Location: Ancient Greece
Costumes: Toga Party!
Menu: Gyros on homemade pitas with tzatziki, spanikopita, roasted lemon-garlic-oregano potatoes, Greek salad, baklava, and ryzogalo (greek rice pudding)
Music: Zorba the Greek Pandora station
Excitement Level: Very!
The feast was a total success. By total success I mean everyone tried everything willingly and without any resistance at all. That's kind of a huge deal---because spanikopita is not generally high on the list of things Lincoln is excited to eat.
After our feast, we prepared to participate in the Olympics! Wrestling was up first. Each kid got the chance to wrestle Seth Greco-Roman style. Luckily they think it's hilarious to get completely pummeled over and over again.
The next event was archery
Our last event was a very official game of ring toss. Also, you're welcome for the sneak peek at Oliver's bum.
To conclude our festivities, we always end by lighting sparklers and counting down to the New Year (even if it is only 8 pm)
If you'll indulge me in a moment of reflection-- 2012 was an amazing year for us. Cooper joined our family, rifts were mended, memories were made, friendships were strengthened and above all we felt the love of God in our lives each and every day. Each year of my life gets better and better, and I cannot wait to see what 2013 brings. Happy New Year!