Friday Fun Flick: Say "Cheese"

4.08.2011

Blogging and the camera have always gone hand in hand.  In fact, I think blogging has inspired me to bring the camera (and use it) at times when I normally wouldn't have considered it.  On any given day, Little Lewie is used to getting photographed, and thankfully, he doesn't seem to mind it.  In fact, right now he's at the age where he embraces it.

Well, this week we went on a play date where he had the chance to play with lots of cool toys that he's never seen before.  While he did show interest in a few of the toys, his favorite was a talking Elmo camera.  Right away he got "inspired" to take lots of pictures of Mommy and his friends; his enthusiasm for taking pictures was so relentless that my friend even told Lewie he could keep the camera.  (Yeah, I have super sweet friends like that.)

To say that Lewie LOVES this camera is an understatement.  Once we got home, he wouldn't put it down for a minute.  He ran around our house and took lots of pictures of the grass, the sky, the rocks, his swings, and even (much later) the moon.  I couldn't stop laughing because he would tell all these inanimate things to "Say Cheese!"   I was so entertained by his behavior, I almost forgot to use my own camera to record these memories.   Here's a quick video I was able to capture while he had a camera in one hand and I had a "real" camera in my hand:

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Is Lewie's fascination with the camera a direct response to my own enjoyment of photographing him and things around me for my blog?  I'm sure.  Still, it's fun to dream that one of these days I'll have a mini photographer on my hands.  We'll see where all this enthusiasm takes us... For now, I'm glad I had a camera to capture the moment of him trying to "capture" the moment.

Happy weekend everyone!

6 comments:

  1. sooooooo cute :) I bring my camera everywhere now too!!! LOVE THIS POST!

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  2. That is so cute! I tend to bring my camera with me too, unfortunately Scotty is over posing for me and saying cheese! He loves taking pictures too...I JUST started letting him use mine a month or so ago and he does pretty good for 3.5!

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  3. Adorable video! Cheese! Little Lewie is so cute! I remember when my daughter got her first camera and went everywhere taking pictures. So fun! Have a great week my friend!

    Mama Hen

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  4. He is definitely lovin' that camera! Too Cute! So great to have this video. Hope your having a great week.

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  5. So cute! It's so exciting when they become passionate about something new. Every time it happens to Nate, I am convinced I'm getting clues to his future profession. So far Nate is going to be an artist, janitor, architect and demolition man :)

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  6. I hope you had a great weekend my friend! Have a good night!

    Mama Hen

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