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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Andy and Halle

This is my niece Halle (she is Cheri's daughter) greeting Andy at the airport. She was excited to have him come home.
Last Christmas each kid in her class drew him a picture and sent him a little letter. She is in first grade and those letters were so much fun. There was a big concern from many of them that Santa wouldn't be able to find him. Many asked where he slept. Today he went to talk to the class.
Here he is showing them where South Korea is in relation to the United States. He talked a little and then answered their questions. He also brought some coins along so they could each have a Korean coin to keep. Those were a big hit!
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Here is the whole class with Andy and the teacher.
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I had to share this note Halle gave to Andy at the airport. It's hard to read so I'll translate it:
Rozes (roses) are red
Vilitse (violets) are blue
I coudt (couldn't) never have a bettr (better) cusin (cousin)
and he is strong!

Isn't that cute? I know Andy thought it was great!




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26 comments:

Cindy said...

I love this! what a great realtionship they have! I love that andy went to talk to the class and the letter is adorable!

Cheri said...

I love that picture of her with him at the airport- just precious!
She was still excited when she got home that he came to her class.
I do love that letter- she really is a sweetheart!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

How sweet is that! I love that one of the first things he did is go to her school and meet with her class. What a great guy!

I just love going back and looking at the little notes and letters my kids wrote when they were about that age...you know, when you had to translate. So much fun!

Melissa said...

How fun!
I love that poem Halle wrote for Andy! :)

Nancy said...

That is soooo neat!!! I think you are enjoying having him home for sure!!1

Heather said...

I love how all three of the girls greeted Andy with a huge hug at the airport!! I can imagine how excited Halle was to see Andy at her class and can just hear her telling all her friends that he was her cousin! I am sure that she was very proud (just like we all are of him!).

septembermom said...

The kids must have been so excited to see him! And I'm sure that they learned a lot too! Halle is so proud to have Andy for a cousin!! Her classmates probably all want to hang out with Halle and Andy :)

Lynn said...

So glad you are all united once again...and glad Andy's trip was safe (and hopefully uneventful).

Jennifer said...

What a neat thing for Andy to do and Kudos for giving them coins to remember it. Very fun!
Smiles!

Perri said...

That was so sweet that he did that for the class. I know they will remember that forever.

Nate and Brenda said...

I bet Halle was just beside herself when she saw Andy come in!! I love it!!

Brooke said...

awesome!! :) i know it makes my day when the princess thinks of me. very cool that he could go to her school!

Rebekah said...

that is awesome he went to visit the class. What a cool cousin!!

Groomer Angie said...

What a great thing for him to do! I bet the kids were so excited!

Angie

Lorie said...

I love the letter and how wonderful that Andy was able to go to the class and meet all those who sent him letters. That was very sweet of him. You have a good boy Mari!

Cherdecor said...

That is the best "Roses are red" poem I have ever read! That is a keeper!

Kim said...

This is so cool! I wonder how many of the kids were inspired to serve their country by seeing and hearing the first hand experiences of someone doing just that?!

The coins were such a nice touch, too!

Renee said...

How neat! I love the picture at the airport and poem!

Lara Gisela said...

How sweet!!! Loved your post.

Bonnie said...

I was just looking as Andy's trip to Halle's class on Cheri's blog !!

Her note to him is wonderful !!

Pat said...

I feel like I need to type really fast before my computer goes all bloopy on me again!
This is the sweetest thing. She has a hero, and every little girl needs a hero...and every hero needs a little girl who adores him!

Deb said...

That is sooooo sweet!! How awesome of him to go to the class, very cool:) Have a Blessed and peaceful time together:)

Mary / Mariah said...

This is so special , really sweet .
Fun day for all the class .
I got 25 I'm really older then dirt LOL .
Mary

Musicaljean said...

PRECIOUS!!!

Brenda said...

I bet she was walking on air! How special!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Oh that letter is so sweet! boy howdy though theres a lot of boys in that class! That poor teacher!!!! I see Lydia too!