Love Thursday: Just Me and the Kids

Yes, I know the blog has been heavy on books and reviews lately, but that’s certainly not all we do around here. We also, for example, admire our baby goats.

Yes, the girls have been showing more sisterly love:

Insieme on Flickr

But there’s just nothing like a Mamma’s love is there?

The Kids and Me on Flickr

Look at those faces! on Flickr

Happy Love Thursday from our pen to yours!

29 Beans of Wisdom to “Love Thursday: Just Me and the Kids”
  1. 06.11.2009

    They are so cute! I’m jealous of your goat pals.

    Maryโ€™s last blog post..Capri or not Capri..

    They are such good little pals too! Always happy to see us (and the food) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. 06.11.2009

    That is the cutest family portrait I’ve seen for some time! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Robynโ€™s last blog post..Passion Flower in Watercolour

    Hah, thanks Robyn ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 06.11.2009

    So dang cute! And they are so little and lovable!

    Thanks Kalee ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 06.11.2009

    I’ve wanted to have goats since I was a girl, I’m now 60 and still dreaming. Yours are adorable and having them in Italy makes it all perfect.

    Hopefully you’ll get your goats, Jenny! They’re so much fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. 06.11.2009

    How cute husbands family used to have goats years ago, he loves them! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hooray for goats!

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  6. 06.11.2009

    Oh they are so adorable!
    [rq=2051,0,blog][/rq]Snap a Photo, Get a Prize

    Thanks Susan ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. carol

    Ohhhhh, I can’t wait to meet the girls!!! …..and you look great!

    Thanks Carol!

  8. 06.11.2009

    Awwwww… makes me wanna rangle all the goats I see in heards and give em baths. Espeically if they’re that cute under all the muck!! Thanks for sharing your Kids with us ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hah, I can definitely understand that ๐Ÿ˜‰


  9. Your kids are soooo cute. Glad to see they are getting along.

    Me too! Not that I had any doubts…apparently goats are pretty easy going on that sort of thing ๐Ÿ˜‰

    [rq=2246,0,blog][/rq]Italian Driving School Diaries – I HAVE AN ITALIAN LICENSE!!

  10. 06.11.2009

    Sooooo cute! You and your kids and me and my guinea pigs. Animals can just bring out the warm fuzzies.


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  11. 06.11.2009

    They are so cute! How cute that they are bonding!

    I *love* when the sleep together ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. 06.11.2009

    Oh they are adorable!

    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. 06.11.2009

    They’re so little! When you’ve put up pictures of the kids by themselves, they looked bigger, but with a you in the photo for perspective they’re suddenly the Itty Bitty Caprine Committee. The idea of knee-high goats makes me want to squee a little.

    This is part of the reason I wanted to post a photo of us together–it’s hard to get a grasp of their size without a reference point (and FWIW, I’m only 5’2″ so they are *little*) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  14. Tina

    Those kids are just too darn cute!

    I have to agree ๐Ÿ˜‰

    [rq=2758,0,blog][/rq]Truly between two lands

  15. 06.11.2009

    Oh my are they so cute! I think they just gave me a cavity.


    [rq=3421,0,blog][/rq]She went what way?

  16. 06.11.2009


    Love you!!!


    Scarlett & Viaggiatore (it’s his birthday today!)

    Back at you ๐Ÿ™‚
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  17. Aw, that’s precious.


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  18. 06.12.2009

    Aaaaaw just way too cute !

    Grazie ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. 06.12.2009

    Thank you. I smiled a lot. You all are so sweet.

    Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Gil

    They sure are growing! How are the pooches tolerating them?

    They love running up to the pen when I bring them with me…other than that, they really don’t mix much ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. 06.12.2009

    toooooo cuuuuuuute! you are a very lucky girl michelle….

    Don’t I know it?!

    .-= danaยดs last blog ..Intermission =-.

  22. a...

    Omggggg, I want goats!!! Hehehe so cute.

    I can definitely understand that feeling ๐Ÿ™‚

    .-= a…ยดs last blog ..”No, my child…. =-.

  23. 06.12.2009

    Adorable. I KID you not!

    Hee hee hee….

    .-= Amberยดs last blog ..Some Friday Fun =-.

  24. 06.12.2009

    Oh,I want some goats. They are so cute.

    Thanks so much for coming by, Courtney ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Kristin

    Michelle – You look fabulous!!! Those “girls” (and one particular boy) certainly agree with you!! LOVE the pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

    Aw thanks Kristin! I definitely feel the best I ever remember feeling…I think the fresh air (and fruits and veggies) has a lot to do with it too ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. awedree

    A belated Happy Love Thursday to you too! The girls are adorable and are vey lucky to have such a loving Mamma ๐Ÿ™‚

    Aw, thanks Awedree ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. My mom’s dad was raised in Calabria, and after he moved to America, he had goats and all 8 of his children were raised on goat milk. I wasn’t, but these days I’m loving goat cheese. When will they give milk?

    They’re still too young to breed, but they should be ready by the end of the year…then they’re preggers for five months, and after that, will have milk ๐Ÿ™‚

    .-= Lenora http://wwwitalyretreat.blogspot.comยดs last blog ..Travel: Italy Retreat- 1 Spot Left =-.

  28. 06.14.2009

    What super cool photos!
    .-= Chelยดs last blog ..a reason whyโ€ฆ =-.

    Thanks Chel ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. 06.25.2009

    I’m new to your blog and so when I saw the title “just me and the kids” — I didn’t know you literally meant “kids”!

    Hah, I’m tricky that way, Jen ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for coming by ๐Ÿ™‚

    .-= jen lacedaยดs last blog ..Featured Mr and Mrs Smith Hotel + Giveaway + Gnaoua Music Festival =-.

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

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