I’m having so much fun treating Ellena like a real life doll. Dressing her up and snuggling her. She turned six months old and we had a bit of a photo shoot to celebrate. Here are a few of my favorite shots. I still pinch myself and wonder how blessed I could be to have the chance to mother a baby once more. It feels like she has always been a part of our family and I’m so glad she’s finally here….
Ellena is five months old! My baby girl is giggling up a storm, babbling, and she’s now rolling from her back to her belly and from her belly to her back. She found her feet this month too and she wants to touch every single thing. …
It’s hard to believe, we’re at the inception of another school year. My eldest son Michael is in eighth grade and younger son is in fourth. They’re both such beautiful bright boys. I’m sure this year will be met with many challenges for them both, but with each one they successfully get through, I know their confidence will build and they’ll get better and better and overcoming any obstacle they may face….
Ellena is four months old. She’s such a darling little thing and the easiest of babies to care for. She’s all smiles and sugar 99% of the time. The other time, she’s usually asleep or hungry. This month she began to hold her own bottle and she babbles so much. She giggles when we tickle her, and when she’s tickled by something. She reaches out to grab my face and is noticing more and more of her world each day. Her favorite toy continues to be Sophie La Giraffe….
I pretty much fell in love with Italy from day one, and lately I’ve really been missing my life there. In a place that changes little with the decades, each time I would go out, it often felt like a new experience because there was so much to see; even in the small little town I lived in.
I thought I’d share a super easy desert I enjoyed that is so quintessentially Italian, and yet isn’t a tiramisu or cannoli. Fragole all’aceto balsamico or balsamic vinegar and strawberries pair beautifully; you’ll see this pairing in their cuisine frequently. A strawberry balsamic vinegar reduction as a sauce over steak was a popular dish at a local restaurant, near where I lived. My favorite is a simple combination of the two. You could easily serve these strawberries over a white cake or perhaps even a chocolate cake, but since it’s the summer lets do ice cream and be merry….