Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Enjoying the weather!

I was trying to get a picture of the boys playing video games. It's hilarious when Teague thinks he's playing! Ave jumped in there too.
We had cake on Abb's real birthday (the 13th) when she was done with dance. We got her that awesome Beatles sweatshirt! I find it very hard to believe that she's 18! Happy Birthday Abbey Jean!
Ave discovered that the Crayola case she got for Christmas from Grandma and Grandpa Barsness has markers that smell delicious in there. She's doing a double sniff here!
She loves to watch shows on the Ipad. She was looking so stylish that I snuck a quick picture.
It has been so warm here! It's just weird. I try to make them go outside as much as possible because we could get minus zero temperatures any day now. We had some fun on the trail Friday. I think Ave might be celebrating an awesome rock throw!
The boys always like to find giant sticks and dip them in the water.
Trying for a picture - guess what, Carter and Teague won't look at me!
We were feeding the ducks until some little dog jumped in the water to scare them all away. It was pretty funny! I guess my hairy Laney was thirsty!
She was singing "Sweet Home Butte Montana, where the skies are so blue" in her loudest voice. It was making me laugh! It made some other people on the trail laugh too. She's a goof.
Teague wanted me to take a picture of the walking stick he was carrying.
One more try. It's a little better!
This is blurry, but it's a funny picture. When we got back, Carter wanted to change out of his wet jeans and have a picnic in the entryway. The watched Good Luck Charlie on the Ipad and had hot cocoa, popcorn, ritz crackers, and peanut butter spoons. Yum!
Walking wears a boy out. This is one of his favorite places to snuggle too - right on Papa!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Party time

My boy was finally on TV for being Student of the Month! I was so proud, and Carter was super excited. He's handsome and smart, the lucky guy!
Avers had her birthday party yesterday at the Jumparoo. She had a blast, everyone did I think! Jordan couldn't help herself. She had to play at the end of the party with Teagie. They are buddies.
Ave with Madisyn and Mason. Ritter (their Mom) said they insisted on wearing shorts. You do work up a good sweat jumping around that much!
Getting ready to have some delicious Despicable Me cake on her Frozen plates and with her Princess cups. The girl likes everything!
She has such a nice smile. The Jumparoo doesn't help with girls hair though!
She had so much fun out there.
Time to open some presents! She got very spoiled, so thanks everyone.
Liam had so much fun out there! I know you can't tell from this picture (Jamie said he hates the camera), but he did not want to leave. He played and played!
Avery and some of her buddies: Reese, Sawyer, Brooklyn, and Teague!
Teague was being Cyclops here. He is always someone else, usually a Superhero or X-Man!
Finally got a picture of my Carterman. He was very good out there. He was the "big" kid, and he was super helpful with Teague and Liam.
Just having some fun at the weight room. We are slowly trying to be better about working out more and eating better. They love going up there!
Two boys in their Iron Man pajamas. They enjoy matching and shooting their "repulsor blasts" at us!
Thor has been pretty obsessed with oranges lately. I have to buy them at the store everytime we go! I don't have a problem with it, that's a good snack.
Carl and Jenny sent us some money for Christmas (thank you again!), and Ave picked out this Princess couch/bed with her money. These two both love it!
Here's the bed part. They always have fun playing together on their stay home with Mom days. They get along great 90% of the time!
Lastly, (I don't know why these are so out of order) my boys hugging. I love when they all get along, and I truly love when I get a real smile from my Carterman! So cute!

Sunday, January 5, 2014


I turned 33 on the 28th...Wow! We had some delicious tacos, and I picked some wildberry pie for dessert. The kiddos had cupcakes of course. I love how Lando is leaning in here!
I can't ever get all 3 smiling at the same time!
We had a fun night out on the town. Very quiet, pretty much just us, and that was fine with me!
There are never any pictures of us. It's not great, but it'll do!
Time to say goodbye to Landon and Erica :( Carter spent every night with him while he was here. As usual, Carter looks pained when someone tells him to smile! We miss them already!
On New Year's Eve, we went out to finally look at Christmas lights since we weren't doing anything else. We had to take a picture with the Christmas pig first. He was a favorite this year.
One if front of the decorated playhouse too. I hate that sign next to it, but Papa likes it (and it's his house I guess).
The next morning my girl was 5 years old! I find this very hard to believe. It doesn't seem like she should be that old yet. She opened some presents at home from Great-Grandma Bonnie, Grandma Diana and Grandpa Dick, and us. She was very excited to get a "Good Luck Charlie" DVD! It's one of our favorite Disney shows. Kyle and I find ourselves watching it even when the kids are not there.
Carter was helpful with the presents. He's a good big brother. This box had her Frozen dolls from Dick and Diana and a ton of cute clothes. She absolutely loves the dolls and has played with them every day!
She wore all new clothes to Papa's that afternoon (check out that pose). We had a good time playing outside. It's weird to see barely any snow in the yard - it's full now!
The playhouse is always fun!
A Teagie-Pie in the tree!
All three climbing with the sun shining!
Time to open a few more. Grandma and Papa Burgman got her a Frozen shirt and a wand that plays Elsa's song from the movie. They got her some stuff for her new American girl Julie too (even her little dog "Coconut").
We got her this Minnie's boutique set. It had a ton of outfits! She also got a shirt, socks, and a Ken doll from Lando, Sean, and Erica. Terri, Abb, and Jord got her the Croods movie and a really cool Princess book. She's just a bit spoiled!
We made a cake with chocolate ganache for her birthday. It was tasty! She has a Despicable Me one for her party on the 12th at the Jumparoo. Also, the Crown Royale bag has marbles in it in case any one is wondering!
It wasn't the prettiest, but I let her frost and decorate it. Plus it tasted good, and that's all that matters!
No boyfriends yet, she blew out all the candles!
A typical night with Teague (although it looks like Kyle is playing here.) He loves to get out all his Octonauts stuff and take up the whole table!
Ave and her puppy. Lane always lays in the sunshine if she can.
Thor had a rough night. He threw a fit and fell asleep in the front room with his hammer. I love these pajamas! Dick and Diana got him these and some Hulk ones. We got him Iron Man. He's set!