It’s week 38 and so glad I’m still managing to keep this project (the only project!) going. 
 Olivia: She doesn’t care about the mess in her room, but love tidying up her little kitchen. 
Vale: getting bigger and bigger everyday. And loving to seat on his bouncer when he’s awake.


It’s week 37 and it has been a tiring, yet exciting week…a new school for my eldest and a new morning routine for my youngest. And an early morning alarm clock we are still trying to adjust to!
Olivia: loving al fresco dining. I’m sure it was the pizza she loved the most.

Vale: looking at his sister doing a show
Joining with Jodi from Practicing Simplicity.

36/52 and a catch up

It’s week 36 and it feels like summer is definitely over. It’s time to regain some sort of normality around here after the crazy month we had, settle back into a fall routine and catch up with all the projects that were put on hold!
Week 36 // Olivia: Loving this new playground we just discovered
Week 36 // Vale: Starting to stay awake a bit longer now
And that is what these two have been up to over the past month….
Week 35 // Olivia: Posing for mama with her favourite toy. She’s getting cuter every day.
Week 35 // Vale: He’s back home and bored already.
Week 34 // Olivia: Napping while waiting for mama at the hospital. 
Week 34 // Vale: He had the cutest little crib at the hospital.
Week 33 // Olivia: She’s a natural crafter. She lean to use the scissors a few weeks back and started cutting everything she could get hold of (after asking for our permission!)
Week 33 // Vale: He almost doesn’t fit in his cocoon anymore…this boy is growing too fast! 
Week 32 // Olivia: Enjoying wandering around her granddad’s garden. She loved picking fresh fruit and veg and eating them straight away.
Week 32 // Vale: First trip to the paediatrician. His umbilical cord fell off too soon and we panicked.


It’s week 31 and we are now a family of four!

Olivia: Adjusting to her new role of big sister. It’s quite hard having to learn to share our attention with her brother, but she’ll get there, eventually.

Valentino: He eats, he sleeps, he cries like a champion. And we are loving every minute of it!

30/52 + 41/40

So, we reached week 30 of 52, and by this time we were supposed to be a family of four…I guess we’ll have to wait a few more days!!!
Olivia: enjoying some mother-daughter painting session. I’m hoping I will be able to keep this us time once her brother will arrive and everything else will be disrupted!

Baby boy: I seriously wouldn’t have thought to pass the due date by a week! And since there is no fruit or veg to compare this baby to anymore, it will be just my giant belly this time. One way or another, by this time next week he will be here, joining his big sister in her weekly photo shoots.


It’s week 29 and already halfway through summer! Our sumer holidays haven’t officially started yet, we are still waiting for the fourth member of our family before the fun can start.
Olivia: waiting at the bus stop. She insisted on wearing her new sunglasses and looked pretty cool with them. And she kept holding that croissant on the entire bus ride, but refused to even take a single bite!


It’s week 28 and I’m finally back on track! not sure how long this will last, but I’ll try hard. I’m loving our new place, its white walls, the light, the minimal furniture. It still doesn’t quite feel like home, but we are slowly making it ours.
Olivia: singing and drawing on top of the dining room table…until she actually started to draw on the table itself, and of course enjoyed the clean up afterwards! sometimes I wonder if she does it on purpose to make messes so she gets to play with wet paper towels and sponges.

21-27/52: the big 52 project catch up!

So I finally got around catching up with at least one of my projects! This is still one of my favourite as I get to take a weekly portrait (or sometime just a picture) of my sweet two year old. I’m not much of a scrapbooker, and this has proved a simple way for me to record her habits and see her growing up by just comparing each photo from each week at the end of the year. And as I did last here, it’s nice to have a little book by the end of the year as a memento, but also as a nice present for the grandparents. And to be honest, Olivia loves looking through her previous books, so that’s good enough for me for committing to it again this year. As I haven’t been able to post any of the pictures I’ve taken over the past two months, I’m putting them all in here. Of course, it’s not how I would like to run this project or blog, but the latest and forthcoming events won’t allow me to do things any differently. So bear with me and the randomness of the posts until I get back to normality again!
21/52: Resting on the big bed (after lots of jumping!) while we are trying to pack our wardrobes. It has been hard work for all of us, but it must have been very boring for you.

22/52: One of our last day in London. A  cheeky smile after trying cherries for the first time, and learning how to spit the core.

23/52: Moving day and you were the best traveller ever. You did even learned how to sip from water bottle with a sport cup.

24/52: Posing for mama in our new house and on your new chair. There is so much space compared to our old flat in london that you go around riding your scooter.

25/52: Stopping at yet another fountain! you always have a good excuse to play with the water.

26/52: Eating your afternoon snack at the oratorio nearby our house. You love it there, especially when we bring the bucked and you get to play with the water from the fountain.

27/52: Saturday afternoon at the lake of Barrea in Abruzzo. You loved splashing in the water, but refused to go on the pedal boat with your dad. You had the best time ever with your friend “Ato”.
And a big thank you to Jodie for carrying on with this project.


It’s week 20 and we are finally starting to enjoying some good weather! Gianluca’s parents were here for the week, and my little lady loved all the attention and playtime. She would wake up in the morning and quietly leave our room to go and wake her grandparents up…hooray for a bit more sleep in for us!
Olivia: trying a lollypop for the first time. Don’t get fooled by her smile; she said she liked it at first, but threw it away after a few licks! 
Linking up with the 52 Project at Practising Simplicity.

18/52 + 19/52

Playgrounds! It doesn’t matter in which country you are, if you have a toddler, the first thing you look for is a place for him/her to burn some energy and for you to take a short break.
Athelstan Recreation Ground , Kingston upon Thames, UK
Parco degli Scipioni, Rome, Italy

Linking up with Jody from Practising Simplicity.