Friday, May 29, 2009

Shriner's Circus

Every year, we go to the Shriners circus. It's such a good cause, with proceeds benefiting the Shriners Hospitals for Children. It's a great way to spend an evening with the family!

My favorite, the white tiger.

The lion, Dani's favorite part of the circus! She told me this morning, "The lion went 'roooar', then it tried to bite me!" Only 2, and already has an imagination!

The tigers jumping through the rings of fire.

Justin took the bear photos, he's becoming quite the photographer!

The biker in mid air during his back flip stunt.

Dani got to ride on the pony. She loves horses!

Billy went on the air slide.

You just can't go to the circus and not get cotton candy!

Billy thought the star on the elephant's head was really cool!

The elephant giving the circus performer a ride on his trunk. It was pretty amazing, he would lift her up onto his back.

Billy loved the circus!

Me & Dani enjoying the show.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Memorial Day

It's officially summer!! Our summers are jammed packed, trying to get the most out of the good weather. Of course, it's also the busiest time of the year at Wild Iris. Summers mean weddings, high school senior portraits, family reunions, & outdoor children's portraits. So, pretty much every moment we're not working, we're out doing stuff with kids, camping, hiking, traveling, going to the zoo, and whatever else we can do to get outside. That's why summer is my favorite time of year. I was bummed that it wound up raining most of the long weekend, but it did clear up on Memorial Day, so we to the Salida Mini Golf.

But, we started the day out with blueberry muffins! The kids love to help me bake, especially cracking the eggs and licking the spoons. They take turns pouring the ingredients into batter. It was our first time using our new heart shaped cupcake molds that grandma gave them. They thought the heart muffins were really cool!

Dani showing off her muffin mold. What messing hair she has in the morning!
The best part, Billy loves licking the spoon!

Next, mini golf!
Justin trying putt around the kids.

My little cutie!!

Dani found the water and had to put her ball in it! Where ever there is water, Dani is sure to find a way to put anything and everything in it!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Wild Iris Studio Portraits

Fun, outdoor portraits of Quin. The grass is finally green and the weather's been great, until the rain today, of course. Here's a few of my favorites from Quin's Photo Session last week:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Claire & Morgan

Wild Iris Studio Portraits

Morgan & Claire are cousins and they recently came into the studio for their portaits. They are both beautiful girls!! Here's a few of my favorites: