Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Babies Hit the Christmas Fair

Here's a photo of Paul playing in the yard on Thursday -- with a bucket on his head. For some reason, he thinks it's fun to walk around like this. Until Thursday, we've been enjoying beautiful, sunny weather in the 60s. On Friday, though, winter began. The temperature dropped precipitously to highs in the 40s, and shows no sign of going back from here.

The change in weather means trying to find more things for the babies to do that are inside. Unfortunately, there aren't nearly as many options. On Friday, we took the babies to walk around inside the mall. In the photo above, you can just make out Pelagia and the babies on the other side of the colorful water fountain display.

On Saturday, we went with Paul's godfather, Paris, to a sort of Christmas fair down at the Expo Center in Thessaloniki. We met our friend Angela and her daughter Myrna there, as well as our friend Justin and his son Michael, who is just four months older than our babies. In the photo above, you can see me with Paul (red) and Benjamin (blue) on the carousel. Pelagia is in the background with Phoebe, helping her ride a horse.

The babies all got their faces painted, too. The biggest wigglers, Paul and Phoebe, got simple designs -- Paul a star and Phoebe a snowflake. Benjamin, however, got a very nice snowman.

The babies particularly enjoyed the toy store, which features some nice wooden toys. In the photo above, Paul and Michael were playing on a drum set, complete with top hat.

They also went to some arts & crafts stations were they got to color and (above) play with clay. Paul made a nice ball of clay and then tried to eat it.

For a few more photos, click here.

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