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Stone’s last day

Stone’s last day

Today was Stone’s last day of school. I can’t believe that it’s already over and that we were able to find such an amazing school. The teachers at Sacro Cuore were so accommodating with the language barrier and Stone was always having a blast when I picked him up. Today when I dropped him off … Continue reading

Italian Hospitals

Italian Hospitals

  This post is a little late but we thought you still might want to hear about our adventure with the Italian hospital system. It all started about a week before Halloween when Liz got really sick with sinus congestion, sore throat and fever. Jesse came home early from work and Liz slept the afternoon … Continue reading

Day trip to Mantova

Day trip to Mantova

We’re down to only two weekends left! There are so many amazing places that you can travel by train in Italy. We’re glad that we’ve got to go to as many places as we have but with time going by so quickly and our budget getting down to the end we’re deciding to stay close … Continue reading

Crazy stroller in Italy

Crazy stroller in Italy

I know how much you guys loved our observations about the strollers in Denmark so we thought we would share a crazy Italian stroller we saw. They pretty much have all the same buggy strollers that we saw in Denmark. One feature we have seen here is there’s actually a real umbrella type awning that … Continue reading

Halloween in Italy

Halloween in Italy

Everything we’ve heard or known about Halloween in Italy is that they don’t really celebrate it. In October we started seeing flyers and shops starting to decorate their stores so we were thinking.. hmmm? What is going to happen for Halloween. I talked to some people here and they said that Halloween is starting to … Continue reading

Sacro Cuore Assembly

Sacro Cuore Assembly

As you may know this past summer Carpi had a few major earthquakes that damaged much of the city including Sacro Cuore. This is where Stone goes to preschool. In order to accommodate space in the school, for the repairs/expansion that will be done, they built extra classrooms in the soccer field. When Stone first … Continue reading

A random Sunday marathon

A random Sunday marathon

We have hit the half way mark of our trip and we wanted a lazy day to just lay around. However, not being in your own home and having two toddlers running around makes it near impossible to have a lazy day. We were hanging out in the living room when we kept hearing what … Continue reading

Dirty laundry

Dirty laundry

Dirty laundry seems a lot more difficult in Europe. The apartment we had in Denmark and the one we have here (Carpi) both didn’t have dryers. When we first got here I thought, “No prob, air drying is going to be great!” Back home during the summer we would talk about the great smell of … Continue reading

The IPad tent…

The IPad tent…

The adrenaline and excitement is starting to wear off. When we first got here there was the excitement/scaryness of a new place that let us get to this point without being too physically/mentally exhausted or sick. We had to figure out all the arrangements with school, how to get from place to place and even … Continue reading

Learning Italian?

Learning Italian?

  We’ve made it through about half our trip in Italy. We’re slowly getting used to the culture, schedule and the language. We’ve been looking up phrases on our phone when we want to ask a question in a shop and we’ve been making notecards at home but that’s as far as we’ve come. Some … Continue reading