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:
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!