Monthly Archives: September 2012

Dinner in the park

In between vacations, we tried to make the most of our proximity to Villa Borghese during our last summer in Italy. One one sunny, summer night, this meant a picnic dinner in the park.

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A pretty place to stay

The agriturismo where we stayed was really great. Right on the beach but they had a pool too. We had our own apartment with two bedrooms and a small kitchenette–which I’m happy to report wasn’t used even once. Instead we had all of our meals at the hotel’s restaurant then bounced between the swings, pool, beach and bed. Even though it’s complicated to get all the little guys lathered up with sunscreen, suits and all the safety equipment, it’s still a fun way to spend a week.

And even though we had a few mealtime meltdowns with our late dinners, starting at 8pm especially “early” for us, the kids all said CIAO to everyone else in the outdoor dining area as we headed off to bed. It reminded me of the party scene in The Sound of Music. Very cute. When we left, we got compliments on the kids’ behavior, especially their willingness to eat new foods. Guess whose heart skipped a beat at that one…

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