Friday, December 03, 2010

If you give a kid a camera...

and he's 8 years old... and you finally download the pictures to the computer after a year...
You might see things like:





random pictures of the tv screen.


his sister with whipped cream on her mouth, still sound asleep.


himself, pretending to lay a silly putty egg, and figuring out the self timer.


moving day. (I'm kind of glad this was documented! I didn't take any photos that day.)




the view of himself in the backseat on a roadtrip.


the view out the car window on a rainy day.


a summer photo, in the hammock, of siblings that really love each other.


I love how quirky The Boy is. I love his funny brain.
I love his creativity! And I love seeing his world through his lens!
If you have a kid who's old enough, I definitely recommend getting them a digital camera.

21 comments:

Stacy @ Delighting in the Days said...

Those pictures are so sweet and funny!

My daughter is a picture taking maniac too. I'm grateful because she captures things I don't,like your son did with moving day.

What fun!

Nancy said...

Cool! My daughter will be 8 in 3 weeks. What kind of camera do you let an 8 year old use? This is a great idea for her birthday.

The MacDonald Family said...

Awesome! I love the pics. My son doesn't have his own camera but we give him ours so he can take pics of my husband and I every once in awhile and he does an awesome job! Some of our best pics!!!

Chigger Hill Cottage said...

Don't you love those kinds of surprise downloads? :D

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Nancy, I think his is a little Canon Powershot or something. You can get a pretty good one for $100 or less. Of course they have to learn some responsibility, but it's a good age for them to practice!

Amy said...

Guess what Sophie and Lawson are both getting from Santa? No Powershots, yet, but I think they'll still have fun with them! (and hopefully leave mine alone!)

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Suzanne said...

So cute! I love the silly putty egg and the whipped cream photos! Such a boy thing to do!!! He is a pretty good photographer in training as well!!

Casey said...

He takes GREAT pictures!

Lindsay Thomas said...

These are fabulous! You should get them each a cheapo camera!

Molly said...

Oh I love these Beki! Very very sweet :) Wonder what bad baby would take if he had the camera, ha ha! Love bad baby! All your children are precious! ~Molly P

kendal said...

Oh, I love it! It's great not only to see his perspective, but what he thought was important to shoot! Thanks for sharing.

Jensamom23 said...

I have done this. I love seeing the world through her eyes.

Kristi said...

I'm just glad to see my monkeys aren't the only ones that take random pictures of what's on the tv!
Kristi

jacjewelry said...

Great idea - and fantastic photos! I especially love the car window on a rainy day.

Avalon said...

I love how different the perspective is, like that he is level with the half walls in your house on moving day, or that the angle is up toward the window rather than directly looking outside of the window. He really has a pretty good eye at such a young age!

Holly said...

we got our boy a kid friendly camera last year for Christmas and he loved it! It has games on it too. I am almost sure we are getting Kristen a new camera this year.

flower power momma said...

It seems he has an eye for pics ..just like his momma.

Country Dreaming said...

Way too cute.

Melinda

Mama Pea said...

This is a great post - a glimpse of the world through the eyes of a kid.

Anonymous said...

Those are so good! I think he totally got your eye for pictures! I miss you guys so much!


Love you,
Holli :0)