27 June 2009

Just went on a walk

I just went on a walk with Nik and one of our neighbors and her granddaughter who is a little older than Nik. Nik is such a wonderful boy, he held hands with the little girl for a while and then when we parted ways he gave her two big hugs and a kiss in the air (smawh). So adorable, he then gave me hugs and kisses all of the way back to KokaRoka.
All of the children in the neighborhood that are Nik's age (well they are a couple of months older) are girls, he likes two of them and the other two he doesn't really want to do anything with. He still likes the older girls too and will chase them around, with the older boys in the neighborhood he just watches them play and wants to join in when they are playing soccer.
So the future holds a womanizing soccer player, ohmy!

19 June 2009

What do you Think?

Arthur came home last night while I was watching NCIS and told me that the lead guy Mark Harmon was dead and I was like "ohno! I like him". Only to find out today that he meant Roy Scheider, I don't think they look alike at all, what do you think?

Of course I do get Mark Harmon confused with the famous MacGyver actor Richard Dean Anderson, how about you?

Answer to the left.

16 June 2009

More Photos

His before outfit, from Grandma and Grandpa Nelson.
His after outfit provided by the godfather (nonos) Vasilis (bill). Perfectly happy leaving the church hand in hand with his nonos and mama.
This is a close up shot of Nik crying in the church and his Nonos.

The Godfathers Family and our Family
Bill's two sisters Zozu and Maria, Grandpa Nik, Bill's older brother Nik, Bill, Baby Nik, Mara, Arthur, Bill's father and mother Kostas and Nikki.
Katerina had left a little early to get the food ready for the after party.

14 June 2009


Today is All Saints Day, June 14th and Nik was given his name, Nikolaos Sakkas. Finally the Greek State will recognize him, because they wont put his name on any paperwork until he has been baptized in a church.
Unfortunately the baptism took place right in the middle of when he would normally be taking a nap, so he was not very happy. Also there were a lot of people standing around staring at him and I think that is pretty unnerving for any person any age.
The beautiful and very unique 11th century church with an aisle Ambo.
Greek Orthodox Baptism, I wish I could say what was said but not only did I have the issue of not being able to translate but even if I could Nik was screaming so loud that I really only heard the Amens said by the chorus. It was a very long process, we started at the front of the church and this is where the godparent says the childs name and he gives an oath and denies the devil.
Then we move inside the church and the priest had us kiss "The Gospel" (a large bible covered in silver plating) including baby Nik.

Then we undressed him and we did the blessing in the Baptismal Font that represented the river that Jon the Baptist baptised Jesus Christ in, lots of crosses put on Nik with olive oil and then the godfather rubbed olive oil all over his body while the preist held him and dunked him in the water/olive oil three times (Nik flailing about the whole time).

Then the priest cut his hair in the front, right side, back and left side, in the sign of the cross.

Then we walked around the church and both me and the godfather had to do the cross and kneel 3 times and kiss the different murals and then I had to kneel 3 times and kiss the hand of the godfather.
After the baptism, when I looked at the clock it was 1:45, the service probably lasted one hour and 15minutes, we had a lunch at KokaRoka. We had lamb and potatoes from the oven and Greek salad, tzatziki, and Feta cheese, everyone enjoyed the food.

07 June 2009

My Birthday Day

Thank you Dad, Rhonda and Jeanie for calling on my birthday and the present from Grandma and Grandpa Nelson. I wore the outfit out that day as Arthur took me to lunch and for a walk around one of our favorite towns, Kastraki. Kastraki is just a farm town but they have a really cute downtown area that is great for walking around, although it was pretty hot so we didn't do to much walking.
Originally we were going to go to the Mall it has a movie theater but it burned down a few days ago, so the whole mall was closed down. SO it looks like we will be seeing the new Star Trek when it comes out on Video, bummer.

01 June 2009

On a Mission.....