Photo albums

A picture is worth a thousand words—so please take a look at my photo albums to learn more about what our local host families and au pairs are up to during the year.
Scavenger Hunt Old Town – November 2018


We enjoyed an afternoon outside finding answers to questions about historic Old Town and the New Mexican Culture. We had 4 teams eagerly compete and it was enjoyable to see everyone working together to find answers. We even had two au pairs hold live snakes for extra points! Thank you […]

Brunch – June 16 Au Pair Meeting


Andrea’s host family, the Thompsons, kindly hosted us all for June’s meeting and Andrea’s farewell brunch. We had to say goodbye to a lot of au pairs, unfortunately (Caroline, Andrea and soon Annika from my group, as well as more from Virginia’s group). Everyone brought delicious food and a chance […]

RoadRunner Foodbank Volunteering – May 2018


Our wonderful au pairs helped out sorting and packing produce at the Roadrunner Food Bank. Everyone started out a bit skeptical, but ended up enjoying working together – despite the smell of onion. Their help was truly appreciated in the food bank’s efforts to feed 30.000 New Mexicans throughout the […]

Poison Prevention – April Au Pair Meeting


Our new LCC, Virginia, invited us to her house for safety training on Poison Prevention. We were lucky to be joined by Jacqueline Kekos from the NM Drug and Poison Information Center. She taught us about common household poisons and how to easily prevent accidental poisoning oneself or the children. […]

Family and Au pair meeting – Zumbini- – March 2018


Thank you all for participating in our semi-annual family event! Zumbini instructor, Emily Aikins, got everyone up and shaking. We saw lots of smiles and awesome dance moves. The little ones especially loved it. If you want more information about Zumbini with Emily and try a free demo class, follow […]

OFFCenter Community Arts Open Space – Monthly au pair meeting February


We spent a fun few hours getting in touch with our creative sides at the OFFCenter Open Space. Some had brought pictures from their stay here and created a scrapbook, others made jewelry, cards and wrote in their traveling diaries. – And there was some German chocolate eating involved as […]

Ice Skating – Monthly Au Pair Meeting January


We met for a cold, but active ice skating session. Almost everyone got on the ice and showed some impressive skills (despite the worked up ice). My growing belly didn’t allow for any ice skating, but I had a great opportunity to chat with almost everyone. We didn’t cover a […]

Christmas Bingo – Au Pair Meeting December


I had the opportunity to host our au pairs for a fun and competitive round of Bingo. Each au pair had brought a small gift, and some even brought yummy (and impressively decorated) cookies. We even had an ‘elf’ join us. Over tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cookie crumbs, everyone […]

Fire & CO Poisoning Prevention Safety Education – Au Pair Meeting November


Julie kindly hosted our safety training on fire and carbon monoxide poisoning prevention. Los Alamos fire fighter Keith Henry conducted the training. Everyone learned how to work a fire extinguisher as well what to keep in mind around the house. We finished the session with a bonfire, s’mores and ‘bread […]

Scavenger Hunt Old Town – Monthly Au Pair Meeting


We started off celebrating the beautiful month of October in Old Town, Albuquerque, with a Halloween inspired scavenger hunt. The hunt took the teams to old historic sites – and frozen yogurt shops – while working together to solve questions and photo challenges – as well as ice cream eating. […]

I Scream Ice Cream – Monthly Au Pair Meeting


We had a great first joint meeting August 5 meeting at I Scream for Ice Cream. We discussed child and au pair safety as well as mandated reporting. It was a sensitive topic, but a very relevant one.