This is Emily and Emme these are their American names. Emily is Xiong Fangping and Emme is Yang Xuedan. They are super shy but I would be to if I was 12 and in a new country learning English. I know they'll be warming up to us and our crazy household. So far, I know they LOVE french fries.
So my role as a host is to have them hang out with us and do all of our activities that we do together. While they are here they go to school during the day for their 3 week stay. I don't feel the need to do a ton of stuff because while they are at school they do a lot of sight seeing...that makes it so I can be lazy and stay home but thats pretty much what they wanted to do anyways. We made pizza one night...that was fun. They also made us a meal one night.
We did go to the splash pad in Highland... loved it. We also went shopping. And had our family reunion. That was about all the we did. We enjoyed the experience of getting to know them, I think they did as well.
Some things we learned:
they LOVE American food mostly hot dogs, pizza, french fries, candy, ice cream and fruit.
Emme mom was a stay at home mom...that's actually very rare.
Amy is a princess and Emme is a helper
Emme loved a lot of our activities she enjoyed trying new thing and Amy was a little more reserved.
They eat with their mouths open...that was a hard one for Gabe. He didn't eat with us much at dinner time.
They love name brands.
They didn't talk much with their parents. I think they called them once or twice in the 3 weeks they were here.
Emme spent most of her money on gifts for people at home and Amy spent most of it on her.