pumpkins and chickens

Last weekend we went to visit grandma and granpa in Monferrato. Isabella is not a country girl and I’m not a country mom. As much as we love to get away from the city we are spoiled girls. Being so close to the chickens made Isabell a little uncomfortable. The countryside can be very romantic, but we are not very used to being around animals and too many insects. Or maybe she just prefers the goats and the cats.

We did enjoy the beautiful views though and can’t wait to be back to wine country for some wine tasting after the harvest of the grapes.

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afternoon downtown

When we got back from Sardinia we decided to take Isabella downtown Milano. We don't like crowds, so we hardly ever go there especially on weekends, but we took advantage of the fact that the city was still pretty empty and so there we were. Isabella was super hyper and exited and started running all over the place.  Sometimes it feel like she is ready to conquer the world... or at least the city.

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first days

Today was Isabella's first day of kindergarten. As a parent you just never get used to the "first times" especially if you have only one child.  I think I was more nervous than her. It's as if it was my first day. She requested we take the bus, so we did. I think she likes the idea of going somewhere special when we take public transportation. She was super brave and as always, she surprised me in being open and excited about the new school and the new teachers. Hopefully the next weeks will be as easy as today. 

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goodbye diapers

After we got back from our Sardinia vacation we decided it was time to potty train Isabella. goodbye diapers finally! She starts kindegarden soon and we figured it was now or never... plus with Ale at home for another week we had time. It was a lot easier than expected. After a couple of days of accidents, she decided it didn't feel right to pee on herself so she actually started to go to the bathroom by herself.  We are very proud of her.

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