It seemed like there were many opportunities for pictures while we were out and about, but all I ever had with me was the camera on my phone. While the pictures were okay, it was hard to take pictures of unstable subjects, like say, children. I would go for a shot and get a blur. Now, my camera skills are not great, but, at least, with my Sony I can get a decent shot even if the subject is not at a perfect stand still or in the perfect light. Of course, that means that I spent a buttload of money to keep the camera on auto, but we will just stick that little factoid in our back pockets for now. I will say that I have been trying out the different features, but I don’t think I will be any good until I read the manual. And you will find out later why that will never happen.
Anyway, I was sent this siteand a lightbulb went off over my head. Hey, I carry a diaper bag and who says that all I can carry in it is diapers and other baby related stuff. It is explained here why I haven’t bought one of these fine bags, yet, but I did find one that fit the bill. And hey, new baby means new diaper. And no, it doesn’t matter how many diaper bags I have in my closet, SOHUBBY, there is still room for more. Besides, this one is so perfect how could I pass it up and it is saving the environment, 6 plastic bottles at a time. Suck on that you, tree loving hippies. Yeah, I maybe a conservative, but I am still doing my part.
In an effort, to avoid forgetting my camera on those all important picture opportunities, like the zoo or school functions, or to have it ready for those spontaneous moments when we are just out and about doing our thing I have found a nice little pocket in my diaper bag for my big honking camera. The one that can take a decent picture no matter who the photographer maybe. In this little experiment, I have found there are not that many great spontaneous occasions and I am a little embarrassed by pulling out my camera at say the Home Depot. But I pushed on and here is what I got:
I don’t know what compelled me to take a picture in the garden department of Home Depot,
but I thought what the hey, why not capture what normally goes on.
While a picture maybe worth a thousand words, this picture does not show the many words
thrown in SoHubby’s direction,
when he decided to wander off when we went to the bathroom.
It is hot at the Home Depot, even inside, and 7 months pregnant and hot don’t mix.
I was more than willing to leave SoHubby right there in the garden department and start life anew.
Lesson here: Don’t leave your pregnant wife with trailing kids in the hot sun while you go
window shopping in the paint department. And TURN YOUR CELL PHONE ON!!!
Later that day we would decide to have a nice dinner at Mosca’s, the best Italian restaurant in town.
They would make up a table for us in the front room as they were booked with reservations for
the night. No, we don’t have any pull, they are just nice people.
This was taken in the exam room of our pediatrician’s office.
We knew we would be in for a long wait, so Amber came prepared.
What is so special about this picture?
Well, I am not a reader and don’t particularly enjoy reading to my kids. I do it,
but I am not fond of it. So, I am a bit surprised that my kids like to read.
I don’t know if they LOVE to read, but they do like it. I still think either one of them
would choose the moving pictures over sitting quietly and reading a book, but, at least,
they are willing to read instead of being bored and asking me a million times, “When is the doctor coming?”
Oh, they asked, the book just cut it down from a million to a couple of thousand.
Amber is reading Junie B. She was introduced to them by her teacher, because I had no idea she was ready
to move up to chapter books. Hell, in first grade I was trying to write my name and watching Jane run.
I didn’t get as many pictures as I thought I would having my camera at the ready, but I think I will continue to carry it around. It really doesn’t add more weight to the bag and it was nice to not smack myself at Amber’s Chess Club party, because I had forgotten my camera. Also, it is nice not having to email my pictures to myself from my phone. Yeah, I could just set up the software on my computer, but again there is that manual and learning new things thing, again. Two more things not tops on my list of things I most want to do.
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