My kids and camera fun

My kids love to take pictures.  Love it.  Not be in front of the camera necessarily but behind it pushing the buttons.  They use their point and shoot camera {about an $80 camera), the iPad cameras, our phone cameras and very very occasionally my cameras.  The last few weeks they have been all about taking pictures, doing setups and having a great time with it all.

Do I feel comfortable handing over my $2300 camera to five year olds?  Not exactly.  I’m a bit of a nervous nelly.    

This image makes me laugh.  The kids also Adore playing family!  Just today I peeked into the playroom to see how they were.  Madison announced they were playing barbies and then pointed to a random assortment of small animals and people figures saying they were the kids.  Blake piped in saying all of their parents were dead.  Maddie says the barbies are their new parents.  My kids like to be adoptive parents to a motley crew.  🙂  But I digress. Keeping up with them can be quite tiring, but I love them so I don’t really mind. I did have to adjust to a few changes though. The obvious one that happens to everyone is that I’m not getting as much sleep as I should, which is really not great, but it feels impossible to avoid at times. The other is that I started taking a natural health supplement to combat the low energy feeling I was getting. I’m happy to say it has been working great for me, it completely resolved the issue. You can find out here if it is right for you, should you maybe be in a similar position. It is well worth it to be able to enjoy my time with the kids, before you know it they’ll be leaving for college after all. I don’t even want to think about how sad that will be right now. In the image below we had just all gotten up from the ‘bed’ on the floor behind me {notice the messy hair}.

It all started that day with them asking me to take some pictures of them playing family which turned into a giggle and face making fest!

Landon joined in for a minute, but decided he was in NEEED of some milk stat.  Boy was he not thrilled when it was not time for him to have some.  Thankfully, we got this one cute one of the three of them before…

This face came to stay for a while!

Mad and Blake asked me to join then so we got this.

Maddie took a turn with the camera {check out Landon Dying in the background}

Then it was Blake’s turn.  

Maybe they are ready for me to begin actually teaching them to use my cameras.  Maybe.  Ughhh.  Maybe.