Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Goodies from Italy...

 Yesterday David came home from his EF tour to Italy and it was a SUCCESS! His teacher told me: " The sites were spectacular, the weather was great and the students received nothing but praise everywhere they went. The hotels, restaurants, guides and even Air Canada made a point of telling our Tour Director or me how wonderful they all were! Wow! Can you get better than that?

Before the trip I reminded David what to buy and what NOT to buy. Apparently he listened and he does shop  like his Mama....so here's what he brought back from the trip. Olive oil, jams, honey, calendar for 2011. We are all set :)
And PASTA! I know he would have gotten more if he had the room (small suitcase he used). Not only are these pasta  tasty (I'm sure), they are so beautiful in the shapes and sizes!
I guess they only have one brand/kind of chocolate in Italy!!! I asked why he didn't get other brands/varieties. He told me that this is the ONLY kind that he likes!
And some crumbs cookies! I wonder what they taste like.
fancy note pads...they are $8 US each! but look at the "dimensions"...got to love that!

The "crazy stories" from his trip are mostly about David taking unauthorized unflattering stalker photos of his travel mates. For some odd reason he became quite a paparazzi during this trip. Good thing he didn't join the Mafia (after all he did visit Sicily!!!).  I will share some scenic and funny pictures in my next post or two. Thanks for stopping by!

27 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh Virginia, it makes my heart smile to read this! That's so nice that the kids got so many compiments! When my daughter was in Italy last summer she brought home a lot of the same items because they were on my wish list.Chocolate and pasta being # 1 for me! LOL! Thank you for all of the pictures and I hope to be able to see more over the next while. :-)

Dawn said...

fabulous goodies he bought back.... here in NZ we aren't allowed to bring in honey or other foods :-( so you were lucky to be able to have these goodies.... Those pads look amazing too....Sounds like your boy had a great time... they really grow up on these overseas trips....

BabyBokChoy said...

DROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOl

GrammySue's Creations said...

Virginia, It sounds like David had a great time in Italy. Glad that he had the opportunity to go overseas.

paula said...

I'm with Dawn you are so lucky to be able to bring these items into the country. Here in Australia they are extremely strict on what you can bring into the country I guess it's because we are an island like New Zealand. I can't wait to see some of the photos ;D xoxoxoxoxo

Ashley M said...

Wow, David IS a good shopper! Love all the things he brought back! You must be proud. Looking foward to seeing more pics. :)

Karen from MI said...

David couldn't have brought back anything BETTER, Virginia! I'm just about shedding tears thinking about how SWEET David is. These gifts were picked out with LOVE and lots of thought. He is so UN-SELFISH and he gets that from his wonderful parents (and Stephanie)! You've certainly mastered being a "REAL MOM", Virginia. When's your book coming out. I need a copy DESPERATELY!! Love, Karen xo

AnitaRex said...

So funny how he took photos like that! And just awesome that they recieved so many compliments! Love what he brought home, Milka chocolate is the best! That pasta does look good!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a sweet heart! You must be one proud mama ;-)

linda said...

Fabulous! I'm glad David had lots of fun and great time in Italy...it's a beautiful place and the food is lovely, so I am glad he brought you lots of food...hhaa...

Alice Wertz said...

how fun! this makes me smile, Virginia! David is such a great kid! he even shopped for YOU!!!!! can't wait to see the photos and the stories!! =)

Agata said...

This is fun! So tell us how does all this taste, OK? ;-)

Sue McRae said...

David found a lot of yummy goodies to share with his family! So glad he had a fantastic time in Italy!

Sanne said...

What a sweet boy to bring you all that yummy stuf!

Tiffany said...

What a lovely assortment of goodies Virginia...David is such a good boy to remember the shopping list you gave him, how sweet!! When my niece was over there studying, she couldn't rave enough about the food!! She said it was hard to eat Italian food coming back to the states, just wasn't the same! ;) Can't wait to see more pics from the trip!

Kathy (krolski) said...

What a great shopper David is! He sounds like such a sweet guy. I'd love to have some of that chocolate right about now. heehee.. :)
Can't wait to see more pics!

Anonymous said...

You must be glad to have David home again. :) Looks like he did good in the shopping department!

Sarah M

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Virginia, David must have been in Rome at the same time as me, I am sure he has told you what a beautiful city it is and the Roman people are so friendly. I can't beleive he managed to fit all those lovely, yummy goodies in his suitcase. Italian food is so delicious enjoy yor pasta, oil and jams and all that lovely Milka chocolate surely the best in the world Yum Yum.

Monika Reeck said...

wow Virgina so many Milka...which one David like much...one day I can send him too this chocolate if he like it..here Milka product sometimes give discount and we can buy it much dear..and the nudle too this is sell in Germany :) a very lucky Mama...send best regards to your lovely David from Aunty Monika :)

Amanda Vollmin said...

Milka Chocolates are the best. They're a German chocolate, everytime some one from my family goes to Europe they stock up when they come back! The whipped are the best!

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures. The food ones looks so deliscious.
Aloha & Hugs,
Denise

Leesa B said...

Virginia! Really enjoyed David's photos and the food gifts he brought back. Especially love the memo pads so unbelievable detail and beauty! I am also a big Chocolate lover and enjoyed that photo! What a trip of a life time. Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne C said...

What great souveniers he brought back and love that he had so much fun!

Kathy said...

Oh Sista i would love to be a fly on the wall and watch David shop for all these goodies. He took good notes from his momma and I have to add that I love the pads of paper. I also love how you share your life you are a wonderful blogger. Hugs to you all,Kathy
Hope Dr. J is feeling better xo

Nancy said...

There is nothing better than hearing that other people are complimenting your child's behavior, that's just wonderful! How nice that he took time to get all the goodies for his mom, too. What a kid! I'm looking forward to more photos from David's trip.

Heather Maria said...

Sounds like David had a great trip to Italy and boy he's a great shopper!! Thanks for sharing Virginia!

Fika said...

I'm so proud with David.. he certainly know what the best to bring home for his mom.. I love the fancy note pads and also the biscuit looks so yummy and next year calendar!! WOOW he even think to the future :)