Sunday, May 25, 2008

The pool is open!

Mommy, the water is really cold!
Sojung had the right idea. She watched from the chair wrapped in a towel.
New suits!

Strawberry Festival

Water balloon toss! I think she dropped this a half a dozen times, however it was Audrey that ended up wet.


This is fun!

The finish line!

Plenty of room to run and twirl.

We went to Delaplane, VA for the annual Strawberry Festival. The weather was perfect!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!
Sojung gave me a beautiful silver heart necklace. One side says Mom and the other says I love you. So sweet. Marcus took the girls shopping and bought a Vera Bradley messenger is time to break out the Mommy bag since I am officially a Mommy! They also bought a very cute Vera Bradley photo album.
Audrey created a book for me for Mother's Day. I was very impressed with her artwork. Looks just like me! So cute. The cover of the book says "Top Ten Reasons Why I Love My Mom" Here they are:

  1. You correct me with gentleness. (OK, what 8 year old comes up with that? I asked if she came up with these herself and she told me her teacher put some on the board and used them and some she thought of herself. I am going to assume she copied this one.)

  2. You care for me with cloths, (exact spelling!) food and warm blankets.

  3. You love me when you help me with my homework.

  4. You rock me when I feel sad.

  5. You read stories to me.

  6. You fix me breakfast.

  7. You let us play.

  8. You take me to the mall.
  9. You turn up the volume in the car.

  10. You let me sleep in on a Saturday. (However she doesn't let us! Those little darlings are up with the sun!) Betty created a cookbook at school. (She has a fantastic kindergarten teacher, wink wink) The kids all picked their favorite food and then told how to prepare it. There are some really interesting recipes in there like Banana Bread that takes 5 large onions and 3 carrots. Uh, no thank you. Betty's recipe was for Birthday Cake. You are going to want to rush to the store and get the ingredients for this. Here it is:

Betty's Birthday Cake

17 scoops of chocolate and vanilla ice cream

Put in cake pan and bake at 150 degrees for four hours. Then cut and put on a plate for your family.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Pretty toes

Sojung and I went out for pedicures today. It was nice and relaxing and Marcus agreed to let us sneak in a nice lunch of sushi and a quick shopping trip while he was home with the girls.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Pencil vs. Chopsticks

The other morning as we were pulling into the school parking lot we saw one of the high school students walking up to the building. This student is very tall and slim. Sojung said, "He is like a chopstick!" I had to laugh because in America we would compare a very tall and thin person to a pencil.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

My three girls

These were taken in our backyard.