We celebrated a joyous day on September 14th. First, it is the feast of the exaltation of the precious and life creating cross in the Orthodox Church. This day celebrates both the finding of the cross, by St. Helen, and the recovery of the cross after it was stolen. It is a glorious day in the Church.
We also celebrated the birth of our little Zoe Marie. We decided, at the last minute, to have friends over for dinner and have a proper birthday celebration. It was a great evening with wonderful food and friends. The pictures are of Zoe making her "lenten" chocolate cake,of her burying her face in Thea's chest when we sang happy birthday to her and her blowing out her candles.