well, we're home. back from a 7 day cruise around Italy, Greece, and Turkey. back from 3 glorious days in Rome. back to sunny fall days in Corsica, so life is not that bad.
our trip was truly wonderful and i would love to go into details now. alas, i have a baby and in-laws and supper all calling my name. suffice it to say, i think we may be looking into spending a month this spring in Rome learning Italian. anyone want to join us?
here are a few more pictures in the meantime...
Ayva's first cupcake on her birthday. she really wasn't too interested in it. when she tries new things she likes to do it on her own terms, in her own time. she doesn't like it at all when someone pushes something on her for her to try. tomorrow night we're having her cousin's birthday party and so she'll get to try some more cake. i'm sure it will be a big hit the second go around.
another first: McDonald's french fries in Civitavecchia before we boarded the ship. a much bigger hit than the cupcake. you can see what we call her little vampire teeth poking out in the second picture. she now has four, those two and the two lower center ones.
we celebrated Halloween on the cruise, although i think i only saw two other children dressed up. Ayva was the belle of the ball. people even came over to our dinner table to take her picture!
i loved our time in Rome. we stayed in a wonderful apartment right in the middle of the Trastevere neighborhood. i don't think we could have asked for a better part of town. we walked to everything we wanted to see! i almost liked wandering around the little streets of Trastevere more than seeing the big sites like the Roman Rorum or the Colosseum.