Monthly Archives: February 2007

Getting ready in the morning

Ah, what a gamble … mornings are just unpredictable … if all goes well we wake up around 7:45 AM and Julius is peachy and cooperative … .. and then there are the other days .. when he wants to … Continue reading

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One last drink …

.. before I go to bed … It is a habit that needs to be eliminated sooner or later … but as part of his ‘going to bed’ routine, Julius asks for either juice or tea. As with last night, … Continue reading

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The ongoing potty train story

I am keeping at it with the diaper free time in the afternoon. Usually at first Julius will object and comes running at me singing his sad ballad ‘diaper change’ … I console him and tell him he does not … Continue reading

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Visiting Sebastian / A day in the country side

Thanks to Adwoa lending us her car again, Julius and I ventured off over the hills along curvy roads to the hinterland of Torino to visit his school pal Sebastian and to have lunch altogether. Sarah and Jan just bought … Continue reading

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My first plane

Julius is indeed lego-crazy these days and he starts building the coolest things … I was very surprised about this plane he built all by himself and then ran around and let it fly around.

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We keep trying …

I try my best to give Julius some diaper free time when he comes back from kindergarten. Sometimes he is fine with it and even surprises me with potty usage. But often he comes whining to me with sad/asking face … Continue reading

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Duck-boots, or duck-gloves?

The little joker trying to ‘help’ getting ready to get out.

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Keep your eyes open … please!

Recently Julius started reacting to that red beam of light that my camera is emanating every time I take a picture (I think it has something to do with the auto focus mechanism). Anyways, when he sees that, he curls … Continue reading

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Going to bed

Just 3 silly pics of the 3 of us going to bed

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Neighborhood Sushi … a dream come true?

Something wonderful has happened: a sushi place opened just a minute walk away from our house .. actually I think I can do it in less than a minute … technically there is no closer commercial space they could have … Continue reading

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Osteria Italia, homestyle food, lots of it!

Last night, our host at Cascina Barac recommended this nearby restaurant to us, since they have stopped operating their own. As it appears he recommended it to all guests (we saw familiar faces this morning at breakfast) who asked and … Continue reading

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Cascina Barac, wonderful B&B near Alba

For our pigging out weekend, Ritsu had found this beautiful place for us to stay the night: Cascina Barac. Only a few minutes away from Alba, it is nestled on top of one of the many wine covered hills and … Continue reading

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Osteria dell’Arco, round#2

Since we enjoyed the food there so much last time, we returned to Alba (about an hour drive from Torino) and had lunch again at Osteria dell’Arco. We ordered different things this time: Ritsu had some very nice veggie/cheese between … Continue reading

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Lego-boy

He just loves them and he gets better every day building stuff … currently he just keeps making towers as high as he can reach (and before they tumble and fall down) On health related issues: His rash is getting … Continue reading

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Still kinda sick

Sorry again for the lack of updates … but the situation with Julius had been a bit of a roller coaster ride: Last weekend we finished giving him his medication and he seemed ok again, so off to kindergarten on … Continue reading

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