Thursday, April 23, 2009

My big boy: Giacomo

Giacomo has a huge box filled with his drawings. They are mainly made at home, he likes to draw, to color, especially fishes, bicycles and people. As always, he started to draw during easter Sunday at church. For some reason he misses the snow, as you can see on the drawing. He chose to draw himself in the snowfall with his green hat on his head (check out some fotos to see that). What surprised me was his name in the right corner. He wrote it all by himself without any help. I am a proud mom of this wonderful and smart 4 years old boy! Here is the proof and some other drawings:

Giacomo in the snow

A robot

Una bicicletta

For fathers' day: My father

Friday, April 3, 2009

Do you want a gift from me???

"So, would you like a gift from me? Something I made for you?" This is what Kaja has asked on her blog. I am reading Kaja's blog frequently - and we don't even know each other, only our husbands, but it doesn't feel like it -, and she posted this great idea. I couldn't say no to this "game". So I am participating!! And I can't wait for my gift!!!! Read through it and join!

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It'll be done before the END of the year. Hopefully sooner than later.
4. You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be sewn, painted, written, scrapbooky, or be something totally random that I come up with on a whim. I may even bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. Let's spread some love!
So, the first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they are doing it to win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!
Be sure to post pictures of what you won when you receive it! :)
You better hurry!

(Leave a comment that you are interested, and I'll ask you for your mailing address.)

Temple trip, Switzerland, March 2009.

This time Emanuel's parents came with us, so we spent a lot of time together. And I could go to the temple with nice! It is almost a tradition by now that on the way home we stop to see something interesting. This time we chose the Simplon-pass. We drove from Bern toward Thun and arrived at Kandersteg. There we stopped. There was no more road anywhere around us, only the mountains. We had to put the cars on a special train and it took us through a tunnel - it was a 15 minutes ride. On the other side of the mountains we strated to drive higher and higher and higher up to 2000 meters. After a little while the snow appeared and suddenly everything was white. At certain places even the street signs were covered with snow. We were blessed with beautiful wheater and used the last opportunity of the winter (now spring) season to build a snowman and make some snowangels. The trip in pictures:

On the way to Kandersteg:

The tunnel goes through this mountain

The other train has arrived, we are leaving!

Toward the Simplon-pass:

You can see pretty well where the road goes!

Snow everywhere:


Emanuel and his mother...who dares to throw it first?

Samuele is desparate: "Mom!!! Dad!!! I am stuck!!"

The six of us:

Grandma Anna, Grandpa Massimo, Samuele, Giacomo
Kornelia, Emanuel