Well, that business wasn't so pretty. An English speaking person can slaughter some Swedish words right thoroughly I tell you, especially while they're trying to hold a paper and dance in a circle. I will admit that while I felt pretty foolish, it was so fun to watch the kids enjoy themselves and to laugh at ourselves mangling the lyrics. Now I cannot- I CANNOT- get 'Sma Grodorna' out of my head. Koo Ack Ack, Koo Ack Ack!
One of the highlights was time I spent with Julie's niece ('our' niece? yes, 'our' niece, I declare), Caroline. She is seven and was quite attached to me for the four days we were there. Okay, maybe more the baby, but the baby was attached to me so I reaped the benefit of Caroline's company. She is truly remarkable. Here we are on a hike, discussing many important things:
Now we're back to Chicagio and I hit the sewing machine to make some homemade gift wrap from scraps for a special little present. I might have to do this from now on:
Now I have to decide on a New Year's Resolution. I make them. I keep them. It's true.