So today I worked at kindie with Hanna aiti! She teaches at the Paivakoti daycare and kindie! Its not to far from home, so Iska Tom drove me over around 8 so I could make it for breakfast. Yum yogurt and pourage. I met the adorable little Finns, as they ran away from me to hide. Suvi, Veera and Sanni made me a little picture of me with some jewels glued onto it. It was very sweet. We baked some Pulla (finnish sweet rolls) and went outside for recess...where I got a TON of exercise. Those little kids can RUN! We played chase almost the entire time and I was always "it". We climbed houses and slid down the other side too! The little kids were seriously the cutiest things. They were speaking finnish to me (of course), but Suvi knew how to count and say thank you and welcome in english. Oh and this one little girl came up to me and said "Merry Christmas" like 4 times. It was adorable. It made me miss Emily like crazy. After recess we had lunch then nap time. And yes...I slept during nap time. It was so funny. After nap time we played with LEGOs!!!! Which made my day, yes. Then it was time for me to go 😞. Hanna and I walked together then she went home and I continued to school for two hours of dance class!
Hey All! Im Stephanie! I am sixteen years old and i'm on Rotary foreign exchange in Naantali, Finland! I arrived at the beginning of August 2007, and I am loving every minute! My finnish friends are the most wonderful people. They hang out with me at school, and help me practice my finnish! I have gotten SO attached to my host familes, they have been fabulous and I can honestly say I love them! They have done so much for me, and kept me my happy self! Oh! and of course I cant wait until they come visit me in New Mexico! I attend Lukio (high school) in Naantali, and take the usual classes,... full info