Neil has come and gone, and what a week it was!
We enjoyed showing him Brussels. It's become one of our favorite cities. A great place to relax and walk around.
I always suppress giggles as we lead guests to see the Mannekin Pis. He's just so tiny. And so weird in general. Such an strange and obscure national monument. So Belgian. I love it.
The high school group did a big showing for the film they made with Clay. Dinner was classic boulettes and frites. Neil got to try some true Belgian cuisine on his trip. Yum.
This just makes me laugh. The theme for the evening was "A Night at the Oscars" so everyone was pretty dressed up. Then there's Amy and me, who decided to attend as the paparazzi with cameras and scuzzy clothes. I love this picture of here in her hobo clothes cooking frites. It's just perfect.
The next night we were off to Sirin and Xavier's for Turkish night! Oh how I love when my sweet friend cooks one of her native meals. This time I headed over early to help with the preparations.
Getting the karniyarik (stuffed eggplant) going. It was a great night.
We also made a trip to Liege so Neil could try Clay's favorite sandwich- a croque monsieur with an egg on top. He was pleased.
Off to Ali and Nada's! The boys watched youtube.
The girls chatted.
And the rest of the time we loved on that sweet baby (Mama, do you see the outfit he's wearing? They put it on him especially for you :)
We spent the rest of our days hiking though Huy.
And grilling of course :)
Kevin and Josh joined us in this grassy area up in the old part of town. We had a serious feast.
We met some kids that were up there hanging out too. They loved the brownies and potato salad... I love sharing America with people.
And after a whirlwind week, alas, it was time for Neil to return from wenst he came. It was truly a fabulous trip. We miss him already.