La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

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

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.