Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lots of fun!

Sorry Erica. She was not ready for me to take this picture. Teague has the cutest smile though. He is just one handsome little guy!
Mom got him these 9 month overalls for Christmas, and she was afraid if he didn't wear them soon he would grow out of them. Well...we don't have to worry about that. We had to roll them a couple times! He looked awfully cute though.
Bubble bath time at Grandma and Poppa's house. Every once in a while, they like to dig out their old friends Sky (blue fish), Tomato (red fish), and Corn (yellow fish). Carter named those a long, long time ago!
Once again, a super cute Teagie smile. He's a very silly little boy. You should see him walk now - he practically runs!
I think this was the day they helped Auntie Erica make cupcakes. That would explain why they are on the table. I can't explain what Carter is doing to Ave's head. She looks happy though!
Ave and Abb showing off their masterpieces! Ave spilled on her shirt, Carter is just weird (and always likes to be almost naked). Lando is just diligently frosting away.
I bought Teague a mini basketball of his own to match the ones Carter and Ave got for Easter a couple years ago. He plays with it every night. He carries it everywhere and says "ball".
Carter was working on his "skills" as he says. I told them we were going to a gym in the morning to play basketball with tons of other kids, so he had to practice of course.
It's been so cold and windy here...I hate it. I wish we at least had some snow to play in, but that's climate change for you. Anyway, we went to the mall play thing just to run off some energy. Ave was being "Statue of the Rockies" here!
Carter and Landon were very good about helping the baby guy go down the slide with them. I couldn't get too many pictures though because Teague was crazy. The boy has no fear!
The Lil Dribbler basketball is pretty much open gym for kids 2-5 (although babies are welcome too). Mike Bauer set it up with the Mariah's Challenge Foundation and Pepsi is sponsoring it (all the kids get T-shirts). I think it's a great idea and all the kids had fun. Lando and Ave came in their basketball shoes, ready to play.
They had four different size basketballs, balloons, and many hoops. Carter mostly played catch with his Dad and balloon "no-touch-the-ground" with me and Ave. He's a wild man.
Teague also had a great time. He must have looked pretty small to be walking around with basketballs. We had many comments on how cute he is!
Saturday night was the policemen's annual party/raffle/dinner, also known as the one night a year we go out. We had fun, and we weren't shut out this year. We won two gift certificates for dinners (the perfect gift for me...I love food)!
Little Kyle joined us...and he was in rare form. Good times!
Ave found her bath paint she got for her birthday from Grandma and Grandpa Barsness (blue for Carter, yellow for Ave, red for Teague...surprise, surprise). They all ended up sharing colors and having lots of fun with it - look at Teague's goofy grin!
When we got our new couches we found an old puka shell necklace under the love seat. I have no idea whose it is. Ave used it to wrap her and Carter up with Daddy after the bath. Such happy kids!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Very random - just chilling.

We haven't gone swimming in awhile. For some reason, our Saturday mornings have been busy. So these guys were super excited to go! Can you tell?
Teague had a great time too! He loves the water. He splashes and splashes. He also looks amazing in his swim trunks...check out that body!
Teague played with his friend KR at the basketball game on Thursday. They were pretty cute together. Teague brought a ball for them to share!
My silly Ave on Sunday morning with her babies (Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Tiana, Cinderella, Snow White, Tangled, Vector Sandwich, and Soft Belle). Big Baby was there too, but she had already been "concentrated". According to Avery, you pick a baby, dance with it, jump once, and then they can sit against the wall because they have been "concentrated". We need to find a better term!
These three have been playing very well together lately (they've been on a Backyardigans kick - a show on Nickelodeon they all like!). Here they are riding the Kyle-horse. Look at those cheesy grins!
Teagie's been wearing a bib almost all the time now. He is super drooly and messy as you can see. There's more teeth coming. I can see them!
This is Teague's favorite toy in the whole world - a mini basketball. Every single night he carries this around! He looks so sweet and handsome in this picture.
A pile of pillows always brings the kids together. This is probably their favorite thing to do. Teague especially - he runs to the pile!
Teague's new thing is to roll backwards on everything. He throws his head back...and hopefully there is a pillow or my hand to catch the silly boy!
Snack time! Teaguers could eat multi-grain cheerios for every meal!
These two have been super nice lately...getting over those sinus infections helped. They both just love their brother too. They chase him, play peek-a-boo, and give him loves. They are excellent big siblings!
Carter wanted to take pictures with my camera last night. This is one of his pictures! Doesn't Poppa look thrilled to be correcting finals?
The three of them played very well last night. I tried to get one of them all smiling...didn't really succeed. Still  cute though!
Lastly, Teague found his tongue. He was having a good time sticking it out and singing, "La, la, la, la"!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Random fun times

