And in a moment of pre-Easter silliness, Amalia donned bunny ears and showed off her first two teeth.
Then Amalia and her parents and Abuela drove to Yiayia and Papou’s house in Grafton MA in time for the many rituals celebrating Orthodox Easter, which this year was on April 15.
For Holy Saturday services, Amalia chose to wear this classic white dress with black trim accessorized with a white cardigan and a cloche hat, both in white with lavender trim
Or this little pink frock for a trip to the park with Abuelita Carmen,
A highlight of Easter breakfast is the sweet braided Tsoureki bread with a red egg on top. It was Amalía’s introduction to this Easter tradition, and it became a favorite of hers at first taste.
On Orthodox Easter Sunday, Amalía chose to make an entrance in this flowery dress with a yellow straw hat. She sat at the head of a table of 10, laden with roasted lamb, moussaka, spinach- and cheese pies and even lobster-filled crepes But she fell asleep before the dessert course.
In retrospect, Amalía decided that the only fashion faux pas she committed was this dress which she wore while counting the eggs in her Easter Basket. She made a mental note: horizontal stripes are not her best fashion choice because she’s short and they tend to make her look fat.
On the next day, Monday April 16, Amalía headed back to New York City, mentally regretting that she’d left most of her summer sundresses hanging in the closet of their South Beach apartment in Miami. How was she going to deal with all the social obligations that lie ahead during this freakishly warm New York weather?
Back in New York