What a week! We moved to Dublin, Ireland almost a week ago. The few days leading up to the flight were busy, but we had planned things out and didn't have any surprises we couldn't work through. Our almost 5 hour layover at JFK turned in to a non-running hurry-up and we basically walked straight on to our Aer Lingus flight due to flight delays and weather.
Our arrival in Dublin was quite good. We were offered a ride to immigration. We fit everything on 2 carts and the stroller (we didn't really know how we would get 10 bags, 6 carry-ons, and 2 car seats to a rental car and taxi). Then, a very nice woman insisted on helping us push our carts to the rental car desk. It was quite nice, we were overwhelmed by all the nice people trying to help us, just within the first couple hours!
Our plan was to fit as much luggage and kids in the rental as possible, then Kacey would take the rest in a taxi. Well, the nice folks at Enterprise helped us get it all in! (Except for the stroller that we forgot on the shuttle).
We arrived at our temporary apartment in Sandyford, which wasn't quite ready, but we just waited in the coffee shop for 30 minutes. Once unloading the car, I immediately went to Lissen Hall Vet Hospital to pick up the cats. This was also uneventful. I was also able to swing by Enterprise and pick up the stroller.
We explored the Dunnes grocery store, which is next to our apartment. They have about anything we use to make meals, it just isn't always where you would expect in the store.
The kids have done ok. Nolan didn't really get any kid time for about a week. Liana popped a tooth through finally! Right in time for her 7 month birthday. She wants to be so active, but our apartment just doesn't have room for her to crawl. I swear the other day at the Children's Museum she wanted to take a step but didn't. Her balance is getting better by practicing in her playpen.
We are excited to be here! We are looking forward to finding a house (the rental market here is crazy) and settling in, which is hard to do in a little 2 bedroom apartment.