Thursday, August 6, 2009

Amore Mio

Aaron, Ethan, and I just got back from ten glorious (and hot) days in Italy. We flew into Milan, where I met my friend Giuditta for coffee. Giudi and I became friends in Venice six years ago when I lived there. We used to meet for coffee everyday and speak in Italian and English--those are the best memories. It was great to catch up and this time she got to meet Ethan.

After we left Milan, we spent the next eight nights in Florence at a very small and cozy hotel near the center of town. Each day we walked hours on end going to museums, shops, restaurants, and churches. I loved roaming the streets that I know so well.

On one of our first nights in Florence, Ethan initiated the cutest game with us. He sticks out his tongue, we mimic him, and he laughs. This was definitely one of the trip's highlights.


It was so hot in Florence that anytime we wanted a picture with Ethan, we just rolled the stroller into the picture. Aaron took this picture at our hotel.



Did a boyfriend or a stalker spray paint this message?



Standing on the Ponte Vecchio, taking it all in.

6 comments:

Sarah Seitz said...

ahhhh, these pictures are amazing! i so wish we could have been there!! next time i will come as your nanny, ok?! ethan is SO stinkin' cute!! love you!

Kate Johnson said...

Looks like so much fun! We miss little Ethan, we need to skype SOON!

Anonymous said...

Ciao amore mio! Vacation with you is the best! xxxoooxxx

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AB said...

I am really smiling as I look at this latest entry. Yum yum chicken just came out of the oven. What fun to make a dish you suggested. You two sure picked the right mate. Ethan is SO CUTE AND SMART. Love you SO MUCH. Sasa sends much love. She has her boy in view in each room she spends time in. xoxo

Love, AB

Susan Nudelman said...

Silly little Ethan! So cute! I love the photo with the stroller...reminds me of those photos that Travelocity did with garden gnomes...

Dacia said...

That looks like the best time ever. So jealous!!!