A blog about living life overseas and my adjustment to living back in the USA. You will see all the ups and downs, learn about my beautiful family, and most importantly my journey as a writer. It's fun, it is sometimes sad, always crazy and mostly about my funny and cute kids. But the one thing you will know for sure is that it is my life. Once read, you will have no doubt my heart is true, our family is strong-willed, we are easily adjustable and ... it is 100% genuine.
This year I was in charge of planning the Harare International School's Family Fun Day. I had about two weeks to plan the entire event, but it was a great day and I think a great kick-off to start the new school year. It should have involved lots of teachers, but only a few showed up unfortunately. But the good news is, there were lots of parents and lots of kids. And even the Marines showed up to have some fun with the kids. Again, it was a long and somewhat difficult process to plan, but it ended up great and by the looks of it, they ALL had a great time.
Note to self- it's always good to volunteer your time. However, next time I might need a little more time than 2 weeks to plan an event for 500 kids and all their families. Ha!
Chase doing the obstacle course with the Marines and Daddy.
Yes, the kids are beating Tom and I. Ha!
Water Balloon Toss
Daddy doing his best to help Chase and the boys win the Tug of War
Mommy and Hannah doing the 3 legged Race
And finally, Chase playing his first soccer game. His first time even attempting the sport, but he HAD to play. Obviously you can tell he is the smallest, but he did not mind a bit. That is of course until he got hit flat in the head with the ball. He tried to play it off, but it just hurt a little too bad.
Thanks Honey for ALL your help!! You deserve to take a break.
We were driving through downtown Harare to get to the Embassy. It was a little bit of a different route as I had to stop for gas and don't normally have to do that downtown. I normally go to the Embassy warehouse- which was NOT close. Needless to say, It was a new route.
(C) Mommy...what happened to this place?
What do you mean?
(C) Look at all the people everywhere, what are they doing?
(we were passing a grocery store that the locals go to)
Well honey, this is where local people shop and buy their groceries, this is where the Zimbabweans go.
(C) But look...everything is broken. The trees are broken, the leaves are broken, the streets are broken,
I know honey, this is just how things are here.
Chase replies: This Place is Messed Up!
Yes honey...yes it is.
September 2, 2012
(C) I'm going to do all my chores. If I do all my chores, then I can get a skateboard, right?
Yes- once you earn enough money
(C) One with wheels...right?
Yes, one with wheels
(C) Then I will be cool.
Oh, are you cool if you have a skateboard?
(C) Yes, if I'm cool then girls will fall in love with me.
Who told you that?
(C) Justin Bieber has a skateboard and he will get a girlfriend and never let them go.