Saturday, September 28, 2013

Flower girl

Isn't Little V a cutie? She was helping me collect seeds from 4 o'clock plants that I had spotted a while back. She carefully shook the plants to have the seeds fall on the ground. These are the awesome ones with striped flowers like I had planted when we lived in Kentucky. In fact, those plants acted like perennials, even though the seed company said they were annuals. Maybe because I was lazy in cleaning up the "dead" plants, maybe because the winter was mild enough...I don't know.
So, I have a handful of seeds now, and when we got back, I realized I don't have a good place to plant them. We're on the second floor, but even if I used some of the space in front of our unit, it doesn't get enough sunlight. Too many trees there. I'm planning on having some indoor garden-type plants on our glassed in porch (I hope it doesn't get too hot) but I would only need a few seeds for that, not the entire handful that we collected. I must think about this...


Friday, September 27, 2013

Korean War museum

Last weekend we went to the Korean Museum of War and Peace. (Beware of the popups!) Or, in other words, The War Memorial. It's kinda in the middle of the base, although you have to go out a security gate to get to it. Most of the exhibits are about the Korean War, although right now there is an animal taxidermy display downstairs, and a human body exhibit on the first floor. But, I think our favorite things were wandering around the planes, tank, and boat outside, and looking at the scale models (but still quite big!) of ancient Korean fighting boats.
The picture above is the family on the model of a Korean castle wall. The sign doesn't say, "Do Not Touch", in case you were wondering. If I remember correctly, it said "No Go Up" because the museum did not want people to climb up that green wall in front of the castle display.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tea Cabinet

I know friends and relatives have tea cabinets of their very own, so I'm not ashamed to show mine.
LOL, actually, I just got a box from OtherSister, that had a lot of my tea stuff from Kansas. I spent 15 minutes re-arranging my shelves so I could have everything in the same place, and I wanted to show off what made me happy tonight.
Hmmm...Panda Berry, Peach White Tea, or Decaf Earl Grey? (Thank you R!) Time for a cuppa!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ring-necked Pheasant

There are pheasants here! Real pheasants! I've seen this male several times on base, and I've seen a mommy and her babies, too.

Monday, September 23, 2013

1st Day of Kindergarten

Little G's first day of kindergarten was several weeks ago. (Bad mommy!) She was excited to be going to the same school as her big brother. Because the elementary school was holding a reception in the morning for parents of the new kindergarteners, Big J and I drove both of the kids to school that morning.
Here is her Kindergarten Room. Her teacher is the lady in the yellow cardigan, and Big J is standing next to Little G and her backpack. Every place had a child's name, and a little can of playdough.

The teacher said that they could play with the playdough while they were waiting for everyone to come in. The picture caught a funny expression on Little G's face, but she was having fun when we left.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Baby and mothra larvae

Big J says that this is the only worm that a girl could like: the mothra larva plushie.
Which should look like this:

When it grows up.

And yes, Little V is in a basket with her blanket and plush toy. She and her Daddy conspired to put her there, but no, she didn't fall asleep.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thai in Korea

We lunched at Wang Thai on Itaewon Road today. I don't know about Big J, but my vote was influenced by the English bookstore downstairs from the restaurant. Like almost everyplace on Itaewon, it was expensive (the entire street caters to foreign tourists) but the food was good. I like ordering pad thai at any new Thai restaurants we go to, just to see how different they can be, and this one, makes their version with an orangey tamarind sauce. (My favorite in the states was a place in Louisville. Yum!)
Then, once the tribe had been fed, we went down to What The Book bookstore. It's not huge, but it's a nice size. English books are more expensive because they have to be imported, but the used book section was quite reasonable. Heh, Big J was the first one who wanted to leave, although the kids were a close second. I had to go back to the used sci-fi section at the last minute, because I had picked up a wrong book for the buy 3/get one free sale. What a horrible thing to happen, I should say not!
Little J was all for heading home after that, but I had one more place to stop. Little G has wanted new hair accessories, since we moved here, and I had promised her since before school started that we would find a store with some in it. There's two of the Apportation stores on Itaewon, but we went into the smaller one, because it was on the way back to the base. Little G got to pick out her new hair clip, Little V was bending out of the baby carrier to entertain the shop girls, and I picked some hair ties for me too. And this one, is for Little V....