We were very sad to see Jojo go back to Sweden (along with American boyfriend) mid December but knew it was for the best – she has to go and live and experience her own life…but we think she’ll be back sooner rather than later.
With Jojo’s leaving we also welcomed Anna, our new au pair from Germany. Anna seems to have the patience of a saint and the credentials any mom would lust over…multiples background, day care background and degree in early childhood education. Apart from a short stint of homesickness Anna seems to be acclimating terrifically. Especially as it’s difficult to come to a foreign country without friends or relatives right around the holidays.
As for Christmas, it was terrific although an absolute marathon day of unwrapping gifts (almost entirely for the kids). I don’t think I’ve ever seen Calder, Campbell or Evie more excited (or tired). It was a wonderful day…now to figure out what to do with all of the toys!