I only have a minute, but I miss blogging : (
I haven't started teaching the kids Italian yet, but I have exposed them to more Italian than before, and it's been fun to hear some Italian "jibberish" being spoken.
I found a compromise for the recliner. I'm replacing the missing spring, and I ordered a slipcover today. Cross your fingers. I hope HH appreciates my efforts : ) Stay tuned for "after" pictures of that too.
Since it wouldn't be a proper post without pictures of my kids:
Monkey stuck a bobby pin into an electrical outlet and burned her fingers (& a spot of the carpet). I'm really glad that that's all that got damaged and that she's fine otherwise. Scary. We now have the annoying plug covers on all accessible outlets.