Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Agathe!

When I think of a perfect summer night it involves 3 things: breezy warm weather, a leisurely evening walk, and Graeter's Ice Cream. Tonight was one of those nights.

For the next several weeks we have the privelage of hosting a French student in our home named Agathe who arrived from Toulon, France last night. She is a dear friend of my sister Sarah's and is so excited to be in America for the very first time. Today is Agathe's 15th birthday and we wanted her to feel extra special, especially since she is thousands of miles away from her family and friends. We took her out for some American pizza at one of our favorite places, got her a few gifts, and finished off the night with the best ice-cream (I think) in the world. Agathe was wide-eyed and delighted as she experienced American hospitality at its finest with unlimited drink refills, attentive and friendly waiters, and even a free dessert just because she was from France and our waitress thought that was really cool. She couldn't believe that we were allowed to take home the left-over pizza in a box as this is unheard of in France. She was also amazed by the jar of free mints for the taking on the way out the door. I guess sometimes its the small things that make our country the best in the world.
I think Agathe really enjoyed her birthday. She told me on the way home that she felt special and loved her first day in America. 

Does Norah like ice cream?

I'm gonna go with yes

Can you tell that Eli is just a bit enamored by the cute blonde living in our home?

Such a good big brother

And Norah's post ice cream face one more time

This boy loves his ice cream as much as his mama

 Happy 15th Agathe! Thanks for sharing it with us

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