Monday, June 9, 2008

Poppy's traditional 1st birthday (Tol)



Can you even believe how adorable she looks in these pictures?! They came in the mail earlier last week and I have not stopped staring at them since. She is at her traditional Korean 1st birthday dressed in her hanbok. Part of the tradition is to place different objects in front of the baby and whichever one she chooses first indicates what she will be when she grows up. As you can tell from the pictures, Poppy chose the pencil, which means she will be a scholar! I am so incredibly grateful to her foster mother for giving her a beautiful birthday party and for sending us the pictures. Unexpected surprises like this make the wait for her to come home a little more bearable.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just learned that the "game" with the different objects is called a Doljabee table from my yahoo group. Sounds like you have one smart little gal! I love her Hanbok. Its really pretty.

kristin said...

she looks like a smart cookie! she's adorable! :) happy birthday, poppy!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! She is adorable!

Chandra said...

That is so cool! It's so nice that her foster mother celebrated her birthday with her in a traditional way. I'm sure that will be something that will mean a lot to her later.

She looks so adorable in her traditional outfit. I know it must be hard that you weren't able to celebrate her first birthday with her, but it looks like she got a lot of love on her special day and it's so wonderful that they sent you photos of the day so you could share in it to.

Natalie said...

Beautiful!! I have only seen the pictures about a bazillion times and I still cry every time I see that gorgeous face!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sweet littke scholar! So pretty...
Tammy

Anonymous said...

Obviously I did not pick the pencil on my first birthday!

I wanted to say...sweet little scholar ! Tammy

Morgan's Mom said...

this is wonderful! I love the costume and the FEAST! Wow!

Happy First Birthday, Poppy!

Courtney said...

OMG!!!!Our little Poppy is so stinking adorable!!! I cannot wait to hold and love on her.

dana said...

Love these pics - and love that her foster family did this for her. What a feast!! Kaneu's foster family gave him a hanbok as a gift and I just love it - it finally fits after almost 3 yrs!! He picked the money!!!! Happy Birthday Poppy!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...