now that the awkwardness is behind us (and thanks for coming out and showing your lovely faces. i so appreciate it!), let's talk about something fun, yeah?
this past saturday, our church had a food festival where lots of korean yumminess was promised. i invited some local blog buddies to come out and it was so fun eating, chatting, and hanging out with these other mommas.
of course, i whipped out the camera to capture some of the fun!
kala drove over 2 hours to come hang out and i'm so glad she did! matthew is even cuter in person. for reals. this was the fourth time i've met up with sandra and the third time i saw ben. and this time, he let me hold him! :) it was a very proud moment for me. :)
ben and matthew were too busy checking each other out to pay attention to the camera. and good thing, cause i don't know if my lens would have been able to handle the cuteness had they both been looking at me!
some more sizing up:
i wish i had gotten a shot of matthew shoveling japchae in his mouth -- it was too cute!
we ate lots of delicious food, including one of my favorites and yours, hodduk! hannah, jen's little girl, could not get enough!
after stuffing ourselves, we headed out to the playground so the littles could play. they were so cute exploring and walking around:
ben was very interested in the twigs and the mulch:
matthew LOVED the swing. his little legs were kickin' up a storm and he was laughing the cutest laugh.
ben was squealing, but i'm not sure if they were squeals of delight or terror. sandra?
matthew enjoyed watching the cars. kala wasn't kidding when she said that this boy loves his vroom-vrooms!
and ben? checkin' out more the mulch. :)
so fun seeing ben and matthew play! can't wait til choi boy is home and he can join in on their mulch-exploring/squealing-and-swinging/car-watching fun!
and finally, the obligatory group shot:
from left to right -- kala, jen (who was matched this past july and is patiently waiting for her little guy to come home!), sandra, me, and becky (who was matched with her son in september is waiting for his homecoming, too.).
this is why i love the blogging community -- the friendships i have made with these ladies (and many others of my amazing bloggy friends!) have kept me sane through this wait...and i am so excited for the day when all our littles will be home and *they* will be friends.
makes my heart smile. :)