Tuesday, October 28, 2014

7: Celebrating Hannah

Today our sweet, imaginative, funny, all-American girl turns 7.

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We celebrated last week by spending the afternoon at Jardin des Papillons, (The Butterfly Garden) per Hannah’s request.

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It was nothing fancy, really.
Just some homemade cupcakes…

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…a few friends and some sparkly antennae headbands.

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The kids got a tour of the indoor garden with René, who taught them about the life cycle of a butterfly.

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We saw some really beautiful things.

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It was hot and humid in there, just like a tropical oasis.
But these kids didn’t seem to mind.

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Finn was there, too, and he loved the butterflies.
(But not as much as the cupcakes.)

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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.

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Happy Birthday to our sweet girl. 
She makes us laugh and she makes us so proud.

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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.

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