Saturday, August 25, 2007

Saying "Good Bye" and Soren Cougar Mellencamp



My friend Antonella (on the left) and her family just moved to Ireland this morning and we will really miss them. Here are some photos of our get-together before they left. There is a cute cafe called Theo's that caters to moms and toddlers. Such a breath of fresh air! There's a slide, toys and a darling rocking horse for all to play with.

Laura (also in the first photo) and Antonella are two of my first friends since we moved here and they are both from Italy. They are beautiful women and beautiful moms and I'm so glad we all know each other! They have helped make my time here so wonderful.

When we get together we speak Italian and it is really good practice for me. Soren says, "mama's talking Ciao" and Laura's official name according to Soren is also "Ciao" . . . He says stuff like "are we going to Ciao's house?" --it's so fun. I hope he is picking up a bit of Italian along the way.


All the cheeky monkeys together! Soren, Sofia (Laura's little girl) and Brendan
(Antonella's little boy)


When I showed these photos (below) to Jason the other day he said, "Soren Cougar Mellencamp" and it is so true. I just love this jean jacket and Soren was pretty excited about it too. He's really good at that stance--check it out!



9 comments:

Carol said...

Oh my gosh, I wish I could be around that little boy. He's too cool for school!

I'm glad you have made some good friends, and don't ya just know, they always move! I've gone through that a lot and have learned to really appreciate my friendships no matter how short. I've learned so many things from a lot of friends who are no longer around, but their examples are long lasting to me.

Cammie said...

Carol--I know, I wish our boys could play. . . one day they will!

Michelle said...

He is so adorable!!! I love his use of Ciao! And of course it makes sense that you would make friends with Italian women, lucky you.

Elizabeth said...

That is two bad the trio will be broken up. That is great you have friends to practice your Italian with.

charles said...

Soren Cougar Mellancamp made me laugh really heartily--for a second. And you're right, he kind of does have a French-looking mullet.

Stephanie said...

Friends are great, they bring so much joy into our lives.

Soren looks way cute. Maybe he should be a model. He has the look down.

Bridget said...

Um, I absoutely love his hair. Keep it growing!

Meaghan said...

What a cutie! It just make me miss you more :(

Grandma said...

I miss you guys so much. The pictures are so cute and bring back so many memories. I love you guys !!