Family in Napoli

Oh, see how they’ve grown in six months! Miss Marvelous—my nickname for our older granddaughter—and her family moved from Kaaawa, Hawaii, to Naples, Italy, where her dad works. Here is a photo he made recently of her mom (Pete’s daughter), her baby sister, and her at the bay of Napoli. That’s Mount Vesuvius in the background. And here’s another snapshot sent this morning of the foursome at Oktoberfest.

Miss Marvelous, 3, attends bi-lingual Italian school. She is one of two Americans in her class of 16 children. Her parents have enrolled her in a special afternoon music program, too.

When I visit, I’m planning to play with the kids, do some sketching and painting, eat pizza, learn some necessary Italian phrases, explore my surroundings, and drink Chianti while watching the sun set as it rises in Hawaii half way around the world — not necessarily in that order.