Skyping with my parents (who were up at 5:30am Chicago time) for Lucas' birthday. This cake and Bumblebee from Transformers were the only things Lucas requested.
|The cake: from Paris Baguette. Strawberry as requested by Lucas.|
The chocolate heart says "Sarang Haeyo", which means "I Love You".
Convenient, since this was a Christmas cake and we just removed the wreath and "Merry Christmas" decorations. ;)
Lucas and his birthday gifts: the much-anticipated Bumblebee, a firetruck puzzle from Daiso, and 타요 the Bus pillow (he does not watch this show but thought it was awesome anyway).
Here is a video of us singing, 3 people in Korea and 2 in Chicago:
Shopping at E-Mart. Lucas thought this display was the greatest thing ever. Obviously one of our biggest Christmas fails was not taking the time to go see some proper lights/Christmas displays in Seoul.
Our stockings, handmade by one of the aforementioned relatives. These were literally the first things I put in the suitcase when it was time to pack for Korea.
Christmas at home, courtesy of Daiso. Itty bitty tree: ₩3,000. Ornaments: ₩2,000. Motorized train because little boy believes that no Christmas tree is complete without a train underneath: ₩3,000. Bows on presents: ₩2,000. Magic of Christmas in child's eyes: priceless.
Aftermath of Christmas. Lucas enjoys his gifts, including a Pororo car, an RC bulldozer, lots of play dough, and an imitation LEGO firefighter vehicle from Daiso. He was so caught up with this stuff that he didn't realize there was another box containing Optimus Prime in the bottom of his stocking, so we just let it be. We'll see when he notices. Here, he's enjoying one of our homemade cinnamon rolls.
Funny video of Lucas learning to operate the RC Bulldozer