This past weekend we invited our friends S & H for a sleepover. I forgot to ask them, but I am pretty sure sleepovers are not common among the Korean people. I can't tell you how fun I find it to be able to help people do 'first' things. S & H had many 'first' experiences here, most of them to do with food (go figure). We picked them up at the visitors gate where we drove straight to the Navy Club, remember, it is the 'American' restaurant here on post. This is where S & H had their first taste of BBQ Ribs, and Fajitas!
At home we made chocolate covered strawberries...again; they had never had a chocolate covered strawberry! Can you imagine life without chocolate covered strawberries?
After dinner and dessert Boy 1, S (the boy) & H (the girl) played video games till the wee hours of the morning. I finally came down stairs and made them go to bed at 4AM - I mean they could not sleep away their Saturday, we had things to do, food to eat!
Speaking of food, for breakfast I made banana strawberry smoothies, French toast & bacon (ummmm, I love bacon). French toast & American bacon were more first things for them, and they LOVED it. (I say American bacon, because they do have bacon here in Korea, but it is not the same....trust me, I think they somehow make it healthier!)
After breakfast I taught H how to make chocolate chip cookies! Chocolate chip cookies have become a tradition with us; every time I see S & H I take them a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies. This is a very special treat because they don't have an oven in their apartment (as most Korean's do not), so this was H's first time to ever make a cookie from scratch! Later her mom told me she memorized how to make them so she could tell her mom in detail!
After we had gorged ourselves, the kids headed outside to play for a little while, even though you and I take this for granted, a Korean child cannot just walk out their back door and play. Normally they live in a high-rise, with no back yard, and no room to run. S & H love playing on our many playgrounds in the neighborhood. After hanging out at our house and on the playgrounds, we took them to play miniature golf, and bowling, these are two things they rarely get to do. Every time they come on post we take them bowling because they love it so much, they also LOVE eating the food at the bowling alley! ;)