24 April 2011

Arthur's Birthday

We celebrated Arthur's birthday last Sunday on the 17th, he turned 42 (therefore the 4 candles and 2 strawberries). He enjoyed his favorite food - Spaghetti.
About 2 weeks earlier we found Betty Crocker cake mix and frosting at a grocery store in Trikala, I was so excited, and everyone enjoyed the chocolate devils cake with vanilla frosting. I can't wait to go back and get some more boxed cake mixes (although this is the only flavor they had).

Yummy! the kids inherited my weak spot for sweets, oh boy! P.S. notice the addition of the high chair, baby Kat climbs right out of it and doesn't like it, but Nik loves it even though it is a little small and will fight his sister for the rights to sit in it and the majority of the time I let him win.
Since we ate this cake all in one day, on Monday I made Arthur's favorite homemade cake. It's just a plain yellow cake but super easy to make and just as delicious.

07 April 2011


Here we are at the beach.

Baby Katerina is a very competent crawler and now has mastered going up the stairs. She also can pull herself up and stand with out holding on to anything. I see her walking very soon, she wants to go where ever her brother goes. She's a very good eater and we have her drinking regular milk already.
Nik on the other hand has declared martial law and he is the new leader. Telling us when to talk and when to walk, I sometimes feel like I am living with a miniature dictator. But I must say that the best part of being a parent came a couple of weeks ago when all on his own Nik said "I love you, very much" to me and then to his sister. I don't know where this came from, but it made me feel ohh! so good.

02 April 2011

Playing on the Beach

Arthur had to go to Volos to get our license for the rooms, and the beach was just a block away. So we couldn't help but walk down and play with the rocks, the water was crystal clear but still cold, The beach was probably one of the best ones I have been on, the rocks were so to look at and varied greatly, both Arthur and I made a large collection of sea glass and rocks. Nik enjoyed throwing them into the sea and Kat had fun putting them in her mouth (oh my!)Since Nik got wet from playing so close to the sea, I just stripped him down and let him play naked in the waves for a while, he loved it.
Kat loved the wind in her face and crawling all over the rocks, here are some of the pieces of sea glass that we collected.

Arthur had to go to Volos to get our liscence for the rooms, and the beach was just a block away. So we couldn't