Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving fun

On Sunday, we decided to set up the tree. We knew Carter would help, and Avery would try to tear it down! Carter did enjoy trying to hang up the ornaments. He's a big fan of this football one that he's trying to bring to his room. It ended up looking very nice though.
Ave also got into the Christmas spirit. She was dancing to Have a Holly Jolly Christmas from our old pal Bumble. She was eating a Ritz cracker too. What could be better?
She's a big walkin' girl...well almost. She takes five or six steps and then crawls. She's getting pretty brave though.
I was scaring the boys while they were on the couch the other night. This is Landon's big laughing/chocolate face. I love that hair!
They were being so silly together. They drove those cars all over my parents' living room. It's so cute when they are being best buddies.
Pictures like this kill me. Carter was just being a nut and smiling like a fool. Avers is thinking what is going on? I do enjoy her big/post cereal belly though.
He has been so lovey to her lately. He told Abbey last night to "put my baby down". He likes to crawl around after her and grab her feet. He's a great big brother.
Dad and the boys were playing a fun game the other night. He would smash them between two pillows, and they would run away(Carter) and pretend to fall(Landon). They made Poppa wear the Woody hat too.
Avery has discovered how fun it is to steal the boys' juice cups and drink out of them. She throws her head back and just chugs away. She's a very silly little baby.
This picture is so strange. He was wearing the little tiny Woody hat, and then trying to put the big one over it. He was very serious about this task (as you can see by this face).
It's so nice to have Kelsie home. We went out on the town Wednesday night to visit my friend Alicia who was in from Vegas. I had to throw up a sister picture.
This was towards the end of our Thanksgiving night. Austin was being just hilarious with this guitar. You can see Kyle laughing in the background. He was making up songs like "Yummy, Yummy Bananas". He made up the name of the band too - The Readers.
The Lobb sisters posed for a picture without fighting with eachother. Yay! Just kidding girls. They both looked very beautiful.
Jordan and Nicole kindly shared some of their food with my little piggy. She was a big fan of the mashed potatoes and stuffing. So far, she's a fan of anything she can put in her mouth!
Carter's been jamming out on this piano a lot lately. Avery was trying to get in on that action too. His face is just making me laugh. He looks like he's singing.
She was looking quite gorgeous in her shiny brown pants and pink shirt. I think she'll be for sure walking by Christmas so I can put her in a dress. Crawling in a dress is quite frustrating for her. She had some rosy cheeks too because she got a new tooth on top. We're up to 6 total!
Landon looked extremely handsome on Thanksgiving. His shirt was so cute. He was being very nice and sharing his chips with Avers.
Avery has learned many new things lately. She's almost walking, she can wave, and she claps very well now.
Carter was a huge help in the kitchen Wednesday night as we tried to get some stuff prepared for the big day. Erica was cutting up vegetables for vegetable pizza, and Carter helped her by eating a few olives. Less to cut right?
He also helped Poppa with the potatoes. At first he just handed him the potatoes, but eventually he needed to try peeling.
This is not a great picture, but this is typical Carterman. Give him some carbs (pretzel sticks, ritz, club crackers, or wheat thins) and a movie, and he's set. This is how he relaxes right after daycare.
Like I said, she's a silly baby. She was having a great time rolling around on the exercise ball with Aunt Terri's help. She's a very good girl!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Landon is 3!

Landon turned 3 on Saturday - so hard to believe he's that old! Erica had his party at Silver Bow on Sunday. It was very fun. Here's some of the guests. Avery was chilling with Aunt Nancy when Connor kept telling his mom he needs a baby sister. That's what he wants for Christmas! Nicole said no! What a meanie. By the way, thanks Nancy for the cute clothes! Jordan is so nice. She took Carter on the carousel. He decided to ride the dog. He loves that thing!
Avers did her best to get her hands on some pizza. She just thinks she's so big. She did have some crust, and she loved it!
There's the birthday boy! Kelsie got him a "grabber", and that was his favorite toy at the party. He had fun grabbing his mom as you can see.
There he is tearing into our present. He had a good time ripping wrapping paper, but he really wanted to eat his cake!
Dad picked him out this awesome Jimmy Hendrix shirt. Everyone thought that was pretty funny. I'm sure Landon will love it. Erica said she'll call it his "cool guy" shirt.
There's my little peekin' girl. She was making some silly faces at Mom and Dad. She was a very good baby at the party.
Landon has been really into Look'n'Find books lately. He got a Nemo one for his birthday. Connor and Austin were helping him. I love Austin's face in this picture!
This is an awesome Austin face too. He was sneaking up on Jordan!
Cake time! Landon thought really hard about it and told Erica he wanted a CARS cake.
I can just hear him saying, "Hey, I need that!".
Austin is waiting so patiently for his piece. The minute the cake was brought out Carter made his way over to sit by Landon!
Time to chow down for all three of them. They're very meticulous about it!
A cute picture of the other side of the table - Connor and Abb (with Kelsie in the background).
Balloon time. The whole party pretty much went to the game room to attack eachother with balloons!
There's my Ave in the game room. She's pointing like always. And of course, she managed to take off her shoes and socks. That's my girl.
Kelsie's balloon was a tad deformed. It sort of looked like a squash or in this case, a light bulb over her head.
Austin told Kelsie that this was the best birthday ever! They are all such funny boys.
Everyone attacked Abbey! It was a wonderful party - a good time was had by all!
Now for my random pictures. Here's Avery in her about to walk mode. She's taken a couple steps here and there. She showed Aunt Diane when she and Art stopped through Sunday morning. Thanks again for Carter's car!
Here's a very relaxed boy watching some Handy Manny. I just liked how he was all sprawled out.
It's the return of the cheeseface. He's such a clown. He was making his dad play ninja turtles with him.
Bath time again! She just loves it so much now. Her new favorite thing is to get in right away so she can try to catch the water from the faucet.
Carterman was being so nice the other night (in his awesome robot pj's from Terri Jo). He shared some of his cupcake with Avery. Erica brought cupcakes to daycare for Landon's birthday. They were delicious!
The boys (and the rest of us) are so happy to have Kelsie home. They love to wrestle with Auntie Kelsie. They are more effective when they attack at the same time!
Oops. I meant to have the bath pictures together. I don't know why I like this one so much. Maybe it's her cute baby face or her little hand on her belly.
Yay! Kelsie's home. Erica and I picked her up last Wednesday and Mom made a delicious dinner that night. I'm sure she'll love that I put this up. She was in her airplane clothes!
He's so silly. He thinks he knows what he's doing with the controller. He pretty much just holds it to look cool.
Here's a couple playing pics. Carter loves to put his blankets on Avers head. These are peek-a-boo pictures. The first one is peek, the second one is Boo!
She knows where her belly is, and she loves it! She's got a pretty nice round one!
Dad made three kinds of clam chowder last week. Carter decided he should sample them all. The boy really enjoys soup!