We have been blessed with two special daughters and two sons from Eastern Europe. We welcome you to follow our journey as a family of five, waiting to travel and pick up #6, with the ins and outs of family, education, farm life, and love!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

2 days to go (day 20)

Today was laundry day! We did two loads, which took close to 6 hours to do (and that's not hang dry time!) We decided to dry some things outside and wouldn't you know after we got everything on the two lines on the balcony, the heavens opened up and it started to pour! So all the clothes came indoors to the drying rack.

I made lunch (fried salami and onions, corn, and mashed potatoes) and Mila loved it! I put lots mashed potatoes in the bowl with the other things and she ate lots! She still wallows the food around in her mouth before swallowing, but she hasn't choked yet, so we'll count our blessings. Dinner consisted of spaghetti and garlic bread.

We took a short walk today to Saint Sava. Saint Sava has been our compass, our light house during our trip. It is a large, beautiful church that is right up the street from our apartment. You can see it from far away. On our first walk home from the pedestrian zone, Vlado said we could walk home, and we knew as long as we were headed towards and could see Saint Sava, we were headed in the right direction. When we walked home the first time from the orphanage, again, we looked for Saint Sava, and knew which direction to head for home. Saint Sava has a lot of history and is beautiful outside. The inside is incomplete because of lack of funding.

I called United Airlines today and talked to them about options for food for Mila on the flight home. When we brought Hannah home, the flight attendant asked us if we had ordered a child's meal. I didn't know there was an option...but I do now! I am still not sure if there will be anything Mila to eat in the child's meal option, but figured the chances were better with the child's meal. I'll plan to take some baby food with me too just in case. We also upgraded our tickets to economy plus for our long flight from Munich to DC. A few extra dollars for extra leg room and not being packed like a pickled fish in an tin can with other stinky fish. (There were plenty of stinky fish packed into the "tin can" flight to Frankfurt on our way over.)

Tonight Doug sat on the couch with our little Lazy Daisy. They were so comfortable together, I just had to take a picture of the two of them together. It is so nice that Mila loves her Papa!

Tomorrow is packing day, cleaning day, eat the contents of the fridge day. Have I mentioned that I am so ready to be home! (But not really looking forward to the flight home!)


Allison said...

Love the picture Cara and Doug! Mila looks so happy!

Susi said...

SAFE TRAVELS!!! I can't wait to see you all... maybe in a few months???

Christine said...

I have went through these posts and have enjoyed them very much! Does your daughter have Spina Bifida?