Feb 12, 2012 - Juani arrives!

We met Juani at the airport as she flew in from NYC and we flew back from CPC. It was sad that we didn't get to greet her with a big sign, but at least she got to spend two nights with her sister (an au pair in NJ).

When Ella wakes up from her nap, Jill and I get her and wake her up slowly upstairs.
I ask Ella where Juani is from. She knows. Ecuador is the only country in South America that Ella can find.

we were so shocked that I really wasn't ready with the camera.
Juani kneeled down and asked for "un brazito" (a little hug) and Ella immediately ran to her.
Evidently, all the talking and Skyping helped.

She wanted to be held by mom since she hadn't seen us in a few days, but was still interested in Juani.

Juani brought gifts for everyone.
One of the highlights was an stuffed alpaca made with actual alpaca wool.

Instant friends!

We're so happy they got along immediately.
Welcome to our family, Juani!
Bienvenida a nuestra familia, Juani!