Monday, March 29, 2010

Gigantor post

This is a two-week post...huge! Avery's peek-a-boo face is too funny. She started out sitting on Kyle's stomach and eventually bounced up to his neck. Carter is behind her with his bo hitting Kyle's hand. Poor daddy!
They were being silly after their naps on Saturday. Ave, of course, woke up and immediately finished off Carter's chicken nuggets. Carter's trying to sneak one of them back.
We went swimming for a long time on Saturday. Carter was a maniac! He would have stayed all day I think. It's been about three weeks - I think he missed it.
Landon brought his new Spongebob ball with him to the pool. It was a big hit. We all played catch with eachother.
We went to Sunburst for a long weekend. Kyle and I took Monday and Tuesday off. It went great, and the kids had the best time. We got to be there for Grandpa's birthday. Carter loves singing "Happy birthday to you"!
Diana made crab fondue for dinner that night. It was delicious! My kids both enjoyed it, especially Avery. She ate all hers with her hands. Then she decided to dip some bread in Carter's also!
We had some really yummy cupcakes for dessert too. I think I ate three of them. That homemade frosting is so so good.
We tried to get a picture of all the Barsness grandkids out at Bonnie's house. This was the second try. I put it up though because Ave has a nice cheeseface, Kaden has a really cute look on his little face, and I love how Carter is staring at Colten. Carter thinks Colty is the coolest kid ever.
This one is pretty cute too. Carterman has a nice big smile. Breanne looks good in both. Anyway, it's a nice picture to have. They're all good kids!
We had lots of adventures outside at the farm. Here's Colten and Carter swinging. Carter got to play "guns" with Colten too. What more could a boy ask for?
Colt wanted to take a picture of us, so we all got together on this rock pile that Carter loved. It turned out pretty well - thanks Colty!
There's my little sillies on the rock pile. Carter looks like he's king of the mountain!
This picture makes me laugh. Avery was in heaven just marching wherever she pleased...with her pack of dogs of course!
They really enjoyed all these hay bales too. It's so nice that they get to do this kind of stuff!
They both got to pet this baby cow that is being bottle fed by Phil and Mary Jo. The mom had twins and not enough milk for both. Jinx was very good to let everyone crowd in there to watch her eat! Ave looks a little unsure, but she is a good petter.
We drove right to Cut Bank on Saturday and hung out at Chris and Aly's house for awhile before we went to pizza. Avery had a great time with Kaden. At first she just liked the Elmo on the walker.
Then she realized that she could talk and talk to the baby in there! She was sneaking in to give him kisses. I think he liked her - look at that little finger reaching out. Too cute! Thanks again everyone. We had a great visit!
I watched all three of them on St. Patrick's Day for a little bit while Dad had track. He had Lando for the morning. They were all really good. Here are the boys tickling Avery. She looks so happy with all the attention!
We bought these Dora shelves from Erica. They look lovely in Aver's room. She likes to walk by and point to Dora and Boots on all 12 little baskets.
After she points to Dora and Boots, she pulls almost every basket out to play! She really enjoys her new room.
Here's some of her cute little flowers that we put around the room on the yellow walls. They are very glittery and pretty.
Grandma and Poppa bought her some Dora and Princess stickies for her walls. They are quite beautiful, and Ave loves to point at them. She has a couple posters too - princesses and 101 Dalmations. I'm so happy with her room.
Happy Birthday Grandma! We went over for corned beef later on St. Patrick's Day - yum. Avery had some really nice green pants on - I think they got messy outside. She really enjoyed this cupcake though.
On Monday and Tuesday, the kids tried on all kinds of St. Patrick's Day stuff. My mom has a giant container full of hats, necklaces, stickers, etc... Ave was looking pretty good in this sequined cap!
The boys liked anything that matched of course. They like to be pretty equal about who gets what!
Just about everyday now involves going outside. It's so nice to be able to play out there finally. Poppa helped Avers ride one of the boys bikes. I'm sure if Poppa wasn't there, that would not happen!
Carter and Landon usually have the most fun with whatever sticks they can find. I can tell Carter is being Leonardo and saying "Yah Yah"!
Mom brought some cake home from her co-workers. It was a delicious red velvet cake from the Uptown. Avery really really enjoyed the cream cheese frosting!
There's really nothing like relaxing with some hot cocoa in cool shamrock shades.
Avery decided she had to get a hat too. Anything Carter and Landon do, she must copy them. Watching her try to jump off couches and run around screaming is seriously hilarious. They are her role models!

