Monday, June 28, 2010

2 Weeker

Let me just say I'm an idiot and was plugging the camera into the wrong computer tower. My parents have the old and the new one out right now...so that's why this is a week late. Anyway, we had a lot of fun last week. Carl and Jenny were in and as usual we had a good time (game night especially!). See you guys in September!
Saturday was the first annual Pig Bowl. It was a huge success! It was a full contact football game between the Police and the CCCS employees. All proceeds were split between Mariah's Challenge and Special Olympics. They thought they made about $12,000. There was a great crowd and perfect weather. The police lost 14-20, but it was an awesome game. Kyle was kind of in charge of the whole thing, and I was really proud of him.
Carter was a good boy at the game. That's a long time for a 3 year old to sit fairly still. He enjoyed using my raffle tickets as a rope.
Here's Ave copying Landon as usual. He was doing his dance. We had a great crowd there to support Kyle: Me, Ave, Carter, Mom, Dad, Landon, Grandma Diana, Grandpa Dick, Carl, Jenny, Abb, Jord, and Ken. Thanks everyone!
I have a lot of pictures of these two together this time. They are good buddies. Carter is an awesome big brother, and Avery idolizes him. I love this picture!
Abb and Jord babysat for us on Friday since Kyle worked early. My dad took the boys to the mountains (where Carter peed on a rock - can't stop talking about it), so they just had Ave. She wore herself out getting all that attention!
She loves a good pair of sunglasses. She got these for Valentine's day at daycare this year.
She always wants to be by him. They were looking pretty nice in their red pajamas too!
This might be the cheesiest face I've ever seen from her! It makes me laugh everytime I see it.
I just thought Carter looked super handsome in this outfit. I told him he had the same shorts as Daddy, and he said, "No, I match Daddy." Sometimes Moms are not the brightest.
Erica and my brother Kyle went up to Alaska for a week to visit Kelsie. I'm jealous, but I hope they're having fun. This was the first night they left. This is how Landon fell asleep on Mom. I love the leg up in the air!
It's so nice to see my kids in summery clothes finally! As I'm typing this it's a gorgeous 85 outside - wish I was out there. I found this little shorts outfit at Old Navy. Look at those legs!
While the grownups had game night with Carl and Jenny, the kids got to go see Toy Story 3 at the drive-in with Terr, Abb, and Jord. Those guys are the best. They said the kids and the movie were great! Here's the passed out boys on the way back - Ave was out too.
I think we finally have our Carterman potty-trained (knock on wood)! We've had to bribe him with some cool toys, like this watergun but honestly I don't care. It's worth it to me to not have to change his diapers anymore. What a big boy!
He was sharing his red slushie with Avery the other night. Slushies are his favorite thing to get from DQ. They are huge though, so he always shares.
We made a trip up to St. James' new playground last weekend. It really is awesome! They did such a good job on it. They've got some cool stuff I haven't seen at other parks also.
Ave giving her brother some kisses - I hope this buddy thing lasts!
One of Avery's many fantastic naked dances. She's quite graceful! I love when she yells, "I naked!".
Another St. James picture - Abb and Ave doing some swinging. I'm not sure how it got down here, but that's okay.
Another one of Carter's potty gifts. A new Iron Man hand. He loves this thing. It talks, lights up, and shoots rockets. What could be better?
We found out the Jump-a-Roo is open Wednesday nights. We went out on a rainy Wednesday, and it was pretty nice. Not too crazy, unlike the boys. Landon kept waiting at the bottom so Carter would crash into him.
The boys also got to play some air hockey with Jordan. I don't how they managed to not smash their fingers, but I'm glad they didn't!
Avery decided that Abb and Jord could help her up the stairs, but she was going down by herself. She had to go down on her belly like the boys too!
Carter's been asking us if we all want to sleep on his bed. It's not quite big enough for us all, but it's perfect for him and Ave to watch a movie together!
We've had a ton of rain this year, which I don't mind. If it keeps away the forest fires that would be awesome. Plus, it gives Carter an excuse to use his Lightning McQueen umbrella.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Late, but Large Post

