Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cousin’s first birthday (dol)

We traveled to my parents’ last week for two special family occasions.  The first one was for the youngest cousin’s first birthday (dol).  She shined at center stage and handled the spotlight immensely well.  As part of dol, the birthday child chooses a item which predicts his/her future (doljabi).  The indoor bounce house proved to be a fun play area for the kids too.

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Train ride into the city

Unni bravely rode the train into the big city with her grandparents, uncle and cousins. I stayed back with Koma as she started a runny nose and I didn’t think it was prudent to expose her to the chill elements. She said she liked the train ride best, followed by the doll hospital at the American Girl Place.

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More cousin fun

Last weekend, the girls’ cousins came down and the girls all played together again. We ventured to the park once more and later in the afternoon, they went ice skating.

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Meeting up with Aunt Dana

I haven’t seen my former roommate in a long time. It seems like every time we go back to my parents, our time is occupied with family events, but this time I really tried to make it a priority to meet up with my old friend. Fortunately, it worked out and we ended up at Walker Brother’s pancake house, like the good old days. This time, I tried something different than my usual four by two order. The challah french toast tasted very good. The bonus entertainment centered around the Halloween events taking place outside the window of our seats.

Also, Aunt Dana kindly gifted the girls some books and a matching game which were an instant hit.

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Mommy daughter date

I took Unni out for Culver’s custard one evening, as she always is so understanding of Mom needing to spend time with her little sister. I really feel like our amazingly mature, good hearted eldest gets short-changed on my attention and feel so badly about that. This much needed one hour boosted our spirits very much, thanks to Halmoni who courageously watched Koma. This definitely needs to happen more often. Chocolate ice cream cures a multitude of woes (a lesson every girl should learn).

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At the park where Mom used to play

When I was growing up, we often rode there with the neighborhood kids. This park underwent a major transformation and now houses some awesome playground equipment, way better than when I was a kid. I’m happy my kids can play at this same park.

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More cousin time

We all trekked over to the girl cousin’s school for lunch Monday. We ate a lunch of corn dogs, baked beans, fruit and sweet potato fries in the very loud cafeteria. Girls happy to see each other again, of course.

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Cousins

The girls and I flew to see Halmoni and Halabuji last week. We spent the weekend with my brother and his family. The five girl cousins giggled, played, chased, and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. Love this stage when it’s all fun!

On Sunday all five of them ended up wearing fuzzy coats and looked so cute all together.

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Surprises in the mail from Grandma

The past few weeks, the girls have received mail from Grandma which have contained coloring pages, balloons, etc. The most recent one included these “grow in water” sponge critters. The fun of figuring out what they were came at the expense of learning to wait!

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