Monday, October 03, 2011

Around Thessaloniki with the Babies

Here are some photos of the babies from September. One beautiful day, we had a BBQ in the backyard. Above, Benjamin and Paris are shooting each other with water bottles.

In the middle of the month, my friend John, from Kenya, defended his doctoral dissertation at the university and passed. In the photo above, the professors are telling him that he passed, as his young son Joseph stands next to him.

On my birthday, we went into the city to see our spiritual father. On the way, we stopped for a coffee at a cafe next to the Rotunda (St. George's). The babies played around on the grass there. You can see the Rotunda (with the minaret from its time as a mosque) in the background.

Here they are running back and forth on the parcel of grass.

For lunch, we went to our friend Gregory's Indonesian restaurant. Gregory is a convert to Orthodoxy from Indonesia, the nephew of Fr. Daniel Byantoro, the famous missionary to Indonesia. Gregory came to Thessaloniki to study theology and never left. His little restaurant opens up right onto the sidewalk. We couldn't keep the kids seated for long, so they ended up playing outside on the sidewalk, "driving through" occasionally for me to hand them some food out the window.

We also stopped at the Theological School at the university so that I could pick up some books. Above is Phoebe walking around with the Theological School in the background.

Later that night, we had some birthday cake. Can you tell what color the frosting was?

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