I make them for her every morning. Since she turned one, I've been feeding her the whole egg (used to be just the yolk) and she's still totally all about the huevo -- scrambled, hard boiled, mixed with rice, veggies, salmon,... you name it and combine it with an egg, and she's golden. So could I resist buying her super fresh, CUTE eggs from humanely treated, rescued chickens?
I could not. The little blue egg in the bunch really won me over, as I've always had an auracana-type chicken owning fantasy.
So this whole motherhood thing is forcing me to get all Martha Stewart. Okay, not TOTALLY Martha-esque, but really, did I ever in a MILLION years, think I'd be sitting around the dining room table at 11pm, putting twenty favor bags together for a one year old's party happening the next day?
They're cute though, aren't they? I kind of ran out of steam when making the tags, but they do have a cryptic little tag line, "Hana for you on Hana's Hana-st Birthday!" ("Hana" is "one" in Korean -- we're not just CRAZY).
The bags contained duck bubbles, a crazy straw, playdoh, a playdoh template/tool and Annie's Cheddar Bunnies. The majority of kids at the party were under three, so I thought these goodies were a fun, nice (but not too expensive) mix. The kids seemed to like them!
We have a playdate at the beach today (yes, it's already beach time this-a-ways), so I'm going to take the few leftover bags with us to share.
May your weekend be filled with duck bubbles and crazy straws and tons of fun!
In Korea, the first birthday is a Big Deal. The family invites scads of people over, usually to a banquet hall or restaurant to accomodate the throngs of guests, and everyone eats a ton of food -- always central to any Korean celebration. Then there's a Toljabee ceremony, where the birthday boy/girl is dressed in traditional Korea clothes (hanbok) a number of objects are placed before him/her, and whichever things they choose determines their life course. Hana, however, was more interested in entertaining the crowd than getting down to the future-telling business.
My girl worked the crowd like a pro. Her pops and I think we may be in for it big with this one. After a few minutes, she finally got down to the business at hand and picked the pencil, which indicates that she will have an artistic/creative life. Second, she picked a book (the complete works of Thoreau, courtesy of my husband), meaning she'll have a scholarly life. Not too bad a combination, I'd say!
It was great to celebrate with friends and family – wonderful to see everyone and all the kidlets running around, so thankful and blessed for what we have today.