Monday, January 25, 2010

Snow finally!

Yesterday was the most perfect sledding day I've ever seen. It was gorgeous out. Erica and I took the boys to Clarks Park and had a great time. Here's a picture of the moms squinting in the sun.
After they went sledding for awhile, we moved on to the rest of the park. It's so funny to see that poor horse in all that snow.
They also did some swinging. They looked so cute all bundled up trudging through that snow.
Landon didn't have time to look at the camera. There was just too much fun stuff to do.
You can always tell when my little man is saying cheese! I look like a conehead (from France!) but oh well.
There they are getting ready to go down the hill again. We had such a good time. They are funny little boys.
Landon had lots of fun on these little saucer sleds. He turned in circles all the way down the hill!
Erica and Landon ended up going down the hill backwards on this one!
Erica and Lando were getting ready to race down the hill on their saucers. I think it ended up a tie.
Carter never wanted to go by himself, which is odd. He is usually such a daredevil. We went down many times together though on the purple sled. Good times!
Poppa gave them a little test drive through the front yard before we headed to the park. Everything was looking good!
This is one of Avery's better looks right here. She has a bit of chocolate donut on her face. Also, this is the face she makes when we tell her to say cheese now. I don't know where she got it from. She makes it until everyone laughs at her. Then she does a real smile. She just think she's so funny...and she is!
I think Carter was telling Ave she couldn't go because she didn't have boots. She was just so tired though (she's getting some big teeth in the back). I don't think she could have lasted outside as long as the boys either.
We went to the basketball game on Saturday up at Butte High. Avery was hilarious. She danced, she made friends with lots of junior high girls sitting by us, she talked to the bulldog mascot, and she got to carry around a basketball. What could be better?
This picture kills me. They've been playing a game lately where I cover them up with pillows and then they bust out of them. It makes them smile a lot! They just look so cute here. Avery looks like she has no teeth, but that's okay. I just love when they are all playing together.
Another Saturday at the Y. This has become our go-to activity on the weekends. They enjoy it so much, and it wears them out for naptime. Then we can actually clean a little bit!
Avery often wants to just walk on her own in the water. Auntie Erica kept a good hold on her though. She thinks she's really big.
They were ready to go. They have to patient waiting for all of us (Erica, Jordan, Avery, and me) to get everything put away in lockers and such. I like Carter's hands on his hips - really shows his muscles!
My baby girl has discovered the joy of the lockers also. It's a very good distraction!
Carter was making sure he had all 6 Lightning McQueen's before we headed over to Poppa's house. This carrying case from Grandma and Grandpa Barsness has been quite handy!
Carter is so funny. He had all these farm toys out the other night. He told me that this was Phil and Lucky working on the farm. I like how they are riding in the cab together. I thought our Sunburst fam would get a kick out of that!
I couldn't resist this shirt when I saw it. It's so perfect for him. He was practicing singing "Happy Birthday to you Callie!" before we called her. He's quite the singer.
There's Mom and Dad's absolutely dry front yard before all the snow came. The boys were fighting imaginary bad guys with sticks after daycare of course!
Ave loved being outside! Her coat is still a little too big, but it didn't slow her down. She had a great time exploring. She gave her puppy dog some really nice pets too.
This is such a good picture of my boy. He's quite handsome. He was asking if he could get naked - that's why he looks so sweet. He loves to run around naked.
I absolutely love this jacket from Auntie Kelsie. He thought he looked really good in it too! He told Kyle in the morning it had to be zipped up to the very top!
Avery got some of the cutest jeans I've ever seen for Christmas from Grandpa and Grandma Barsness. They are so funny. These ones have little bows on the pockets. I don't know if you can tell, but my girl had a little bloody nose here. She fell into the fridge trying to get yogurt. She's a ball of bruises because she tries to keep up with the boys.
Last but not least, there's the dreaded fridge. She actually loves the fridge. She plays with these animal magnets all the time. She's getting very good at roaring like a lion and picking out the dog. Until next time - that was a big post!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Goofy kids

Jordan gave Avery a bath for me while I was being a bum and watching the Golden Globes. Little cousins are the best! She found this hilarious robe in with the towels. It looked so funny because it just barely covered Ave's butt.
There's the front view. We couldn't stop laughing at it. She just looks so cute! What a body!
Abbey Jean turned 14 on the 13th if you can believe that! We didn't have her celebration until Sunday because of dance. Here's Carter helping her with the candles. He just loves singing "Happy Birthday" and eating cake!
Abbey's an ice cream cake kind of girl. We were running low on candles, so we have 12 sparkler candles and a big #2. Whatever works!
This blog is filled with goofy girl faces. She is so silly. She hides from people, she holds something out to you and then runs away laughing, and she loves the sound of her voice! She's crazy!
Sleeping baby and sleeping Daddy - this happens a lot!
Carter has been big into peanut butter spoons lately. Dr. Graham said that's great - maybe he'll put some weight on his skinny little frame! Landon surprised us all and ate one too. He usually only eats the jelly half of his pb & j.
The boys enjoy hiding under the cupboard in the purple room. They find themselves quite amusing.
Carter really likes to squeeze his sister! Sometimes it's more of a tackle, but this was pretty nice. Jordan got this picture for me. Carter had some crazy hair...he fell asleep with his hat on his wet hair after swimming.
Another locker room picture at the Y. These lockers keep them entertained while everyone gets dressed. It works out well.
Daddy came swimming with us this time. We don't have many pictures because there were three adults for the three babies. Avery was saying Ba-Ba! She was ready for her afternoon nap.
I gave Dad a haircut the night before the Butte High/Butte Central game. Carter pretty much rubbed Poppa's head the whole boys' game.
There's Landon cheering at the games. They were both great games. Unfortunately the girls lost, but the boys won in double overtime. The kids were so good too. We were there for over three hours!
Poppa gave the boys a bath some day last week. He put about eight pounds of bubble bath in. Carter told me "Don't do that, Mommy" after I put some bubbles on his head. I just can tell that's what he's saying here.
Avery managed to get in there too. Poppa can't say no, and she really wanted in. Landon and Carter enjoyed splashing her and covering her in bubbles. She's going to be a tough little girl with those two around.
We had a night of craziness this week. My kids just wanted to play and play and play. Here's Carter crawling after Avery into their barn tent. They love it Callie!
This busy-ball popper that Grandma Patsy picked out is a huge hit. They go crazy trying to catch the balls! Avery likes to put her mouth over it so she can feel the air shooting up. She's a nut!
There's my girl peeking out at me. This is probably the most natural smile of the whole post!
Carter likes to run around it and hit the balls with his hands when they shoot up. It's quite entertaining. I just sit there at watch them be little spazzes!
Carter and Avery are both snackers. They always need something to munch on. It's usually cereal for Avery (Froot Loops and Cheerios) and Wheat Thins for Carter.
Landon saw the Princess and the Frog in the theatre. He always brings this book with him now in his backpack. Poppa and Grandma read it to them many times that day.
Avery got some of the cutest clothes for Christmas. I love this shirt and polka dot pants from Grandma and Grandpa Barsness. She's a little fashion plate at daycare!
Another goofy face! She figured out where her teeth, tongue, and lips are. This is her showing me her tongue. She's a smart little girl.
Abbey's friend's Mom made the boys the funniest little ninja turtle hats. They don't really cover their ears, but that makes them even more hilarious. Carter has barely taken his off since he got it. Donatello is his favorite, so this purple one is the best thing ever!
Donatello and Raphael were saying "Cowabunga" for me. They look so cute together. We've received many compliments on those hats when they are out and about.