Saturday, October 19, 2013

My Kids & My Camera

I'm not particular with my camera, not when it's nice and not when it's the point-and-shoot I'm still using from the summer (when my other camera broke on vacation).  That doesn't mean I don't expect my family members to treat my camera (or anything else of mine that they're using) with respect, because I most certainly do! It just means I let the kids pick it up and use it whenever they feel the need.

Selfies in the bathroom when you are a teen seem to be standard.
It's fun (really!) to pick up the camera and find pictures on it that I didn't know were there.  Like the selfie my daughter took of her makeup in the bathroom (of course it was in the bathroom, the older kids always take their picture in the bathroom these days, lol).  I think she did a great job trying her hand at the Halloween makeup.

That box in the back is colored red and has "LEGO" written all over it in crayon.
My son's special touches to the 'LEGO station' in his room. ;)
Our youngest is a LEGO nut. He just loves them, so to encourage his hobby we put a table in his room that we've had in the garage since we moved here. That's his new Lego Station, and my feet have thanked me for this idea a million times since (if you've got a Lego Kid you're nodding in instant understanding...those things really do hurt when you step on them).

Anyway, I found half a dozen pictures of LEGO creations on my camera too. Evidently at some point today (they were not on there last night), little man decided to take pictures of what he was building. He must have done this sometime between my doing laundry and cleaning up breakfast dishes.

Kid perspectives are fun. I like to pick up the camera and find new things.


And that being said, I'd better get moving. The second to last game of the soccer season is today.

Here's a picture of the road in front of our house this morning. It's wet and rainy out there! And yes, that is my front yard. *sigh* Time to rake...but not today, everything's all wet!  We'll see if the game gets cancelled. I suspect it will not.

Have a great Saturday, everyone!

50 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Yes kid perspectives are really something aren't they? And nephew is obsessed with Legos lol. Also, I have noticed on Facebook about the prevalence of bathroom selfies by teens haha.

Janine Huldie said...

Both my girls take pictures of all sorts of thing with my iPhone camera and I do totally agree it is quite interesting to see their perspective. Loved the selfie and can only imagine what I will get when I have two teenage girls now. God help me!!

Pat Hatt said...

lol yes, legos can really hurt when you step on them. Had a huge bucket full way back

Robin said...

I do not know what the appeal is for teenage girls and selfie pics in the bathroom. I understand the selfie pic craze. IPhones and IPods have made it possible for you to take a decent pic of yourself. But why the bathroom???? That is what boggles my mind...

Agreed about the legos. Ouch.

And you have a HUGE yard. Someone has a major raking job because it appears every leaf in the neighborhood fell into your yard!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

They seem to always take the most interesting pics

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Our football games was cancelled. But guess what? I'm sitting in the car at football PRACTICE. No game but the coach decided have practice. Perfect day to snuggle up and watch movies and eat popcorn but noooooo. Your daughter did an excellent job on her makeup!

Joyce Lansky said...

I think my daughter's going to be more careful with her selfies after I posted them on my blog. Your daughter did a great job with her makeup.

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(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

It is suppose to rain here later today. We just got over rain yesterday. Tis the fall season and who knows what is next.

Lauren Thompson said...

So sweet! And how cool that you have their perspective preserved. :)

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Great photos that your kids took! =)
I hope you have a great weekend!

Sandee said...

I love the spider web. Too cool.

Wow, that's a lot of leaves to rake. Yikes.

Have a terrific day. :)

Treat and Trick said...

The kids have their own way to enjoy themselves. Love the makeup by your beautiful daughter...

Manzanita said...

Oh yeah, life is just a bowl of cherries when you have kids.

wow..... Look at all those luscious leaves for the compost pile. They make such grand compost. I just emptied my 3 compost boxes and found pure black gold. No ... not oil silly.... black compost.

Karen Glatt said...

Your daughter is really pretty! Selfies by kids and teenagers are huge now. Did you see the selfie by Kim Kardashian. To revealing. Boy That is a lot of leaves to rake. I hope you won your soccer game!

Chatty Crone said...

