Tuesday, September 11, 2012

100 Days

Because the child mortality rate was so high in Korea until recently, there was a large celebration around the baby's 100-day mark (백일). From what I understand, friends would gather, and the baby's parents would cook rice cakes to pass around to friends and family in the community. If they could distribute 100 of them, then the baby would be guaranteed to have long life.

We did not do the cakes, but JooYeon did bake some blueberry muffins for the occasion.

In the week leading up to the 100-day mark...

A brief visit from my friend Mike, also in the math ed program.

Ellie talking with Grandma on her 100th day.

And, here we go. This is not a bad picture... unfortunately, it was an unrealistic snapshot of the event.

Here's what really happened.

We reassured her that our family was in no way royalty who practiced proper etiquette.

Eventually, after making her point clear that she was NOT meant to be a princess, she calmed down.


  1. Auntie Heather doesn't think those tears were about anything other than the fact that you put those yummy muffins in front of her and then she didn't get to eat any...I know my niece, and I know she has a good sniffer :). Oh, what good pictures, and much love to you all!