One thing that experts say is good for expats to do before leaving one of their “homes” is to make a list of their favorite places and plan a “last” visit in order to say goodbye. My kids will return to the states with their Pop and Gram on December 28. We have 29 days left to say some goodbyes. It is a good thing that some of them overlap.
The boy. Our sweet, Cohen Timothy. You entered the world as an Arequipeño looking like this…
You will leave as an Arequipeño looking like this…
You couldn’t be more excited to go to Pop’s farm in less than a month. You have no clue what is about to take place.
You cried that Manuela wouldn’t be at the house the last time we returned to Arequipa. You are upset when you don’t get to say goodbye to her when she leaves for the day. When we dropped Etelvina off after spending the afternoon with her, you cried that she wouldn’t come to the house to spend the night. (Ha!) You have such a tender heart, and you have won the hearts of two Peruvian grandmothers for sure. You will miss them so much, but you are so young, your memories will probably only be captured by the pictures we have taken, and believe me, I have taken plenty. 😉
I still thought it would be fun to ask you about your AQP favorites. You have completed an entire year of preschool all in Spanish with your 3 year old class. We are so proud of you. You will change so much by the time we return for our first visit back.
Places to visit:
- the playground close to our ASA house
- the café (unfortunately, it shut down a few months back)
Foods to eat:
- Ají de Gallina
- chicken enchiladas (apparently AQP style)
- apples and strawberry/vanilla yogurt
- Queso Helado
What is one of your favorite memories of living in Arequipa?
What is your favorite Arequipa dish?
Ají de Gallina
What will you miss the most about living here?
Daddy and Mommy and Manuela (you apparently understand that we aren’t going with you in December)
What are you most excited about moving to the states?
the playroom (Pop and Gram’s) and playing with bicycles and basketballs outside and their playground castle
I am going to miss my playroom upstairs.