Meet My New "Daughter"

Last Thursday night our new foreign exchange student arrived from Norway.  Her name is Yngvild, and she has already captured our hearts.

Here is a photo from her arrival:

The outside are two girls I've known for most of their life.  They were getting an exchange student as well. Yngvild and Charlotte flew together to CO from Norway.  Charlotte is the 2nd from the left, and Yngvild is to her left.

Yngvild is so sweet and makes me laugh constantly.  It has been fun watching her experience America with new eyes.

One night when we took her shopping for school supplies there was a bin full of foam swords.  She thought it was so funny that it was something a store would sell.  She bopped me on the head with a sword and exclaimed "I love America!" 

Yngvild was also excited for her first trip to Wal-Mart.  I usually view going to Wal-Mart as a chore, but when I pulled into Wal-Mart Yngvild squealed with delight saying "We are going to Wal-Mart?!? The whole world knows Wal-Mart".  Unfortunately it was late and we were in a hurry, so I'll have to take her back when we have time to wander around for awhile.

Yngy (as we've been calling her) loves the arts and has signed up for dance classes, theater, and choir.  I'm thinking the next year we will be attending many performances.  We are excited for the 10 months to come and wanting to show her as much as we can.

In other news, I'm trying to figure out what to make for Christmas presents this year...any ideas??