Yukiko is still in Japan so I had Maria yesterday while Chris and Erika were at Japanese school. Elizabeth and Maria made waffles and then we fingerpainted a t-shirt for Grandma's birthday. Afterwards Daddy was so tired he needed a nap. Luckily Maria took one too. Elizabeth pretended for a while but after fifteen minutes she was ready to play again.
Elizabeth made the flowers on the left, Maria the flowers on the right. Erika made the butterfly when she came for lunch.
Grandma and Grandpa, and Chris and the girls came for lasagna, apple turnip, salad, swiss chard, carrot cake and of course presents! Elizabeth was so excited that at one point she was literally running in circles around the coffee table. Erika helped Grandma blow out the candles. Grandpa expressed relief that there were no boyfriends. "You are a very silly Grandpa", said Erika.