Thursday, April 11, 2013

Studio helpers

Last Friday I was messing around in my studio changing the lights around and trying a few different lighting techniques and placements and I had WILLING models!! Jocelyn mostly and she sat on this little red stool and just kept showing me all her cheese faces and I didn't even have my camera in my hand. So I grabbed it and then Jewels walked in and they were sooo cute and hamming it up for the camera BIG TIME!! 

 LOVE this one...I said "give your sister a hug" and so they did!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Weekend fun!

We had a FABULOUS weekend!! On Saturday morning we worked outside until about 1 when we decided we should probably feed the kids lunch and put the girls down for a nap. Jon and I with the help of the boys finished cleaning out the flower beds and doing yard work. Jon and I then got ready when my mom came to pick up the kids to keep them overnight while Jon & I shot our first wedding of the season! Sunday brought more photo sessions for me and the kids got home around 2 and then mom, gram and I got our biweekly manicures and pedicures. There was a lot of playing outside and lots of laughing coming from our backyard...spring is finally here!! 

Friday, April 5, 2013

EASTER with Grandma and Grandpa

Sunday afternoon we headed to Marshalltown for Easter with Jon's family. We always have such a great time when we go there and so do the kids! They all play so well together and there was A LOT of playing/wrestling/etc.  The kids LOVED their Easter baskets from Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt Janna.  
{getting ready to open baskets}
 {Joel sooo excited about his Teenage Mutant Turtle sheets!}
 {Jossy modeling her new swim suit}
 {Jewels had to try hers on too...and their Minnie Mouse flip flops
 We then headed outside for an Easter egg hunt! They all loved that!! 
 {Daddy and Aunt Janna helping Jossy}
 {Grandpa helping Jewels}
 {all of the kiddos after the egg hunt!}

Thursday, April 4, 2013

EASTER at Mom and Dad's

We ALWAYS have Easter lunch at my grandma's house but this year she decided last minute to head to Missouri so plan B stop out to mom and dad's for lunch with them! We got out to their house after church and snapped a few pictures and then put on our "farm" clothes to play outside. The boys enjoyed playing the turtle game with papa, watching an old turtle video and most of all the clue hunt to their Easter baskets and of course the Easter egg hunt. We had a great afternoon  before heading to Marshalltown.  

{listening to Papa read the clue!}

{Jossy so excited to head to the next clue}
{we went all over the yard from the campfire, the pool shed, the big rock, the shed, rock pile, Jessie's kennel and back to the house where the baskets were in the bathtub! 

{Julianne loving her Mickey and Minnie Mouse figurines}
{it was turtle time for the boys...they are in love with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!} 
{new cover-ups and sunglasses for the girls...Minnie Mouse nonetheless!}
{hunting eggs}

Thanks for such a great time Mom and Dad!! Tomorrow its all about Easter with Pat & Joan!