  There are snakes among other things in Our Little Mans new book.  So weve talking about them a bit.

Our Little Man had made a mess on the floor and he helped clean it up.  Then had great fun for ages LOL

We went to a home schooling friends for morning tea today it was nice

Today after home schooling My Home Schooler and I went and brought some gumboots for his camp coming up this weekend


Did a relieving paper run for one of the home schooling boys this morning.  Then took My Home Schooler over to the sea scout hall where he departed some time later for camp.

In the afternoon I had a mini retreat.  I rented a cabin and stayed here.  I got a crab stick, a pineapple fritter and chips for dinner.  I sat on the beach for a while after dinner watching the sea and thinking.


I slept very well – (I dont usually when its a different bed).  I woke early and after breakfast I went for a long long walk along the beach.  It was a return trip of about 2 hours and I had a little detour on the way back to my cabin in amongest some sheer cliffs.  I saw a shag, a couple of gannets (I think thats what they were), and a  tui.

Photos off the internet.  I didnt take my camera 😦  Didnt see the tractor but I walked quite away around the coast which y

Then I went for a drive in the car in the country, had morning tea here on the Lone Pine platform and came home.



  1. The apple cake looks yummy!

    LOL at your Little Man and the vacuum. 😉

    Your retreat sounds lovely. Hope you had time for a good think and to relax a while.

    Happy new week!

    Love and hugs,


    thanks my friend

    Comment by lenadianejennings — September 14, 2008 @ 2:18 pm |Reply

  2. So nice to see you and your Home Schooler make that apple cake. It looks yummy!

    Little Man gives me the giggles. He’s too cute. hehe…

    I love the sound of your retreat. I’d love to do that one day too. I hope your Home Schooler enjoyed his camp.

    he did 🙂 He is a cutie isnt he – Im biased LOL

    Comment by Alice Teh — September 14, 2008 @ 3:23 pm |Reply

  3. I am so glad you got some time out Jen, sounds wonderful. Have a great week!

    thanks sweet 🙂

    Comment by Hay — September 14, 2008 @ 6:51 pm |Reply

  4. Hi Jen, your retreat sounds wonderful, were you on your own? I would love to do something like that, on my own! Rachaelxo

    yes I was 🙂

    Comment by Rachael — September 14, 2008 @ 8:28 pm |Reply

  5. yum that apple cake looks yum! Gosh your homeschooler sure is growing tall!

    it was and he is 🙂

    Comment by Amy — September 15, 2008 @ 8:01 am |Reply

  6. Yes, your retreat sounds wonderful….think i might do that soon!

    Lots of love to you dear friend…I do hope you are doing well.

    thanks my friend Im doing much better now

    Comment by Jessica — September 15, 2008 @ 8:22 am |Reply

  7. That apple cake looks great! Your little retreat sounds lovely. I wish we lived close enough to the water to spend time there more often.

    I have a little award for you today. 🙂

    Oooooooooo do you must come and have a look 🙂

    Comment by Barbara H. — September 16, 2008 @ 2:53 am |Reply

  8. Jen,

    What a lovely week. A retreat for you…I am jealous! And the spot looks absolutely lovely!

    The apple cake looks scrumptious and looking at the pics of the little man vacuuming his belly reminded me of doing the same when I was a kid.

    LOL did u 🙂 its just what I needed 🙂

    Comment by Melissa Markham — September 16, 2008 @ 11:34 am |Reply

  9. Wow, your home schooler is becoming quite the cook. Little man has the vacuum all figured out, doesn’t he. 🙂 Glad you got away for some “me” time. Well deserved.

    Comment by Gretchen Hanna — September 18, 2008 @ 4:56 pm |Reply

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