Wednesday, May 1, 2013

may day

Don't worry.

We're not in distress.

Quite the opposite, actually.

Today, the First of May, Italians celebrate "May Day," which is somewhat equivalent to "Labor Day" in the US. Everyone closes up shop, takes a day off school, and finds a way to relax.

We found our way to the beach with some friends today.

I love the beach.

Unfortunately, I was busy keeping Alaina calm and happy, because she didn't dig the whole sand and cold waves thing.

It continues to baffle me that I have such a particular child. Graham has never been all that particular about anything. Eventually, she came around and enjoyed herself, but it took a good amount of coaxing and hugging.

And pear eating.

The girl loves her pears.

Happy May Day.


  1. Great Grandma KellyMay 2, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Well no wonder Alaina. Your mom turned pears on to me too. Now I eat them all over the place too. They are so yummy, hardly any seeds! You sure looked pretty in the sun on the beach. I can hardly wait to meet you in person.

  2. Alaina is so beautiful!!! ~Jenna

  3. Lol so cute! I think I have one of those girls too (but I am so not surprised where she got it ;P ). I like to say she's "discerning" and hopefully they'll be so about things later in life that matter, right?!

    1. Aw, yes, Jonna. "Discerning" is a great word.