Monday, August 09, 2010

She's Here!


Friday we went to the local airport to pick up our new exchange student from China. Her name is Liu Shuer, but she is going by "Effy". She is 16 and is from Dong Guan in Guandong China. She is cute, smart, friendly and I can see that she will be a joy to have in our family this coming year. She is a tad picky about food, but certainly not as bad as Chloe. We will just learn to expand our dining horizons.

She is not the only new member in our family. We also have a new kitten, named Sarafina. I rescued Sarafina from the local animal shelter two weeks ago. She wasn't the prettiest cat in the joint, but she was definitely the sweetest and smartest. Unfortunately, Effy is terrified of Sarafina, so we are going to have to go through an adjustment period.

I guess that's what life is all about, making adjustments.

8 comments:

Jill said...

AHH! I am SO JEALOUS! A Chinese exchange student, and a new torti! Enjoy both for me please!!!

Sharon Ankerich said...

Effy is so cute and will be so blessed to be in your home! I know the girls will love having her. Hope the cat situation works out quickly. Happy Tuesday,
Sharon

Carolin said...

How fun! Bet the girls are going to really enjoy Effy.

And the kitty is adorable!!!

Leah and Maya said...

How cool I didn't realize you were getting another exchange student. So I can't imagine being scared of a cat, but I know that cats are smart so no doubt the cat knows........
I see she had on Hello Kitty shoes, my kid even has me spotting Hello Kitty now!

Kayce said...

What a wonderful school year it will be! I'm sure Effy will have wonderful memories to bring home! Congrats on the adorable new kitten....so, so cute!

Colleen said...

What an exciting year ahead for everyone! Effy is lovely and looks like she fits right into your family. Hope she adjusts to your new kitty...who I think is adorable!:)

Teresa said...

Congratulations on your new student! We have kept in contact with many of our former student too, as you know. :)

A friend had a Chinese student who was very afraid of animals and my friend had 2 cats and a dog. The student was so afraid that if the cat entered the room, she would jump on the chair like we would if a mouse entered. After a few weeks, she not only got used to the animals, but enjoyed them.

Daisy Dreams said...

How awesome that you are able to host exchange students! I was an exchange student (many years ago!) to Germany and it was truly the year of my life! Can't believe how big the girls are getting...