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American Girl

 Went to Paris today to file a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and the "officer" officially declared the Sprout an American citizen!  So woohoo!  asakiyume  and sunflower_sky , I cannot thank you enough for filling me in on what I needed to do.  I have no idea where I found that outdated, erroneous information, but boy, was it easier just filing the report.  We also applied for her American passport and will receive it in a couple of weeks.  

It seems like a trip to Paris is not complete for us if we don't go to the Indian Quarter, up by Gare du Nord, where J and I had our first date, so we went there for lunch.  The restaurant where we dined almost 11 years to the day (!!!!!)* has long closed and been replaced by another--and then another--restaurant, but today we saw one across the street with the same name, Gandhi Restaurant, so we ate there.  S had her first taste of Indian food (eggplant, manioc, daal, and lamb) and she seemed to like it just fine!  She is our girl. :D

* We met exactly here 11 years ago on June 27:

...and had our first date a few days later on July 2. This pic was taken in April, when the temperatures were decent, not today when it is 37° C/98.6° F. And yesterday it was 37 IN THE HOUSE! and 38 (102° F) outside. ::melts::


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Jun. 28th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
Oh yum, I could eat some of that now. :p
Jun. 29th, 2011 10:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, I wish I had brought home some leftovers!
Jun. 28th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
Hurrah with much rah! Just in time for the fourth. I assume you will dress her in a wholly inappropriate star spangled banner onesie or some such.
Jun. 29th, 2011 10:45 am (UTC)
bwahaha. I wonder if they will revoke her newly established citizenship if I don't. >:}

However, if I did make her something red, white, and blue sans stars, it could double for Bastille Day, July 14th, since America and France so obligingly share colors. :D
Jun. 29th, 2011 01:21 pm (UTC)
Secritcrush I love you--you have this icon that I've been looking for since forever!!

Jun. 28th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Congrats to the new citizen, and hurrah for your eleven years!
Jun. 29th, 2011 10:47 am (UTC)
It was funny. I didn't even realize the coincidence of the date until we were in the middle of our meal. :P
Jun. 28th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
Congrats on such a wonderful anniversary memory!

(joins in the melting; we had a beautiful weekend just past, but I'll bet that's the last one until September some time - ugh!)
Jun. 29th, 2011 10:48 am (UTC)
I'm all for summer and some heat but nothing, not with a baby who is miserable when she's too hot.
Jun. 28th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
So charming to see where your epic journey began. Congratulations on the anniversary and the easy filing of papers.
Jun. 29th, 2011 11:01 am (UTC)
Funny how our epic (and probably lots of others) began because of a series of shouldn't-have happenstances!
Jun. 29th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
I think that's the way great epics usually start. It's all a chain of happenstance and one link missing makes for another alternate universe. :-)
Jun. 29th, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)
Sounds lovely! And congrats to your daughter.
Jun. 29th, 2011 11:03 am (UTC)
She's lucky to have it so simple to get double nationality. I'm going to apply for mine after we move to Bordeaux, but I already know I'm going to have a lot more paperwork.
Jun. 29th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
I would like a taste of her first Indian meal.

Meanwhile, congratulations to the new citizen ^_^
Jun. 29th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
It was tasty, indeed! I could use some more it now. It's 3:40 here, and I still haven't finished lunch...
Jul. 7th, 2011 12:37 am (UTC)
Woot! Glad to hear the documentation went well. :-)
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