just one of the boys

just one of the boys - toddler in Split, CroatiaWe’ve found a lovely point to watch the sunset in Split (Bene beach at Marjan Park). My sister in law showed me the spot two days ago and Aki and I have walked down with Mateo the past two evenings in a row. After the sun sets we change him into PJs and recline his stroller for the stroll back home. :)

Last night we were sitting and enjoying the sunset when a group of local kids ran past us, shouting and heading toward the water. They were after a soccer ball that had landed in the sea.

Little Mateo cracks me up. He had no idea what was going on but as soon as the boys passed, he took it as his cue to join in. Something in his head clicked and said, “Oh, I guess we’re [us boys] all headed over there.” Aki humored him and followed.

Mateo chased them all the way down the rocky pier. Really, it was the cutest thing. He was jumping up and down and yelling right along. I couldn’t hear him from where I was standing, but Aki said he was chanting “DOĐI, DOĐI!!!!”(COME, COME!!!) at the stray soccer ball with the rest of the boys.

Yep, I’m quite sure he didn’t have a clue what was going on, ha. He just knew that he was “one of the boys.”


HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to my own dear Dad and of course to Aki, who is not only a wonderful husband, but a wonderful father! I know how lucky I am to have had such an incredible father and now to be married to a real role model for our son. I have a Father’s Day post started, which means that I have been thinking about those two a lot lately. I have a lot to be thankful for. I also have started a birthday post (I turned 31 on Friday!) but you know me, things are sometimes out of order. Instead I thought I’d share this silly tidbit today. :)

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16 Thoughts on “just one of the boys

  1. Henna, there’s no rush. The posts will happen when you’re ready and they’ll be wonderful. Enjoy your boys and tell Aki happy father’s day for us!

  2. liz:

    So cute. and what a gorgeous sunset!!

    • You know, I so rarely go watch the set set but it’s so nice to have found a great spot…I just love the light in the evening!

  3. kate:

    looks like a gorgeous evening! adorable photos :D

    kate x

    • thanks Kate :) Mateo’s little silhouette just cracks me up :)

  4. Angela:

    Love the silhouette photo! Really great. Mateo, DODI, DODI!

  5. Angela:

    Oops. Aki! Happy Father’s day! You are something special and make us all proud. :)

    • awww, I will relay the message. He really really is something special, isn’t he?!

  6. JaeHi:

    I LOVE the photos! Beautiful silhouette! This will be memory evoking photo of who Teo is! Miss you…

    • Miss you too! I always think he’s so big…it’s so cute to see him in perspective. I love these little memories. These are the ones that escape you. I’m so glad I brought my camera that evening. :)

  7. oh my goodness i love these pictures!

    looks like you’re having such an amazing time as a family x

    • It’s really nice to be together so much…that’s for sure. :)

  8. Stunning photos! And a cute story…

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