Sunday, July 10, 2011

Quick Update

I will get back in the swing of blogging soon. Right now we are on vacation, very busy and enjoying every minute of it. In the mean time at least Wordless Wednesday will make it up each week.

The Cyberbones clan finally all made it to the states for R&R. So far the boys and I vacationed at Aunt Teri's house in Kentucky for two lovely weeks, while Dave remained behind in Malawi hard at work. The kids had lots of cousins to play with and fun was had by all.

Last weekend we all arrived in Texas with me driving in from Kentucky to Texas, special thanks to my nephew who reminded me which side of the road to drive on, and ran interference when the kids stared fighting. Alonzo drove in a day later with his cousin Jennifer and her son. Meanwhile David flew in from Malawi, and Dakota flew in from South Carolina. It was wonderful to have all my babies together again, even if my oldest baby is taller than me these days. This week has been crazy busy reuniting with friends and catching up with family.

Today Dakota had to return to South Carolina, apparently the Navy wants him back, go figure. Tomorrow the 3 younger boys will start zoo camp. They are really excited. I'm excited too, shopping without kids! Yay! Lunch at a restaurant, without kids. Heaven!

I sort of feel sorry for the camp counselors. Picture this:

"Kids this is a kudu"

"We saw those in Zambia and ate kudu steaks in Botswana. Mmmmm.....Kudu...yummy!"

"Ummmmm.....Yeah.....Moving on. This is a baboon spider from Africa"

"My mom hates those, she screams when I let them loose in the kitchen."

"Okaaaaay. Let's move on to Southeast Asia. This is a gibbon."

"My brother saw those when he went white water rafting in Sumatra."

So how long before I get a call about my kids making up stories? I'm betting sometime in the first day. And Lord help the counselor that tries to talk birds with Colin. I quit trying to look birds up in the book several months back. I just ask Colin, it's a lot quicker, he has them all memorized.

Well I gotta go do some laundry, this is the first time all week we made it home before dark, and if I don't get it done the kids may be going to camp naked.


Smallbits said...

Laughing down here about the zoo counselor. Your kids are awesome. (and you reminded me to throw in some laundry for my kids. Thanks!)

Nomads By Nature said...

They will definitely leave an impression with the counselors - how often do you get to have seasoned wildlife aficionados in their camp!!?? I am sure all will have an amazing blast - especially if they do that earring trick!

Will send you an email - we are back in NB too! Would love to meet up with you if that works in your schedule!

Heather Dray said...

Sounds like you're all having lots of fun! So glad! Ditto on the laundry - I just remembered I need to get our done or at least one of my kids will be running around commando tomorrow as well...

Jill said...

Woo hoo about having fun on your vacay!

Your relatives really should be thankful that your sons didn't smuggle any tarantulas in with them ... did they?

Monica said...

NO NAKED CAMP!!! how's it going? malcolm is suffering from Colin Withdraw. ;o)