Monday, March 30, 2009

March 25th is Greek Independence Day

March 25th is Greek Independence Day from the Turks and is therefore a holiday. We took this day to go on a family outing to Anavisos (about 1 hour south of Athens). We drove along the coast and stopped to eat at a fish tavern. We didn't realize we had to make reservations at the tavern since everyone else had the same great idea as us! However, a waitor said that he had space for two people only. The food was great and then we headed to the beach. It was so windy that day and all the windsurfers and kite surfers were out too. We sat in the car and watched them. It was a lot of fun and free entertainment! We did get out of the car for a few pics and you can see how windy it was!
Ashtyn has become more confident in her walking and will randomly just take off on her own. She is still mostly crawling but she has discovered that walking is fun too. Just a little scary!
Matt has finished his level 3 Greek class. He will begin level 4 in a couple of weeks. The last one was a private lesson at our house since he was the only student at the school. It was very convenient and he saved a lot of time not having to commute. He is doing so well with his language. I wish you could hear him speak!!
Our little DJ!

Who me? I didn't do it!

Where did mommy go?

Wind surfing and kite surfing

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday, Ashtyn!

We are so proud of our little girl for turning one! We have been so blessed to have her in our lives. She brings us so much joy! We celebrated Ashtyn's birthday at our house. We invited two babies from Hellenic Ministries, Kella and Rebeccah to join us. It was so much fun watching them all interact. Ashtyn had a lot of fun opening all her presents! Thank you so much! She didn't like the mess on her hands from the cake and started crying. After we got her all cleaned up she played with all her new toys...and still is!
Opening presents with Daddy

Ashtyn, Mimi & Candy (puppy)

Ashtyn, Pappou and Rebecah