Published: July 10th 2012July 10th 2012
The neighborhood here reminds me of a typical summer growing up. There are kids everywhere and our boys are treated like local celebrities. We pulled in the street the other day and I heard "they're home"! I overheard one boy talking to our neighbor say "I hear you have new neighbors and they are Americans!" Not too many Abby's age however she seems content to watch for the wild horses at the fence...our apples keep disappearing. Our doorbell keeps ringing even during dinner. Neighborhood wide games of hide and seek, Sam dribbling a soccer ball (with his hands of course), walks to the corner store for treats, and then last night a bona fide ice cream truck!
Biggest difference is it is 50 degrees out in July! Definitely did not pack enough warm clothes. Salthill beach is a short drive away... I am determined to go swimming. The other thing that is hard to get used to is the daylight...they can be outside in the light until 10pm!