Monday, August 30, 2010

Alexandra's 4th Birthday & Name Day

Today is our little Alexandra's 4th birthday and Name Day.  We celebrated her birthday at home on Saturday  night, she had a wonderful time. 

Alexandra chose this cake. Originally, she wanted something with unicorns & monkeys...and grass on it. I'm really glad she took the time to look through the catalog and settle for the Dalmatians. 

When came time to blow out the candles she went for the challenge and tried to blow out the sparklers! 

What was on the table this year?

Greek Potato Salad 
Tomato-Basil Bruschetta
Feta cheese squares...

Peanut butter & Jelly minis for the kids...

Sausage, crackers, Kalamata olive tampanade

and my favorite this year-tomato/basil/mozzarella  hor d'oeuvres. I couldn't stop eating these! 

We had a lot of leftovers so I didn't have to cook on Sunday which was fantastic since we were away all morning having coffee with very special visitors. 

It was a wonderful weekend full of celebration that we shared with our very special friends and family. 

Happy Birthday & Happy Name Day my sweet Alexandra! 
χρόνια πολλά!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Buckingham Fountain

I've been away from the blog for one month, probably my longest absence ever. I've been extremely busy this summer and I've also had the chance to travel to the U.S. to visit my friends and family. It's been an amazing summer, to say the least. Before I get back to my regular posting I'd like to share a  few photos of one of my absolute favorite fountains located in my absolute favorite city in the world...the Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, IL. Whenever I visit downtown Chicago, I always make time to stop there.

I really love this place, could sit there for hours...

Enjoy what remains of summer!