Monday, March 7, 2011

Sunday in the Park

Sophie and I have been looking for unique ways to keep ourselves busy this week while Keegan was away on his sea trial. Fortunately, yesterday was fairly mild and it didn't rain, despite the gray clouds that hung around all morning. So after lunch, I put Sophie in the baby backpack and we walked to our favorite park on top of the hill between Deokpo and Okpo.

Sundays have a festive atmosphere around here. Many people work a half day on Saturday, so Sundays are the only full day of rest, and everyone takes full advantage of them. We like to say that Koreans work very hard, but then they play very hard. I like to look out our window on Sundays and see families playing on the beach and walking along the waterfront. I look at the toddlers enjoying the wide-open beach and I think about how much fun Sophie and I will have there when she's a bit older. Anyway, all this is to say that the park was brimming with lively children and their parents enjoying everyone's favorite day of the week. Sophie really enjoyed watching all the activity, especially the kids on bikes and the little dogs running around. She even made a new friend.

Sophie makes friends easily as a result of her foreign baby celebrity status.

We didn't stay for too long because Sophie didn't like crawling on the dry, spiky grass (not that I blame her), and she was getting tired.

"Mommy, this grass is too prickly!"

She fell asleep on the way home, happy as a clam in the gently rocking backpack.

I hope we'll enjoy the park more as the weather gets warmer and Sophie gets more and more mobile.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I love that Sophie is a foreign baby celebrity! Too funny!