Δευτέρα, 26 Ιανουαρίου 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: PLAY TIME


During the holidays, my husband had two days off from his work.
This is a very rare thing because he goes to work at 8:30 am (the company is an hour away from home) and he comes back home at 9:00 pm (sometimes later than this).
We had the chance to do things just the five of us.
And what better to do than play with kids.
First we went to the carousel.




The girls loved it.
We couldn't leave the place.
The next day we went to a playground.
Lots of running and laughing and playing.


These two days were very revival for our family.
We had the opportunity to sit next to the fire place, sing with the guitar and relax.
Great moments.
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Παρασκευή, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2009

THE BRENDA'S PHOTO CHALLENGE: LOOKING UPWARDS


This time the Brenda's photo challenge blog
has a theme for looking up.
From a trip to Evia, Greece, a rainy day, i found some photos i took from the street up to the mountains, the clouds, the rocks and the trees.






And Evia from our Summer vacations





I hope you enjoyed them.

Δευτέρα, 19 Ιανουαρίου 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: 2 IMPORTANT EVENTS IN 1 DAY


On Saturday (January 17th) we had two important events in our family.
The first was my daughter's Antonia and my father's Antonios celebration for their name day.


Agios Antonios was the greatest ascetic ( that's why the Orthodox Church gave him the name: GREAT.).


He was born into a wealthy family to Egypt in 251 and he died in 356, 105 years old.
When he was 20 years old, his parents died and he had to look after his sister.
He found her a home, a new family, he gave her some money to survive, he gave the rest of his possessions to the poor and those in need and he went to the desert to live alone with little food and prayers.
Even kings listened to those he had to say for God and religion.

The second event was the cuting of Vasilopita (i told you about Vasilopita before) of the Cretan Community of Salamina.

My two oldest daughters, Olga and Alexandra, danced Cretan dancings with other little ones.




And older kids danced with traditional clothes from Crete.




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Δευτέρα, 12 Ιανουαρίου 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: BABY BOOK


This week i want to show you the books of my babies.
They all were gifts from my sister, Marina, the day i gave birth to my girls.
In there, i write everything for my babies from the day i found out that i was pregnant until today.
I kept the hospital card from the crib, the hospital bracelet, their footprint, the hair from their first hair cut, the invitation from their baptist, the first photo i took at the hospital ( i was the only mum with video camera and photo camera with me in my suitcase, when i went to the hospital) and many many more things from birthdays, holidays and school.
I keep these things like a treasure and i'll give them to girls when they'll be old enough to appreciate them.
The baby books



From Olga's book



From Alexandra's book



From Antonia's book





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Τρίτη, 6 Ιανουαρίου 2009

THE BRENDA'S PHOTO CHALLENGE: ANYTHING NEW



The Brenda's photo challenge this time has a theme : Anything new!
So ........ Happy NEW Year!



I want to thank my blogging friends Wil, Anette, Maria and Denise for the NEW things that they sent me for Christmas.

Beautiful cards





and precious gifts.







And last but certainly not least, i want to tell you that our family is going to have a NEW member.

No, i'm not pregnant.

My sister in law is pregnant and we all are so happy!!!!



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Δευτέρα, 5 Ιανουαρίου 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: HAPPY NEW YEAR



Hello everybody!!!!!!

I hope you had great holidays and wish you the best for the new year.

Let me tell you how we spent the New Year's Eve.

On December 31st, in the morning, the girls went to grandparents, aunts and uncles for the new year's carols.



I was cooking all day for the dinner.



We gathered at my home 13 people (my parents, my sister with her family, my brother in law and his wife and my family) at 10 pm.

We had dinner and at midnight we welcomed the new year with songs (like: paei o palios o hronos..), we cut the vasilopita (i'll tell you about that later), we drank champagne and we sat by the fire place for the dessert.


My girls and my sister's younger daughter performed a play for us:

"A mouse's New Year's Eve"

Director and narrator : Alexandra (my niece)

Santa Claus: Olga

Mouse : Alexandra

The sleeping baby: Antonia

You can't imagine how proud i'm of them.


At 2 am everybody went to sleep, except me.

I did the cleaning and prepared the gifts that Agios Vasilis brought to kids.

It's time to tell you about our Agios Vasilios (Greek Orthodox Church use for Santa) and Vasilopita.


Vasilios was born in 330 into the wealthy family of Vasilios (a famous rhetor) and Emelia in Caesarea in Cappadosia (now known as Turkey).

It was a large household, consisting of ten children, the parents, and Vasilios's grandmother, Macrina.

His parents were known for their piety and his maternal grandfather was a Christian martyr.

Four of Vasilios's brothers and sisters are known by name, and they are saints in Orthodox history.

His older sister Macrina was a well-known nun.

His older brother Peter served as bishop of Sebaste in Armenia, and wrote a few well-known theological treatises.

His brother Naucratius was an anchorite, and inspired much of Vasilios's theological work.

Perhaps the most influential of Vasilios's siblings was his younger brother Gregory.

Gregory was appointed by Vasilio to be the bishop of Nyssa, and he produced a number of writings defending Nicene theology and describing the life of early Christian monastics.

In Greek tradition, his name was given to Father Christmas and he is supposed to visit children and give presents every January 1 (Ag.Vasilios's Day) .
It is traditional on Ag.Vasilious's Day to serve "Vasilopita", a cake baked with a coin inside (flouri), in commemoration of Agios Vasilios's charity. Everyone takes a piece of Vasilopita and the one who wins the flouri, take a little gift and has good luck for the whole year.(My sister won the flouri of our Vasilopita this year.)
It is customary on his feast day to visit the homes of friends and relatives, to sing New Year's carols, and to set an extra place at the table for Agio Vasilio.
In Greek tradition and according to historical records, Agios Vasilios, of Greek heritage, is the original "Santa Claus", who being born into a wealthy family, gave away all his possessions to the poor and those in need, the underprivileged and children.
Agios Vasilios died on January 1st in 379, the day on which the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates his feast day together with that of the Feast of the Circumcision.


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An award that you really deserve.
Thank you.

Παρασκευή, 2 Ιανουαρίου 2009

A HAPPY NEW YEAR AWARD






HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

passed these awards to me and i want to give them to all my dear blogging friends with all my best wishes.