Tuesday, May 23, 2006

It's been a while...

Sorry, everyone, it's been a while since I posted. I'm even having trouble getting around to reading other people's blogs!!! We are quite busy, of course, with baby Petros and Pavlos and just lots of stuff going on. On Saturday we had a memorial service for Paul's father (Fr. Paul). It's been five years since he reposed. May his memory be eternal. So I spent Friday and Saturday putting together kollyva. I have a shelf in my cupboard that is dedicated to kollyva stuff.

Sunday was our church general assembly meeting. I don't particularly like general assembly meetings. And, since becoming co-chair of our sunday school program, we have to watch the children while the parents attend the meeting. AAAGGGHHH! Not my idea of a fun Sunday afternoon:) We were able to play outside and I brought Pavlos' newest game, Hullabaloo, and the kids loved playing it (it was a birthday present from yiayia and pappous).

Petros is now three months old. I cannot believe it. Pavlos went to his 4 year check up and we also weighed Petros... he's now up to 9lbs 7 ozs. Way to go!!! He is smiling a lot and making lots of cute baby cooing noises. Pavlos is a hefty (lol) 28.5 lbs.

I have started reading again. Finally have a little time to do that. I read The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Oh Susanna by Kate Wilhelm (thanks, Kiera). Shadow of the Wind is kind of like a Gabriel Garcia Marquez book (are my sister and I the only people who like Love in the Time of Cholera better than One Hundred Years of Solitude? Just curious). The Wilhelm book was funny and entertaining and easy:) I have finally gone on line to the library to request some books to read.

Last night, I recorded the season finale of 24 so I could watch the DVD of Pride and Prejudice which we rented. After having seen the mini-series P&P numerous times and also reading the book many times, the movie went so quickly! It has beautiful scenery, wonderful editing, it flows nicely, beautiful score, but it just gets through the story so fast. If I had never seen the mini-series, I probably would have like it better... although I do like the movie, too... maybe it would be good to own for those times when I would like to watch P& P but just don't have the time to sit through the whole mini-series?!?! So tonight we will watch the season finale of 24... will Jack make it (of course, he does, Kiefer Sutherland has signed a new, three season contract). Will the president be exposed for the lying slimeball he is?

Ok, that's enough rambling from me... have to go work on baptism invitations (if you are a member of St. John's you will not be receiving an invite to the baptism as we are inviting the whole parish... but please, let me know if you can make it so we can plan on how much food to make:)


Susan said...

Oh baby is so cute. He was smiling all the time yesterday too.
He is getting big!!

Dawn said...

Yes, he is cute. They're both cute, what a pair.

Elizabeth said...

They are both so gorgeous !!

Memory Eternal to Fr Paul.....

Karl Thienes said...

IMHO, "One Hundred Years of Solitude" is a far more ambitious and sweeping story than "Love in the Time of Cholera"....but you really can't go wrong with Marquez. Magical Realism is one of my favorite genres....and I got hooked on 24 this year (I justified it because there are so many commercial breaks I could do my school reading in!)

Mimi said...

Absolutely adorable! Great photos.
Memory Eternal to Father Paul.
I'm sad to report I've never read either of the books, but I should.
You rock, Karl came out of retirement for you, and lastly,
I am planning on attending.

Christina said...

Thank you, everyone
Pavlos and Petros are cute, and I'm not just saying that because I'm there mommy:)
That's why I wrote that my sister and I are the only people who like Cholera over 100 Years... we are known to be a little strange:) She and I both also like the magical realism books (I don't know if that's saying a lot because over the years we have gone through some crazy phases with books... there were the Stephen King years, the Anne Rice years, the juvenile fiction years, thank God we never went through the trashy novel years:)