We had a really great time on fathers day.  Our weekend was relatively quiet, but we finished off the weekend with a Sunday evening Father’s Day dinner at the Brams’ house.  The Brams are a mixed nationality family – Liz is a New Yorker and Arnaud is from France.  Their daughter, Amalie, is exactly one week older than Carina. Also present at dinner was another ex-pat, Laurent, whose wife and children were in France visiting family.   There was another couple, whose names I can’t remember (Liz, help!), but she is from Scotland and he is from Mexico, they have a daughter who is also two, and they were preparing to move to Africa for his work with Heifer International.  It was a great group of folks, and fun to sit and listen to the various accents talking about all sorts of different “international” subjects.  For a small town Midwest girl like me, it was neat to be at a table with such a range of culture and nationality.  It was also great fun to watch Laurent and Carina interact – she was a mix of spellbound and confused when he asked her if she wanted a sausage (hot dog) and mustard in his french accent.   The girls had fun playing together and Callen tried really hard to keep up with the girls.

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The Chaos of Play

The Chaos of Play

I volunteered to make dessert since I was already planning on making some cupcakes for Craig.  I found the idea for owl cupcakes online, and thought it would be good for fathers day, since most daddies like hooters.  (That’s how they get to be daddies in the first place, right?)  But once I realized we were going to be sharing our cupcakes, I decided to add a cake.  I still had to explain what the word “Hoot” meant to Arnaud, but I think everyone enjoyed the cake, none the less.

Father's Day Cake

Father's Day Cake

Happy Father’s day to all the daddies, but especially to our favorite daddy – Craig!

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