Sunday, May 19, 2013

Birthday dessert time...

We aren't big on cake, so we made chocolate brownies topped with ice cream for dessert for Joey's birthday.
Of course, his dessert needed two candles for his birthday.

Here he's wondering what is going on...

What is that on top of my dessert?

How am I supposed to eat this?  Get those off my dessert now!

It tastes o.k.

Wait, it tastes really good!

I think I'll eat my brothers dessert is MY birthday after all!

Happy 2nd Birthday Joey!

Little Peanut is 2!! 
I can hardly believe how fast the time has gone!  My sweet little boy is growing up.
It was a rainy day so our plans for the park were changed.  We headed to Discovery Place to enjoy the day.
Joey had a great time in the toddler room.

Just like the big boys when they were little, he loves the water table.

Playing with lights.

He was absolutely mesmerized by the fish in the aquarium.

So were the big boys!

Isn't this awesome?!

We sat at this tank for quite a while.  It had the most beautiful tropical fish.  

Off to Cici's Pizza for dinner.  Joey loves making bubbles with his water.

It's present time!  Joey got lots of great books, puzzles and games.  He also got a mama-made tote to bring to baseball games.  

We had such a great day!
I love you so much Joseph.
You are such a blessing to our family.

Friday, May 10, 2013


Well, Pascha this year was...different.  First, we had a newborn so I couldn't go to church.  Darryl was completely exhausted when he left for church and I was so fearful he was going to fall asleep at the wheel, I slept on the couch with Juliana frantically waiting for them to come home.  I did end up falling asleep and apparently he did as well(in the garage).  He was too tired to even get out of the car!
He finally woke up and brought the kids in and went to bed but I could tell he was soooo tired from lack of sleep with having a new baby.
The next morning the boys woke to their baskets and then we headed outside for an egg hunt.  It was soooo cold outside it didn't feel like spring at all!  All the boys had such a blast finding all the eggs!
We came back in to start our dinner.  We were making Roast lamb,Greek Potato Salad, Asparagus, Deviled Eggs, Hummus with pita chips and Strawberry Shortcake.
After preparing some of the food, I started to to feel ill.  I knew what was happening-I was coming down with mastitis.  I started getting chills and came down with a fever.  So, I started eating massive amounts of garlic cloves. I also headed to bed.  It wasn't what I expected on such a celebratory day, but that is the way it goes.  After much rest and much more garlic, I felt better by morning. 
Needless to say, the boys had a great day and even baby Juliana got some wonderful gifts!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Christos Anesti!  Christos Voskrese!  Christ is Risen!