Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Olivia's Baek-il

In Korea, the 100th Day after a Baby being born (Baek- il) is celebrated with a small feast.  Family members pray & give thanks for the baby's survival and health. Supposedly back in the day, a lot of babies didn't make it this far, due to lack of medical care, extreme temperature changes in Korea and other childhood related diseases.

At first, I wasn't gonna do anything, but then I started thinking why not. Just because it's just us, doesn't mean we can't celebrate our baby, her health & what's tradition. Let's just say, I don't need many excuses to bake me a cake & have a party. : )
I may have not done it the right way (with the praying & the 100 rice cakes) but God knows I pray for my kids every day... I'm sure he's watching out for them.  : )

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Marky said, "She's like a Princess"... <3... I think so too.. : )

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I'm proud to say I did the ordering of the rice cake!!!! It was the prettiest I've seen & really, really good!

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The cake I made. I ran out of Icing so i couldn't do the roses I wanted... : (  It's so hard to find confectioners sugar here. All I found was tiny bags of 100g, a small box of Domino's  is 453g... You know how many of these small bags I need... a lot! 

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Markus <3 Hyeah!

Yeayyy... It wasn't just us! 

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Finally all together!

Olivia's Baek-il was the same day as Three Kings Day or Epiphany. This is a very special day for Puerto Ricans, specially for kids. You are supposed to collect grass and put it in a small box under the bed , so the camels would eat it and in return they leave a gift. 
OK...... truth is... I forgot the grass!!!! So hard keeping up with all these traditions, also there is no grass here, it's all dried up! Still, apparently my kids were so good, they still got a gift! ; )

Or was he so good?!?!... This Pocky thief of mine!

And as it was in my home when I was growing up, the Three Kings are poorer than Santa, so the gift is much smaller.... : ) 

You don't know how happy a book makes my kid! : )

Reading to Woody <3

Her first book.... Olivia!!!!! : )

Y colorin colorado..... este cuento ha acabado! 
Till next time! : )


diana__delgado said...

Que celebración tan bella! Y eres toda una artista, Tania!! Felicidades a Olivia en sus 100 días y muchas bendiciones para todos ustedes! x

Tania said...

Gracias! x back @ u ; )

Alexandra said...

Love it! Las fotos más lindas que he visto. Hermosa familia! Que El Señor los bendiga!!!!

Tania said...

Gracias!!!! <3

NRN SC said...

Oh my GOSH! Your babies are SOO cute! Soy koreana y mi esposo es Mexicano, siento como estamos connectados! Tambien, I LOVE your baek-il celebration!

DammitJanet said...

I loved your reading about Olivia's Baek-il. My niece will be turning 100 days soon and was looking for some ideas. This is great. On a side note, I love the name "Koyorrican." My daughter is Korean and Mexican and she calls herself a Kexican.

Santy Kwok said...

I loveeeee that white dress you have on Olivia! Can you tell me where you bought it?