My boys got home on Monday, several hours after they were supposed to land, with tons of stuff they brought from the States. They pretty much left with 3 pairs of underwear and 3 tee shirts each. Now they are back with 70 lbs of stuff EACH. Seriously, I don't think I'll ever have to buy crayons again! Or stickers. Or notebooks (note to self: these notebooks won't work in Israel!). The kids have enough crocs in various sizes to last till they go in the IDF (and I only slightly exaggerate there) and more American patriotic shirts than I'll ever let them wear.
We have a lot of new books in English, worksheets, workbooks, novels, kid books etc. So so lovely.
Of course there were all the essentials: Reese's, rootbeer, clam chowder (yes, not kosher, of course), Oreos and what not. Things that little kids love. And the not so little ones as well.
Today was the first time I hhad time to sort through the kids and Janice's luggage. Good thing we had a new loft put in, because otherwise I have no idea where I'd put it all.
Some of tehs tuff they brought we are going to use at cousin camp. For the duration of the camp we have my sister's four kids staying with us, so now we have 5 boys and 2 girls between the ages of 6 and 16 in the house. Tomorrow we have Crazy Christian Neighbour's kids over as well, also overnight as Crazy Christian Neighbour, Not-At-All-Crazy Wife, Christian Downstairs Neighbour and the Odd American are going to some retreat sans kids, so that will make 11 kids in the house. That shall be interesting. Especially as it's Torah day at cousin camp tomorrow...