God sometimes gives us unexpected gifts. Our gift has been a grandson who enlivens our lives and makes retirement very different than the one we anticipated. He is a special joy. And that's "Casey." In 2006 we fulfilled our dream of living in Italy for a year. It was every bit as wonderful as anticipated. This blog begins in 2005 as we prepared for that experience. Since then we have explored many places together. That's the "Travel." And finally, I am a person of opinions--spiritually, politically, on just about anything and that's the "Other Stuff." Welcome to my blog.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Kids of Sant' Antonio

Casey started coming to Sant' Antonio in 2003 Italy 2003 when he was not yet 5 years old. Sofia was not yet 4 and Filippo had just been born. He returned in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and now in 2011. As with Greve-in-Chianti, Sant' Antonio, outside of Montepulciano, resides in his soul. And Sofia and Filippo are and will always be friends of his childhood.

Today it was fun to watch them together in our apartment as they flipped through our pictures of Kenya. All three of them were on safari in Kenya within the last year and so it was fun for them to share memories and return through pictures--love the iPad!

YouTube Video

Of course, Caio needed to be a part of the action--more or less.

Today will be their last day together until next time but.....Nico is now hinting about bringing the famly to San Diego in January. That would be so cool! Scratch will love Caio.

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Gail Hecko said...

So sweet, Jane. Loved hearing Casey speak Italian...

Rebecca said...

Friends forever:). I ,too, love listening to Casey speak. That would be incredible if Nico decided to bring the kids out next year.

Gil said...

Beautiful pictures!

sandrac said...

Wow, I recall your photos from your year in Italy when all the kids were quite young -- they've really grown!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it fun/amazing to watch how the kids grow over the years? Casey's voice is sounding very deep these days :)!