Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Now He Is 4!

The Little Emperor, after spending his first three birthdays in China, got to see what our American birthday's look like!  And, I think he likes!  Although, it was clear that he sort of knew what having a birthday was about. 

You see, in his little suitcase, that was packed for him by his foster parents, he came with a small photo album.  I will share some of those pictures soon.  He loves to look at them and we let him whenever he wants.  In this album is a picture of him in front of a Chinese birthday cake.  And in his journal it says that his "big brother" bought him a birthday cake.  His big brother was the biological son of his foster parents.  So, I have showed him this picture and said the word "birthday".  And he seemed very much to understand this, as evidenced by the fact that his face lit up and he would say "My birthday?" very excitedly!

He got the royal treatment!  Breakfast in bed, his first ever birthday party and a chance to see Cars 2 on the Big Screen.  His first movie at the theater!  He loved it all.  And since it all took place over the course of several days, a guy can get a little spoiled!  A weekend all about Asher......I think he could get used to that!

There were cupcakes with sprinkles!

A cake with fire!

 And some Slip-n-Slide enjoyment for all!

Yes!  Another first for Asher!

And boy did he love it!

I know it's hard to tell by these pictures so you will just have to trust me here.


He was surrounded by Godparents.


Aunts and Uncles that came all the way from out-of-town!

And cousins!  Mixed in with God-brother and God-sisters.....which are like best friends!
Or in Natalie's case, she said she is already married to Asher. 
I know it's a little 4 and almost 4, but they can handle it.


He caught on quick to how to blow out the candles.

Did I do it right??

There were presents and cards and spoiling from all directions!

And at the end of the day, we weren't sure who had been honored, Asher or Lighting McQueen!
By the looks of it, we bought out the Cars 2 department of the store.

But, we ended up with a very happy and extremely tired, contented little guy!

Happy {first with us} Birthday Asher David Jun'an Gour
You are 4!

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