It was a great experience, but to be honest, it was also really tough. We had lived overseas before, but with a 15 month old, and maybe just some of the challenges of Bologna - this trip was a challenge at times. We got more homesick on this adventure than ever before, and we had a hard time with the housing options we found. I also don't think we realized how young Sophie was - now when we look back, we can't believe we did that when she was so little. Unfortunately, she doesn't seem to remember much of the experience at all.
I want back on to the horse though. When the kids are older we will try again. I'd like them to spend a year or two overseas when they are growing up.