Some news about our family

So happy to finally be able to share the fact that our family is growing and that as of March next year, Luca will be a big brother.

Having one child is a blessing, having two is a dream. I always knew I wanted two kids, maybe because I come from a family with two kids, but it has always seemed like the family I always pictured for myself. I cannot tell you how happy I am that we are pregnant and that this dream will come true. I think of the people who struggle with infertility and how difficult it must be to have to face so many challenges to become a parent. I do see pregnancy as something unique same as giving birth and I do consider myself beyond lucky to be able to experience it.

Having said this it does not mean that I do not find myself thinking of how much more challenging our lives will be after baby number 2 arrives. I know we will manage, but I am pretty sure we will struggle at least in the beginning. We live far away from our families and we rely mostly on each other. Also from my experience with Luca, newborns are not the easiest all the time and if I think of the lack of sleep then I can start picturing some not so nice moments for us…Here is to hoping that having a bit more experience this time around, will make things easier.

All in all, we are looking forward to life as a family of four since we know we are living the best years of our lives.

Happy to hear any advice from your experience with more than one kid. Please do share, as it takes a village to raise a family…

xox,

Andreea

 

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Family Celebration

The bride and groom

This past weekend my brother got married. They choose to do the civil ceremony before the actual wedding that will happen next year. Very smart if you ask me since you get to have two parties especially if you have them spread a few months apart. It was a celebration for our family and everything turned out perfect. The bride and her helpers did a wonderful job decorating a football field and turning it into the perfect venue for a wedding. The theme was traditional/rustic and from the food and the decor to the clothing of the guests all blended very well together to create the most authentic wedding party I attended.

Traian was the official photographer of the event and September 9th was also his Birthday. One more reason to celebrated and to make this day extra special. So happy to get to share some of the pictures here.

Luca and my Dad

Me and Mum, that is wearing the traditional Romanian costume

Luca slept during the ceremony in his pram.

Luca being smooched by my cousin 🙂

My Dad and My Brother. The shirt my brother is wearing has been in our family for generations.

My beautiful parents

 

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Boy, Oh Boy!

While we are in Madeira enjoying a well deserved holiday, Luca is with his grandparents enjoying the countryside. We miss him like crazy, ask for updates every chance we get and can’t wait to be back to our boy. I leave some pics here from one of our Zurich days. I will come back with an extended post on Madeira once we are back. This island stole our heart and it deserves a full travel post. Until then follow along on Insta stories.

 

I am wearing: PNK casual top, Zara jeans, Shoes from My dream shoes

 

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Long weekends that leave you wanting more…

May and June are the 2 months filled with bank holidays aka days off in Switzerland. What does this mean for working people with kids? 1. That if they are lucky they can catch a few extra hours of sleep, here and there. 2. That they get to run after their kids and at the end of the long weekend they feel more tired than if they had to work. And 3. That no matter of point 1 and 2, they get to have extra family time, that will usually translate into goods memories. I managed all 3 things above (win win) and here is a list of my favourite activities to do in a long weekend:

  1. Have a long breakfast with the family.
  2. Go to the gym and enjoy a long work out. Normally I try to finish in 45 min since I am always in a hurry.
  3. Get together with our friends either for a BBQ or just hang out and catch up.
  4. Stay up late reading or watching something on Netflix. I just finished reading: First come love , by Emily Giffin.
  5. Take a day trip as a family, or if the weather is not that nice, just go for a quick bite to eat in the city or a coffee and cake at our fav coffee shop.

 

Wearing: Adrian Oianu T-shirt Dress, Kate Spade bag, Celine Sunnies, Zara espadrilles, &Other Stories hat

 

 

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Late Start

Hi Luvs,

We had a rough start of the year over here. We were sick for most part of this month and the three of us managed to take care of each other somehow. We had help as well from our family and I can finally say that we are now getting back to normal. Being sick just reminded me that sometimes you need to slow down and just take a break. It might not be the perfect timing for that (is there such thing as the prefect timing to be sick?!) but staying healthy and positive is the only way forward, especially when your child is not well. Yes, experiencing our first real cold and virus with Luca got us appreciating even more what we have.

And on a happier note, today we discovered our new favourite Asian restaurant in Zurich, Lily’s Factory. We went there for a late lunch and enjoyed a family meal. Luca is now in the phase where he is trying to walk so we constantly have to walk with him. The only thing that is not very baby friendly is that they don’t offer child seats. We used the stroller to sit Luca when he was not standing up and exploring the place. You can also read a more experienced review about the place here. We give it a thumbs up and we will be stopping by soon.

Here are some pics from today. Wishing you a great week, luvs! Stay healthy and positive!

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Seasonal activities

I am in love with fall especially since this year it’s filled with a lot of emotions and love. Our baby boy is due in November and until this year I was never a big fan of this month since the weather gets so grey and the days become so short. But now with a child on our way, I can’t wait to experience the new seasons. I am sure it will bring us a whole new perspective on everything. Like pumpkin season that is now in full bloom. We love the local farms in our area and we try to stop by every weekend. It is a good opportunity to spend a few hours in the fresh air while sipping your coffee and eating a piece of seasonal cake (plum tart is especially delicious this year) and also stock up on fresh farm vegetables and fruits. It reminds me so much of my childhood and home and it brings me extra joy to know that next year in Spring we will see the orchards bloom with our baby in our arms.

In the Zurich area I recommend the Jucker farms, they are a great place for families and not only. You can take a walk around the lake and just admire the view.

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