perhaps, one of my most favorite presents for one of our kids would be this red camera. Karen asked us last year what they should get Miss Hailey (they were getting age appropriate computers for ALL their grand babies, but Hailey already had one...so the question was...what do they get Hailey?)..she LOVES to take pictures, so I mentioned it would be AMAZING for her to have a decent quality camera.
And there it was. Black Friday (one of my MOST favorite days in the year -- nothing beats waking up at ridiculous hours with my mom, my sister, and my sister in law to go freeze in lines to save some cash...working as a team, assigning products for each of us to grab. and scouring the ads on Thanksgiving Day -- which is a crucial element in our strategy..)...so yes. Actually on Thanksgiving, we were pouring over the ads, making notes of where the best of the best sales were, when both my sister and I saw this at the same time. a fab 10+ mega pixel, Kodak camera for less than $90. I grabbed my phone, rang Karen and told her this was perfect. We agreed that Jon and I could offset some of the cost and this could be her present from Nana and Papa...
So there we were...Mom and I, holding our spot in line, while Nikki and Jill fight the Starbucks crowd to order us our peppermint mochas -- triples. And then we wait. People try to sneak around and we laugh at their attempts to get in front of us. If you've ever seen someone try to get in front of my mom in line (be it the grocery store, Disneyland, or in this case on Black Friday), you'd know that you should think twice. We Wills woman show no mercy when it comes to our precious place in line. You got up late? Too bad. Make your way to the side of the store where the rest of the late risers are.
and then we're off.
So..I downloaded Hailey's card in July -- its a 4gb card, which in NO WAY was full, but I thought she should see the fruits of her labor. When they were done downloading, we delighted in watching the slideshow of memories that Hailey caught through her eyes. They way her 6/7 year old mind interpreted and saw each event. Her perspective of people and things.
perhaps my favorites were her self portraits. This is just a drop in the bucket of the ones she shot, but these are just a few that made me smile..
..and just some random events that she captured..
there are SO many more that I plan to print and encourage her to scrapbook or at the very least slip into a slip album. Its been so amazing for me to see things from her perspective.
Through her eyes.