it’s been so long…

Blogging is hard, takes a long time, is not satisfying, and it’s super useless. That said, I’ll keep doing it because it helps my shitty memory, especially when I need to find a recipe or when I wonder what was I doing 2 3 or 4 years ago today. Life goes so fast, and only […]

Santi, 4. Paper airplane party.

4 years ago I made a baby and he was the chubbiest sweetest thing in the world. Now he’s a big boy who still wishes he could wear nappies, who loves food and cars and pink. He’s quick to scare (Santi the cupboard!!!) and also quick to console. He loves his big brother probably more […]

Paris Paris Paris

Sooner than I had anticipated I managed to take my boys to Paris. Fed by an obsession with dubious pixar films and high speed trains I got them all excited and it totally paid off. The TGV does go really fast. The Eiffel Tower was explored, on foot, somebody’s acrophobia notwithstanding. Le Jardin d’acclimatation. A […]

I’m still here

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in my sons are smarter than me, prattle | One Comment

Finished 4 exams with decent results and survived. Enjoyed 12 days of vacation doing mostly cross country skiing and lolling around at home, playing with the boys and having a ball. Tomorrow it all starts over, my hopefully final semester and it’s going to be a tough one. I have a big project and 4 […]

This is the way to the moon! (and other carnival stuff)

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in images, my sons are smarter than me | One Comment

It’s that time of the year: time to dress up! Yesterday I volunteered at the boys’ preschool for the 4ht year in a row to do the carnival face painting. It was fun and the boys were so proud that I was there. It made my heart melt. They both chose to be blue spidermen, […]

anything can be a cushion

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in craftulence, my sons are smarter than me | 2 Comments

snowy day yesterday, so after indulging in a sushi lunch we got back home and Michele had some nap credits to use up so I was left to entertain the kids all by myself. Damiano said he wanted to sew, and I thought: why not. We did a little bit of stitching, he made a […]

in 12 years he’ll get a driver’s licence.

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in images, my sons are smarter than me | 5 Comments

My little baby, my teeny tiny 30 oz. baby is now 6 years old. Sometimes he says things and has expressions that make him seem like a real person an adult and it fills me with awe and joy an terror all at once. One thing needs to be said: I wouldn’t change a hair […]

Winter, so far.

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in food, friends, images, my sons are smarter than me | 2 Comments

These winter holidays have been lovely, and I’ve found myself enjoying each moment almost effortlessly: this is a good thing. (I credit all the exercise I’ve been having: skiing cross country and running, mostly. Moving is my antidepressant, and it has no side effects! Well maybe some sore muscles here and there but hey). I’ve […]

photos of Mexico, part III.

My aunt and godmother invited us again to her lovely Acapulco villa, where we spent the most relaxing 5 days of the last 6 years. and we got to see the most beautiful sunsets. The boys grew gills. And we all got ridiculously tanned. And now, back to the heart of winter!