I hope to do even more in 2010!
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Can you believe it? He’s three already! Vaughan is really growing up and becoming more and more like a little boy…he’s just not that little toddler anymore! We had a party at a local pizza place and we asked all of our party guests to bring donations for the Cheyenne Animal Shelter rather than gifts for the birthday boy. It was great fun and the folks at the shelter were very happy to have the donations. Here are a few pictures from the party and our trip to the shelter to drop of the donations.
We did a “paw print” theme since we were giving gifts to the dogs and cats at the shelter.
These were all the items our party guests brought!
Here’s Vaughan with some really adorable sculptures outside the shelter.
We have decided to make new Christmas pajamas a tradition for the kids. Each year, on the day we decorate the Christmas tree, the kids will each get a new pair of Christmas-themed jammies. So, this was the first year and we posed the kids in front of the tree!
Later that night, Rheya fell asleep on Rick’s lap…
After a snowstorm and 18 inches of snow, we can have a day like today. Almost 70 degrees and beautiful blue skies! I took the kids to the park to let Vaughan run out some of his excess energy and I got a few cute pictures. Enjoy!
Here’s the way I see it…Halloween is just one big photo opportunity and we took full advantage today! Are you ready for the cuteness?
There they are. Vaughan the Dinosaur and Rheya the Halloween Princess! We did just a little bit of trick-or-treating and then spent the rest of the evening handing out candy at our house.
This evening was the perfect time for our annual pumpkin carving adventure! We did three pumkins last year and decided that was too much work, so we chose to do just one this time. I picked a nice simple face and Rick did the scooping and carving…with Vaughan’s “assistance” of course. We also were curious to see what Rheya’s reaction would be to a bowl full of icky, slimy pumpkin guts. In typical girl fashion, she wasn’t all that interested in touching any of it…although she did taste it. Ewww.
Here’s a comparison of Vaughan and Rheya’s reaction to a bowl of pumpkin guts. You can see that Vaughan dove in without hesitation while Rheya was content to just look.
We noticed some of Rheya’s teeth making their way in a few months ago, but it wasn’t until just this week that the first one finally came all the way through. I was just going to blog about it and post a cute picture of Rheya to go along with it, but miraculously I was actually able to get a picture of the teeny tiny little tooth right there at the bottom of her cute smile!
Here’s the cute picture:
And here’s a zoomed in shot of the tooth!
My parents were out of town on Rick’s birthday, so we celebrated a bit late with them, but we had a very nice evening. Great dinner, great cupcakes and great company!
And this is about the best we can expect for any family pictures…at least for a while! Silly kids!