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Not Just Another Year

For my family that couldn’t attend, which basically means the entire family….
Best birthday ever because of the lovely wife and kids. Thanks to Anna K for giving Aussiegirl instructions on how to make an ice cream cake. Wish the Greek family were all still here to celebrate with us.

The P5 takes London

London Golden Jubilee Bridge

We’re back in the UK.  For two months this time.

Our entire stay will be in London’s Marylebone district.  I love the city, so I’ll enjoy it.

Aussiegirl?  Not so much.

Unfortunately, some of the stuff that’s so great about London, like the museums, aren’t really very kid friendly.  Especially, when you have three under four.  But there’s so much else to do – the parks (Hyde, Regents, Green, and all the park squares), the markets, attractions like The Eye, the shopping, and just the general liveliness of the city.

A nice American bloke offered to take a picture of all of us on Golden Jubilee Bridge just after we “flew” the London Eye (in the background).  Sofia was pooped.  More photos are at our Flickr site.

Cake!

Leo has cake

sofia has cake

Eleni Sings to the Twins

Xronia Polla!

Leonidas and Sofia are One Today

Leonidas is OneSofia is One

First Tooth

sofia_tooth

Sofia’s got her twin brother beat in teeth (by one), but she’s falling behind in weight, 20 pounds versus his 22. They’re going on 8 months.

Merry Christmas from Down Under

Eleni Loves Santa nowThey actually say “Happy Christmas” down here like the British. We finally got Eleni to sit with Santa after being frightened to go anywhere near him in St. Louis. The trick – he offered her a candy cane.

We’re in a subtropical area (Mullumbimby, New South Wales) and it’s warm and humid, so it’s going to be a really strange Christmas for me.  It doesn’t feel quite right.  We’ll have a lot of Carolyn’s relatives here at the farm so it should be a fun time nevertheless.  Bob and Helen even have a small pool to help us beat the heat.

Twins first Santa visitThe photo of the twins was taken while in St. Louis for the baptism, which went very well and we are so thankful for everyone who attended and celebrated with us. We are very honored to have Megan and Peter Politis as Godparents for Leonidas and Elaine and David Stevens as Godparents for Sofia.

Happy Halloween

…from Leo the Lion and Sofia the Bear.

Sofia and Leo at Halloween 2007

Meet Us in St. Louis

Look for your invitation in the mail….

Twin Baptism

Jefferson’s Monticello

MonticelloWe finally went to Monticello when Peter and Megan visited. Pretty amazing place and beautiful grounds. The house tour was great up until the point where Sofia decided to start wailing. Our guide had closed us in the parlor and was blocking the exit, so we got some dirty looks (and one rude comment) from a couple of tourists, until we managed to get out of there. Carolyn was pretty upset at the comments. After the tour, several people actually came up to us and apologized for the other individuals’ comments. We also heard that some words were exchanged after we left the parlor. I guess some people don’t appreciate the difficulties of child rearing…some do. And some people are just kind.