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On the hunt for some pumpkins

Last year my mom’s group did a mini pumpkin hunt with the kids. It was a lot of fun so we decided to do it again this year. We each brought several mini pumpkins or gourds, hid them among the trees at the park and then let the kids run out and find them all! The fun was cut short this year by some nasty wind and rain, but I did get a few pictures…including one of the crazy squirrel that STOLE one of our little pumpkins and ran up a tree to munch on it!

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Here’s that crazy squirrel.

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A few miscellaneous things from recent days…

Nothing terribly important or exciting to report, but here are a few things that have been happening around here.

I finished a little knitted shrug for Rheya.

Shrug for Rheya

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Rheya had her first teething biscuit the other day. She thoroughly enjoyed it and made a pretty big mess.

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Marcel is still lazy.

Marcel sleeping

Rheya can stand if you lean her up against something.

Rheya standing...sort of

The kids are still silly and cute!

Vaughan wearing Daddy

Vaughan and Rheya together

Rheya laughing - B&W

Rheya at home - B&W

Vaughan on the slide

Oh, and I don’t have a picture to go along with this (and aren’t you glad?), but Vaughan is using the potty on a semi-regular basis at home now. We still have to work on it, but he’s getting the idea and has gone completely on his own many times now. We can see the light at the end of the potty training tunnel!

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A Fun Day on the Farm

We’ve been to Harvest Farms the last two years and have thoroughly enjoyed it, but we decided to try something different this year. We went to Miller Farms near Platteville, Colorado for their annual Harvest Festival. It was a lot of fun and they had tons of great things for kids to jump on, climb on and play with. Vaughan really loved all the old tractors and had to climb on almost every single one.

We met a very nice horse and some very friendly goats.

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There was a giant bug on the loose!

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Vaughan bounced and bounced and bounced…

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There were plenty of pretty pumpkins.

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And lots of attempts at getting both kids to smile in a picture at the same time. Some attempts were successful…aaaaand others…not so much.

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We had a great day and will definitely find our way back to Miller Farms again!

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The Denver Zoo

After staying the night at my sister’s house on Saturday, we got up and headed out to The Denver Zoo for some fun! Vaughan loves the zoo…well, actually, so do we! Who doesn’t love the zoo? My sister and her kids came along as well and Vaughan was thrilled to have his cousins there with us.

The Denver Zoo - Sept 2009

The Denver Zoo - Sept 2009

The Denver Zoo - Sept 2009

The Denver Zoo - Sept 2009

The Denver Zoo - Sept 2009

And here’s a picture just like one we took at the zoo last year!

The Denver Zoo - Sept 2009

Here’s last year’s picture with the lizard.

Cool lizard!

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A rare opportunity…three siblings in the same room

I have two older siblings whom I don’t see terribly often. I see my sister a few times a year, but I only see my brother every few years. It’s rare when we can all get together, but we actually had the chance this past weekend when my brother was here visiting for his birthday. We all went down to my sister’s house in Colorado and had a nice time catching up. We were also able to catch up with one of our cousins and her family.

Here’s the three of us!

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Plus one cousin.

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Vaughan helping Uncle Steve blow out the candles.

The boys playing Wii.

The boys playing Wii

Rick relaxing in the hammock.

What a great time! I wish we could do it more often, but it’s hard living in different states and having busy lives. Hey, there’s always Facebook for keeping in touch!

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Just sittin’ around

Rheya has reached another big milestone! She’s sitting up on her own. Although she’s still a little bit wobbly, I was able to get some pictures of her latest accomplishment.

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She and Vaughan both reached this milestone at almost exactly the same age. Here’s another comparison of them doing the same thing at seven months old.

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While Vaughan had to open his mouth to balance, it appears that Rheya has to stick out her tongue to achieve just the right stability!

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