St Dominic had a fundraising night a Carbones Pizza. This picture pretty much sums up the relationship between Jacob and Minjae. Pizza, sports, video games. These two guys love love to take each other on in NBA2K16. They trash talker each other and laugh and have some really close games. Plus, they share a love of food! A sausage pizza, a plate of nachos, or some buffalo wings don't last very long when these guys are around. I gotta fight for my right to get a bite. It's been neat to have a bigger brother around the house for Jacob to connect with. There was an adjustment period at first and it took Jacob a little while to connect with Minjae. I'm sure with them being so close in age Jacob was anxious about Minjae cutting into his network of relationships. Now, however, they get along really well and I'm sure Jacob will be sad to see Minjae leave in June.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
This is a picture of Minjae and his friend Luke. They went for a hike on Saturday with Luke's family. Minjae and Luke have become really good friends. They are in the same class at St Dominic School. When they are together they like to play basketball, watch sports or play video games. We are so grateful for Luke's family. From day one they have been excited and supportive of us having Minjae and they have done everything they can to make Minaje feel welcomed in Northfield.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Monday night was the St Dominic School Athletic Banquet. It was a short presentation with a speaker, some words from the team coaches and an awards presentation.
Minjae was one of the big award winners of the night. His teammates had a great time watching him win the awards (which all the players voted on at the end of the season). Minjae won both the Team Spirit Award and the MVP Award. The trophy he's holding in this picture has his name engraved on it and it sits in the St Dominic School trophy case all year long. Pretty cool for him.
Monday, April 4, 2016
A couple Saturdays ago we didn't have any plans so I let Stephanie sleep in and I took the kids down to Cabelas. There was no agenda so we spent about an hour wondering around looking at the stuffed animals, guns, fish and outdoor equipment. The kids look like they are having much more fun in these pictures than I think they really had. :)
As we were checking out (I bought Andrew a pocket knife) I noticed they were selling Moon Pies. Since Minjae's last name is Moon it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. There is a food in Korea that is similar to the Moon Pie. After eating the American version Minjae said that he liked it.