The boys saw Auntie Kelsie in our wedding photo and wanted to say "hi" to here's that video.

Monday, March 15, 2010


After a big weekend with lots of fun, my babies crashed. It ended up being so nice that they just played outside all day. Avery loves to sleep with her head back like that. I don't know why. It looks really uncomfortable!
We didn't expect it to be so nice. I didn't even bring clothes for them. I thought it was going to be a pajama Sunday! They didn't care though - they had a good time with some chalk.
She was being so funny. She kept climbing in the back of the boys' bikes and pressing the buttons. Apparently that's funner than actually sitting in the seat. She looks so funny in her sweatshirt and pjs too.
We went for a little walk on the trail to feed the ducks. Carter looked awesome: pajamas, sweatshirt, hat, shoes, and walking stick. He's quite the explorer!
Lando was hilarious on his bike. He rode that thing for at least half a mile. When he gets going, he takes his feet off the pedals and cruises!
There he is working hard. That's some furious pedaling right there!
We went to the mall Friday night for about a half an hour so Erica could get a swimsuit. I took the kids to the play area. It was perfect because no one was there, and it was so cold outside. They ran off some energy! Landon is a monkey - he's a strong little guy.
Carter was saying "Choo Choo Bumpie". He has a Mickey Mouse movie where they sing "Choo Choo Boogie". He insists that it's bumpie, not boogie. Kind of makes me laugh!
This little girl is a maniac. I was taking off Carter's shoes and see her scrambling up the mats to the slide. I didn't think she could get on the little platform by herself, but she did. She had a great time going down on all fours as you can see!
I got them some little inflatable chairs at Kmart the other day. They love them! They were being so funny the night we first blew them up. Carter helped me use the little foot pump. Avery carries hers around which is hilarious!
I have a lot of silly pictures of the two of them this week. Avery really wanted to sit on Carter's chair with him. She knows the CARS characters better than the princesses right now! I believe Carter was saying "That's your chair Avers". He was surprisingly nice about it!
Carterman even fell asleep in his chair that first night. He was a tired guy.
My little goofball thinks she's so big. Here she is feeding herself some yogurt and making her new silly silly "cheese" face!
Carter has discovered that he really likes hot chocolate. Sometimes it's all I can use to get him inside when it's freezing out. He doesn't care about the cold, but I do!
After Carter took his clothes off the other night, Avery decided she needed to wear his shirt. She looks lovely!
Avers was having a great time hauling some of her stuffed animals all over the house one night when...
Carterman attacked poor Winnie the Pooh! Avery was actually laughing here as she tried to save Minnie. That face is killing me!
He is such a clown. He's got that tackle down very well. Now he just has to grow!
There is really nothing more fun than yelling together in perfect harmony - another crazy picture of my little goofies.
We moved the picnic table out by the kitchen and play food to make room for the new chairs. They have their own little restaurant now!
She is so weird. She always wants to put stuff on her head...usually Carter's stuff! Here she's styling some swim trunks. I think she can work with it!
You can't really tell the colors very well in this picture, but Ave's room is pretty much done. She has Carter's toddler bed with Landon's Eric Carle bedding (she loves those books). Her room is a really light yellow on three walls, with a plum wall and trim. It turned out really well. I'll get a better one for next week.
A cheese face again! She was showing me her beautifully clean teeth. She loves to brush her teeth. Carter will do it as long as he gets a Dixie cup to rinse with afterwards.
And finally, a very silly video of Avery showing off how smart she is. She's starting to finally say some words that I can understand! Enjoy.