Monday, December 15, 2008

Emo means aunt in Korean

In Korean, a maternal aunt is called 'emo'. The paternal aunts are called 'gomo'. Therefore, Mike's sisters are gomo and my sisters are emo. We call them Grace emo and Christine emo. Mike's sisters are called Auntie Ellen and Auntie Amy. There's also Auntie Karen and Auntie Amber. Ok, there's your Korean lesson for the year.

The kids and I are so lucky to have Christine emo make so many fun things for them. I won't be able to make their halloween costumes, but I'll be able to show them how to balance their checkbook. Fortunately, we'll have Christine emo ensure the kids aren't embarrassed by their costumes falling apart.

With Christmas coming up, Christine emo didn't disappoint. First she brought over the kids' their very own Christmas tree for their bedroom. It came complete with ornaments, all handmade by emo.

(little stockings with the initials 'L' and 'S' embroidered on them)

For the latest, she made these ornaments to hang on the big Christmas tree. We chose the pink and blue ones for Bree and Luke. The rest will be adopted by other happy homes.

Would you have guessed they're made from champagne corks?!?!? Looks like I have to do my part and keep drinking the bubblies!

ps Luke & Bree aren't able to say emo. Rather they call Chris and Grace - Elmo. Just like the little cartoon character on their potty seat.


* TONYA * said...

those little trees are so cute and love that cork idea. Tell her I may just need to steal that one from her ... afterall I drinks champagne and a lot of it, such a waste throwing away those corks :)

Kj said...

she is so talented and loving...

your kids are lucky to share in such a beautiful aunty :-)

please say hi to her for me.

BoufMom9 said...

Those are ADORABLE!!!!

Jane said...

Wow! Those are great. You are lucky to have such a great emo. :)

Jen said...

that cracks me up, elmo lol....really neat creativity your sister possesses, beautiful

Shannon said...

Wow your sister is so talented! She did a great job. Lucky Luke & Bree to have an emo who makes such cute things for them :)