It won't be long now until we leave for Italy!
We've been reading a children's book about Italy with Owen, and he's discovered two key takeaways. (1) Italy has volcanoes. (2) Pisa has this cool tower that looks like it's going to fall over at any second.
I overheard Owen playing cruise director with his Noah's Ark the other day, informing all of the zebras, giraffes and monkeys that they were on their way to the Weaning Tower of Peeeeza. And that's Owen's alphabet magnet version of the famous bell tower in the picture above. We'll be staying just a 15-minute train ride from Pisa, so Owen will get to see plenty of it - but only from the ground. Sadly he's too young to be allowed up to the top.
(If you're a sketchy person reading this, just know that we have 2 fearsome guard cats, a housesitter, a 6'4" handyman, and several fantastically nosy neighbors who love us, so go get your drug money somewhere else. And if you're like my sister who once stole an exam just because her teacher bragged that it couldn't be done, please don't interpret this as a challenge. Scott will be most unhappy if I'm sassy and get us robbed.)