In the evening, Stefan's family came over for coffee and cake. It was the first time Sofia had to deal with kids (her cousins) at our house, in her room. She handled it pretty well, but it was a late evening and probably stressful for her, so settling down for bed was difficult.
This year, Sam mostly got cash which made him pretty happy. I'm not sure if he plans to buy anything or put it in the bank. One of his aunts first presented him with a little plastic poinsettia, pretending it was his gift. It was funny watching him trying to be gracious about the present!
Some photos follow, but the quality is not so good. Something was "wrong" with the camera . . . Sofia had been taking pictures and we thought she changed some settings. I tried for a couple days to figure out the problem, checking through the manual, etc. Eventually, I discovered the sticky fingerprint on the lens . . . Now, the camera works fine!
Sam and Joel show their bowling style!
Sofia watches Sam.
That's a lot of candles!
Enjoying cake with the cousins.
Sofia and some of her cousins dancing to some Russian tunes.
I took this photo yesterday to show what a mild winter we're having, again. There's still open water in the bay.