Apparently she was ready for a nap. Ellie likes to lay in the sand and make sand angels, as well as to dip her food in it. It's getting a bit better these days but I gave up long ago on controlling that.
Saturday evening we met some friends in Motta for dinner. Before sunset we had a beautiful view of the town below and the ocean. The park down the hill isn't maintained extremely well but it was a gorgeous, breezy evening. The girls danced at the restaurant and made friends with the owners. Ellie has turned out to be quite the social busy bee. She walks up to strangers, runs right into the kitchen, and begs for food. Afterward we walked down the street for some yummy gelato. The girls were up super late and did so well, although we felt the ramifications for letting them do so this morning. Both of them were super crabby and Val even had to be brought back to church because she was so tired and full of tears as we left her. They are both napping now so I'm about to sneak in a bowl of ice cream while I don't have to share. ;)