Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'm Out

I am taking the kids and we are heading out for the weekend. We are heading up to a cabin in the mountains (not MY cabin, mind you because that is 5 hours away and not baby friendly AT ALL etc...) for the long weekend. I cannot get over how long it has taken me to pack for this weekend. It is insane how much crap you need for two kids and one adult for 4 days. CRAZY!

Anyway...before I go, a couple of things. First of all, thanks to all of your great suggestions and some research done on my own, I finally got my camera. I got the Canon Rebel EOS T1i. I could not be happier. It came yesterday and even though I have been super busy packing and getting ready for this weekend I have had a little time to play with it and it is FABULOUS. Seriously. I can't believe the pictures I have captured in such a short time. This weekend will be filled with hundreds, I am sure.

And secondly, I wouldn't leave you all hanging for the long weekend without giving you a little taste of some of the new pictures...

Here is The Boy, mid flip on the couch. I don't even think I need to say that on my previous camera this would have been one big, blue blur. And now? Check him out...
Couldn't be any clearer. And even though I haven't gotten that perfect snapshot of The Girl running down the hall yet, I have been able to capture clear pictures with some of her typical expressions. I used to always miss those expressions because when she made one, I would push the button and wait...and wait...and, oh! There's the picture. Too bad it's of the back of her head as she walked away. But sometimes she goes down the hall to her room and gets a book from her little bookshelf and plants her bum on her chair for some reading. I think it's too cute. But I have never been able to get it before since as soon as she sees me, she stands up and brings the book over to me to read to her. But now? I snuck up on her and caught the expression she made as she noticed me jump in front of her door...
Classic, I love it. And after getting my camera late last night after my subjects were in bed for the night I snapped this pic of The Boy first thing this morning. I said, "Check out Mommy's new camera. Make me a funny face." And when he did? I got it. Love it!
And finally...There don't even need to be words to describe this picture. My precious little daughter, all clean after a shower with the sweetest little face known to man-kind. This picture. This one right here is worth the $800 I spent on the camera.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. We are going with my Dad, step mom, brother, step sister, step brother and ALL the kids. 7 grandkids ranging in age from 10 weeks to 7 years old. Believe me. I will have MANY stories for you all. And lots of pics. Have a great weekend, I'm out.


Amy said...

Great pics! Safe travel, have fun!


AuntFancy said...

Those pics are fantastic! Congrats on the new toy. :) And have a fun, bug-filled (for the boy) weekend!