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With Great Joy We Introduce Our Newest Son Aaron Donald Walsh Ho

With Great Joy We Introduce Our Newest Son Aaron Donald Walsh Ho
Born January 17, 2007 Guangdong Province, The People's Republic of China Forever Ours April 12, 2010
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Photos

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Chinese Birthday Aaron

Today is Aaron's birthday according to the Chinese/Lunar calendar.
Here are some photos of Aaron wearing a few different Chinese outfits. He very much enjoyed his "fashion show."

LOVE the photo below of the dragon on the back of this outfit!

We are heading out to Aaron's 5 year physical with our most favorite pediatrician. Aaron is proudly bringing photographs of himself and Donovan for the pediatrician's bulletin board in his office. He is very much looking forward to his 5 year physical after hearing about all the fun Donovan had at his. He knows he is likely to get 1 or 2 immunizations, but that doesn't phase him one bit. He's looking forward to finding out what stickers they have for him to pick from after his appointment.
Then when we get home he has a few presents and lucky money to open, and a special dinner with cupcakes tonight. A very special day for a very special boy.
Here are some photos from Aaron blowing out his candle #5 and enjoying his cupcake.

And, I love this photo of my boy!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Preschool Book Publishing Party

Donovan and Aaron's preschool had a book publishing party, where the students read their recently "published" books to the parents. Donovan's book is "Monster Steals the Giraffes" and Aaron's book is "Mousey flying over cars." Each boy has a shruken apple doll figurine - Donovan's is a monster and Aaron's is a mouse.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Our Christmas Trees is Decorated!

Aaron and Donovan had so much fun looking through their ornaments from previous years. They also each received a special ornament from Mommy and Daddy from Santa's Village this year, and several special ornaments for each of them from our trip to Disney. They each chose the perfect spots on the tree for their new ornaments, and then put their ornaments from previous years on the tree also.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Our Christmas Tree

Here are some photos of the boys "helping" to "saw" the tree (after it was down).

While Grandma searched for her perfect tree and Daddy cut it down for her, Donovan and Aaron decided to "decorate" a smaller tree with pieces of ice. They did this for close a half hour and were so thrilled with themselves over this. It was so sweet!

Our lights are now on the tree (8 strands!). We are looking forward to putting all our ornaments on the tree tomorrow, including some special ones I purchased for the boys at Disneyworld in May.
This evening we've watched Elf on the Shelf (he'll be arriving tomorrow), Rudolph, and now Frosty, while enjoying some freshly baked brownies.
This is the best time of the year!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
All morning the boys were pretending they were on an "expedition" to shoot a turkey for our dinner. They made turkeys out of Legos. I'm happy to report we did not have resort to their hunting skills for our turkey. Aaron and Grandma had purchased a 22 pound turkey earlier in the week (while Donovan and Mommy were at the pediatrician for Donovan's 5 year physical).
Our turkey and all the dishes were delicious.
Both boys were thrilled to have Grandma sleep over at our house.
Daddy started the first fire in the fireplace of the season and we all enjoyed toasting marshmallows.
And, both boys are looking forward to picking out our Christmas tree on Saturday.

We continue to be amazed at Aaron's impressive memory. On Wednesday morning, he looked out the window and saw the snow (first snowfall this fall) and was SO EXCITED. He started telling me how soon our Elf on the Shelf, "Pelf," would appear at our house, and recalling all the different traditions he was introduced to last year. He is very much looking forward to this Christmas season.