Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas Season: Part 2

Merry Christmas!

Christmas cookie decorating with cousins!

The whole bunch together for the first time at Christmas.

Girls' Christmas Tea Party with Gigi.

So happy to have her Illinois cousins around.

Making a gingerbread house with Daddy.

Christmas Part 1 started off in San Clemente.
Nice job, Gigi, for finding matching pajamas for everyone!

Surprising the neighbors with Christmas carols.

Christmas Part 2 was a blast with family in El Cajon!

Heading to the Christmas Eve service at Shadow Mountain. 

Candlelight service.

And for L's December birthday, we celebrated with a delicious dinner at Wood Ranch BBQ in San Diego. 

Such a fun month with family!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Greek Birthday Party!

For Z's 7th birthday, she requested a Greek-themed party! Xronia Polla to our Greek girl!

The Greek corner.

Cupcakes with edible Greek flags.

Everyone's name written out in Greek (to label the cups), and Z's birthday sign in Greek.

It was a fun combo of modern and ancient Greek, including this Greek fisherman here and Greek goddesses.

Z and her cousins from Illinois!

Rockin' the Greek goddess dresses.

Yiayia and Papou, always so photogenic!

The lovely Thea "Ourania" and her brother.

The original Meadows four having fun with the Greek photo booth props.

The Greek feast.


Zeus made an appearance at the Olympic games and threw candy at the kids as they tried to catch him in the backyard. The kids also enjoyed a game of "Pin the Tail on the Pegasus."
Glow-stick ring toss! The adults even joined in on this one.
This "fresh-off-the-boat Greek" even accompanied the singing of "Happy Birthday" on the Greek mandolin.

Make a wish, "Koula" (doll)!

More photo booth fun.

Yiayia knitted hats for all of the kids, so sweet!

Who knew we could get hours of laughs out of fake mustaches?!

This was the cousins' first time meeting Z's Greek family!

 We might have had too much fun.

Opa! Happy Birthday to our Greek girl! Xronia Polla!