Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th

Happy Independence Day to my American and stateside friends. For some reason, it is always this particular holiday that gets me down while living abroad - perhaps because it is celebrated by the majority of (patriotic or not) Americans with a bbq and beer (two wonderful things) and it slips by here as just another summer day.
These photos are of a past bbq with the American/Italian offspring playing soccer and a slew of Italian meats on the grill.
We have been having a heat spell - temps in the 90s with 100% humidity. If we thought last summer we could survive without air conditioning in this apartment on a hill, then this year we have changed our minds. Keiko arrives on Sunday and we start language school the next day. I will attend for a month and Kei for the two weeks she is here. This language hurdle is to be overcome now or never for me - I am throwing myself into it 150% or else....

Ray started camp - he seems to love it. In true Italian fashion, we learned on Monday that he would be unable to begin summer camp on that Tuesday for logistical reasons (we had registered two months earlier and paid in full), but Andrea was able to be such a pain that they placed Ray elsewhere and he is doing full days at a camp run by a convent without any obvious trauma.

Here are some photos of how we are cutting through the heat:

1 comment:

paula said...

Love the band-aids on ray's knees!
Enjoy your time with Keichan, I hope you both do well in class!