One thing that I love about Jokke's family (including Alexandra) is just how in sync and comfortable they all seem around each other. It can be hard when your parents separate and marry new partners, but it seems that Jokke's family have caught the balance right, they seem close and integrated, it truly is wonderful to see, and I hope inspiring for many other families who are going through or have gone through similar experiences.
Indeed. If you wouldn't know you could very well mistake Marie for the mother of Nikolai and Felix as well.
While Mary on the other hand gives the impression of being the evil stepmother of at least Isabella.