Saturday, June 17, 2006
Claire catches a ride going up Namsan. She also hiked a good portion of the way.
This was at the top by the Tower. Claire was asleep by this point. I thought the little "soccer balls" with tufts of grass that are behind me were pretty funny.
Monday, June 12, 2006
Claire turned 2 on May 3rd but we celebrated a few days early while Grandma Mun and Papa David were still visiting us. (They flew back to the States on May 2.) Big sister Maeve was more than happy to help with everything from blowing out candles to opening gifts. She was the one who kept explaining everything to Claire. "Blow! Blow out the candles! Time for your presents! Open your presents! Maybe I should help her open them?"
While the concept of opening presents was a new one for Claire, she quickly caught onto the idea and enjoyed opening her gifts. She also enjoyed playing with her new toys. Well, she would have if she could've gotten them away from her sister. Just kidding.
Friday, June 09, 2006
Maeve tries her hands at another drum.
As much as Claire enjoyed the kitchen, Maeve really liked trying to grind grain. I don't know why she liked it so much, but we had a hard time dragging her away!
Claire made an attempt at playing a traditional musical instrument.
Monday, June 05, 2006
This was too funny. There were a pair of these stone elephants on either side of a bench. Claire kept running back and forth between them, kissing them. Check out those lips!
Sonya, Maeve and Claire in the greenhouse
As soon as she learned of our trip, Maeve kept asking when were we going to the island with the oranges. (Jeju-do is famous for its oranges and tangerines.) So I knew we'd never hear the end of it if she didn't see her oranges. Fortunately, they were everywhere. There were orange trees outside the airport. Groves and fruit stands were everywhere.
These are pictures of the girls and their "fan clubs." It was difficult for them to go far without schoolgirls (usually, but as you can see, boys got in the act, too) asking to take their pictures or wanting to pose with them. Claire took this in stride. After all, everyone is supposed to be in her fan club. Maeve, on the other hand, wasn't too thrilled with the attention.