Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Aidan's First Gotcha Day Anniversary

One year ago today, Aidan Tianzhen Onken was placed in my arms. He was a little bit heavier than Lily Ping was, since he was 2 years old and Lily was only 10 months old. But it was no less joyful.

As is our family custom today on Gotcha Days, we will give Aidan a little gift I brought home from China just for this occasion, and Aidan gets to choose which restaurant he wants to eat at. Looks like we'll be going to Fanny's in Marysville for breakfast. At least, we think that's what he said. Speech therapy continues on a weekly basis at Children's Hospital in Seattle. Julie and Aidan were just there yesterday for a post-operation visit with the surgeon. His upper lip is healing just fine.

Here's a picture of me and Aidan not long after he was placed in my arms in China one year ago today.

And here's Aidan from this past weekend. We went to a nearby park since it was such a warm afternoon for March in the Northwest. Aidan got to fly his first kite (not the one in his hands, his was much smaller).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Day to you all. Thank you for sharing. I check your site daily and when you have a new posting it is such a bright spot in the day. I smile until bedtime.

Sarah said...

I've been thinking about you guys lately as I knew you were nearing the one year mark. Congratulations! It looks like Aidan is doing great. We would love to meet him and introduce you to Sage sometime! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Easter together!

Anonymous said...

Dear Aidan..This is a little late, but come with so much love for you..Happy Gotcha Day from your Grammy O!

Anonymous said...

Dear Aidan..This is a little late, but come with so much love for you..Happy Gotcha Day from your Grammy O!