Friday, December 28, 2012

Friends Night!

We had our annual "Friends and their kids Christmas". It was super fun as always - plus Alicia was here with her baby Brooklyn who turned 1 in October. They definitely have the same big brown eyes.
Dana's cute little guy Kolt turns 1 tomorrow on the 29th. He had red hair this summer and was all chubby cheeks. Now he's blond and looks just like his Momma!
I set up two tables in Carter's room - everyone of course crammed around one of them. They were so good. They ate pizza and watched Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost. Everyone loves Scooby Doo!
He was such a happy baby!
Madelyn loves babies. She was always around her brother or Brooklyn!
Present opening time - always crazy!
Carter was so cute with Brooklyn. They sat in the kitchen and played with his new dinosaurs from Mason and Madisyn.
Jason had a lot of help setting up Madelyn's Barbie pool that we got her.
More present opening
Teagie loved his Mickey Mouse and Jake and the Neverland Pirates puzzles. Ave helped him. She's great at puzzles.
Mason is just cute. He's honestly one of the sweetest kids I've ever met. I've never seen him be anything but happy and nice.
9 kids! Jason told Alicia she's got some catching up to do! From l-r (Carter, Ave, Teague, Madelyn, Kolt, Jada, Madisyn, Brooklyn, and Mason).
The Moms had to get in there too!
Carter is a goof. Every picture of him in his new shiny Adidas shirt from Erica had that glare in the middle. It's super reflective apparently.
Brooklyn loved Laney. She has a dog named Aspen so she was very gentle with her.
At the end of the night, the CARS track went up. They had a blast with it.
The three babies: Kolt, Teagie, and Brooklyn.
After everyone left, these two stuffed their pajamas full of stuffed animals. We were laughing so hard. There is a really funny video about 4 blog entries down from this one.
Oh yeah, matching Puma suits. They looked so cute today. I did about 5 new blog entries today. Make sure you keep scrolling down. It's nice to have it working again! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season - I know we did!

Christmas Photos!

We made it! Sorry, the captions have been fairly small because I've been an uploading fool. Anyway, we made it to Sunburst despite Ave's barfing and fever. I felt terrible for her. She was so good, but definitely not herself. When we came back on the 26th, we went straight to the Doctor and...(terrible parent alert) it was the very edge of pneumonia. She's been on a nebulizer and strong antibiotics for a couple days and is improving. So that's that. Here is my Teagie man with Callie. They were all so happy to see Callie!
I am not sure how this one got up here. This is when we came back to Butte. They were equally spoiled in both cities. I can't believe how generous our families and friends are. Thank you all so much! Unfortunately my camera died one picture after this was taken. It needed a charging. I missed when Carter opened his telescope and said, "This is the coolest thing I've ever seen!".
Ave's face in this picture kills me. She's so over her Dad and big brother wrestling.
Teague really wanted to be best friends with Kaden. He walked right up to him when he arrived and said "nice to meet you"! He also really likes his hood.
Teague absolutely loved Grandma Bonnie's village. He would stand in the window and talk about Santa going around and "the fire trucks coming to save us"! This was only half the village too. It's amazing!
Kade's running form was making us laugh. He went around and around quite a few times. It was so nice to see the Cut Bank Barsness cousins.
They were not cooperating for a Christmas dress-up picture this year. Teague put his hands in his pockets and just leaned over. He's a goofball.
Santa brought Teagie a Mickey Mouse laptop - he loved it!
Boo thought her new princess pajamas were quite lovely too.
Carter loved everything. He was so funny up there. He gets so excited!
Carter slept with his buddy Colten on Christmas Eve so he came in and gave Avery and Teagie Pie kisses.
Colty is the nicest boy. He's so good with all the little kids.
He looked fabulous in this sweater!
Santa brought some new super warm animal blankets for the kiddos. Teague really liked his puppy!
I think this was right before Carter said, "I'm so spoiled right now". When he opened his presents he kept saying, "I can't believe I got exactly what I wanted!".
Teagie and Dad opened presents, Callie helped Carter, and I helped Ave. It was quite chaotic and that's my excuse for not having a ton of pictures.
After presents we had a delicious Christmas breakfast. Bonnie is one of the best cooks ever! Her cinnamon twists are favorite of everyone!
Nate and Teague were buddies. We went to Nate's house for naptime before Christmas dinner, and Teague passed out on Nate for a good three hours!
She picked this outfit to wear for Christmas dinner. I thought that was a good sign - she's usually so opinionated. She was still sick though...
Christmas dinner was so so good. My kids chowed down on prime rib and twice baked potatoes (especially Teague). He was quite the charmer. He sang many songs for Phil and Mary Jo.
I think this might have been his new thing. He kept saying "Santa says WAKE UP"! Not sure where that came from.
Last picture before the camera succumbed. We found Mom this perfume for her stocking when the Kyles, Erica, and I were out shopping. It was called "Nice Lady". Mom said it smelled like "Old Lady"! We all got a good laugh though - and we got her some stuff that was actually nice also! 

Almost There!

A few more pictures to lead into Christmas time...this was Mason's birthday party. He turned 4 on December 8th. They are getting too big too fast. As you can see, they had a wonderful time at the Jumparoo!
Then Ritter took them all to McDonald's for lunch (what kid doesn't love that place?). They were very good together!
Then it was pasty making day. I believe we made about 70 of these bad boys this year. I ate them three days in a row and loved every morsel! Miss Boo was helpful this year. She made a couple small ones that were just her size!
I don't know what he was doing here, but my little man is so handsome. It looks like a breeze is blowing his hair, and those blue eyes - maybe he has a future as a cover model for romance novels (I hope not)!
He was helpful also with flour scattering!
A typical night at our house. He is quite the little character.
Sugar cookies! I think this was right before he took a bite out of 4 different cookies. He was not the most helpful. He mostly put giant gobs of frosting on a paper towel, but it was pretty cute. Thank goodness Grandma was there to help him!
Imagine...Carter ate a blue cookie! I think he dumped half the bottle of food coloring in his bowl. They were dark blue! Landon must have gone home already, but he did a great job too. Most of his cookies were...RED (you guessed correctly!).
Another typical night...Ave was apparently anticipating a monsoon quite fashionably.
Carter (bottom left) and Landon (top right, in one) did such a good job at their Christmas program. It was super cute. They both danced and sang and generally hammed it up. We have a good video, but it was hard to get a good picture.
They looked quite handsome. Carter was pretty jealous of Landon's tie. Luckily, Grandma Burgman found a blue striped one that he got for a Christmas present.
The daycare Christmas party was fun as always. Carter happily told Santa what he wanted while the other two looked shy. No crying though, and they loved to see all their friends.