Our youngest is now almost a year old. The first birthday (or dol or dohl) is a big deal in the Korean culture, and we celebrated a few weeks early (doljanchi) while we were at Halabuhji and Halmoni’s house, to include as many family members’ plans as possible. I started looking through Pinterest for ideas and found many, although I didn’t actually do much physical planning until we hit Chicagoland. We used the french doors as the bones for the pink and white background seen in the photos. Colorful paper fans set the top border and balloons on each side framed the entire scenery which highlighted the amazingly (i’m still surprised!) cooperative birthday girl perched upon her throne with the dol table set below her. Her hanbok colors tied into the cake decorations.
This doll came in the mail the other day, and has changed names a couple times. The most frequent name is Rose. She goes everywhere lately, even Target.
We received this really cute romper and sun hat several weeks via amazon.com. But there was NO information about who sent the outfit to us. Everywhere we’ve gone with Koma wearing her fashionable outfit, she’s been the recipient of lots of oohs and aahs. Thanks, whoever you are!!
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Our appointment for photos in the morning ended up delayed and after waiting for awhile, Koma was just about done. That is, she needed a nap or food or outta there or all three. With much patience from the photographer who distracted the girls by blowing bubbles at them, then quickly snapping photos, we managed to finish the photo shoot. We’ll see if any turn out!
Next, our scheduled lunch with the girls’ cousin who happened to be in town for the weekend ended up delayed too. We were happy it worked out anyway!
Then after naps, Dad took the girls to a couple stores for a couple items, but got caught in huge thunderstorm. So they waited out the downpour in a bike shop.
Unni is loving her two-week preschool camp. Despite her serious expression in this photo, she’s been pumped after every session. “I had so much fun. I want to go all day.” I think using a backpack makes her feel like a big girl, too!
The first day, we arrived early for pickup and wandered around outside. Koma found many interesting things to explore.
We walked out of Barnes and Noble the other day and heard the percussion beat from the high school across the street. We decided to check it out since Unni had just banged on a toy drum in the store. This very cool painted bus greeted us at the entrance on the school. We drove further into the parking lot but couldn’t get onto the field and see band camp. Unni made me promise we’d come back. High school football….. here we come!