Friday, September 25, 2015


This kiddo fell asleep on the couch the other day like this.  So funny!

She also has a hard time sleeping.  She's probably slept the whole night through 10-15 nights in her 4 years of life.  She has enormous (no joking!) tonsils and I think she suffers from sleep apnea.  She also has phonetical problems and we're starting some speech therapy.

This week we saw an ENT and I got the best news of my life... she's going to get her tonsils out (partial tonsillectomy).  I'm really hoping this helps with both sleeping and speech issues.  If nothing else, at least to be able to sleep at night will be a huge gift!

First day of Autumn

 First day of fall- I brought lemon popsicles when I picked up the kids from school.

 And then we had fun taking pictures of our silly faces!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

First day of school

 Today was Jordan's first day of elementary school.  I'm still waiting to hear how things went.  I think he was excited.  He sure didn't say much.  He did smile sometimes with a sly look and so I'm going to guess that all is well.


 Jordan's BFF.  Jordan e il suo amico di pelle!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Heidi visit!

 I love having visitors!  Just love it.  I love my friends.  They are like warm sunshine on a warm spring day that just fill you up.  It also helps that this friend, Heidi, has the gift of bringing peace to those around her.  My kids were soooooo much better than normal. :)  It's also an excuse to get gelato, something that I don't usually let myself do.

 As you can see, we went to Pisa...

 And to Lucca...

...and to the beach

The Sunday after Heidi left my kids were bickering in the morning before going to church.  Paolo announced "the Heidi-effect is officially over!" (my kids were seriously so much calmer around her!), and then added with great emphasis "I want Heidi back!"  Here here!

Mother son date- at the Buskers festival in Ferrara

 Last weekend I wanted some one on one time with Jordan so we went on a date!  We went to the Buskers Festival held in the city of Ferrara.  There are lots of musicians playing on the street.  Jordan loves music and I was convinced that he would love this.  He didn't love the confusion of lots of people and we didn't end up staying long.
 He did like getting his gelato and a pizza, and I was able to enjoy my soft and joyful Jordan!