We were lucky enough to have mum and dad drop in on us while they were holidaying in Bella Italia last week. It is no surprise really, since we are holding the majority of their grand children hostage on the other side of the world. The boys were pretty excited to see them again and to tell them all about life in Italy…whilst eating gelato of course!
Being February the rain did try to set in for the beginning of their stay, however, with a stroke of luck it didn’t seem to last very long and we were able to stroll through the neighbourhoods and see parts of Florence they did get to last time they were here.
You don’t really realise how much your own kids have grown until you see them up against someone you haven’t seen in a while. Max was hoping like mad he had grown (he has) and now he is even more excited to go home and see his auntie because he believes he may be taller than her now (I think he might be).
Walking with mum and dad through the beautiful hills of Settignano was a real treat, something I never thought possible and yet here we were. Mum and dad instilled the idea of travel into my sister and I at a very young age and here we are standing on the cusp of the Tuscan hills over looking the city of Florence together. An adventure that started for them over 45-years ago was alive and strong, while Nic and I still have so much to see 14-years into our travelling life wondering where the next destination will be (I’m thinking a holiday in Vietnam might be on the cards for 2015).
One thing I know for sure is, no matter where we choose to live, be it Sydney, Chicago, Italy… one thing will never change and that is the pleasure of sharing our home with our friends and family and celebrating the adventures of life…one Spritz at a time.
Love the look on your dad’s face – I’m having the time of my life!
Yeah, that’s how he always is!
The boys and nanny look so happy in the first picture! Must be lovely to see your parents again. And to have a lovely February day for walks 🙂
It was a great visit, the boys got spoilt…which is always fun!
A very big thank you for such a wonderful stay in your lovely city Milly and Nic we really miss the four of you. Love Nanny and GD xx
So lovely! You all look so happy! Your parents look like really nice, happy people.
Thanks Gilly…they are! It was a fab week
Good to have your family there! What is it with kids and height? Are they relishing the thought of being out of our clutches? They always seem so excited about the fact that they’ve grown (as opposed to the adults who now have to deal with their change of wardrobe… oh, maybe it’s the change of wardrobe??).
Anyway, glad you had a good week, excited to hear you might be planning a trip to Vietnam, and a glass of anything with friends and family is always good.
Hopefully that’ll be the case for the whole of my mother-in-law’s upcoming visit.
I think Max is in a hurry to see his final height?? Not sure but I think I’ll be in trouble this time next year!
I’m sure your MIL’s visit with be smooth and fab…do you know how to make Spritz? 😉
Haha! I’m sure I can come up with something 🙂 .
This makes me miss my parents something terrible! It has been too long…it looks like the weather cooperated for your day…and what a gorgeous, happy family!
Thank you, we have a lot of fun when together. X