Saturday, June 28, 2008


Last week Costas had Vacation Bible School. The theme was Power Lab. The kids did lots of fun activities and crafts that had to do with the power of Jesus, but with a science lab twist. The teachers and priests did a great job. Costas missed two days because of his fever. I thought he was better for the last day because he didn't have a fever in the morning, but later that day his fever went back up to 105. He still has a fever and isn't feeling well.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sick Day

Costas had a fever of 106 degrees yesterday. We took him in the doctor but they couldn't find anything wrong with him (besides the fever, of course). It's down to 100 degrees today with Motrin and Tylenol. Hopefully he will feel better soon.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pantry Raid

I found Taeos raiding the pantry today.

Here's a picture of him with the vacuum, which I mentioned in an earlier post.
He only likes it when it's running; once it's off he ignores it.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Our Garden

Tomatoes have arrived! We ate our first cherry tomatoes of the season today. What's great about our garden this year is that I didn't plant anything (except sunflowers). The cherry tomatoes reseeded from tomatoes falling to the ground. I keep meaning to plant some zucchini or butternut squash, which is Costas' favorite vegetable, but I haven't gotten around to it. The ground here is so fertile that I don't need to add anything to the soil. And, of course, I don't use any pesticides or herbicides. The plants are healthy and the vegetables taste great!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sugar Pine Railroad

To beat the heat today, we decided to go up near Yosemite for a train ride. It was a nice little ride on a steam train. The ride was slow and relaxing through the pine trees. The train blew its horn many times throughout the ride. I thought Actaeos would be afraid, but he just sat and listened to it. The train stopped at a creek where we were able to get out and play. Costas had a great time playing in the water, shoes and all. We were there for about 15 minutes before we had to head out. Once we were back, we had a little picnic. It was a nice way to spend a Saturday.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hide and Seek

Costas and played hide-and-seek today. I hid first and chose the closet. He eventually found me. I told him that I would count to 10 in the closet, since I was already in there. He told me that I had to go somewhere else because he was going to hide in the same spot. He gets the hide and seek part, but not the part where the other person isn't supposed to know your hiding spot. When I found him, he was so surprised!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Vacuum

A quick post while I am taking a break from vacuuming. Actaeos loves the vacuum. Whenever I vacuum he follows it around the house. Right now he is touching the vacuum and talking to it. I'd take a picture, but Tom has the camera.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

JCPenney Pictures

I'm really happy with the pictures from JCPenney's portrait studio. I took Costas for his 4 year pictures, but I also wanted a professional picture of the boys together.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Last Day of School

Friday was Costas' last day of preschool. The students all received a nice book from the teachers with pictures from the days at preschool. I wasn't sad since he will be back next year, but we will miss the kids who are going on to kindergarten. Here is a group picture and a shot with some of his best friends. Costas swings in the porch swing everyday after school. It is surrounded by a beautiful herb garden. It is a nice way to end a day at school.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I Want To Crawl!!

I am speaking for Actaeos. He gets around pretty well, but he is trying really hard to crawl, as you can see in the video.

On a side note: Before the kids went to bed, I overheard Costas talking to Actaeos. He said, "You are my best friend. I only love you. I don't love Mama. I don't love Baba. I don't love myself. I only love you, baby." Ignoring the part about not loving his parents, I thought it was so sweet.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Cherry Picking

We planned to pick cherries for Memorial Day weekend, but we didn't so we ended up going last weekend. The trees still had lots of cherries on them, even though it is the end of the season. Costas was able to reach cherries, so he was able to pick a lot of them. We picked about 5 pounds of cherries in a short time. It was only $1.50 a pound, which is a great price (they are $4 a pound at the grocery store). I made a cherry cobbler, which I took to the Sunday School picnic. It was tasty.