I understand the legos and they cost so much!!!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

That's fun, I find pics on my iPad or phone the kids have taken it is good. Btw I'm glad I'm not raking that lol

Sandy Ramsey said...

This happens to me all the time....my daughter is an infamous camera thief! I wanted to stop by and let you know that I nominated you for a Sunshine Award. This is the link: http://motherofimperfection.com/2013/10/a-sunshine-award-and-blog-soup-day-eleven-random-things-about-me/
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Theresa said...

I love the makeup! Tell her she did a great job!

I give my kids my camera every Thanksgiving and have them take pics of what they are thankful for. I love seeing the world through their eyes too :)

Brian Miller said...

ha. cool make up job....i def have pictures of legos on my phone where the boys capture their creations as well...smiles....lol...

bxcrochet said...

love the makeup job.

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Lizbeth McGow said...

I don't see it...I don't see it...I don't see the "For Rent for Fall Portraits" sign I suggested you put on your front yard, lol...all those leaves!!! My little one would love that so much...even if we had to give him his allergy med right away! Your daughter looks beautiful by the way! I think we all know how other people's bathrooms look thanks to these "lavatory selfies" lol

Beth said...

Fun to see the world through their eyes, isn't it? Thanks for sharing. I remember taking pictures of my baby dolls, thinking they should be in the photo album along with the rest of the family. :)

Masshole Mommy said...

She did a great job with her makeup!!

Kady said...

I love the lego table idea! My little guy is one and he already loves legos. I may have to use your idea.

mail4rosey said...

Cuz bathrooms make such great backdrops!! not ;)

mail4rosey said...

hahaha, you do have two girls. It's going to be awesome. :)

mail4rosey said...

You ain't a kiddin'

mail4rosey said...

I think it's the mirror that appeals to them.

The backyard is pretty big and going to take a whole entire day to rake on its own. It's still wet and rainy though, so I'm off the hook for right this second. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Every once in awhile they come up with such a great pic!! My son stages Army men battles in his room and photographs them, that's funny to me. ;)

mail4rosey said...

boo to the coach!!! Thank you on the compliment for the makeup, I'll pass it along. :)

mail4rosey said...

buwahahahaha, I bet you're right. :)

mail4rosey said...

Weather's crazy. Our temps are not bad right now, but snow is forecast for the weekend.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Lauren. They're real sweethearts. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Melissa. I hope your weekend was good too. :)

mail4rosey said...

I can't really grouch about the leaves because I love our trees. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for the sweet compliments. :)

mail4rosey said...

Listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed!

You can have my leaves. We have TONS more in the back. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for the visit, Karen. We've got one more soccer practice, and one more game left. I'm glad that's it because it's getting cold out there!!

mail4rosey said...

Whew, you can say that again. They're ridiculous.

mail4rosey said...

I'm glad I'm not either (thank you rain). ahhahahaa

Probably tomorrow. I do want to get it all up before the snow gets here (it's already being predicted a bit for the weekend and the trees aren't even empty yet!).

mail4rosey said...

You are a gem, thank you Sandy!

mail4rosey said...

I love that idea, and I'll tell my daughter. TY for the compliment.

mail4rosey said...

They put a lot of hard work into those creations, it's really not a bad idea to take a pic. :)

mail4rosey said...

gracias

mail4rosey said...

Lavatory selfies are so ridiculous. My daughter was taking one once at school and her friend in the stall behind her climbed up to be in the picture. Silly girls (but I did laugh at that one). :)

No sign...weirdos might come, Lizy!! :)

My boy likes jumping in the leaves too. :)

mail4rosey said...

I don't think I did, but only because I didn't have access to a camera, otherwise I'd have done the same, I'm sure. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Robin. :)

mail4rosey said...

It has been perfect!! No more LEGOs all over the house, and everything he 'needs' for building is always right there.

Colette S said...

Your daughter did pretty good!

I love finding new photos on the camera also. The personalities show through in wha the kids take. As long as they aren't holding it over water :)

Hope soccer went well!

~ Noelle said...

bathroom selfies are the rage, aren't they? lol, she looks sorta like taylor swift in that picture... hope she finds it as a compliment, as it is meant to be...
love the kids perspective... Broxton does that with our phones often