Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Big Boy Birthday Bash

Aaron turned four years old on Saturday.  The first thing in the morning, he came into our room and said, “Daddy, Mommy, I’m four today but my pajamas still fit!”  We think he was under the impression that as soon as he turned four he would suddenly shoot up.  That was a great way to start the day.

IMG_2275After breakfast, we brought out the presents from Poppa and Gigi (Betsy’s parents).  Aaron’s favorite was Annie and Clarabelle from the Thomas and Friends train set.  He ran over and attached them to one of his Thomas trains as soon as we got them opened.  “Thank you, Poppa and Gigi!!”




Things settled down a bit after this.  Aaron went down for a rest while Mommy and Daddy began to set up for Aaron’s big party.  We had invited many friends, Mommy had baked a cake, and Aaron had picked out party favors with Mommy at the store.  Lots of good friends came and celebrated with us!IMG_2291

To the right is a picture of Aaron with the crown he picked out for himself.

All of our friends brought gifts.  Aaron could hardly wait until we said it was time to open all those wonderful packages.  The boy in the background of the picture below is one of Aaron’s good friends, the son of some staff members at ICS.IMG_2297IMG_2301

Daddy enjoyed the gifts too.  Aaron ran to him each time he needed to get into a new box.  This one is a new remote controlled race car that blinks and makes great racing sounds!


In short, we all had a wonderful day.  Aaron is so happy to tell people that he is four now.  What a blessing!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Here are some pictures of Singapore’s sunsets, always involving the vast harbor.




Growing Up!

Yes, we are still alive and well in Singapore.  We are so sorry that we have not been updating you lately.  Here is the latest news:

IMG_2247Aaron turns four years old on Saturday, the 6th of February.  Our present to him is a brand new bicycle.  Last Saturday we took him out to eat lunch at a nearby hawker center.  After lunch, Betsy told him about our plan to go to the bike shop and find a bike just for him.  She wished she had the camera.  His face lit up from his eyes to his jaw-dropping surprise.  He was so excited.  The shop owner was very helpful and chose just the right size and style for Aaron.  Daddy helped him ride it home, mostly Daddy pushing and Aaron ringing the bell.

Sunday morning Aaron promptly asked to ride his new bike to church.  We told him that was too far, but later we would ride around on the first floor of our building, called a void deck.  After his nap today, he said, “Mommy, can we go down to the void deck with my new bicycle and practice?”  So we did.  Mommy didn’t realize just how difficult it is to pedal a bike.  He’ll get it!IMG_2253