Celebrating Fourth of July in the forests of Vallombrosa

07 July 2013 - Fourth of July Picnic Consuma

Picnic at Vallombrosa

This past Sunday, we drove 30 km south-east of Florence to an area between Consuma and Vallombrosa, in the Apennines, for our celebratory Fourth of July picnic.

07 July 2013 - Fourth of July Picnic Consuma

Tall peaceful trees

This beautiful area surrounded by forests of beech and firs is a perfect little getaway from the summer heat in Florence.

07 July 2013 - Fourth of July Picnic Consuma

We Read Books

Allison read books – sorry David that Julienne ripped one of the flaps off your Where’s Spot book!

07 July 2013 - Fourth of July Picnic Consuma

Played croquet

The kids learned how to play croquet and watched while we had two fun matches!

07 July 2013 - Fourth of July Picnic Consuma

Stacked cups

Seriously, give kids some colorful cups and watch them go!

07 July 2013 - Fourth of July Picnic Consuma

took a lot of photos

Angelo and I felt like personal photographers, snapping photos right and left…I think people started to think we were hired photographers for the day!

07 July 2013 - Fourth of July Picnic Consuma

played peekaboo while the dads took a nap

I love this tent we bought at Ikea last year, it is so perfect for picnics and beach excursions – gives you shade and has a UV top! You can buy a similar tent at the COOP supermarket or at Decathlon.

07 July 2013 - Fourth of July Picnic Consuma

Getting mom in the picture

See, here I am or at least my foot! :)

Hope everyone had a relaxing Sunday!

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