My husband ended up picking up a camera for her, as she didn't seem to have one, and we thought it would be nice for her to be able to take some pictures during her time here. Your suggestion is a good one too though. :)
Going pretty well so far, although it's been a slightly rough beginning as we were in the middle of replacing the flooring in our living room/dining room and it was supposed to be done before she got here but there were delays and it just got finished last night (haven't even moved the furniture back in yet). So it's been a little hard to "hang out" without a dining table, couch, etc.
She's doing well with the baby, we're doing EC and she takes him to his little potty; I've gotten her to wear him in a Beco while we take the dogs for walks (although she hasn't started using it at any other time yet). I'm still just working at home for another couple of weeks which has been helping, although I think it makes her attempts at bottle-feeding him more difficult.
Trying to get her to tell us what she likes and doesn't like especially for food has been a bit challenging, hopefully with a little more time she will open up. She's even more shy with my DH. It does help that there are a lot of people in this area that speak Spanish. We're working on getting her driver's license so that she can go places on her own and not be totally dependent on us.
fireHC11 - we went through GoAuPair and have been pretty happy with them so far. You can pick where you want your au pair to be from but it depends on how many they have available from that country.
Originally Posted by KLM99
Lost track of this thread! To the poster finding a Christmas gift - what did you end up getting her? I would recommend maybe tickets to a theater or other event in your town, or some other way to help her get out and about and meet people and have fun in her area.