Saturday, February 12, 2011

Jak sie masz

So, on the advice of my Polish blogging buddies(thank you everyone)  I have been studying Polish using Pimsleur and I have to admit that I really love it.  Just the fact that I can listen to and from work is great!!  The Rosetta Stone is good for building vocabular but the Pimsleur really helps you to speak. As Kara had said, if learning things like "The woman is buying three white shirts" would help me speak to my children it would be great but I would rather learn "Bardzo Dobry!" I have several friends and co-workers that are fluent in Polish and I tried some out on them and THEY ARE SO IMPRESSED!!!  Of course I am only on unit three and so can say "I undersatnd Polish a little" and "I am American" but nontheless they were shocked. To a Polish man that I have never spoken Polish to at work I said "Dzien dobry"and he smiled and said "Jak sie masz".  But when I relpied in Polish with "very good, and you?"  his head spun around like HUH???  It was great!  I can't wait to rock some out in Poland! HaHaHa.

I have also been on the hunt fro some Polish childrens songs.  Does anyone have any sugestions?.  In an older Post I reccommened the website  Its a great site and has childrens songs from Poland with translations:)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Thank God for weekends......

So to beat the winter blues, my husband and I went across the river to NYC to see a broadway show.  Being that my husband is a HUGE football fan, I bought him tickets to see Lombardi on Broadway at the Circle in the Square theater in Times Square.  It was based on the life of Vince Lombardi, one of the greatest coaches of all time, and the namesake of the Vince Lombardi trophy which is given to the Superbowl champions every year.  It is very ironic that he made himself a name as the coach of the Green Bay Packers, the Superbowl Champions this year!!!  It was an awesome play and we were in the 2nd row.  Since Im sure most of you guys are of my generation you would be excited to know that Judith Light(mom from Who's the Boss) and Dan Lauria(Dad from the Wonder Years) starred in it and we were only a few feet away.  (Can you tell I was excited?)

As we were walking out of the play, I had the opportunity to help a man who was having a heart attack at the theater..I know that might sound weird as a general statement but I am a registered nurse and just jumped into action without a second thought!! EMS arrived shortly after and I hope he is doing well....It made me very proud of my profession.

Super Bowl Sunday was hosted at my house with my family and my two nephews provided us with tons of entertainment dancing like crazy goofballs to the Black Eyed Peas halftime show in their pajamas:)   I have already taught them "Stolat" and they can't wait to teach their cousins from Poland everything they need to know about being in the famiy and being an American!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Today marks 5 months of waiting

My husband tells me that we should just live our lives as normal during this waiting period.  Go on day to day as if nothing was out of the ordinary so as not to get stresed out about the waiting.  He doesn't want me get upset or anxious.  I have a very hard time with that.  Every day I think about my little ones.  Where they born yet?  Where are they?  Who is taking care of them?  Are they hurting?  I already feel that "mother bear" instinct and it feels so natural.  My heart is so overflowing with love for my children to be I feel as if its going to burst!  I just can't wait to look into their eyes for the first time and tell them they are safe and how much they are loved.  Thinking of that moment makes me so happy as I tell myself.."be patient".

There are so many wonderful Polish adoption blogs and Im so glad to hear everyone sharing their stories.  It makes me feel less isolated.  Especially because adpotion from Poland is not a very 'hot topic" in the adoption world.  I have added myself to follow many of you and feel free to leave comments on my page.

In other news we ordered the carpet for the childrens rooms!  Stain resistant of course!!!:)  We are preparing for another ice/snow storm tonight...UGH....spring can't come fast enough!