Here I am, as I promised a long time ago, to introduce you one by one to our kiddos. I'm going to start with the one who's placement in care brought this whole crazy family together. You've known him for 2 1/2 years as Baby Baby.
His name is Aaron, a name we gave him on adoption day. As you can see he is no longer a baby. He's talking in full sentences, though you can't always understand him, and is every bit of a two-year-old. He's very active but loves nothing more than to hang on mommy or daddy, not both - just the one he chooses at that moment. He can keep up with his brothers and sisters and has learned the art of being louder than them all in order to be heard.
He is our silliest boy, I think. Or, at least our silliest one where silly is super-age-appropriate. He's always doing something to make everyone laugh and he gets a thrill out of it. He's almost always smiling that big super-happy grin, as you can see. In the midst of our chaos and the moments of tension/drama in the house he tends to break it up with his crazy antics, super cuddly hugs, or handsome, happy smile. He loves Cars (especially Mater), trains, and planes. He's fascinated by motorcycles as well and knows that Papa rides one.
Here are a few of him a bit younger. Love these. The one with the paci is him at the hospital...this kid by far has spent the most time in the hospital than any of the other six. He is seen by several specialists including a cardiologist, orthopedics at Scottish Rite, opthamologist, and a pulmonologist. He has severe asthma (or, at this point it's called Reactive Airway Disease), so any kind of illness hits him pretty hard. (and boy does he love that paci, though he knows that it must "go to bed" when he wakes up and gets out of his toddler bed. Yes, we're done with cribs. *Sniffle*
Oh boy howdy. How did I forget his love of tractors.
Aaron, you are such a joy in our lives. You have such a special role in bringing our family together and you brighten our days. I can't believe how much you've grown recently and I look forward, every day, to being your mommy.