Maria is two, going on seven. (Erika tried to teach Maria how to show her age with her fingers.) The picture with the thumb? That's Erika's. Proud Uncle Brendan feels it's more authentic to post it unedited.
Elizabeth hero-worships Erika, but at the moment it's Maria that she copies - baby-talk, mannerisms and clothes. Not willing to wear a particular new outfit? She'll wear anything if she thinks it belongs to "YaYa".
Some of our furniture, utensils, sippy cups and toys also apparently belong to "Yaya". Sometimes this is weird but convenient.
Ed. note: I just realized I forgot to hit publish on my post about Elizabeth's first train ride.