We were super excited and had been waiting all day for his arrival. I went downstairs with Valentina in her Baby Bjorn and waited.... and waited. I finally sent a text to him and found out his flight had been delayed so, we went back upstairs and waited. After receiving another text that he was on his way to our house, I sent Carlo downstairs to wait for him. I got the baby ready and waited with the front door of our apartment open. As soon as he came out of the elevators, he wanted ONLY one thing....
|Valentina's 1st meeting with Uncle Pepe.|
He asked me to grab his back and he took Valentina from me. She looked at him.. touched his face and was very happy to be with her uncle. Of course it helps if there's a present too... we refer to her bunny rattle as... Pepe bunny.
Since his flight was late, he didn't have anytime to rest until we had to leave for dinner. We had made plans to meet with Elisa (Carlo's cousin) at La Reginella. (one of our favorite pizzerie)
|Elisa & Carlo|
We had to make sure Pepe ate well, so we ordered appetizers too.
|Pepe & his Prosciutto (ham) Pizza|
|Pepe enjoying gelato|
Unfortunately, his flight was for the next morning (Sunday) so we were sad when he left. I woke up to make sure I packed a breakfast for him and spent some time chatting before his taxi picked him up. We actually heard an accident happen in front of our building too. As he left, he came into our bedroom and gave Valentina a kiss good-bye.
I know she missed him when she woke up, but she hasn't forgotten him.... she's reminded of his visit every time she sees.. Pepe bunny.