Then friday was father's day, so before leaving we got out our homemade present for papaF along with a plate of cookies spread with chocolate cream and his morning tea
We made a 'candies'tree' with his favourite candies and bubble-gums and little chocolate eggs. The kids got the idea and i helped them with cutting and shaping the cardboard and putting together the box from
Then the same morning we got another surprise : Gaia lost a premolar tooth !! I couldn't believe it ! And she already has the new one growing !!
And then finally we left ...
We have slept in this beautiful bed and breakfast ' Poggiolo delle rose ' , so comfortable and beautiful with a huge garden outside where the kids had a blast in the rare moments we've been there and not with our friends
Gaia and Seba
Leo and Seba having a 'men's talk' ( over the doorbell lol )
Leo didn't want me to take his pic, but actually i love the way the pic came just because he has turned away.
Milla, Gaia and Seba
Milla and Gaia crazy sisters
Following big brother footsteps
The saturday morning before heading to our friends place we visited the Certosa ,
such a beautiful place, the monastery was such a spiritual place, while the monk guiding us was explaining the history of this place and about the original monks living there ' Certosini ', those monks had the vow of silence, they could talk with each other only one hour a week, the recreational hour. All their time was spent in solitude, preying and working. A lot of people there said it was such a sad life, but i don't think so. Of course it's not a life for everybody, but i think that nowadays we're so afraid of silence, of being unnoticed, to lead a serving life that we can't even conceive to live so. But i'm sure that if you are made to lead such a spiritual life, then it can be as full and fullfilling then any other life, and probably we all could learn something about step back and try to be more simple, more quiet, more dedicated to our daily duties and serving our family and friends and find joy in this more then in the acknowledgements and praises of others.
I'm sure Jesus can be of great company and comfort if you have Him as a dear friend in daily life.
The view from the Certosa's 'yard'
The vault of the church - so beautiful
A glass window
The inner courtyard with the monks' cemetery : can you sense the peace ?
And what about Firenze ? Well we only saw Firenze from 'piazzale Michelangelo'
Since we're leaving in 4 weeks we decided it was far more important to us to spend time with our friends, Firenze will always be there, this weekend was made to celebrate :) But still we could have at least a glimpse of the beauty of this city. As you see the weather has been very cloudy and grey all the time, but at least it has not rained
It has been a beautiful three days, filled with laughter and surprises.
I wish all of you a beautiful week dear friends.