Sorry, everyone. It has been a hectic week with volleyball camp. Our internet was down at work too, and we wouldn't want me doing the blog entirely on my own time! Anyway, here is Landon at the hospital on Sunday. Erica, Abb, Jord, Landon, and Avery (Carter went to the dump with Dad and Kyle) made a trip up there to see the new playground. They said it was really nice. Here's Landon pretending to work at Terri's desk. Very professional.
The old playground was made out of wood and metal...not the safest thing for kids. This is definitely an improvement!
There's my girl doing what she does best...making a mess. I love the dirt reflected back on her head!
Avery really wants to be just like Landon. Here they are showing off their balloons from Josh's party together. They are so funny.
We went to Josh's 4th Birthday over in Bozeman on Saturday. I can't believe he's 4! We had a lot of fun on our little trip. After the fun party, we went over to the dinosaur park. That is honestly one of the coolest places. The kids played for about two hours there. This is Lando's dinosaur face.
My boy in the big tire. He's so cute. I didn't get many pictures of him and Landon because all they did was run!
My Avers had the best time. There is a section just for babies, and she loved it. You can tell from the sky it wasn't sunny, but it was pleasant. I'm actually glad it wasn't perfect or a million kids would have been there!
There she is digging for dinosaur bones. She was by far the dirtiest out of the three kids. She had sand everywhere!
She started off crawling through the tunnels until she realized she was small enough to walk through. She kept peeking around and saying, "I see you"!
The kids had a good time playing in Kathi and Mike's yard too. Carter loved this Diego jeep. Luke was trying to help push him - he's a cutie!
Avery didn't stop for one second that entire day unless it was to eat! She did a great job mowing the lawn.
There's the birthday boy with one of his many dinosaur presents. He was very polite and loved everything! It was a fun party!
Avery found an Iron Man light just like Carter's in Josh and Luke's playroom. She, of course, had to wear it!
Abbey and Jordan came down with us for the party. They both looked very nice and were big helps as usual. Abbey did a great job putting Ave's hair in pigtails.
Avery and Jordan shared a piece of IronMan cake. As you can see, Ave was not taking her eyes off of it!
Luke is a very good baby. He's got the biggest brown eyes - I love them.
I bought Carter and Landon some paint books the other day at Hastings. They loved them. In fact, Erica bought more paint for them at KMart the other day. Carter picked CARS.
Lando found a Nemo book. They both did a fine job painting. Not too messy and very colorful!
Erica is going to put Landon in tumbling next year at Abb and Jord's dance school. I think he'll be awesome. He's always bouncing and flipping around...plus he can almost do a bridge!
Avery has always been very nice about sharing her cheesesticks with Laney. Just one of the reasons Lane loves her so much!
Avery has been a coloring fool lately. She loves it! Sometimes it's tiring though - just gotta take a small break.
I love when I pick her up from daycare. I never know what her hair is going to look like. She had excellent curls in her pigtails the other day!
This is Carter's usual bed time look. He's flying if you can't tell!
Avery makes the best faces. She's just the most animated baby - you always know what she's thinking! I'm pretty sure she was deciding to splash me again here!
Avery is quite the dancer. Abbey and Jordan already taught her "the needle". She does this all the time now!
Avery also really likes to play with Abbey's hair now. Abbey has so much hair, she can play for a long time!
Carter's hair got very wet at daycare the other day, and Erica put it in an awesome mohawk. It fell a bit by the time I picked him up, but it was still pretty cool. He loves to stand in this tree at Poppa's house!
Avery had a ponytail on the very top of her head. She looked like Cindy-Lou Who! She and Landon had a good time drawing, and of course, Ave had "lellow". They're pals now.
They just love being outside. Unfortunately, it's been a rainy week around here. Hope you enjoyed the big bunch of pictures finally!