Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

I hope that everyone had a nice Mother's Day. I started my day out perfectly with a cup of one of my favorite drinks in my favorite mug.



Next, my wonderful husband went to a local bakery to buy some treats for breakfast. He went looking for chocolate filled croissants and came back with mini pizzas, which were a hit with all of us.

In the afternoon, I was treated to lunch at a taverna. It was wonderful. During lunch we realized that we have only been out for a nice meal twice since we've been here, just the five of us. We had such a nice time we're definitely going to make more time for eating out.
The food was fantastic! We ordered our favorites including glosa(flounder), calamari, grilled octopus, florinis and more. Izabella ordered souvlaki but ended up eating more fish anyway. Both Foti and Alexandra loved the fish and the fries(of course the fries!). We even got Foti to try octopus again and he couldn't get enough. It was really, really delicious.
We've also remembered to always have our portable high chair in the car since very few restaurants here have accommodations for babies and toddlers. Having a chair for Alexandra to sit always makes our meals a little more enjoyable.



After dinner, we drove to a bakery to pick up a cake since MIL & SIL would be stopping by. I wish that I had taken pictures of the cake. It was chocolate topped with a strawberry glaze-just gorgeous.

And, if there's anything that I want for Mother's Day it's a picture of me and the kids. That's it. Since I'm usually the one with the camera I rarely get in any pictures myself. So, on Mother's Day I make it a point to have the kids dressed a little better so that we can have our picture taken. Kosta loves to take the pictures...but I can tell that he just wants to get it over with. Not a photographer...an engineer. Anyway, he did a great job and took a lot of great pictures. Here we are on Mother's Day...

Although that picture is nice, the one below is one of my favorites. It's the real deal. The picture was taken as we were trying to get ready for a "perfect" shot. This one is perfect in my eyes.




I had a wonderful, wonderful day. The kids were extra good, we had great food and the weather was great. We only had a sprinkling of rain that passed quickly while we had our lunch. Perfect. I'm lucky to be a mother and I'm thankful that my husband made the day so special for us. Thank you Kosta!








13 comments:

  1. Wow, you all clean up well! (<-that's a compliment). Great shots.

    Eating out was definitely one of our fav things about Greece. Looks like the weather smiled on you, too.

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  2. that last shot is just perfect. it needs to be blown up and framed on a wall.

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  3. I am glad you had a good day!!!

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  4. Syd, thank you. Eating out is also one of our favorite things to do here. Back home, I would dream about the taverna food and how much I missed it.

    Linda, I agree. I'll definitely blow this one up!

    Pumpkin, thanks. I miss you guys!

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  5. I love both pictures - you and the kids are drop dead gorgeous. It's great Kosta finally got a chance with the camera! Your day sounds wonderful; being happy is so wonderful, but often too fleeting.

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  6. I also love both pictures, but I agree that the second one is just spectacular!! Glad you had a great day. Hope to see you guys soon.

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  7. Oh Laurie, you're making me blush. And I agree...

    Christie-thanks. We'll definitely try to see you guys before Adam leaves. I'll try to call you later today.

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  8. I actually thought the background was at some studio...rrally very nice pictures all of them. You are so blessed and you are enjoying every moment of your life there! That's what country life does for you!

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  9. Ganig, thank you. Living in the country is really great and we are thoroughly enjoying our home. The previous owner planted anything and everything imaginable. But as of today, it looks like we're stuck here since there's no gas to buy for a while. Hopefully, this round of strikes will end soon.
    Glad that you like the pictures, thanks for visiting!

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  10. Laurie is right about drop-dead gorgeous all of you. But what I especially enjoyed about the last photo is that the youngest two look like they could potentially take over the world. Younger daughter has a look of Machiavellian braininess while Son is the gung-ho supplier of world-dominating gadgetry!

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  11. Lulu, thank you for the compliment! The kids have already taken over the house...just prepping for the world!

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  12. I love both pictures too, but the second one is brilliant! (you can tell I'm catching up on internet time now that my parents are gone with all this comments on old posts!)

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  13. Thanks Mel! I can't believe that your parents have come and gone! Time really flies...

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