Sunday, January 24, 2016

2 weeks of snow!

Happy Birthday to our buddy Abbey Jean the Dance Machine! She turned 20 years old (what? how?) on the 13th. We had a delicious ice cream cake and sang to her on her actual birthday. Then we had some chicken curry wraps later in the week for her dinner. Yummy!
This kid is weird.
So is this one. This is her new pose. I was trying to take a picture of her in this super cute sweater. She got some adorable clothes for her birthday and Christmas.
A relaxing Saturday at home with some Monopoly Jr. Teague cries when someone takes a property he wants. Oh well. What can you do?
It was a beautiful snowy day for a walk last weekend. There were big flakes falling on us the whole way.
My walking buddies. They both look pretty happy here. Laney was too!
Teague slowed up by the end of our 2.5 mile walk. Ave was urging him on with many encouraging signs. That's sarcasm. Ave explained sarcasm to Carter the other day by saying, "You know when Mom yells that people are great drivers, and they're not? That's sarcasm." She's correct!
Two kids and a big snowy tree.
Another sweet note from Avery.
On Sunday, just Avery accompanied me on my walk. We walked a little further than usual and saw this awesome sight, a murder of crows! I find it interesting to know what groups of animals are called. A parliament of owls, a pod of orcas...how cool is that? Or am I a huge nerd? Both probably.
Ave knew what it was called because of a coffee cup I bought for Papa this year. It has two crows on a branch and says "Attempted Murder." We all had a laugh about it!
She was being a scarecrow here. I don't think she scared any of them away!
Erica bought Mom and Dad a little vacuum a while ago. I took a picture after cutting Dad's hair to show her how useful it is! Mom did a fine job vacuuming Papa's shirt.
Teague's sea habitat. He just loves animals!
We had a great snowman day on Monday. It warmed up a bit, so the icicles were melting and the snow was perfect for rolling. Grandma and Grandpa Barsness gave us a super cute Olaf kit last time we were in Sunburst. We finally got to use it! Ave is showing Teague where to put the arm here.
Perfect placement.
Carter helped a little, but he'd much rather just lay in the snow or make snowballs.
He's done! I love it!
Ave was quite proud.
Teague is obsessed with Harry Potter lately. This is his Mad Eye Moody look. He has many theories too. For those of you who read the books, Teague believes Bellatrix is Voldemort's daughter and the dragon in the bank is a new species. Don't bother trying to reason with him either. He kills me!
Happy Birthday to one of our favorite buddies, Callie! Callie turned 34 on the 22nd. I wish we could have celebrated with her, but we will see her soon. Hope she had a wonderful day!
We had another good snowman day on Friday. We made a pretty big one named "Georgina" in our yard. Then we had a super fun snowball fight. I accidentally hit Grandpa Barsness as he was walking in. Sorry! We had a nice visit with him and Grandma Diana this weekend. Also, Carter got released from all restrictions on his foot on Thursday. Yay! He was a running, jumping fool afterwards.
We stopped at Hastings yesterday to rent a movie. Teague insisted on wearing this Woody hat so he could be a sheriff. He was looking good! He also likes mismatched gloves now. My kiddos make me laugh!

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