Saturday, July 7, 2007



We can't believe she is already a year old. The past 3 months have gone by so fast. Unfortunately, we didn't get to go the the Korean restaurant or the Children's Museum today, but we are planning to do it next weekend. We celebrated Josie's Tol today. Here are a few pictures of Josie in her Hanbok. The top photo is Josie's Toljabee. We had all of the traditional items ( thread, scissors, sword, rice, money, etc.) and a couple of extra we added. I added a whale and Jeff added a history book for our own personal hopes. Josie picked the thread and then grabbed for the rice. I guess this will mean she will have a long life and be rich.

Riley helped me chose Josie's gifts. She seems to really like the car keys and cell phone that make noise. After all the excitement Jeff and I decided it was a good thing we didn't have a big party. We are pretty sure it would have been to overwhelming for her. I love that messy face. She didn't blow out the candle at all. Before we could stop her she pinched it between her two fingers to put out the flame. No mark on her fingers and no tears. It was kind of funny because that is the same thing I did when I turned one.

Today we had family stop by to wish Josie a happy birthday. My sister had an enormous bag of clothes from her youngest daughter Eva for Josie. Love those hammy downs. They look like new! I can't wait to try them on her. She got some very needed pj's, a few toys, and Josie's Godmother Theresa had taken the time to find out what is traditionally given in Korea for their Tol and gave her an extra special gift along with the many others they already gave her. We thought that was pretty special that she took the time to learn something else about Korea on her own. Josie is modeling one of her great new pairs of pj's.

If you haven't already noticed Josie stated walking! She took her first steps about two weeks ago and now it is nonstop.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The 4th of July

Okay I didn't have much to write I had to just post these pictures of our beautiful baby. I took these photos last night on our front porch. She is such our little princess!!