Monday, August 29, 2011


So I've been WAAAYYY behind in blogging and took a little hiatus last week. I scheduled two weddings back-to-back to photograph and with my regular client appointments I'm just drowning right now so I needed a little break! Lots has been going on in the Waters household and this week we'll play catch up!

So first up...The girls' baptism:

A couple weeks ago, we had Julianne and Jocelyn's baptism. It was a great day to celebrate them with our family. We bought bread from Jimmy John's and had all the fixin's to make subs and had a watermelon fruit basket and chips. My mom made her wonderful frozen Oreo cookie and ice cream dessert. It was a perfect day!



{Our family....this is as good at it gets!}

{Jon & I and the girls...oh Julianne must you snarl?}

{Uncle Ben & Aunt Janna - the Godparents}{Jocelyn getting baptized}
{Julianne getting baptized}

Friday, August 19, 2011

3 months

Well we made it 3 months girls! You both are getting so big! It's hard to imagine at this time with the boys I was just now going back to work part-time and shortly thereafter full-time! I'm so thankful to be home with all 4 of the kids now! At 3 months Julianne you weigh 12lbs. and Jocelyn you weigh 11lbs. 3oz. Julianne you.....

*"talk" to people all the time

*have the biggest smile and your little dimples come out

*sleep about 6-6.5 hhours still

*prefer to nurse but will take a bottle when mommys gone

*can grab your blanky and drool all over it Jocelyn you.....

*ONLY will nurse and when mommy is gone you might choke down a couple ounces but it isn't pretty

*roll from your tummy to your back

*LOVE to stand up, you are the strongest 3 month old I know

*love to be holding onto something

*like to be talked to and then you giggle like crazy!

We all love you girls sooo very much!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Iowa State Fair 2011

On Thursday last week we went to the Iowa State fair to the Twins, Triplets and More contest. This is a shot of the boys before the contest...they were getting really ancy! Joel, you are so silly! They got 3rd in their age division for most alike The girls also got 3rd in their age group

{Jackson and Joel waiting to go on}
The boys on stage with Jon, I was off feeding the girls during the boys' age group

{Joel showing off his ribbon...he looks real excited!}

Afterwards we walked around all the animal buildings, the boys really liked the horses.
The highlight of the fair for sure was the new Hands on Farm...they loved wearing these little aprons and getting to "farm". So much so that we went back on Sunday to allow them to do it again!

{Picking out their "seeds" to plant}

{Planting their "seeds"}
{Jackson showing off his basket of goodies}
{Picking an apple from the tree}

{Jackson} {Jackson}

We pretty much ate our way around the fair on Thursday and then again on Sunday, why is it that even when you walk in the door at 8AM you are starving!!?? I tried the newest butter on a stick and it was sooo yummy! Tasted like monkey bread or a cinnamon roll. We are so glad that we went this year and with the boys being a year older they enjoyed it so much more!

Monday, August 15, 2011


Sometimes the boys will help me out and entertain their sisters. Here I think this was a, "sure mama we'll play with them because we want to play with this big toy!"

It kept all 4 busy for at least 10 minutes...hey people that's enough time to get lunch made on most days!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Weekend Preview

This weekend I have 3 photo shoots on Saturday and then Saturday night we're going to Mama LaCona's for dinner with my family to celebrate my baby brother turning 21! Then on Sunday we will either have a pool day at my parents or hang out at home as next week is a very busy week with something every night and I will be gone photographing a wedding all day Saturday and on Sunday we're having the girls baptised followed by some family time afterward. Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Old Settlers 2011

Last weekend we stayed at my parents spent the weekend into Maxwell at the Old Settlers town celebration. We had a great time! Saturday morning was a little parade (31 minutes long...PERFECT for kids and adults!) and Friday night and Saturday after the parade until about 2:30 we spent the time at the park riding rides, eating and socializing with lots of friends! This year there was an wristband you could buy to ride all the rides you want on Friday from 4-9 and Saturday from 12-5...the boys sure got their monies worth for sure! What a great idea from the vendor/committee that way we didn't have to carry little tickets around the whole time.

{this is the one ride I rode with the boys, my mom and I are the only ones who can do spinney rides with them and this was a little too fast...we had to have them stop it part way through as they kept saying "all done mama"} {Jocelyn and Julianne made it through their first parade!} {Daddy & Joel} {Mama and Jackson} {Oh Julianne you were being such a drama queen you had to be all swaddled up!} {My grandma holding Jossy...she always grabs on to her and Jossy just loves being held by her, Gram always talks and talks to her!} {Jackson picking up candy}

{Joel & Jackson} {Joel picking up candy}

{Joel and Jackson waiting for the parade to start!} {These rides aren't secure or anything like you'd get at Adventrueland or another amusement park, this ride they just sat in this little bath tub looking thing and spun in a circle and you can spin that little wheel Jackson has his hand on to spin your little tub. They loved this ride!}

{A mini Ferris wheel...there were sooo many rides that the boys could ride this year, perfect vendor for little kids!}

{Jackson & Joel}

{Joel on the mini carousal} {Jackson...see the orange wristband on this right hand...I FINALLY talked them into taking it off today! They kept saying, "No mama, need it for more rides, ride more rides at Nana & Papa's, ride more rides need band!" It was cute but it was looking a little dingy and had to go!!}

{Jackson and Joel}
{Joel} {Jackson} So the kids had a great time and Sunday was spent as a day to relax in the pool, following Papa and Daddy around on the farm and the Cathcart family joined us at the pool for a few hours. A fun weekend had by all!