La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

Friday, July 14, 2017


Apparently 16 weeks have gone by since my last post. Those 16 weeks have not flown by, and I certainly have an excuse for my silence...
Starting from March, I was in bed or on the couch, till around the beginning of June. Not because I suddenly became lazy, but because I was nauseous. No I did not have a three month long fling with the flu, but I was actually doing something that yes, felt awful, but also was a wish come true. Not the throwing up, but knowing I was going to be a Mamma for a second time. Baby Ceccarello number two will be joining our family in November! 
 So much has been going on during the last time I posted, and it would literally take me a week to write it all, and I don't want to bore you to death. So, get ready for pictures being thrown at you!
Here is a glimpse of what has been going on... This is the dolce vita, so I have not documented every agonising detail.
Oh and we (Luca and I) like every summer are now in Baltimore at my parents house while Marco is working over seas and at sea. 
Posts will be more frequent:) Enjoy

Luca and Marco taking a break during an evening walk... before my nausea..I guess every picture does not a description, right?

Lucy and his cousin during a town festival

the kite runner

longer evenings call for bedtime stories on the balcony

out about the the boat

you can't tell here... or you can, but I'm feeling like crappo

ma boys

there were about 50 different birthday parties we went to, during a one month period. one of which was Lucas.

Luca on his first class trop to the zoo. Marco went along. Luca could have cared less.

Lucas turn to shine

a ham and his great aunts 

Lucas party at school. with his beloved teacher by his side.

mini Marco

how we be cool,keep cool and stay cool

beach life

on vacation with Nonna and Mamma at the beach

camping with Nonna and Mamma 

Marco would come when he wasnt working

rough life

cousins and hot evenings 

bored bean, unimpressed by the street food festival 

this was me right after I found out we were having a...wait till November and find out!

birthday party number... I have lost count

cooling his bum 

how is this boy of mine going to be in pre-K next year?!

By popular demand... attempting at a dinosaur cake. And I can confidently say we failed... it ended up looking like a kitten dressed in drag. Luca loved it, so who gives a shhiiiiz!

at Gam and Pops decorating his wings

always in action

those perfect summer evenings

cousins and tea, err water parties 

Luca and Emerson, the cutest little duo

my belly is weighing me dowwwwn

summer bliss and family in the country

family potlucks 

mini version of fireworks on the fourth of July, luckily Luca had nothing to compare it too, and was beyond impressed 

can you tell he has limited screen time? 

polishing up his new big boy bike with pops

french toast for brekky

Asterix in the nude.

Saturday, March 18, 2017


With spring arriving, its hard not to have a smile on your face at all times, to take a big breath and soak in some light.
My mother came for a wonderful two weeks, Luca was in seventh heaven, but did not understand when she had to go home. He thought the guest bed was hers. forever.
He knows now though when it gets hot out, we get go Gam and Pops'. He wakes up every morning to ask if its hot out yet...
Marco also has been away and studying his bum off for a license that allows him to captain bigger and more powerful motor yachts. The exam is 100% in english .
Needless to say he passed with flying colors. duh.
Now winter has passed and flowers are blooming. Time flies so fast it makes me want to capture and treasure each moment, its hard not live the present and think or worry about the future and what is to come, or the to do lists, and what hasn't been done, and what needs to be done. I keep having to remind myself to really enjoy the "now". These "now" moments will never come back, we can repeat them, but they won't be the same.
And I'm talking about the moments where you truly thank the world for your blessings.
Heres to those moments and many more to come.

outside every afternoon in our condo courtyard with our neighbor
in Sirmione on a castle with Gam!

park time
carnevale #1
two cheeseballs 

tea and chocolate time 

Venice island with my monkey, carnevale #2

I think they might be ready for the puppet show

feeding the birds on Lake Garda. He could have spent the whole afternoon there, and evening.

more bird feeding

kisses on tops of castles

cozy homemade dinner at our B&B in Sirmione

most of that ice cream did made it only to his jacket

out and about in Venice

evening walks 

a perfect evening 

go cart racing. thank god you could not smell them. (the cars, not L and M:)

how Luc hides Marco
monkey see, monkey do 

coming home from the circus after the second half was cancelled. for obvious reasons. the 5 minute ride home took an hour.

pulling out all the tricks

morning play with Papa'

cousin play

Lucas chocolate chapstick obsession 

wintertime or shitty weather indoor kids area. thank goodness for them, let me tell ya

post dinner gelato 

carnevale #3

carnevale #4

Lucas "dance" class

afternoon treats with friends 

skipping school to escape into Venice 

this little light of mine

my screen deprived son, makes his own television and sits in front of it.

carnevale treasures 

in his magical worlds 

into his literature

binoculars, his cat, his dog and his swing. nuf said