Our first exchange student is here!! We will be hosting two high school exchange students this school year, and we are so excited! We are already loving our time with Tamuna, and can't wait until Majdouline arrives next month.
Tamuna is from the Republic of Georgia. She arrived almost two weeks ago and already feels like part of the family. Within the first day, I felt a such a good connection with her. It was similar to the feeling I had when each of my children were born. I'm so glad we can welcome her into our family this year!
Since it's the end of summer, and since we want to give Tamuna all sorts of experiences we've been cramming as many activities as possible into our days before we get busy with our school year schedule.
We went to a minor league baseball game. Brig had no fear on the bounce houses!
It's becoming a tradition to attend one game each year. I once talked my dad into leaving a MLB game because I was so bored, so I find it highly amusing that I enjoy this now.
The kids had all sorts of fun between the bounce houses, face painting, running around on the grass next to us, and trying to catch foul balls.
Tamuna got to experience a very American activity.
Abby (age 6) actually caught a foul ball!! We were shocked. Brig later stole it from her and made us crazy by throwing it under the seats in front of us.
On another day, we went to our favorite park where we waded in the water, played on the bridge, and, of course, played on the playground.
Pizza is always exciting at our house.
Tamuna's first family home evening with us!
We went to A&W for free root beer floats.
Tamuna though the flavor of root beer was strange, but good.
We went to our local history and science museums.
We've done several other things in the last two weeks including a water ski show, lots of shopping and showing Tamuna the city, swimming, and socializing.