2014 Summer in Italy
OMG, it feels like it’s been forever since I last blogged. Things are a little handful at the moment. Since returning from Italy, we are getting back to work, getting a car, getting Noemi ready for nursery, well basically just adjusting ourselves back to reality.
It was really good to be back in Italy though! Noemi was spoiled rotten, whatever I said no to, she went straight to her grandparents. Endless gelato, chips and Peppa Pig on screens… She was living la bella vita (the beautiful life) just right for a kid like her.
I really didn’t mind because after all, my in laws were only going to see her for a month, and the most I could do was to let them love her the way they do.
This year’s summer has decided to briefly pass through Italy. Out of 7 days, there were only 2 days perfect for the beach. But when we went to the beach, Noemi had the time of her life swimming in the open water. She couldn’t stop herself from exclaiming "I’m like a fish!"
The sand on the beach was so fine we had to make sure that Noemi got a bath instead of a shower to rinse off all sand in between delicate parts.
Because my husband works most of the time, Noemi did not get a lot of chance to speak in Italian. This holiday back in Italy has kicked Noemi’s Italian language skill up a notch. By the time we left, Noemi was speaking Italian in sentences. When she saw her grandfather crossing the road she said "Attento Nonno! La machina!" (Be careful grandpa! The car!) When she wanted to play, she said "Zio, vuoi giocare con me?" (Uncle, do you want to play with me?) She still speaks Italian at home; even though grammatically wrong, she is putting in her effort to form sentences with the words that she knows. I just have to speak more in Italian since I’m the one who’s home most of the time with her.
We celebrated her 3rd birthday, we also celebrated my mom in law’s birthday by going to the best pizzeria in town.
Noemi made new friends that she still counts as her best friends today.
We caught up with some old friends, ate the best gelato almost every single night, danced at the piazza…
Me and my husband finally went on dates without Noemi.
And had the best Italian food there ever was for the cost of nothing.
Since Noemi is going to nursery soon, it’s decided that she was going to have her hair cut, so that it would be easier to manage. There were voices of pity whenever people heard that Noemi’s hair was going to be cut, I almost hesitated my decision for cutting her hair, but I’m so glad that I didn’t change my mind.
It was a month of time well spent with family, friends, food and nature..
How is it going for your summer? Parts of Europe has already gone in autumn, while Dubai is hot and humid as ever.
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