Here are some pictures of my baby girls (they are not babies anymore but I like to call them my babies anyway). Celine was born on August 20, 2002 and her little sister Sofia on July 11, 2005.

Celine is one month old


Celine just turned six months old


Celine and mama in San Francisco


Celine and godmother Sophie


Celine and papa at a beach in Paphos, Cyprus


Celine's Christening in Cyprus


Celine's first birthday


Celine and mama in petting zoo


Celine with grandparents at a New Orleans plantation house


Celine with grandfather


My parent in New Orleans (...yes, pre-Katrina)


Celine and mama in Japan


Celine and great-grandmother in Japan


Celine is celebrating her second birthday with a nice meal


Celine and papa in Boston


Celine's serious look in Seattle


Christmas 2004 in Seattle


Celine the ballerina


Celine the grumpy princess


Celine with an attitude


Sofia enters the picture (she is 4 months here)


Sofia having fun


Sisters at play


Lego adventures


Sofia with grandmother


Celine rearranging my directories


Girls with grandparents


Sofia with papa


Preparations for Celine's big show


Celine practicing an important move


Sofia's Christening in Cypurs


Celine at the beach in Larnaca, Cyprus


Sofia one day before walking (and soon after running)


Sofia ready for Mardi Gras


Celine and papa ready for work in DC


Sofia and her bicycle in DC


Celine dressed for a rainy day in DC


Celine and her classmates in pre-k

Sofia with aunt Demetra at grandparents' house


Celine playing with friends in Limassol


Kei in Vienna - summer 2007


Getting ready for the beach and the hot sun in Latchi


Celine and papa contemplating world events while taking a swim - Latchi summer 2007


Sofia assisted by her godmother Amanda in one of many luncheon feasts by the beach - Limassol summer 2007


Kei and the girls building sandcastles


Celine celebrating a goal by the Cypriot national soccer team (big event in Cyprus)


Celine (5) and Sofia (2) celebrate their birthdays (prematurely) in Cyprus


Back in DC, Sofia is happy about going for a night walk to Politics and Prose (the bookstore close to our house)


Celine and Sofia have most fun when taking a bath


The girls at Hershey Park 1 (Pennsylvania)


The girls at Hershey Park (2)


The girls at Hershey Park (3)


The girls at Hershey Park (4)


The girls at Hershey Park (5)


Celine and one of best friends Olivia at the pool


Sofia, of course, came along


Celine with Olivia after pool


Sofia is celebrating her 3rd birthday with her friends at school


...And she is really happy after a big piece of cake


Celine celebrates grandma's 70th birthday in Cyprus, summer 2008


Back in DC Celine and Sofia (who has grown so much)


A moment of reconciliation...


... and love


Celine has lost her first tooth. It is safe in her wallet (a Cypriot custom)


Celine and Sofia are ready for a friend's birthday party


Party picture 1


Party picture 2


Party picture 3


Our dog Vie had to leave us soon after this picture was taken


Celine and Sofia with cousin baby Ray in Belgium


Back in DC it is Christmas 2008


Celine with friend Athena in Japanese costumes


Sofia is a dancer


Getting ready for Greek school


Sofia shopping


Sofia is graduating from daycare and ready for Pre-K


And Celine is graduating from 1st grade


Sofia+Celine with aunt Demetra in Cyprus the summer of 2009


Sofia's playday with friends


Growing too fast - Sofia turned 4 and Celine 7


Sofia at the park across the White House


Celine, Tiffany and Alexandra in 2nd grade


Halloween 2009


Celine reading


Helping mama with grocery shopping


December 20, 2009 - Record snow!


Girls under IMF Christmas tree


Getting ready for a bike ride around Manhattan in Spring 2010


Celine trying on glasses


Cyprus, summer 2010: 3 generations


Sofia turns 5!!


Back in Washington, at the pool with Mia


Girls in NYC


Girls at the IMF


Celine and the IMF Christmas tree


Celine's picture of the National Cathedral


Girls with Mia at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, 2011


Morning walk glory at Tidal Basin, April 2011


Sofia outside our house, April 2011


Girls with Tiffany at the White House Garden Tour


Sofia and Sabrina at Murch School


Sofia's butterfly face painting


Girls having breakfast


Girls in Vienna airport


Celine and Alma at the mall


Sofia's picture of papa working in the garden


Sofia ready for shopping


Celine blowing bubbles


 

Summer 2011 in Cyprus: at the beach with grandma and Sophie


At the beach with Kassy


Girls by the sea in Limassol


Sofia in Paphos


Early morning swim in Pahpos


A feast in Larnaca


Celine just turned 9 (Cyprus: August 20, 2011)


Lots of presents


And a nice picture


Back in DC: Celine's horse show


Girls helping mom with burger sales


Sofia at the stables


Celine and her favorite horse Annie

Smiley Sofia


Writing Poems


Sofia is 7!


And just like that Celine is 10!


Girls in the pool


Under a beautiful tree


Playing chess


Enjoying each other


Sofia with her friend Gigi


At The Homestead


Celine in GDS Chorus


Sofia at the school dance


Celine skating at Rockefeller Center



Sofia under the Christmass tree in NYC (December 2013)



And under the IMF Christmas tree



Celine ar Rock Creek Park



Queen Celine