Monday, October 29, 2012

Abi's First Vacation in Poland

We got back from our first family vacation in Poland a while back, but with all we've got going on it took a while to write this post and get all the pictures. Actually we are not going to use all of the pictures in this post ;-)

Abi and I (Art) left to Poland one week before mommy could join us, so it was our first, this long flight, just the two of us.

I can't say enough about how wonderful Abigail was all this time. Starting from the airport in the USA through Germany all the way to Poland. She was a delight to travel with. No, it was not easy, it was exhausting, but it could have been so much worse if she wasn't as wonderful as she was.

We both had a lot of patience for each other and Abi even took a 4 hour nap on the flight to Germany. Sure I wish she slept 7 or 8 hours out of the 9 hours flight, but better this than nothing, right? :-)

This is Abi at the airport and on the plane.

I took Abi to the church I used go to in Poland. She was playing with some of my friends' kids and it was so fun to watch her interact with kids that did not speak English. The conversations were priceless, but most importantly, all the kids had fun.

She also got to meet her cousins for the first time, spend some time with them and get to know them ;-)

Since Abi loves animals and zoos, we took her to this nice Zoo in the place we lived. We walked and took this fun train that she enjoyed a lot.

Since Abi and I arrived in Poland a week earlier Abi got to greet mommy at the airport. Mommy was showing a lot at the moment, but since no body had known about our next little girl, she put all the cloths on to cover the belly and not to spoil the fun of telling everyone through a fun t-shirt we had made back home.

It took everyone some time to pay attention to the t-shirt, but here you have both grandmas the moment they read the what was on the t-shirt, namely " I'll be a big sister! February 2013"

Then at my parents we made Abi's first bonfire which she loved.

And here's Abi at her first dentist visit ;-) Yes, no stress, no fear, rather fascination ;-) Luckily she has beautiful and healthy teeth.

There is so much more to tell about this trip and so many more pictures, but there's no way we could do it in one post here.

It was amazing to watch Abi interact with our families and friends, with people she met for the first time in her life, people from different culture and speaking mostly or only Polish. Before going to Poland we had to work hard on reminding Abi to speak Polish with J.

Since J was often forgetting to be consistent and require Abi to speak with her Polish only, they used to carry bilingual conversations, what led Abi to believe no matter what language she speaks, everybody understands English. It caused some challenges in Poland at the very beginning, but the change in Abi and her Polish after spending only 2.5 weeks in Poland was unbelievable.

We didn't have to remind Abi to speak Polish with J once since we got back. She switches between both languages automatically, very fast and without getting confused.

I so wish my brain had the same potential now, at my age hehehe.

I couldn't be any more proud of my little girl ;-)

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