Saturday, January 5, 2008

Pictureholic

My name is Shauna and I am a pictureholic. I think my kids dream the word "Cheese" or "Smile." To make matters worse Max has started to run from the camera these days. Poor him. Poor them. I just love pictures. More pictures. And even more pictures. I love pictures at every stage. I love pictures that capture moments. So I thought I would do a post on more pictures. We took a Field trip to a little aquarium. I didn't even know that an aquarium existed here in Utah let alone one just up the street. The kids had a blast. I am pretty sure that we saw the place at least three times. "I show you frogs!" "Where are the sharks!" "I touch sting rays!" "Can we see the octopus again?" There was so much excitement and running through out the aquarium. This is one of my favorite pictures. It makes my heart smile seeing all four of my little ones lined up loving nature. The little ones dominated the touch pond and the kids were there forever learning all about starfish, sea cucumbers, and crabs.


ALL ABOARD MATES! AARGH! A PIRATES LIFE FOR MAX! OR SHOULD I WRITE CAPTAIN JACK AT HIS FINEST. YOU BE THE JUDGE OF THAT.
Even at the aquarium Max found something that had to do with a pirate. I managed to sneak up on all his fun and snap a shot. He is getting quite good a dodging the camera. I'll tell you one thing. If there is something I know about Max it is that he has little pirates running around in his head.


Big Smiles ~ Best friends
Love these two cheesy grins. Especially Barrett's nose crinkle. They were just having a ball with each other. I think that is the best part about being a twin. They are the best of buddies. They look for each other. They share each others excitement. I will be honest. They do find trouble pretty much everywhere they go. Some might say double trouble. But they share a lot of love with a lot of people. So I guess we will take the good with the bad and keep them around.

Doing everything Jacqualynn Grace style.
Jacqualynn Grace could stare at Jelly Fish all day. There was something about them that had her amused and mesmerized for what felt like my whole life. I personally could have taken a half dozen pictures of her playing with herself in the mirror, but she liked the jelly fish. I was looking for the perfect shot. With Jacq I have about 2 seconds (if that) to get that perfect shot and then I get what I get. She is either done with the camera or has moved on to the next interesting thing in her life.
Well, as you can see the aquarium was a super big hit for our family. The kids were thoroughly entertained and loving their life. I think I was able to sneak a hand hold with my Tim for a minute or two. I don't believe I would want to ask for anything more ~ Happy kids with their Happy Dad taking lots of Happy pictures. Sounds pretty Happy if you ask me.

13 comments:

The Barrett Family said...

Shauna, I love your family. You all are so cute. You look like you are having fun. I got your link from Jess and I really love you blog. OK, Happy blogging times.
Rachel

Mandy said...

FUN TIMES! I too am a pictureholic that just makes you a very proud mommy with a very photogenic family!

one of the many admire-ers said...

Where are the pictures of the hunky hubby and sexy momma?

Holly said...

Where's the aquarium? The only one I know of is at Cabellas. Well, I think being a pictureholic is a wonderful thing! I don't think I have too many pictures of myself as a child. I want our kids to have TONS...so...I guess you can call me a pictureholic anyday!

Debbie said...

What a fun blog and great pictures. I love seeing the different expressions on the kid's faces.... You'll never regret taking too many pictures!! Love that you share and love love love you guys!!!!

Becca said...

You're quite the photographer too! I love the moments that you capture! They're perfect. I always seem to miss those...you'll have to share your secret! :) Maybe it's just taking TONS! :) I'm pretty good at that...

Joseph Barrett said...

Another Watson family adventure!!! May they never stop as they certainly entertain us all!!!

Alex and Jessica and kids said...

Love Love Love your pics they make me so happy.

Mariah said...

Shauna, I just discovered that your blog isn't private anymore...hope you don't mind me popping in. I love your love and gratitude for everything in life...especially for your kids. It's contagious & I want to have more of that in my life :)
By the way, where is that aquarium?

Lyss said...

Love the aquarium pictures. You guys are always so fun to go and have adventures.

Deanna Barrett said...

WOW! Every day is an adventure with your family! Can't wait to see you all again....twice in February!! One day though if sissy comes up missing...you might discover that nana has packed her up and brought her to live at our house:)
Love you all!! See you soon
Nana Deanna

Jen said...

Sooo fun....I love the pictures, feeling withdrawls, haven't seen enough of you all lately! :)

kingwritergirl said...

You know that someday that will be so grateful for those pictures! My mom loved to take pictures and a few years ago the house burned down and all the pictures were lost. But a few were saved, and they are so treasured now that I'm grown. It reminds me that I need to take more pictures!