Here's my Ave doing some hang-gliding. She's been watching a lot of Go Diego Go lately, and she was off to save some animal. I like how she put on a jacket. She told me, "It gets cold in the sky."! She's too smart!
This is not a good picture at all. It was supposed to be a video. Carter has been making "inventions" lately. His latest, which you can barely see over by Kyle, could make any food in the world using only bread, jelly, and meatballs. Kyle asked for Creme Brulee, and Carter made him a Creme Brulee sandwich!
I love this picture! It was a complete lucky shot, but it is so cute. That's her new princess shirt we got her for her birthday. 10 sparkly princesses (technically they are not all princesses but whatever), what could be better?
Ave loves to hang out next to her brother and have a Cheerio snack before dinner. They are quite funny together. He just lights up when he sees her.
Carter makes me laugh. "Rath" was climbing the castle. He finds a way to bring his toys and Ave's together!
We met Madisyn and Mason out at the jumparoo for Madisyn's birthday (she turned 5 on the 7th). The kids had a blast!
They tried to get Mason to be as crazy as they are, but he was a bit more careful! I was just glad Landon and Carter stuck close to Ave. That place was crazy that day. Some kid was climbing on top of stuff (which you are not supposed to do) and fell right on Ave's head. Luckily she recovered quickly. I'm that mean Mom who doesn't let the kids run up the slides!
They had so much fun. They played non-stop for a good hour and a half!
I just love this kid. He's my little buddy, and he's just the nicest little boy!
It's hard to believe these three will be in kindergarten next year. It goes way too fast!
How cute are these two? Future prom dates as Ritter likes to say!
Abbey is 16! Wow! Ave helped her open some presents (including this lovely enchanted Rose from Erica). Beauty and the Beast is Abb's favorite movie. On a side note, we just found this outfit for Ave from Nancy in the green room closet. It was lost in the Christmas shuffle. It's beautiful! The pants kill me...Ave calls it her wedding dress.
I busted out some old Albertson's bakery skills to write on Abb's cake, which was delicious! I can't believe I was 15 when she was born. Ahhh...I'm old!
Last but not least, Mr. Teagie-pie was 11 months old on Abb's birthday. He just got a tooth a couple days ago too, and he's a walking fool! I can't believe he's almost a year old...just can't believe it.

Monday, January 9, 2012

A couple Teagie videos!

This one is too funny. He makes some very silly noises - the fake laugh is his new thing! He loves his sister too. She took a bath the day before with Carter, but took one with Teague just to play.



Teague started walking on my birthday. This is not the best video. I hate my voice, but it's his first steps! Gotta show it.

The Big Party!

Last Sunday when we got home, Ave opened the present from Grandma and Grandpa Barsness. She was so excited that she didn't even take her coat off! Here she is showing off some Snow White figures for her castle.
This is what Carter's room looks like now. Actually we got the stuffed animals up in a net. It's kind of a entertainment room now. They can eat lunch at the picnic table or draw while they watch a movie. And...Teague can crawl on everything and scare the crap out of Kyle and me!
These are the new bunk beds. They are pretty nice. A good purchase so far! I like how you can see Ave's 3 pillows and 3 pillow pets!
We've let Teague hang out on the top bunk a couple times. He thinks he's the coolest biggest boy ever when he's up there!
Oh yeah! He's a big man!
On Friday, I wanted to get the kids out of the house. We went to the park at the hospital for about a half an hour and then had dinner at Dairy Queen (what a treat!).
Pink bath time! We love those color changers! Teague just absolutely loves a good bath. He will stay in there forever.
He loves a good bath toy too. I just am so glad to have a happy guy...that may all change when those teeth finally come in! His poor gums are swollen.
He's always wearing a bib now. It catches some of the drool! This was when we first got to the Pizza Parlor for Ave's party. Teaguers rode the rocket while chewing on the handle of Ave's hairbrush - what fun!
I tried to get pictures of the guests, but I know I missed some (like Carter and Conner). It was a busy, fun party. Here's the Zahler family - headless Eric, Geah, baby Brooklyn, and Reese.
Baby Liam is the cutest little thing. He loved the Pizza Parlor...so many lights and noises to check out!
Some of the boys. These three (Josh, Landon, and Austin) got along great!
Kathi brought her boys over from Bozeman. It was great to see them! They are such nice kids, and I love Luke's big brown eyes!
Present time! Ave was good about opening her many, many presents. She sat up on a chair (like a queen) and took her time with every one.
She looked beautiful too. Her outfit from Grandma and Grandpa Barsness (who kindly made the trip down - thank you so much!) is gorgeous. She got very spoiled. What a lucky little girl to have such great friends and family!
Her Tangled cake was awesome. Hopefully someone else got a better picture of it. She placed all the candles herself (they were all yellow of course).
I love my Boo Bear! Thanks again to everyone. She loved everything, and we appreciate everyone joining us for her party!