Elizabeth was sad when it got too cold (and often wet!) to use her plasma car or bike on the way home from the bus stop.
But now that there is snow she's quite content with the alternative! Matthew likes it too...
I'm not sure Grandpa got to open ANY of his own presents, but we certainly enjoyed ourselves!
Grandma made a tourtiere, sauerkraut, salad and of course there was sachertorte... We might have allowed the girls to take some photos, which led to a hilarious moment when Erika and Elizabeth were both trying to photograph Maria at the same time and providing conflicting instructions.
"ONE. AT. A. TIME." Maria proclaimed.
Elizabeth and Matthew received matching pjs. It was pyjama day at school and she REALLY wanted to change into her new "footies" (but we convinced her to wear the two piece instead).
Matthew immediately took a chomp out of his orange. Then he tried eating his grapes. Then he smashed his chocolate St Nicholas into bite sized pieces which he stuffed into his mouth, small bits of foil and all.
Mommy and Daddy were big meanies and took everything away.
Auntie Janice made gluten free Speculaas. It was super yummy. Mommy made almond free mock marzipan, which was not bad, except that adding the colouring changed the texture and it wouldn't hold its shape anymore. I guess we'll have to try again next year.
In the evening Mommy went to Come Sing Messiah and had a lovely time.