My parents were supposed to have arrived a few hours ago. Unfortunately tropical storm Hanna put a spike in those plans. Right now all we know is that they are at the airport in Atlanta but we haven't been able to contact them so we have no idea when they will manage to arrive in Norfolk.
We have a crazy busy month planned for them. Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown all have their six monthly homeschool days this month. What a bonus, we get to take 6 people to these great living museums for the fraction of the normal cost.
On Thursday, hurricane Ike willing, we're all going to Walt Disney World. If you read my blog and speak to my kids, please do NOT mention anything to them. This is something that my parents and kids don't know about. i have an elaborate ruse planned and will reveal all once we are on the plane.
i can't wait for the Disney trip. My parents have never been to WDW and have been dying to go. I told them that they'd hate it in September because of the heat and humidity. (not that it won't be hot and humid, but I was scrambling for reasons as to why we couldn't go to WDW).
September also sees my mother's and Marc's birthdays. Shira is planning a huge festive meal and birthday cakes. We're planning on making Marc an "ice cream" cake that doesn't feature dairy, soy or added sugar. The plan is to make the cake out of banana "ice cream" and to frost it with pureed mango. Shira wants to decorate it with strawberry mice. Her coup de grace are candles that spell "DAD". She's in stitches over the fact that she could only find pink D's for "DAD".
My mom's cake will probably be made from this brownie recipe I have that contains no flours. It's main ingredient is garbanzo beans (thanks Danielle for the GREAT recipe). I think it will be really good with a raspberry coulis.
Anyway, this is my long winded way of saying that I don't know how much blogging I'll get to do this month.
I bought our tickets to the King Tut exhibition this morning. We weren't able to go to it in Philly. On one hand, I was sad to miss my friends there but on the other, this is a better time for us as the kids are studying Egypt this fall with Mr Powell a History at Our House. I think this will make the exhibit much more interesting and enjoyable for the kids.
My cousin, Roy, will be joining us in Atlanta for the exhibition. He arrives from Johannesburg on 30th December and we're spending the next two weeks traveling around the US with him. The King Tut exhibition is a great way to start off the trip. I hope to get to meet Rational Jenn while we are in Atlanta.
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