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stay-at-home mommy by day
program manager by night
children's painter somewhere in between

happy birthday, baby!

em turned ONE yesterday, november 18 - where has all the time gone?! i can't believe my baby is so big now (i know all parents say this but it's ridiculously true!), and we've been celebrating her birthday "season" for several days now...

we hosted em's birthday playgroup on thursday. despite the pouring rain, a bunch of the kiddos in our local mom's group made it over for an afternoon of playtime and snacks. we had lots of fun and totally tired ourselves out.
8 friends between 5-16 months + 8 mommies + 1 townhouse = ZOO

on friday, my parents came up from hampton - emmy was thrilled to see them again and i'm pretty sure they were tickled pink too.

saturday was the big day - little emmy graduated to toddlerhood! after much debate, blair and i decided to host one big party at the house for both family and friends. we wanted to set the precedent that em's american and korean sides-traditions-people can co-exist happily in one gathering. so, in true korean fashion, we held a tol (toljabee) ceremony . we did it at the beginning of the party so em wouldn't have to wear the hanbok for long... especially since the dress is almost 28 years old! yup, emmy wore the hanbok that i wore for my first birthday! (oh, how that made me sooo happy!) and when we pushed her up to the table...

emmy went straight for the cold hard cash!
the crowd was quite pleased - looks like she'll be rich one day!

and then in one quick motion, emmy grabbed both the paint brush and pencil together! what a perfect tie: she'll inherit mommy's artsy genes and daddy's more studious side. (yeah, mommy was studious too, but it was a *georgetown* pencil after all - hah!)

the party was tons of fun - we'll keep posting lots of pics as we get / upload / process them... thanks so much to everyone who made it - we love you all and are thrilled to share emmy's milestones with you!

after all of the festivities, emmy was pooped - and so am i.
good night, everyone!


3 Responses to “happy birthday, baby!”

  1. # Anonymous Bethany

    Happy Birthday to Emmy! She is so cute!  

  2. # Anonymous Toni Hollifield

    Happy Birthday Emmy! Wow...it's been a whole year! :-) She's too cute!  

  3. # Anonymous Sara

    Hey Kim - she's adorable! I can't believe she's a year old already...time really does fly.  

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