Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Huge Post - Easter and Birthday

Avery got to chill with Poppa outside for a little while since I was playing with the boys. She liked it. What little kid doesn't?

Carter was playing with Poppa's beard (which I trimmed last night - it was out of control), and I told him to be nice. He looked at me and said, "I like it!".
Carter and Uncle Kyle were playing outside on the slides. Carter thought it was funny how fast Kyle could spin the wheel. He's a fun uncle!

Kelsie told me last week that Joe pointed out that I wrote about Avery's first dress and didn't show a picture of it. I'm so ashamed. Anyway, here is the dress...there's more dresses to come!

We went for a walk on the trail last week. Carter was in heaven. He was wearing two jackets and got to walk Laney!

Laney gave Carter some birthday loves on Saturday morning. I know she can be annoying, but she loves Carter and Avery so much. I like when Carter calls her "My Yaney".
This is just a silly baby about to get out of her car seat. She's been "talking" so much lately!

This is Carter's Easter stuff from daycare. They do a lot of cute stuff there. I love his beautiful orange egg.

Here's the birthday boy having some pizza. I can't believe my little man is 2! He probably should have had a haircut, oh well - he's still cute.

I feel bad I didn't get a picture of Connor, but here are some other birthday guests: Nicole and Austin (such a cute smile) on the carousel. Nicole is always thrilled when I take pictures of her.

Here's his lovely cake. It was a CARS kind of party. He thought his cake was really cool. He kept trying to eat the frosting off the top of it.

This race car was not working, so the boys just sat in it and pretended to drive. This works out well for Landon. He likes the rides until they turn on!

This is Geah and Eric's little girl Reese. She is too cute. She was laughing and walking all over the place. She will turn 1 in about two weeks.

Uncle Kyle and Abbey took Carterman on the carousel. Carter is lucky to have such nice uncles and cousins!

This is a nice shot of his new shirt that I found on the Internet. It's hard to find "Incredibles" stuff. He loved it. It was huge on him but so cute. It says "Dash vs. Syndrome". Dash is his favorite because he's so fast.

More party guests: Aunt Nancy and Miquella. We really appreciate everyone coming!

This is the only shot I have of him opening presents. He did not want to sit still long enough for that. He played with everything later though! He did immediately put on his Lightning McQueen sandals from Erica and Landon however. He thought those were awesome.

Landon was in the best mood at the party. He was just killing me. Nicole, Austin, and Connor got Carter a remote controlled Lightning McQueen. When we opened it, I said "Oh my goodness Carter" which Lando kept repeating over and over again...so funny.

Carter loves when people sing together. He was watching everyone while they sang "Happy Birthday" to him. He clapped when they were done too.

This is Uncle Kyle's fault. Carter said his hands were sticky. Kyle told him to rub the frosting off on his face. He looked lovely!

Just a random shot of Erica and Lando enjoying some cake. It was pretty tasty.

Erica got this cute picture of my little man riding the train. I'm glad he had fun at his party.

Here is a fantastic shot of Avery's rufflybutt tights, as I like to call them. They are long in the legs, but that's okay.
She was quite charming at the party - she was laughing at Abbey here. I wanted a shot of her in this beautiful ladybug dress from Aunt Diane. I'm so glad it was nice enough to wear it. She had some really cute shoes from Mom too. They helped with the long tights!

I like her little hands in the picture. She's a good girl. You'll notice poor Jordan did not make it to the party. She was very sick on Saturday and ended up getting her appendix taken out on Sunday. We missed her, but we're glad she's feeling better! She went home from the hospital Monday night.

Grandma and Grandpa Barsness came in Thursday night for the birthday. Carter and Avery were really funny and charming with them. It's always nice when they can come to visit. Avery was saying goodbye after the party.

This little man couldn't say a goodbye because he fell asleep about a minute after he was in his carseat on the way home from the Pizza Parlor. It was a big day!
When he woke up, it was play time! Here's Daddy helping him set up his tractor-tipping set. It has a Frank/the combine who Carter loves.
This is his awesome kitchen from Grandma and Grandpa Barsness. He has been hilarious with it. He makes us scrambled eggs, coffee, and grilled cheese triangles. He always says, "You want some more?". He told us he was ordering pizza on his phone too!

Here's Avery's 1st Easter basket. She had some clothes, a rattle, a sippy cup, and some delicious bananas and sweet potatoes. A couple more weeks and she can eat some food! She'll be thrilled.

Carter had lots of candy, an outfit, some new dishes, and an Iron Giant. He thought the Iron Giant was really cool. He made it sit like it does in the movie!

We went over to Mom and Dad's afterwards. Avery got a cute Elmo doll in her pink chicken basket - it played the "Chicken Dance". She will love it.

Carter and Landon got the coolest bikes ever! They were so excited. There are lights, pictures from the movie, horns, music, a moving speedometer, and a storage thing on the back. They played with them all day long! Also Carter got to wear his new jacket from Grandma and Grandpa Barsness. They know how he likes jackets!

Abbey Jean got Avery dressed while I helped with the potato salad. She looked absolutely gorgeous in her poofy Easter dress that Grandma Burgman got for her.

I think she knew that she looked beautiful. I love the arms. She's starting to play with her bouncer now. She hits the toys that hang down.

Abbey and Avery did the Easter egg hunt together. Abbey was a big help this weekend. She stayed with us on Sunday night. Carter was really happy that AbbeyJean (he says it all together now) was in our living room when he woke up!

Carter looked handsome in this yellow shirt. He found a ton of Easter eggs - they filled up his whole puppy basket. They were plastic and filled with money or candy. He wanted the money in his pockets. I'm glad it was a decent day. It snowed four inches last night!

Lando was lookin' good too. He was playing with the Cars that you can shake and then they'll drive on their own. They say things too. Our favorite is when Ramone says "Hey, show some respect homes!". It was a lovely week. Thanks again everyone!

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