Tuesday, August 19
The Shoemaker's Children...
Grandfather came to visit us yesterday and we put him right to work. Despite the fact that we have four priests and one deacon in our extended family, we did not get our house blessed until yesterday! Orthodox Christians get their homes blessed yearly after the feast of Theophany. Theophany is in January. Yes, we are the naughtiest of the naughties.
We celebrated with a nice chicken dinner (roast chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and peas) with ice cream for dessert. The rest of our evening was very low-key. Little Man has figured out how to ride his bike without training wheels, so the children spent a lot of time outside riding bikes on the driveway through the woods.
I'm not sure what we will end up doing the rest of the days that Grandfather is here, but it should be a fairly relaxed visit. We need that after the past few weeks of activity that we have had here!