had to fly back to the States for a few days, which means the girls & I have to fend for ourselves... So we dropped Linds off at the airport in Rome, and after being inconsolable for approximately 7 seconds, the girls decided that some juice might just be the cure...
|Ring around the gas station Rosey|
Next, Kylie requested an adventure with forests and mountains and a place to play. Luckily, I knew just the spot that was also on our way home: Gaeta.
|Climbing The Mountain.|
|Who me? I's just esploring the forest, daddy...|
The park there also has a great circuit of exercise stations which the girls used to full effect...
|She was making fabulous monkey noises at this point... |
|So proud of herself.|
|Kylie being a good big sister and helping her baby puppy sister up to the top of the slide :) |
|Planting some flowers.|
Not pictured: Kylie discovering the joys of relieving herself in the woods, the girls eating gelatto in the rain and begging me to take them onto the yellow boat parked in the harbor.
That's not to say there weren't a few rough parts-- Ava started to run up to a random Italian lady who was walking her dog and called "momma, momma, its my momma!" and the girls stumbling upon a young, amorous couple who I'm sure were just searching for a little more privacy than two screaming kids chasing pigeons (they quickly headed back to their car and left without a word). But all in all, I think they're coping well with having their momma a continent away. :)