So we arrived on Friday night and have been enjoying grandma's house for two days now. It's chilly (although people who live here think this is already pleasant and even warm at times...) but there's a lot of light until late, the food is good, everyone speaks Finnish (much to the children's dismay) and the kids seem to enjoy gloves, scarves and hats. We're happy to be here and I think we'll enjoy the stay. No one misses daddy yet but then again it's only been a few days and the kids are busy with all the new things to do and to see.
The flights were ok, the kids slept reasonably well and generally enjoyed flying. It got very boring in São Paulo where we had a nine-hour-wait but the rest was good. Lucas got a bit fed up with all the sitting and apparently getting nowhere and "wanted to go home" towards the end of the travelling...
Yesterday we celebrated my sister's birthday and had a few people over. Today there'll be a big party in the church as the Spanish speaking group celebrates its 9th aniversary. I called one of the ladies yesterday and she told me there'll be loads of foods from different Latin American countries. I'll also get to meet all the dear people we used to congragate with when we lived here so I'm expecting a very special afternoon today at church.
Very happy to be here although we still think it's chilly :)