Friday, April 29, 2011

Polish Fest?

Who's going?? WE ARE!! Will we see you there? I've never been to Milwaukee before, let alone Polish Fest, so I'm super excited. Even better will be meeting families that have adopted or are in the process of adopting from Poland.

In other news...4 months waiting done. While it is possible a referral could come any time, we expect some more months of waiting. The waiting isn't too painful (yet), but I am starting to want to do something...buy something...prepare in some way. That is just super hard to do since we did not specify male/female, and we don't even know if he/she will be in a crib or a bed. Ah well -- we should be spending time learning some Polish (or at least refreshing the little we have learned).

We recently got back from a trip to California - we had a blast with my parents and Klaudia was a trooper going to wineries, seeing Bodega Bay, and exploring some kid-friendly and some not-so-kid-friedly sights. I think her highlights were the swimming pools, the Dora Easter basket and eggs from G&G, the orange mini-van rental, a Spongebob DVD, and the cats at Preston Family Winery.

We had a great Easter with Ryan's family and enjoyed hunting for eggs and opening thoughfully put together Easter Baskets - we'll have treats for quite awhile! I'm glad spring has sprung. We have been enjoying the nice weather and being able to be outside. Klaudia is much better at her tricycle now and she LOVES playing with the neighbor kids.

Hope everyone is having a nice spring! Klaudia is looking forward to exploring new places in Milwaukee...and she is an expert traveler now...

9 comments:

Tom and Kara said...

I can't believe you are going to Polish Fest!! We really want to be there, but Tom is in a wedding on the Saturday of the fest. I am crossing my fingers that for some reason everyone will want to meet up on Friday or Sunday(?) but with so many people traveling from such a distance, I will totally understand if people meet up on Saturday. Hopefully there will be more Polish gatherings in future years.

I've been thinking of you guys often as we are in month 12 of the wait, I remember you waited about 13 months for Ms. Klaudia. It sure gets harder as the months go on. I hope your next wait is much shorter. Happy belated Easter, love the picture of techie Klaudia!

ourcontinuedadventure said...

We are up for going anything day!

Julie said...

Oh, that was mean! I thought you were going to POLAND!! lol Have fun in Meeleewalkaaay.

The Rzentkowski's said...

Here I am living in Milwaukee and I don't even know what weekend it is this year! I'd be willing, don't know about the kids or hubby, to meet any night/day, as long as it isn't interfering with any other happenings.

Miss K looks like a great traveler, I bet she had fun!

sarah said...

Wish we could make it; we had a lot of fun last year!

It looks pretty unlikely for us this year though. June is pretty crazy for us this year. I'll keep checking in though - there is a small possibility that we might be able to make it. :)

James and Melanie said...

So great to hear from you! We are hoping to make it to Polish Fest this year! It would be fun to get the kiddos together again!

sarah said...

Klaudia does indeed look like a serious traveler. She looks so grown up!

Pix said...

Hi there. Thanks for following our blog (Cheese Curds and Kimchi) and so happy to follow your adventures too! Have a blast in Milwaukee at Polish Fest. It's usually a great time. If you need any tips on things to see/do here in town, let me know. I'd be happy to help! All the best on your wait.

Jolene Aw said...

Klaudia is so cute...