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 

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