Monday, January 26, 2015

And Then We Snapped | Week 4

January 18 - 24, 2015


18|365: We went on a winter walk and Isabelle had her first ride in a sled.

19|365: Love all of her expressions!



20|365: We went to the Como Zoo and Conservatory and pretended it was Spring (and you were thrilled to find some ants to play with).

21|365: I can hardly believe that it has been 6 months since this sweetheart entered our lives. It's so much fun to see her spunky little personality start to emerge. (And look how she's sitting up so nice by herself!)



22|365: An outtake from our little six month session. Just love all of her squishy baby rolls!


23|365: The day Jackson got a library card. He went up to the desk and asked for it all by himself and was so proud (he actually asked me to take this photo of him with his card)! I know it's not great technically, but I had to include it...

24|365: Isabelle is becoming little Miss Independent lately. She loves spending time on the floor rolling around, playing with her toys, and practicing her planks. It's so much fun to watch her, but I already miss snuggling her all day.

Thanks for looking! Next, be sure to check out Lori's week! She's a fellow Minnesotan and a very talented photographer- I love her work!

Monday, January 19, 2015

And Then We Snapped | Week 3


January 11 - 17, 2015


11|365: Rise and shine!



12|365: Jackson loves building with his Duplos (and creating elaborate stories about the towns he creates). I love his imagination!



13|365: Sunset from our deck.


14|365: Toes.



15|365: Jax had so much fun exploring the ice castle (almost as much fun as I had taking pictures there)! It was hard to decide which one to include, so I had to post two. The second one is what I typically deal with when trying to take is photo. Lol!


16|365: Isabelle's current favorite toy. She hasn't quite figured out how to open the doors, but she loves closing them. This is her "mommy will please open these again for me" face.



17|365: Jackson was so excited for the kite festival. We bundled up, packed the car with the ridiculous amount of gear necessary when leaving the house with a toddler and baby, and drove 45 minutes to the event only to have poor Jax step into an ice fishing hole about 2 minutes after we arrived. Even though he was soaked and freezing, he refused to leave until he got to fly his shark kite. Thankfully, there was some nice wind and he was toasty warm in the car just a few minutes later.


Thanks for looking! Next, be sure to check out Kim's week over at LucaBebe Blog. She is so talented- you will not be disappointed!

Monday, January 12, 2015

And Then We Snapped | Week 2


January 4 - 10, 2015


4|365:  Isabelle is so interested in KG these days. Watching, petting, grabbing, pinching, kissing... Thankfully, he's loves the attention.



5|365: School was cancelled due to cold weather. We hibernated and read books and magazines (and watched some movies). Pants were optional.



6|365: Jackson's first time bowling! Despite his amazing form, even with the ramp and bumpers, he managed to roll quite a few gutter balls.



7|365: Baby Cobra. I think she's a natural yogi (and I don't think it will be long before this strong girl is crawling)!



8|365: My silly boy humoring me. Love all of his expressions (and his hat hair)!



9|365:  The plus side of shooting the sunrise in the winter: not having to wake up at 5am. The down side: it was -5 degrees when I took this.



10|365: My beautiful babies...


Thanks for taking a peek at our week! Next, be sure to check out the very talented Lynzi of Lynzi Berg Photography. Her children are darling and her work is to die for!

Monday, January 5, 2015

And Then We Snapped | Week 1


 December 28, 2014 - January 3, 2015


With the new year, I have decided to start fresh with my 365 (among other things, but that's another story). We rang in the new year with a fun family game day and popped the confetti (and champagne) around 3 o'clock. None of us made it to midnight... Since, it has been pretty ridiculously cold (and we have all been passing around various viruses) we spent a lot of the week hibernating at home. Besides a brief warm-up, when we went out sledding, all of my photos were taken at home. Sorry for the monotony! Hopefully, we'll all be feeling better soon and the weather will improve so we can get out a little. I get so uninspired in the winter time, but there's nothing like the incredibly talented ladies in this group to get the creative juices flowing! Make sure to click the link at the bottom of this post to continue the blog circle.

Now, go see what the talented Sarah, of Sarah Ann Photography, was up to this week! 

Monday, December 29, 2014

And Then We Snapped | Weeks 20-21


 December 14 - 27, 2014


The past couple of weeks have been a flurry of holiday activities! We had an abbreviated two week stint from Buddy the Elf (apparently he had a hard time finding our new house). Lots of fun on the snow and ice. Jackson was fortunate enough to get some one-on-one time with Santa- they had a long conversation about reindeer and marbles. (Although he was a little suspicious that this Santa looked different than the one he met at the mall)... We crafted a new baby's first Christmas handprint ornament and hung it on our tree. Of course all this excitement ended with a visit from Santa. (Isabelle was most enthralled by the wrapping paper and ribbons scattered all over the floor). It is so fun to experience the joy and wonder that this time of year brings through the eyes of your children. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

Next, be sure to check out all of the beauty that the talented Nadeen has in store for us!

Monday, December 15, 2014

And Then We Snapped | Weeks 18-19


November 30 - December 13, 2014


So, it seems I can only handle about a bi-weekly post. I think I'm going to go with that for the remainder of this year and then try to step it up in the new year. (There's another one for the resolution list!) Anyway, the past couple of weeks included more practice and play in my mini in-home studio. I got a new gold bokeh backdrop that I had to break in before a client session. It also included a coffee date with my little munchkin (where I got in the frame), a pretty epic fort that Jax built for Izzy, and an impressive act of strength by my mighty 4 month old. Finally, I included a landscape photo of the winter wonderland we woke up to one morning last week. It was stunning!! Unfortunately, I only had about ten minutes to spare that morning, but I'm happy I was able to capture it... If it happens again, I have a whole shoot planned out with the kids! (Please tell me I'm not the only one that does that.)

Next, head over to the extremely talented, Jenny's blog to see what she was up to over her birthday week!