Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ten on the Tenth on the Eleventh

Thursday night we returned from 6 days in South Africa (my kids are on their 2 week spring break).  There I had three doctor's appointments (all is well), we shopped, ate out and went to the movies.  Yesterday I did laundry. Today I am baking and repacking because tomorrow we leave for another trip.  Charlie needs to meet with colleagues up in central Mozambique so we decided that the whole family would go.  It will take two days to get there and will involve crossing a river on a ferry!  I'll take pictures.  We are excited about visiting our friends in Quelimane.  I'm also excited about seeing parts of Mozambique I've never seen before.  

We will be attempting to celebrate Easter in the car as we drive 12+ hours tomorrow.  That should be interesting.  

Ok, I missed Mer's 10 on the 10th yesterday so I'll do my list today on the eleventh.  I hate to be left out.  I still don't have time to do the cute button.  Maybe one day....'s my list of  10 THINGS MY KIDS HAVE SAID RECENTLY:

1.  Will - Hey Luke, when you come to the states for college, we are going to drive from New York to California, ok?
Abby- Hey, what about me?
Will- Oh, you can go.  We'll put you in the trunk.

2.  Luke - G'night Coles, G'night Will, I love you.

3. Abby, If you don't stop, we're sending you to Switzerland!  (At this point she starts crying.  She has no idea how wonderful Switzerland is!!)

4. Coleson -This bouncy ball is so weird.  It's really hard.  I'm gonna go throw it at Luke.

5. Coleson (as he grates cheese on two pancakes and drizzles honey on top... at 11:45 a.m.) - Mom, this is not my lunch, ok?  I'm just really, really hungry.

6. I hate this family!!!

7. I love my brothers.

8.  I think Mrs. W was PMSing today.  She was really grouchy!

9. Love you, Mom.

10.  I'm about to wet my pants!!!!!!


Ginger@From The Cocoon said...

Hilarious!! I love it...I'll have to remember to jot down some of the things my kids say...they're 14 & 17, so I can only imagine!

Amber said...

Love your list!!!!!!

My favorites...Switzerland and the trunk!!

Carpoolqueen said...

I remember those bouncy stuck in the car all day trips, complete with stops for broken down buses ahead of us.

MEMORIES!!!! Your kids will treasure them.

Gretchen said...

Ah, reality. Sounds like you have a very normal and loving family, Angie.

Enjoy your Easter, car ride and all.

It warms my heart, after a long day of sniping at each other, when my kids will a) apologize and b) say the I love yous without my prompting.

I'll go to Switzerland.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Sounds familiar!

I'm glad you joined in Angie!

Hope you have a joyous Easter.

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

Love the list! So funny. #4 made me laugh out loud.

Happy Easter!

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

What a fun list! I love to write down things my family says and have enjoyed going back and reading it!

Kecia said...

So funny!!! I love your kids.
(The word ver. was "hyogyn"...can you have good "hyogyn" in Mozambique?)