Happy 100 Days!

Noah & Ava celebrated their Baek-il, or first 100 days! They actually got to celebrate twice - once on January 31st, their actual 100th day and once on February 11th, with family in Colorado. What lucky kids!

Their Baek-il is a Korean tradition to celebrate the child's health during the first 100 days. It is a tradition that stems from times when healthcare was not widely available and children were not introduced to friends and extended family until they were 100 days old. The celebration and feast is supposed to give the child luck and signify a long, healthy, prosperous life. They wear traditional han-boks as it is their official introduction to family and friends. Daniel got us gorgeous han-boks from LA. They've even got room for them to grow into them! :)

In honor of their Baek-il, I thought this may also be a good time to share what their full names mean:

Noah HyoSung Anderson Lee
Noah: We chose Noah because we liked it and it seemed to fit him.
HyoSung: Hyo means to honor your parents and Sung is a family name - David's name is HakSung and their cousin in Korea's name is HakSeung.
Anderson: Katrina's maiden name.

Ava SunMi Nicole Lee
Ava: The name Ava came to us at about 3 am one night in the hospital and it really seems to fit her.
SunMi: SunMi is the name of a Korean queen and Nathan's mom's name is Son so it is very similar.
Nicole: Nicole is Katrina's middle name, a variation of Nicholas which was the name of her Grandfather's name and is her cousin's name.

Baek-il NYC
Baek-il (Korean 100 Day Celebration) NYC
Our feast

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The seats of honor

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Don't they look happy?

Baek-il (Korean 100 Day Celebration) NYC
Chris Wong, Nathan & Noah, David Kim

Baek-il (Korean 100 Day Celebration) NYC
Ava & Joanna holding hands... or fingers :)

Baek-il (Korean 100 Day Celebration) NYC
Nekesa, Audrey, Jenn

Baek-il (Korean 100 Day Celebration) NYC
Ava & mommy

Baek-il (Korean 100 Day Celebration) NYC
Noah says thanks for the awesome outfit Uncle Daniel!

Baek-il Colorado
The Baek-il feast!
Our feast!

The Baek-il feast!
More food!


Baek-il Colorado
Happy Baek-il!

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Queen Ava

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Noah

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All of the Lees

Baek-il Colorado
The Andersons & Lees

Baek-il Colorado
All the Grandparents

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Baek-il Colorado

Baek-il Colorado
Proud Aunt & Uncle

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Greatgrandma

Baek-il Colorado
Mike Rosenhahn & Erin Lackey

1 comment:

  1. What a cool tradition. And the food looks dang good!! Love the babies in their han-boks...so cute!

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