Monday, March 7, 2011

What a year!

March 2010-Referral Picture

March 2011-girls in their forever home!

1 year ago we saw the first picture of our little princesses. I was at home and Vito was out of business. I emailed the picture of them and he stepped out of a business dinner to look at the picture. He called me and asked why I didn't immediately say yes! I had to remind him that this was a pretty big deal and we needed to make this decision together. Needless to say we said yes and one year later we have two beautiful daughters. We can honestly say it has been the craziest year of our lives! These two little girls are so busy-always on the go! They are keeping us on our toes and we are loving it. Karolina is doing great in kindergarten! She is learning so much, has made friends, loves her teachers and loves her mama to read to her. Patrycja said the other day "I have to tell you something very important" (yes in a complete sentence) I said what do you need to tell me that is so important and she said "I love you".....melts my heart!

The girls are taking gymnastics and we just signed them up for swimming lessons. They have made friends, gone to several birthday parties, spent time with their new relatives and continue to ride their bikes. They love to help mama clean and cook and even do chores every weekend so they can make their own money. I can't believe how well they are adjusting. I know I have said it before, but it is like we have always been a family!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

More of what we have been up to!

Getting to know cousins!
It is hard to get Karolina to get off of her bike! She loves it!
Unless it is too cold or raining.....we are out riding our bikes!

We attended our first birthday party at Build-A-Bear.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

What have we been doing?

I haven't blogged for a while and feel really bad about it. I always think I need to write a story about how we are doing. So until I have a few extra minutes to blog....I am going to post a few pictures and just say that we are doing wonderful!

We relax with Tata in the backyard!
We go to gymnastics every Saturday and love it
We have been playing in the backyard! Swinging swinging and more swinging!
We hiked with Scooter through the woods!
We visited Lina so she could meet the little blessing she helped us bring home!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

First day home

Once again I am still behind....trying to get caught up! I wanted to share some photos of their first day home!
We arrived in Charlotte at 9:30 local time. Vito was waiting at the airport with a rose for each of us. They were a little sleepy but pepped right up when they saw tata and then they were wide awake when we got to the car to meet Scooter for the first time. He was hugged and kissed over and over and told "I love you" about 20 times. When we got home they thanked us for Scooter about 30 times. Even though it was 3am their time they ran around the house looking at everything thanking us over and over again. They finally feel asleep around 11:30pm local time. The next day was filled with exploring the house more. Putting on the princess dresses we had bought for them, riding their bikes and scooters and playing with the neighborhood kids. Oma (Vito's mom) came over to meet the girls. Of course she got a warm greeting from them, they are such warm and loving girls. They played with oma, she sang to them, we had lunch together and just spent some time getting to know one another. After she left we went practiced quiet time. The girls had to either look at books or do puzzles in their princess tent. It was suppose to be 30 minutes....but was more like 10. I guess we have to start somewhere. Then it was time to put on the princess dresses on for Halloween and let me tell you that was the most exciting thing ever. We went to a neighbors house for pizza and then off to trick or treat. The girls had such a great time. Thanks Caroline and Everett for being such good friends and teaching them how to say trick or treat! A couple of time I walked up to the door with the girls and when they they were asked who they were dressed as...they would just tell them their names. It was priceless.

Patrycja giving Scooter his first big hug!


Had to try on the dresses before bed the first night!

Scooter coming to say good night :)


Finally we don't have to play outside without the girls anymore!
Trick or treating with Caroline and Everett.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

On our way home

I know that we have been home for over a week now....however I wanted to share some of the precious pictures I took on our way home. Considering the circumstances.....10 hour flight, 3 hour layover and another 1 1/2 hour flight to Charlotte.....the girls did great and we made it home safe and sound.

Getting ready for our first flight.....10 hours from Warsaw to Chicago!

Running off the plane! First time in America!

Us with our bags....the girls were the best helpers ever!

Passports are stamped.....girls are officially citizens!

Looking at our plane in Chicago!



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