kate5kiwis: The Bears and *katie's spring giveaway* winner


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Bears and *katie's spring giveaway* winner

well, i learned a new word this weekend. i was leaving a tweet which said:

needing a sunshine fix, a surf fix, a sandy fix, a sunshine mountain fix. beautiful friends are staying the weekend - a kid count of 14 here

and my friend Laura (who's about ten years older than i am and about, oh, thirty years wiser; and uses words i've never heard before like "passel" and i use small uncompliKATEd words like, "How about lunch?" and "Help yourself, Pooh!" - guess the movie line) asked:

Kid count of 14! Wow! What are you feeding that passel of kids?

at which point i realised *HOMESKOOLING MOTHER ALERT!* cos 4 + 8 = 12 *duh*...
that is truly a passel of kids.

and these are our dear friends affectionately known as Mama and Fada Bear, (um... don't bother, we've all heard ALL the "*snort* Don't ya have a television?" etc jokes) and they are all off on a global trip. together. for a year. here. i'll say that again: Ten Bears plus Grandpa are off on a world trip. here.

so this was our last weekend together.
we climbed mountains, saw a newborn sheep, ate a lot of food, played, chatted, sang and danced (well i did), watched a movie, read books aloud to each other (yeah, we're eccentric eduKATEd), and thoroughly enjoyed that passel of kiddos...

and wouldn't ya know it>>> a couple of that passel of kids got a rush of blood to their heads and CLEANED OUT OUR GARAGE... AND THE LINEN CUPBOARD!!!!!!!!! wowza. i *love* you girls.

which means that katie's *intriKATE spring giveaway* is finally announced:
courtesy of a very mathsy random number generator:
*blow me down with a feather*
#19 the rather talented Mrs. G.
(i know, i have stage fright. i wanted to re-randomise the draw, but my conscience elbowed me in the ribs)
please email me and Woozie's sewing machine shall work some magic and make a tote for your very own self. or maybe Mrs. G. needs some of her own apron strings? X


Anonymous embejo said...

Well, I guess you could be forgiven for counting yourself and bd as the other two children. *slap* !? did I say that?!

8:28 PM  
Anonymous sarah bean said...

aww lucky you!

8:32 PM  
Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

cool you got to spend some time with this lovely family

Im looking forward to their posts once they start off on their journey

pleased u had a good time together


10:17 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

what cute kids!!!!!!!

5:39 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

oops I posted as Rob ;-)

obviously not eduKATEd

5:40 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

bwahahaha well, i do love that BD has never grown up. he's always thinking up the next game for the kids. as for myself, w-e-l-l... X

every minute was awesome. loved it X

mmm, what a cool thing to do huh, love that they're not "staying on the beaten track" either... X

ha! you crack me up.
yes, i'm rather biased, but i agree with the cuteness factor X

7:55 PM  

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