Thursday, July 24, 2008
So we are in the middle of the monsoon season here in lovely Korea. It has rained ALL week, and I am not lying. The kids and I have been busy this week running around the city trying to find things fun and interesting. We have frequented downtown and the markets quite a bit now. It's amazing how you can be shopping at the Nike store downtown then turn down a side street and suddenly be shopping for produce out of baskets on the ground. It's really neat to see stuff like that. Along with being rainy, it has been HOT and HUMID. Way worse than Texas or Georgia. I took my drivers test so that I can now be allowed to drive with the crazies. I honestly think I failed, but oh well, the man said I passed and I wasn't going to argue. We also finally got the rest of our boxes today. So nice to have rugs, shoes, clothes, linen, shoes, toys, shoes...did I say shoes? Dave couldn't believe that one HUGE box was nothing but my shoes. I do love shoes. We should be heading to the War Memorial/Museum and to the COEX mall/aquarium this weekend, so lots of good pics to come from that. I have loads of random pics to attach to this post, so if as always, if you have any questions, just ask! The one of Emma eating ice cream is really neat. It is actually a fruit sorbet that was frozen into a half of a coconut shell. Pretty cool! Hope everyone is doing well!!!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Sorry it has been so long since the last update. We have been busy with playgroups, meetings, work(Dave), and what not. I have met a great bunch of wives here and already know it will be hard when they start to leave Korea. We, apparently, are staying the longest over here...go figure. A couple of us took the kiddos down to the local market today and it was definitely an experience. I should have gone with a list! The produce all looked wonderful and was very reasonably priced. The kids hated the heat though and Emma ended up in a stroller, thanks Sarah. Despite the heat, I think we all had fun. Emma found some Hello Kitty hair clips, cherry tomatoes, and a fan. We watched squid being killed(their heads were being chopped off), and Emma desperately wanted to take a fish home(they were all dead and for sale.) I tried to explain to her that they were not alive and for people to eat, she didn't understand. Mason borrowed a hat from Sarah's daughter and the older ladies kept asking if he was a boy or not. YES!!! Well, if I was a good mom and took his BLUE hat, we wouldn't have had this problem. Oh well, lesson learned...enjoy the pics.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
We have a playground in our complex and Emma loves to go there EVERYDAY. She wakes up asking to go, so you can imagine how the rest of the day goes. The kids there love her and Mason. We also get to learn new Korean words from the little girls. They like to teach me I guess. Today I learned please, eyes, ears, no, ball, and goodbye. I also learned that the word "crazy" is a bad word over here, or at least to little kids, so no more calling Em crazy. They called her fun. Cuteness. Emma also got to see Daddy fly over and the Korean kids were amazed by it. They kept calling it a plane and Miss Smarty Pants Em had to correct them every time...it's a helicopter!!! All in all, it was a fun day.
We frequent E-Mart quite a bit since it's kinda like a Wal-Mart. Everything there is in Korean, maybe a little English. I just thought I would share some pictures of the things we got this week, hoping they were what we thought. They all were, the packaging helps A LOT! The cookies I guessed on, but they are SO good! Anyway, just thought I would share for those who haven't been to Korea and had this lovely opportunity to buy things that you really have no clue what they are...until you eat or drink them! :)