Hitty Hedydd is grateful that, despite her late arrival into the family, she is always included in the celebrations that were established before her adoption. This includes Chuseok, the Korean harvest festival that some like to call the Korean Thanksgiving. It is a time to honor one’s ancestors, spend time with family and, of course, eat special foods. And there are games. Hedydd likes to play all sorts of games.
The family arrived too late in the day at the market to purchase traditional rice cakes (Songpyeon, a type of Tteok,떡 ) freshly prepared. So, along with other delicacies, into the basket went some pretty frozen rice cakes. A delicious dinner was eaten, the Harvest Moon, sadly, only made a brief appearance, and there were plenty of leftovers. Did I mention the Hedydd likes to play games?
떡, 떡, Goose! A friend joins Hedydd for a bit of wordplay.
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“…it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;
they will see the glory of the LORD; the splendor of our God.”
Cherie Schae amongst the morning glories.
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Hedydd traveled to Vestavia Hills, Alabama for a play-date with the Sweet Home Hittys that included a visit to the LEGO Americana Road Show at the Riverchase Galleria. The highlight of the show was the magnificent United States Capitol building.
The U.S. Capitol rendered in LEGO bricks – 25 feet long and 10 feet tall. Construction took eight master LEGO builders 1700 hours to complete.
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Hedydd traveled to Vestavia Hills, Alabama for a play-date with the Sweet Home Hittys that included a visit to the LEGO Americana Road Show at the Riverchase Galleria. The girls had a bang-up time viewing the exhibits, nibbling salty pretzels, and playing with the LEGO bricks available in the child (and doll!)-friendly zone.
Hedydd jumps in a bin of LEGO bricks.
Sliding down the ramp, Little Thankful crosses the finish line first, pigtails flying!
Hedydd finds a bin of yet-to-be people at the friendly LEGO store in the Riverchase Galleria.
At the end of the day with special friends, Hedydd joins Thankful and Hollyhock in their garden.
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Hitty Agapanthus heard a rumor that Purl, a single rabbit of impeccable reputation, had an admirer – a young fellow, it was said, from a fine family. A family upright in character and tidy in appearance, though it was whispered they spent rather a lot of time playing together happily in the Land of Make-Believe. Agapanthus saw that as more of a virtue than a flaw. She set about securing a companion for both Purl and Her Boy.
Mr. H. Hop, a dapper figure in blue, was knit into existence and was to begin his formal training as Treasured Companion when…
I blush to say it.
Surely we must all know ’bout “The Habits of Rabbits”?
Purl, H. Hop and all his relations were knit from a free pattern, “Tiny Baby Bunnies” by Anna Hrachovec.
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