La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Final Countdown

Since we truly have arrived at the single digits of days, (4 more days till the due date) soon going to be a family of four, here is a glimpse of what we have been up to the last month or so.
We have been pretty low key, especially the fact that I have been SO low in energy, but thank goooooooodness Luca is mister easy peasy and Marco has been my true anchor, and helping hand with school runs, grocery emergencies, putting on my shoes, pants... Momma's you know how it is!
We are of course beyond excited and curious to see our snuggle muffin. The anticipation is a killer! Even Luca wakes up every morning and asks about baby. Man oh man what will he be like as an older brother? I have an idea, now we just have to wait to see.
My heart is bursting already though.

Luca of course scared to touch...

alligators in mountains. So you gotta take a picture.

my two captions


8 month baby bump
can't wait to eat the pizza

no caption needed

and soon to be four

when you can't have picnics outside...

this boy and fish risotto 

 fish are the only animal he will touch.

9 month baby bump

tractor feeding fish. So you gotta watch

what does he draw? fish. duh. or monsters.
Halloween in Italy 

two gecko bums

not gonna touch it Mamma

who needs entertainment when you have buttons 

bump and boy

mid jump 

chestnut picking with Nonna
Luca is a pro at pre kindergarten. took him some time, but Luca takes his time.

I think i might have been still jet lagged.

the bread baker

the fisher and the griller

why is watching shit be sucked out of the ground so fascinating?


what you do on your 31st birthday. bask in the sun on a yacht.

going out to my birthday lunch with this bunch
Luca and his fish. two of which have already died.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Scent of Summer is Fading

These, my dear friends are some of the last bits of summer this year, that only means, we'll be back next year excited as usual! A mamma and her two babes will be ready for what next years summers adventures will bring:)
I am writing this back home in Italy half asleep, with a yogurt stain on my belly. Welcome to 34 weeks pregnant. I am doing fine, just a zombie most of the time, i guess thats just preparing what I will feel like after our snuggle bug is born.
Its so nice though to be back with Marco and our flow of life back here. It wasn't easy on me or Luca being away from him for two months, but so thankful we get to be with my family for such a long time, then come home to our rock.
Luca has been on point with adjusting back to Italian life and pre-k beginning. Thank goodness he's at the same school with his same classmates. Made the transition to all day school days easier. I think its actually harder on me than him. Im that crazy mom that can't waits to pick up her boy, and spends the day distracting herself, like washing clean sheets or going out  to buy toilet paper, because 10 rolls are never enough.
no but on a serious note, I see my son maturing, maturing right in front of me, and I am teary eyed with pride, but also sad to think that time is such a precious thing, it comes and goes and you can never bring it back. All I want to do is protect him, and keep him under my wing, but i know he needs the world to fly in. Maybe I am getting all emotional because in less than two months he will not be my only child, he will not be my baby boy, and that too, scares me, all I can do is love on that boy and hope the change will be smooth. As of now he talk about baby with pride and kisses my belly overtime its in his face, which is honestly almost always.
I will get another post in before baby comes. which is soon. oh so soon we will have a little muffin to cuddle on. now there in one thing o am certain, Luca will snuggle on this baby like no other brother has. As long as baby looks like a stuffed animal. Luckily baby will be born in the cold months:)
the last pool days of the summer

the rare occasion the whole family is together. you got to document it.

its nice to have great aunts and libraries 

so many wonderful memories in this house. The house that my amazing grandfather made with his own hands . The house that fortunately stayed in the family.

two pregnant cousins and the Eisenbise glare.

monkey see monkey do.

eclipse style

down south on a lake, waiting for the full eclipse. 

boy and cannon

hey, stuffed animals need saving too.

missing just Ada and Emerson.

eclipse shadows and two ham balls

pizza party 

how this boy travels on vacation

camping scenes

take me back.

fairy boat making. duh.

 it crashed a second later

always with his bike, even in places where it would be so much easier to walk

way too early for pictures. little did we know we had a 12 hour drive back home.

you can ride a bike while pregnant of your only going 5mph, right?

you know when your dog is right under your feet when your cooking dinner? well i have Luca.

how many summer meals have been eaten on this old deck?

thats basically what uncles are made for.

soaking it all in.

i won't tell you how many times he jumped off those stairs.

swiss national day, rain, and a cozy cabin in the mountains.

i was a bit concerned that Luca would be scared, i mean terrified of the cavern, but he surprised us all and LOVED it. Scaredy cats growing up!

mountain life

waiting to enter underground.

we forgot our ski's.
one of many magic hikes

cabin life

ready to rumble

on top of a cliff. literally

collecting eggs from Zia's urban farm. way after lucas bedtime.


cabin number 35.

the view


another view

you know your in the mountains when fires in the middle of the summer are a necessity.

always up for adventure

homemade fudgesicles

my wedding date

not a happy hippo though

a wedding on point

up with the skyscrapers

playing in a magical world