Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Eli's Baek Il

For those of you who are up on your Korean (or Lee family) traditions, the Baek Il means that the baby is 100 days old!  Congrats Eli!  I stole this from Noah and Ava's post about their Baek Il (http://www.noahandavalee.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-100-days.html):

A Baek-il is a Korean tradition to celebrate the child's health during the first 100 days. It is a tradition that stems from times when healthcare was not widely available and children were not introduced to friends and extended family until they were 100 days old. The celebration and feast is supposed to give the child luck and signify a long, healthy, prosperous life. They wear traditional han-boks as it is their official introduction to family and friends.

Thanks to the hanboks we'd gotten before from Uncle David and from our family in Korea, all the kids got to dress up for the occassion.

As with the twins, I thought this would be a good time to explain Eli's full name.

Eli: we could not decide on a name until we were hanging out in the hospital with Eli and Nathan said, "what about Eli?" and it just seemed to fit him.

KilSun: Kil means journey or path and was his Grandfather's name.  Sun means good or virtuous and is also the same as Ava's name (SunMi)

Dimitri: Dimitri was my grandfather's brother who lived in Cyprus.  My mom was christened 'Demetra" after him.  We wanted to incorporate my grandmother into his name since she so recently passed and was such a big part of our lives but Helen for a boy's name just didn't seem fair.  Instead, we chose the name of a man that we all know my grandma loved and respected.


  1. I love that his name has so much meaning behind it. And I love the adorable first picture, with that great smile:) So cute!

  2. Yah for 100 days and so many smiles! :)