We spent several days with Dad’s family. First we went to Dad’s sister’s house for a couple nights then headed down to Grandpa’s and Grandma’s for the rest of the week. Cousins happily played with each other, sharing toys, games and laughter. They pushed around the shopping cart, built lego buildings, walked up on the hill, found a woodpecker nest, jumped for hours on the trampoline, cut out and decorated cookies. Of course, they also ripped open gifts and delighted in their individual presents.
The other day, the girls were playing together when it became eerily quiet. Halmoni and I were finishing up a few things in the kitchen and we both commented that it was too quiet. A little bit later, we headed down the hall to their bedroom with its door shut. We opened it to find this disaster which took a
little LONG time to clean up. It turned into a good opportunity to sort clothes which I had planned on doing anyway, not just then.
One evening while Dad was away on his trip to San Francisco, we headed over to the musical light festival at the outdoor mall. The light show was pretty impressive but quite short at 4 minutes. The girls really wanted to ride the train, so we stood in the long line which actually moved fairly quickly.
Our own resident cheerleader was chosen with her sister to go down to the basketball floor during the women’s basketball game. I was amazed see Koma give her hand to the cheerleader who came up to ask, and walk down the steps with her. Unni and I followed behind. The girls even posed for group photos taken by the official school photographer, but then quickly turned to Mom. So, we all trooped out there, and girls even waved the pom pons that the cheerleaders lent. The real cheerleaders kept commenting on how much they liked the two year old’s outfit so much better. No doubt, the squeaky school logo-ed shoes are what they really envied.
We stayed through half time, then checked out the new student center being built. We walked through the very chic cafeteria area, and eventually wandered out to the courtyard which houses some very cool new chairs.