Monday, April 12, 2010

Carter's 3!

My boy is 3! I can't believe it. He had the best birthday ever yesterday. Here he is with two of his favorite people/cousins: Colten and Landon. This is such a cute picture.
Here's some of the guests: Nicole and Erica. I'm glad Carter has such a fabulous extended family!
Landon was so damn funny in this Iron Man mask. The minute he put it on he was not shy and not afraid of the rides. Seriously he did not ride any of the rides until he put this mask on at the end of the party!
Avery gave some really nice "pounds" to everyone before they left. It was nice to see her not being shy around Aunt Nancy or Aunt Helen.
Erica texted me in the morning not to wear my brown sweater. Unfortunately, I didn't check my phone until I was already at the party. Oh well!
We knew this picture was going to be kind of a mess, but it's still cute. It's a cousins and their kids picture: Avery, Me, Carter, Connor, Austin, Nicole, Josh, Kathi, Luke, Landon, and Erica. Wow!
Connor used some of his tickets to get this awesome dinosaur mask. He was looking good!
It was really nice that Kathi could bring her boys over from Bozeman for the party. Luke is about two weeks older than Avery. They are both so cute. It looks like he's sizing her up here!
Mom got this cute picture of Avery watching Carter on the carousel. She just thinks he's the coolest guy ever! She kept calling Car - Ter to him.
There's my big boy enjoying his Lightning McQueen cake. I thought he might go with something different this year, but he picked CARS again. That's fine by me - it's a cute show.
Carter really enjoyed blowing out his candles (with Daddy's help). He sang to himself too. Happy Birthday might be his favorite tune.
Avery was in heaven about the cake. She was having a rather large bite here! She also took a pretty good tumble so she was getting a nice bruise on her head. She's a tough baby though.
There's silly Luke again. He really had a good time "driving" in this racecar.
Josh and Austin hung out with eachother while waiting for their cake. All the kids were so good. It was nice to see them all playing together.
Landon wanted Avery to try on the Iron Man Mask. It looked pretty awesome with her dress. We couldn't let that Easter dress only be worn once - it's too gorgeous.
There's my silly Avers and her buddy Jordan on the carousel. Jordan is one of the best cousins ever. She was always helping or playing with at least one little kid yesterday.
It's almost time to open presents. Connor was being so funny here. He loves Avery. I saw him kiss her head and say "Hi baby".
There's Carter in the Iron Man mask from Kathi (and the boys). He wore the Iron Man arc light on his pajamas last night too. Big hit!
Kyle and I gave him a Raphael that he was thrilled about. The minute we got home, he made us open it. He played with everything though yesterday. I'm not exaggerating either...everything.
Landon gave Carter this noodle a little early! It was quite funny to see him eating his pizza while holding on to the noodle.
Landon helped Carter open his first present too. It was from him and Auntie Erica. He just wanted so badly for Carter to see this awesome backpack! Erica had one for Landon at home too.
There's Josh on the carousel. The funniest thing ever was when Josh and Austin were on there together. You could hear Austin laughing from anywhere in the Pizza Parlor!
There's Jordan helping my kids into the racecar when we first got there. I wish Carter would have looked at me, but he was so busy. He was ready to play the minute we walked in.
Last but not least, Luke was making me laugh. Kathi was cutting up Josh's pizza, and Luke didn't feel like waiting. He picked up that fork and went to town! Thanks everyone for a great great party. Carter had a blast!
We finally got some batteries for Kyle's old basketball hoop. Now you can play horse and other fun stuff. It kept the kids occupied while we got everything ready for the party. Colty was great about picking up Avery and letting her shoot. He's such a good kid. It was wonderful that Grandma and Grandpa Barsness and Colten could come hang out for a day and come to the party.
Saturday was fairly nice when the wind wasn't blowing. We decided to head over to Stodden and watch the softball games while we played. Avers wore Abbey and Jordan's old Butte High softball sweatshirt and had a great time!
We haven't played at Stodden forever. Carter had a great time. He really liked stretching his legs out to reach these steps!
I'm glad Jordo was with me. I don't think I could have fit down these slides! Erica and Landon joined us a little bit later, and all the kids took great naps that afternoon. Butte High won too, so it was a good day.
My girl is so silly. She brought these swim trucks over to Daddy because she wanted to wear them. She looked pretty spectacular. She found some M&Ms too - that's just what she needs.
Ave really wanted to push both wheelbarrows, but it just wasn't working right. She decided one would have to do.
Finally, here are the goofs (well half of Carter I guess) playing with the new bubble blower at Poppa and Grandma's house. Avery really wanted to press the button, but the bubbles kept blowing right in her mouth. It makes me laugh!

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