Oh June. You’re a month that knocks me off my feet. The end-of-year parties, going-away parties, birthday parties, school parties, bbq parties, recitals, plays, events and just about anything else you can think of have been keeping our days (and most evenings) BUSY.
Not to mention the World Cup which is all everyone is talking about over here in Italy. Usually we’re a family that knows absolutely nothing about football (soccer). We don’t understand the game, wouldn’t recognise a player if he walked past us nor really ever cared about who was winning or losing. But somehow that has all changed and my Belgian husband and kids have become crazed. You should have heard them screaming when Belgium made the winning shot (goal?) in last night’s game. Hilarious.
Here are a few images to add to my Gratefully Grateful series…
Test shot for our upcoming photo booth at a local pyjama run in support of kids with cancer. A few years ago we folded those paper cranes (actually 1000 in total) for a little friend of ours who was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He’s doing really well at the moment and we couldn’t be happier. (holy top knot!)If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen a similar photo to the one above. I bought these golden raspberries at a local farm and have fallen head over heels for this fruit. Sweeter than the traditional red ones but with a with a slightly different taste. Can’t wait to make an Italian Crostata with Golden Raspberry Jam in the coming days.Happy to have this little guy back after 4 days away from home. He had a blast in the mountains with his class but was overwhelmed with joy at the Welcome Home banner that his sisters made for his return.
Last week our new couches arrived and with it 5 huge cardboard boxes. My kids got out the paints and spent hours playing with and decorating those boxes. Love that. Who says tweens are miserable and always bored? Mine definitely aren’t.
Have a great week!