Our family is once again complete! After a long 18 hours of traveling, we finally arrived in Tel Aviv on Thursday afternoon. And as much as I dreaded the long trip with the kids, it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. That's mostly thanks to my mom who flew out with us to help. There's absolutely no way I could have done it alone. She helped carry the kids and bags and brought lots of stickers, books and dvds to entertain Kaitlyn. Thank you so much, Mom! I also expected Kaitlyn to get overtired and have a few meltdowns when she'd had enough of being in her car seat, but she was an angel! She was cute, funny and generally cooperative during the entire trip. I couldn't believe how well behaved she was and I told Ron she deserved a pet pony because of it.
As we made our way through the airport in Tel Aviv, Kaitlyn was getting more excited about seeing her daddy. She started pointing way ahead of us shouting "Daddy!" before we had even seen him. Once we did see him I put her down and she ran to him with her arms open wide and a huge smile on her face. It was precious and I know Ron loved it.
From the airport Ron took us to see our new home. It's a 3 story house in a nice neighborhood. There are quite a few parks within walking distance and we can even walk to the beach from our house. I'll post pictures of it in a separate post soon.
Ron took us to Herzliya Marina for dinner on our first night. We had fried calamari and ceasar salads while we sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather and the sunset.
On Saturday, we had lunch at the Seven Star Mall then we headed to the beach near our house. It was just before sunset and the weather was cool and breezy. It was gorgeous.
I just know that we'll be spending lots of time on this beach.
I really think we'll enjoy our tour in Tel Aviv. The weather is gorgeous, the city is very kid friendly with lots of parks and playgrounds, and it's very clean and modern. I love what I've seen so far and I'm sure there are many more things I'll love, as well.