On Wednesday, we were invited out to the village of Kato Scholari (about 30 minutes east of Thessaloniki) by our friends Athanasios and Sophia, the brother and sister-in-law of Gerontissa Efpraxia of St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Monastery in Goldendale, WA.
The weather was beautiful, and the babies enjoyed playing around in their back yard. Above, you can see them checking out the rocks with Pelagia and Sophia.
This is a classic Phoebe face.
The boys had fun riding around the garden on a truck. Here's Benjamin.
Sophia helping Paul walk.
Paul's turn on the truck.
For a few more photos, click here.
In the evening, we went up to the little church in the woods above our house for Vespers for the Ascension, the feast to which the little church is dedicated (and for which our street is named).
The next morning we again had beautiful weather to celebrate the Liturgy outside in the front of the small church. This is an annual tradition in the parish, and we had over 200 people join us for the feast (that's why it's the one time per year we celebrate outside, because the church only fits about 15 people).