Monday, April 25, 2016

Hair cut and gelato

 Last week Isabel went on a daddy daughter date and got her hair cut.  It was with my permission but I had no idea what was cut she was going to come home with.  It actually turned out quite cute!

 And we also had gelato for breakfast courtesy of Roberto and Giuliana!

Family Reunion Pranzo con i cugini

 My father-in-law was the youngest of 12 kids.  My husband has an unusually big Italian family (considering most Italians are only children, and sometimes don't even have a cousin).  I think he has about 30 cousins.  They met for dinner in the hills around Bologna.  It was nice to see everyone before our move.

The 2 surviving aunts...

Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter break 2016

 Our friends from Norway are home visiting this week. We are seriously soaking in every moment we can with them.  This our last time together for at least several years.  Love friends!  Love the park!

Monday, March 21, 2016


 Our neighbors have some friends that bought an old villa in the countryside with some land and on the weekends they are fixing it up.  We went up with our neighbors to go for a nature walk.  It was so relaxing (and therefore a lot of fun for me).  Nothing so wonderful as dirt and sticks and mud and rocks to keep my kids busy!

Parco dei gessi

 There's a nature park above our house.  Beautiful view.  A few Sundays ago we needed to get out of the house and went for a walk.

parco della Ponticella, evviva la primavera!

 The park near our house... I have lots of good memories here: talking with friends, kids making mud pies...