Monday 18 January 2010

Vaughn's First Birthday

Wow. I can't believe that the V-man is one already! Our little guy has changed so much, and honestly delights us every day with his laid back (yet awesomely happy) personality, his smiles, his snuggliness, and his new tricks. Yeah, we like him a lot.

I present to you:

The ABCs of His Huffness (Junior)'s First Birthday

A is for Apple.
Big boys eat entire apples by themselves! Ruby, his lovely dayhome provider, gave him an apple, which he refused to give back till it was completely devoured. Even then, it was a struggle to get the core away!

B is for Balloon.

It's o-FISH-al - the Birthday Boy loves Balloons! It's also official that he can say "Banana"...and "daddy" and "change" and "book" and "Torco" (an engine oil company whose t-shirt Chris was wearing yesterday)... yet still no "Mommy". Bah.

Ok, really it's January 9th, at 7:15 in the morning. Mommy's a bit tired.

This photo reminds me of Winnie-the-Pooh, when he dresses up as a raincloud.

C is for Chocolate Cake!
Of course, like his mom, Vaughn took to his birthday cake like a pro.

Are you sure I can eat this whole thing?

Nom nom nom

D is for Domestic Goddess
...who made two types of cupcakes (a chocolate chip cookie cupcake and a chocolate cupcake, both from the cupcake cookbook kindly given to me by another DG I know... I iced them with snowflakes, keeping with the winter theme, and presented them in my cupcake holder - thanks, Diana!).

E is for Everyone!
EVERYONE came to V's party, and somehow, EVERYONE fit into our living room! E is also for eleven, the number of kids that came, with moms and some dads too (yikes), but somehow, everyone had a great time and there were no meltdowns... Eeegads. Vaughn was the ultimate host, circulating, smiling, and asking to be lifted up by anyone who was standing. Everyone was way too generous!

Above, clockwise: Vaughn, TJ, Chase, Samantha, and Oliver start a pigpile.

L to R: Penny, with Rhys on her lap; Margaret with Samantha on her lap, Taryn (foreground), Cameron, Lana with Lauryn, and Graydon with Jennifer.

Thank you to everyone who sent well wishes (and way too many presents) to our little guy - you made his first birthday truly wonderful and memorable.

1 comment:

Garrett Family said...

Aww! Thanks for the shout out and your welcome! I'm glad you're using all that crazy, fun stuff and...


One already! Now, the real fun begins!!

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