Yesterday we had an appointment at the US Embassy in Dublin to renew David’s passport. Since Dublin is far away, our family tradition is that we try to make these trips more interesting by staying one night there and doing something fun. This time we went to the Dublin Zoo, which is very nice, and also to the natural history museum (in other words, animals: dead and alive).

There was one stop we didn’t plan for, though… just before bed, David slipped in the hotel bathroom and cut the outside of his ear badly enough that Seth had to take him to the ER (actually, it was called the ED) for paper stitches. The job itself was over quite quickly. It was getting in to a doctor that took about 5 hours. Still, Seth was happy enough to wait. The ones who went straight in were worse off. We’re thankful for healthy kids!