Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hair, glorious hair

Maddox: " I like your haircut, Mommy" ( I didn't get a haircut, I just took it out of the bun it was in all day so it was kinky and wavy)

Me: "Thank you, baby"

Maddox: "It's pretty", "You look like girl"


Sunday, May 23, 2010

My boy

Maddox continues to amaze us everyday. He's growing so fast now and learning so much. The things he says. The looks he gives. The little man he's growing to be. My heart is full of love every time I look at him. He is truly a sweet loving child. He now says "I love you, mommy" out of the blue. He gives random hugs to dad. For the past week he's been crawling into bed with us just before our alarms go off, just to cuddle. I am cherishing this time with him now, before number 2 comes. Pretty soon it won't be just the three of us. This time is special.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tre Settimane

We have planning a trip to Italy for months now and it's three weeks away. The scope of the trip is to travel to Rome for four days and then to Tuscany for 12 days. The latter half of the Tuscany portion will be spent with my husband's family in an 18 person villa.

Traveling to Italy with a 3.5 year old and being 6 months pregnant will be interesting. But not impossible. My attitude is to take things in stride, take it slow and not expect to see everything. Of course the whole purpose of a vacation is to relax, so I'm looking forward to the relaxing part.

Here is the list of hotels/villas we'll be staying at:

Rome- 4 days

Hotel Capo d-Africa
via Capo d'Africa 54, 00184 Rome, Italy

The reason we chose this hotel is that it is right near the Colesuem and the blurb they had about child guests:
We pamper children providing a welcome gift
upon arrival, babysitting with 24 hour
notice, child-size bathrobes, children’s
amenities, colouring books and
crayons, bedtime milk & cookies,
assistance for family oriented activities
and much more!

Tuscany- 4 days
Hotel Tenuta di Ricavo
I 53011 Castellina in Chianti
Siena - Toscana - Italy

The reason we went with this spot was, well...the pictures were amazing. And it has two pools!

Finally we'll be at this amazing villa for 7 days.

Sole del Chianti

Via Bonazza, 8
50028 Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (Firenze) Tuscany

Just look at the picture. I think it says it all.

We are excited. I was explaining to Maddox about Gelato yesterday. I don't believe he got that it is ice cream, but he will, oh he will.

More to come!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

20 Weeks

What a week. First, the surprise party I threw for Sacha's 40th birthday was a success. It's something I've been planning for months. We got the private room at Absinthe Brasserie, private full bar and a three course meal. I invited all our closest friends from SF, LA and NY. Sacha was completely surprised. He even made a little speech that made himself cry as well as most of the women in the room. It was such a good night. We felt very loved and realized yet again that friends for us are just important as family.

Next, I'm getting H.U.G.E. I feel like I'm already 8 months. It's getting harder to move around, my feet are swelling and my belly just exploded into a large basketball.
Proof is in the picture.

At this rate I'll be at the 50 lbs mark at birth, no problem. I admit I AM eating. I'm not watching as closely as I usually do, but in the back of my mind this is my last pregnancy and I might as well live it up! That's not to say I'm eating ice cream everyday, but I do have a piece of chocolate daily.