I cannot believe we have a 15 year old. It seems like only a few short years ago (NOT yesterday) I was in labor for 26 FREAKING hours with this kid. That's right, his birthday really should be the 25th of June, not the 26th, but he decided to take his own sweet time and put his mother though hell for just over a day.
Relax. I'm not going to tell you his birth story.
I will tell you that I am glad he gave me a hard time then and that he doesn't do it now. Don't get me wrong we have hit a few speed bumps in this journey of life, in fact I would like to have skipped ages 3, 10 & 12 altogether, but since the age of 12 we have only had a few minor bumps in the road, thank God. He is a good kid. He makes good grades, he loves him mom (yes, he is a Momma's boy - leave us alone! ) and his family. He stands up for his siblings when it counts (even if the does torcher them on a daily basis) and he would never let anyone outside of himself be mean to them. I watch him every day and I am in awe of him and I often wonder what we did right and hope to mimic it in all of his siblings.
For the past few years it has been kind of been sad ~ he hasn't really wanted to have a party for his birthday and you know me, I'm all about parties. I LOVE throwing parties, especially for my kids' birthdays. So this year when he told me he wanted to have a "Korean" dinner party for his birthday I was all over it. However I was informed not to go 'over the top'. Got it. (Darn it!) I did not play Korean music. I did not dress in a Hanbok. I did not ask the guest to dress in Hanboks. We did not play traditional Korean games like 'Yut'. I was also informed that I should not do streamers or balloons this year. However, I could not help myself:
Hehehehehehe!! Sorry Boy 1! I did not do balloons though, and I only put up a few streamers in the house.
His siblings love giving him birthday spankings on his birthday! This is the only day they can get away with something like this! Boy 3 even spanked him a few extra times.
One of the birthday traditions around our house is that you get to choose whatever you want to eat for your birthday. Boy 1 wanted bacon and biscuits. I was shocked by this. Really, that is all you want? I think he did this because he sees how hard I work on birthdays and wanted to make my job easier this year - I also think that is why he said no balloons and no streamers. I'm on to you Boy 1.
After breakfast we opened gifts. He got the Drivers Ed handbook. That's right, he is going to drivers ed next week! ;o)
Inside joke? Look at their faces....
Things that make you go 'hummm...'!
LOL... I taught them how to do this, wrap the meat in lettuce leaves - obviously someone wasn't paying attention and used 6 seaweed wrappers to stuff full of rice, bulgogi and kimchi's. It looked like a Korean burrito if there is such a thing! ;o)
Trying to master the chopsticks and not really sure about this Korean fare....
Getting ready to go to the pool....
Dessert! Hoduk - Korean street food.
Of course we HAD to have cake.