Friday, May 21, 2010

100 pieces of pastry & 12 candles

At Summer's middle school today they held the annual international day. The kids pick a country and learn all about it and set up displays, write a paper, and make some kind of food from that country to share with the other classes. Summer chose Greece. I wonder why? Well, she called to see if I would help her make some food and perhaps loan her some items if I had any from Greece. No problem kiddo!We needed to make 100 servings! She came over last night and we made my fav Greek pastry. (no not baklava) It's called galatoboureko and it turned out super good. She stayed over night and I took her to school this morning. I went in a little late for work!
I helped get Summer's area set up. She had written a paper on Greece and then set out all the "artifacts" I gave her. The red blanket was made by my Grandmother back in Greece when she was about Summer's age..(it's well over 100yrs old),we had Greek cookbooks, some plates Mom brought back from one of her trips to Greece, worry beads, evil eye charms and of course the Greek pastry that Summer and I made the night before..all 100 pieces to share! The kicker was that today is also Summer's 12th birthday! I told you this month was chock full of birthdays..so we were invited over for dinner along with her other Grandparents and a bunch of her friends.
Summer wanted tacos so everyone made their own tacos or,as in my case and Jack's, taco salad. Pretty tasty!
Time to make a wish and blow out the candles...after the icecream cake all the kiddos headed outside for a campfire, smores, games and good fun. After that I heard that they were going to make t-shirts to take home. And of course the best time is the sleep over! Never having had girls, however I am a girl so I do remember my sleep over parties..I forgot how noisy they/we/were/ are!Did that make any sense at all??
Summer,we hope your day was a happy one! It's not that PawPaw and I don't want to spend more quality time with you and a ton of giggly girls and your wild little brothers, but this week has been a crazy busy one and my fat pants are calling me home to some peace, quiet and my new book..all I have to say is: TGIF!!!

8 comments:

Wander to the Wayside said...

I'm so envious of your rich family history and traditions...and those treats look too yummy! How wonderful that you were able to participate in her week that way, and with a slumber party to top it off!

Cheryl said...

Wow you weren't kidding about the birthdays. Would you like to adopt me? :-)

rose said...

Looks like great food. You showed how much love you have by all that you did. Have a good day

Christina said...

Opa! I love it! I would love to see your Greek artifacts some day. I especially love the blanket. That is awesome that you have something that was made by your grandmother so long ago. Oh, and you are a wonderful Yiayia...I bet it took you forever to make the galatoboureko!

Donna said...

Looks delish!! -as are all your Greek dishes!! That Summer is a lucky girl to have such a devoted G-ma! (Happy Birthday Summer!!) Love the Greek flag...blue and white stripes are my favorite.
What new book are you reading??(really the question is...when do you have time??)

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Karen Whittal said...

I agree with all the comments you are obviously a baker of note.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Aw she is beautiful! How wonderful that your able to do this with your sweeties. Do they all live close by.
Up all night with my stupid pain and my son just left to go back to his home and work in Austin,Tx so thought before I get in the flat position with the heating pad I would get on here for ten minutes.
haha
Hope you have a great day
Maggie