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Jaxon’s Dol

March 29, 2010

This past Saturday, our friends Jerry and Jesga celebrated their 3rd son Jaxon’s first birthday.   The party is called dol in Korean, and it is often akin to a mini wedding reception, with fancy balloons, tons of Korean food, dressing up in Korean traditional clothing called hanbok, entertainment for the kids, a slideshow of the baby’s first year, birthday cake and ddok (korean rice cake).  Also an integral part of the dol is a game called doljabee where the birthday boy or girl selects an object which is supposed to determine their future career, and the guests predict which one he will pick.

Jaxon’s dol was no different.  I hard a hard time coaxing smiles from Jaxon that day, but when it came time to do the doljabee and he was released from the arms of his dad to grab whatever he wanted, he instantly had this look of joy on his face.  It was like he knew it was his moment.  Jaxon chose a spool of thread which means he’ll enjoy a long life.

Happy 1st Birthday, Jaxon!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Gina permalink
    March 30, 2010 5:33 am

    Nice pics, good job! 🙂

  2. Jesga permalink
    March 30, 2010 9:53 pm

    You captured the essence of Jax – his sweet demeanor, his joy, and his precious spirit – even though he gave you guys a hard time with the smiles. I love that picture of Jax in his daddy’s arms inside a bubble. Very cool!

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