Thank you so much everyone for your well wishes for our getaway to Ivan's grandparent's home near Mendocino! It was a much needed, truly magical visit. Ivan's grandparents are incredibly lovely, charming people who live up the coast on beautiful land with apple orchards, a forest and even a small pond! It was so wonderful to have the boys spend time with their great grandparents and be able to run around free in such an amazing environment. I can't really describe in words what a lovely visit we had, so I hope my photo journal will suffice...
The birds that joined us outside the window at breakfast
Every visit we look forward to the treat of Grandmother's homemade jam
Walks in the woods
Nico looks for frogs at the pond
Matteo takes a break on our hike
The boys asked if they could have a tractor like their Great Grandpapa's
We visited Navarro Winery for a tasting party. Ivan and I had served Navarro wines at our wedding, so it was a special visit for us.
Nico in the barrel room,it looks like he's trying to get a taste of his own :)
This was Luca's first visit to the ocean, he liked sand
Matteo thought the water was cold
It warmed up eventually so Nico took his pants off and jumped right in
I love this picture of Ivan and Luca. Ivan has this blissful look while Luca looks like he is laughing and saying "he's like putty in my hands!"
... actually sweetheart, we all are :)
Matteo also enjoyed taking pictures on this trip. He took this photo of his great grandfather.
a gorgeous carved driftwood bowl, my wonderful husband gave me this weekend
So here are some apples I brought back to share with you all :)
Thanks for accompanying us in spirit!