Budding Photographer

Arle received a super-duper-fun box of Christmas goodies from her birth family this week.  Among the many presents inside the package, her “tamera,” a.k.a. “camera,” seems to be the favorite.

I wasn’t so sure she would really be able to manage it quite yet, but she promptly proved me wrong.  She’s been snapping away from the moment we put the batteries in, and doesn’t show signs of stopping any time soon.

It’s as if she’s paying me back for the past two years of having my camera in her face non-stop.

As I was putting my clothes on Tuesday morning, I suddenly realized the ornery little thing was capturing my every move.  That’s when I took the camera from her, deleted all photos of me in my skivvies, and sat her down to have a talk about how she can only take pics of Mommy when Mommy is clothed.

And having a fabulous hair day.

And has her makeup on.

For any of you looking for a last-minute gift for some little tots on your list, get ’em the Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera.  It says it’s for ages 3+, but she’s doing a great job with it at the ripe age of 2 1/2.  It’s pretty much covered in rubber, so it can’t get beat up too easily and automatically turns off after a few seconds of non-use, so you’re not having to replace the batteries on a daily basis.

I’ll try to get Arle’s pics uploaded soon, so you can see her work first-hand.  She’s the next Annie Leibovitz in the making, I tell ya.

For now, you can check out my pics of Arle taking pics.


11 Responses so far »

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    Nancy said,

    I love it….she seems to be taking to the photography very quickly!! I knew she was so talented! I am so happy she loves the camera! I love her and you all too! Tree looks very cute! Will be waiting to see her photos…not fair you can delete, she probably had some great ones of you!!

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    maeghan said,

    We have 2 of them. Love it, and yes Cameron has now figured out my camera!

  3. 3

    Grammy and Papa said,

    That is about the coolest gift ever :) Can’t wait to see Arle’s debut photo exhibition.

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    jenny roby said,

    Jacob has had his for almost 2 years and LOVES it! He is also a pro at taking pics on my Blackberry. (Which he calls a “raspberry” because I have the red one. :) )

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    Carolyn said,

    Evan would love this! He is constantly suggesting that he “take a picture to me”, which is code for taking a picture OF me. I frequently find random shots of the coffee table, my laptop, the floor, and my backside in my camera. I’m pretty sure someone has gotten their little hands on my camera. Now, we would just need to teach him to angle the camera a little better…

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    Diane said,

    This is one of my parents’ Christmas presents to Haydon too. Hopefully, he’ll like it as much as Arle does.

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    Phyllis Brinkerhoff said,

    Beautiful!!!!! Good going Arle!! I’m going to get Bill one for his collection!! For those of you who don’t know Bill—he is a great grandfather–80 years old and one of Arles’ admirers—we are neighbors. Great gift!!!! Phyllis

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    Your Mother said,

    How adorable is this?!? A great gift for The Miss who is in front of the camera all the time. I can’t wait to see the results!

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    Susan said,

    I loved your pics from this post. How cute is she? Aren’t kids so fun? I especially loved the last shot of her looking at the camera. She just looked so grown up checking out her wonderful photos. So fun!

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    jami nato said,

    so cute. looks like her occupation is picked. now for her husband… ha

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    LaDawn said,

    I am so glad you posted about this, Cohen has one under the tree and I wasn’t real sure about it. thanks

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