1. This apartment. So blessed to find it so quickly upon our arrival in the Eternal City, and so thankful for its proximity to Dave's office. And to pretty much everything touristy and beautiful about Rome, which our visitors definitely appreciate. But we live on a busy, busy street. And we're on the 4th floor. Which means our 'kid-friendly' space is ... limited.
|The living/family/dining/guest room|
|Calm down mom, it's only a 30 foot drop into traffic.|
|Laundry room with a scenic view.|
|Keeping a sharp eye on his construction crew below.|
4. Using the powers of the internets and my #1 consultant, Google, Inc., I got creative during naptime earlier this week and here is the result:
|Writing tray: chalkboard, notebook, chalk, parental regret (I can just smell it).|
|John Paul |
|Indulging Joey's magpie tendencies with a 'secret big boy drawer' for his treasures. Current inventory includes a postogranm (coolest app ever) of a friend's newborn son, a B16 pocket calendar, and various and sundry shiny metal objects.|
|The 'kitchen.' Got to learn how to make Mama's coffee some time.|
|Prayer space: icon of the Holy Family, relief of Bl. JPII, 'art' featuring the current liturgical season, and a Scripture verse for the week. And a card from Papa B, because we had one on hand. We're those people.|
|Some child level artwork of plants and seeds, and a view of the whole 'classroom.'|
|And happy. This is at naptime. Words fail.|
7. That's all I got. Picture heavy and content light this week.
P.s. LOVED hearing from you yesterday about how other mamas kick back for a little down time. At least a few of you confirmed me in my love for home improvement TV and alcohol. And night prayer? Before 11 pm and while still dressed and conscious? Brilliant.