Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Minnesota Timberwolves Game Against the Boston Celtics

One sport Minjae has really taken a liking to is basketball. He loves to go to the YMCA and shoot hoops while I work out. Last night Stephanie took the boys to watch the Minnesota Timberwolves play the Boston Celtics. Stephanie won the tickets in a fundraising auction for our friend Shannon Kerr who is recovering from a bad car accident.

Minjae and the boys had a great time at the game. The Wolves won 124-22 and all the boys can home very excited! There are not too many places Minjae brings his camera but he snapped quite a few pictures at the game. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Koam Korean New Year Party

Minjae and the Ice Bucket

Last week Minjae twisted his ankle at basketball practice. He hobbled around the house for a day before Stephanie took him to the clinic. Minjae was convinced something was broken. Thankfully x-rays confirmed it was just a sprain. One major culture things here...Minjae was blown away by the cost of a doctor visit and x-rays. Medical care is way cheaper in Korea he said. So cheap, that people go to the doctor all the time, for the tiniest of things like a cough.

After visiting the clinic we told Minjae he needed to use the ice bucket to help his ankle heal. He really wants to get better so he can play in an upcoming basketball game. Minjae is shy but he has a quiet competitiveness to him. And he has really grown to love playing hoops. It was hilarious because Minjae didn't think the ice bucket would be a big deal.I filled up a bucket with ice and water and showed him how to soak his foot. The ordeal went a little like this...

Brenton: OK Minjae keep your foot in for 5 minutes.

Minjae: OK this is not a big deal.

Brenton: It is going to hurt but keep it in there.

Minjae: (slipping foot in) Oh, that is cold......(after a few seconds)....oh sure....(9 seconds later)....(pulling foot out of ice)...OH MY GOSH!!!!

Haha. It was hilarious. Stephanie has a great video of the whole thing. Check it out.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

First Raider Hockey Game

Took Minjae to watch the Northfield Raiders high school hockey game. Minjae really likes basketball but he doesn't like hockey so much. There are a lot of rules and it is cold and he's much rather be at the gym shooting hoops or back home playing his iPad. He's a good sport though, he goes along with it and sits quietly watching the game. He keeps asking me when they are going to fight and I have to explain that is only for the professional teams.