Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Part 2!

And now, part 2! We came back to Butte on the 26th and went straight to Grandma and Papa's house. The kids dug into their stockings while we waited for Grandma and Uncle Kyle to be done with work, and for Erica and Landon to arrive!
Carter really liked his stocking too (as you can tell)!
Auntie Terri got Mom this super soft blanket. It's so comfortable that these two just had to lay on it for awhile!
Everybody is here - time to open! Carter is holding up his hand sanitizer that was in his present from Landon. What can I tell you? The boy loves hand sanitizer!
Avers got a baby Anna from Frozen! She's so cute - Ave's also wearing lipstick that was in her stocking. She's going to have a "Frozen" birthday party this year. She went to the movie again with Jordan yesterday and some of her friends. She thought she was pretty cool with all the big girls!
Landon loved everything too. He immediately started reading some books. He's quite the reader!
Teague had Jordan and Terri to help him look at everything. He really likes this dragon jacket he got!
Carter got a Superhero Squad video game from Terri, Abb, and Jord! He loves a good video game. Landon has this one so they discussed it. Carter and Lando have spent every night together since we came back. They are cute :)
Just more opening. Ave was really good about wanting to know who everything was from.
Teague was wearing his awesome shark slippers that were in his stocking. He loves them!
Do you think Carter might be a little excited about his Motorized Spinosaurus? I love his excited face here!
Yes, the first Thor movie! He was thrilled! We all got spoiled all over again. Thanks so much everybody!
Then we had to go home, and the kids had three presents each from Mom and Dad (and Ave and Teague had one each from Carter). They are too lucky!
Teague got a deep sea buggy from the Octonauts. It has a spookfish named Boo that he always really liked! He also got clothes, pajamas, and Captain Hook's ship.
I think he liked it! His new crazy smile makes me laugh!
Avers got some princess stuff, some clothes and pajamas, a cool Polly Pocket mall to hang on the wall, and a caterpillar from Carter (which she loves)!
Carterman got clothes, pajamas, transformers, and this awesome V-Tech spinosaurus that turns into a jet!
They were hugging Carter to thank him for their presents. Teague got some playdough from him. He's a nice guy! He got me a Sudoku book :)
The next day Dana, Jason, Ritter, and all the kids came over. It was crazy but super fun. They all seem to get along very well together!
It was a present opening bonanza!
Had to find Ave back there!
Kolt had a good time opening his presents too.
The big kids (Carter, Madisyn, and Jada) with the littlest, Myla. She is such a sweet, calm baby.
Kids picture! Kolt did not want to be in it as you can see. We missed Alicia and Brooklyn this year, but Alicia is due with a baby boy today actually!
Moms and kids. I love that these pictures went from one kid each, to two, to three now (Ritter caught up)! Hope everyone had an awesome holiday. I know we did!

Christmas part 1!

I love this picture! They are all smiling! The 23rd was a gorgeous day in Sunburst, no wind at all. We got all bundled up to do some sledding out at the farm.
There were some large snow drifts to try out.
Callie pulled Teague and Ave around while Phil got the 4 wheeler ready.
All 3 ready to go!
They started out this way. Callie on the back in case anyone fell off. Grandma Bonnie's puppy Lady followed them all around too. She pretty much slept the next 2 days!
And we're stuck! Those drifts are huge! I did put down the camera and help. We got out.
Teague had more fun driving with Callie than riding.
Daddy pulled him around for awhile too. Then Teague announced, "I'm going to hang out inside now", and off he went!
I hate selfies. I hate the word selfie, but I had to get a picture of me and my girl. We had so much fun!
Carter driving. He revved on the gas after being told to barely touch it. After that he was a pro though!
Time to go around again!
Daddy took us through pretty fast! We were all laughing so hard!
Grandma Diana and Grandpa Dick bought an indoor snowball fight for the kids. We had a blast!
This is how Hulk would throw snowballs!
All the kids had so much fun with Uncle Kevin. He loved to play with them!
Christmas Eve dressing up time! As you can see Carter would not look at me - that's pretty usual though.
This dress Grandma Burgman found on Zulily is so pretty!
What a handsome man!
There we go! My big handsome Carterman.
Sleeping on Christmas morning out at the farm.
Santa brought Carter the Doc Ock lego set he really wanted. He loved it!
The Octopod - just what he wanted!
Ave got a Barbie House from Santa - she loves it!
Kaden thought the Octopod was cool too. He and Thor played while Nate made sure no one fell off the table - thanks Nate!
Time to open presents. This guy is the best. He loves everything, thanks everyone, and is so excited!
Ave and Kaden were buddies all weekend. They opened presents next to eachother.
Thor was slow going on the present opening. He loved everything. He just wanted it immediately out of the packaging and set up for him!
Phil and Mary Jo got Avery an American Girl (Julie). She's very pretty, and Ave loved their matching outfits!
Carter was so excited to try out his remote control pterodactyl from Grandma Bonnie!
Kevin, Kyle, Colten, Carter, and Ave went outside to try it out. We are slowly getting the hang of it!
Boo loved her Sofia the first amulet from Chris and Aly and her Elsa nightgown (from the movie Frozen). She's styling!
My boys having some Lego fun.
The Octonauts were Teague's favorite thing this year. He loves them!
Poor worn out guy...
Lastly, the kids saying goodbye to Callie. We had so much fun with everyone out there. We always feel very spoiled - excellent company, food, fun, and family. Thanks everybody!