Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jan 27 - 30

Friday January 27:

Katie and her little friend, Ella, playing at the gym.

Saturday January 28:

One of the Corner House gymnasts' brother, Colby.

Sunday January 29:

Sic him, Bruno.  

Monday January 30:

Katie giving us an award-winning smile.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jan 22 - 26

Sunday January 22:

Katie anxiously awaiting a trip outside.

Monday January 23:

Katie and her friend, Kennedi. 

Tuesday January 24:

Katie and Kennedi playing at the gym.

Wednesday January 25:

Katie showing off her artwork.

Thursday January 26:

My adorable daughter and me at Culver's.

Jan 17 - 21

Tuesday January 17:

Katie enjoying some "cranberry boons" at Panda Express.

Wednesday January 18:

Katie at Papa Jeff's house

Thursday January 19:

No nap today and all tuckered out

Friday January 20:

A visit to the Pella Wildlife Exhibit in Merle Hay Mall.  This is a picture of a picture.  I will soon replace with a scanned copy.

Saturday January 21:

A dreary day as we walk to Katie's friend's house.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January 16

The wonders of cell phone cameras . . . here is little E smiling like crazy for my sister, Sandi.  Photo courtesy of Miss Sandi Jorgensen.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Jan 10 - 15

So time to play catch-up.  Let's start with Tuesday the 10th.  Let me just state again that it is JANUARY.  When I left work that day, it was 57 degrees out and the picture below proves that.  I can't believe how mild this winter has been.  I am loving it.

Wednesday January 11th

I used to pick Ethan up every day from daycare because my sister works but Ethan's dad is going to start doing it more often because his work allows.  When I had him, I would try to take him over to see my dad at his gymnastics club, Corner House Gymnastics so they could spend time together.  My dad lives on the East Side and we are in Urbandale, right next door to his gym.  The pic below is my dad in the middle of a conversation and Ethan is in the process of passing out in his arms.

Thursday January 12th

What a joy it is to witness some of the first bonding moments between a father and son.  Here, Ethan's dad gets to feed him for the first time.  

Saturday January 14th

Let me introduce Katie aka Sonic the Hedgehog.  She is the newest member of my mom's animal family.  Katie the human and I went to pick her up on Saturday afternoon over on the south side of DMS.  We're keeping her in our house for a couple weeks until we make our trip to Sioux City to visit for a weekend.  We've held her a couple times, with gloves, and she is very sweet.  

Sunday January 15th

My sister asked me to take some pictures of Ethan and her and his dad on Sunday.  Ethan was tired and it was a challenge keeping him content for the majority of the shoot.  But he is such a doll and gave me plenty of opportunities for some good shots.  I love the picture below.  It's definitely one of my favs.  Check out my other favorites on Facebook.

Friday, January 13, 2012

January 13

I'm going a little out of order here . . . there's been lots of things going on in the Jorgensen family this last week.  I have pictures from the 10-12 but haven't edited them yet.  Today's I couldn't wait to post though.  My 4-year old has caught Tebow fever.  Now tell me where we went wrong as parents.  :)

I know the quality is terrible but I just had to share.  Today's pic: Katie doing the Tebow.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 9

Ethan playing Superman with Papa Jeff.  Love how his Hawkeye beanie is WAY too big for his head. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Jan 7 + 8

So I didn't take a photo on Saturday.  But I was going through some old pictures and came across this one.  I think this was taken in 1998.  My sisters and I went to Canada with my dad over the summer for some fishing and met these awesome girls from Idaho.  Or maybe it was Indiana . . . yeah, I think it was Indiana.  We decided to do makeovers on each other and here's what we ended up looking like!

This one below is Katie cheesing for the camera right before bed.  Toby got me an Instax instant camera for Christmas and I've been having so much fun with it.  I love the effect that you can only truly get with an instant camera.  And Katie loves taking pictures with my "magic camera" and then watching them develop!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Jan 5 + 6

Yesterday's photo was taken during my weekly photowalk with some fellow photographers from work.  Every Thursday over lunch we get together and spend an hour shooting whatever interests us.  It's a lot of fun.  And yesterday it was 62 degrees and we were able to walk around outside without coats . . . unbelievable.  

Today was another nice day so Katie and I decided to spend the morning down at my dad's timber in southern Iowa.  We walked through the woods and found 2 old deer sheds, a turkey feather, and a deer skeleton.  We rode 4-wheelers for a little while and then watched some old fishing videos.  It was awesome.  Below is Katie showing off her turkey feather.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 4, 2012

Today when I got home, Toby told Katie to spell her name for me.  And she did!!  Today's picture is her accomplishment.  So proud.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January 3, 2012

Today's project: Minolta X-9 manual focus SLR from the 90's.

So I have to admit, I didn't try too hard on today's photo.  I had brought out my two old film SLRs to use a decoration in my house since they aren't getting any use and are collecting dust in a drawer and decided to take a couple pics.  

This camera is one of the last models Minolta made before going to an automatic focusing system.  One of my husband's friends gave it to me along with a bunch of lenses.  Unfortunately it doesn't function and the lenses are scratched and unusable.  But I love the style and shape . . . much different than the DSLRs of today.  

Now . . . to think of what I'm going to for tomorrow's pic . . .

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new year .

So I'm starting the new year off right . . . I'm doing a 366 day challenge.  Already I'm late in getting the pics posted.  :)  This first one is from Sunday, January 1st.  My little nephew Ethan (who is 4 months old today!) decided to pose for some photos for me.

This one below is from Monday January 2nd.  Katie was making Ethan mad because she was rubbing her head against his.  It was pretty adorable until he started screaming.