In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Monday, August 11, 2008

Could somebody please tell me what just happened...

Today was Eloise's first day in the third grade so it was a pretty hectic affair to begin with. After she got all of her chatter about school out of her system I decided to close my eyes for 30 minutes or so before we had to leave for her violin lessons. I had just begun to doze off when I thought I heard my husband say wake up we have some people from France in our front yard. I thought to myself this is either a bizarre dream or I'm going to strangle my husband for his sick sense of humor. Yawn...stretch...look around the room.......hear...... FRENCH .....VOICES!!!.....jump up....do the flight of the bumble bee.... So...... there we sat in my dining room. My husband, his mom, his third cousin from FRANCE, her husband from FRANCE, and their children from FRANCE, looking at pictures while Eloise serenaded us. They commented quite emphatically that Eloise is a spittin image of the cousin when she was a little girl(except they said it all FRENCH like.) Well I hope so, I wouldn't want to be entertaining complete strangers if they didn't bear some sort of resemblance. ;-) ROTFL
So what do you do when the introductions are all over and your accents don't quite mesh?......I tell you what we did... we took them to the World Famous "Willie D's Cadillac Custard Shop." They didn't get to meet the King of Custard(Willie D from Arabi) since we didn't have a reservation, but they did get to see the Duchess of Custard (Willies daughter.) There were lots of smiles and mmm's going on (thank God food is a universal language!) We snapped a few photos and they were wisked off in the Honda Oddesy and we were left scratching our heads and laughing. Was that for real?!? Ya Gotta Love My World! ;-)


The Alexanders said...

So you didn't even know they were coming? ~Kristy

Kristi said...

Oh my goodness, I just saw Eloise all grown up. Miss Riya, this is hilarious!!! What fun, fun, fun, I wish I'd have some realatives from some really cool country show up on my doorstep...Invite them in, let them stay, feed them, pamper them and them expect them to reciprocate!!! What fun!

Terri said...

Eloise and her cousin even have the same posture and stance. That is amazing. Who would have thought?
Great story!