Today our sweet, imaginative, funny, all-American girl turns 7.
We celebrated last week by spending the afternoon at Jardin des Papillons, (The Butterfly Garden) per Hannah’s request.
It was nothing fancy, really.
Just some homemade cupcakes…
…a few friends and some sparkly antennae headbands.
The kids got a tour of the indoor garden with René, who taught them about the life cycle of a butterfly.
We saw some really beautiful things.
It was hot and humid in there, just like a tropical oasis.
But these kids didn’t seem to mind.
Finn was there, too, and he loved the butterflies.
(But not as much as the cupcakes.)
All the schools are on the half term holiday this week, so today we had lunch at Hannah’s favorite restaurant in Luxembourg: Vapiano’s. She ordered her favorite: Caesar salad and a piece of chocolate cake. Although I have no idea why she loves the cake so much. It’s the kind that’s made with 85% cocoa and isn’t sweet at all. But she loves it.
Happy Birthday to our sweet girl.
She makes us laugh and she makes us so proud.
I should also mention that today officially marks three years that we’ve been living in Luxembourg. And even after three years, my French is embarrassing and I still have moments in which I’m overwhelmed with homesickness.
But I love it here.
And I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.