|With the Mayor of Fremantle!!|
It's so nice to know that he won't have to worry about renewing Visas ever again, and of course that he can Vote!! He's excited he got it in time for the Federal election! He can also get an Australian passport, which means he can now go to Cuba!
He's been adapting more and more to Aussie culture over the years, at the Citizenship Ceremony I even caught him yelling 'Oi' at Ezra when he was doing something naughty. But there's still a few things about Aussies that he doesn't quite understand yet. Like the fascination with Holden Commodores, the Aussie hatred for Root Beer, the apparent lack of peanut butter and Hershey products and why hotdogs have red plasticy skins on them. But, for the most part he gets us, I loved his hilarious and way more authentic (ha) version of the Australian Citizen test that I blogged about back when he sat his test (How to become an Aussie)
Needless to say I was a pretty proud wifey. I feel very blessed that he loves my country so much that he wants to live here forever, and isn't pining for US soil. It is hard living in a country that is not 'your own', I'm so glad that now Joel feels like he is Australian, and not a foreigner living on Aussie soil.
They put on a lovely afternoon tea full of lovely treats for all the new citizens and guests. Of course, Ezra is not one to shy away from a table full of food. He pushed his way to the front of the line and nabbed a chocolate slice before Joel or I even knew what was going on. The chocolate remnants that covered his face gave him away!
|A delicious table full of treats|
|Such a beautiful day and beautiful place to Celebrate|
|He was happy as long as he was on his banana phone|
Linking up with Jess for #IBOT today!!