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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My Budding Photographer (and prayer request)

I mentioned before that we had some gifts from Christmas saved until Joe got back. One of the gifts Kayla opened was this camera:

She loves it! We had to put batteries in it right away so she could start taking pictures. She had such a blast taking pictures of everything and anything. I think that first night she took all 200 pictures the card holds!

Of course 99% of the pictures we delete because they are too blurry (she doesn't hold still enough), aren't of anything (she wasn't quite aiming right) too bright or too dark. She just has fun click, click, clicking away.

I like downloading the pictures on the computer and seeing what objects captures her interest. Here are a few that actually came out:

A little blurry, but at least she didn't cut his head off like most of the ones she took of us!

I was surprised how clear this one was when I saw it:

Welcome home balloon for Joe:

Her slipper:

A little too close with the flash!

She wanted a picture of the "sleeping" kitty:


Kayla is having her 4th set of tubes put in tomorrow (hoping he can get the titanium ones in)...please say a prayer for a quick surgery and easy recovery...especially coming out of the anesthesia - she's not a happy camper! :)

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Pam said...


The pictures are great, even the one with the extra flash . . . makes you look kind of "movie starrish" (made up word). What a great idea to save some gifts to open now that Joe's home.

Titanium tubes? Did I miss that post? I knew Kayla was getting new tubes in, and I will surely be in prayer for her sweet, little self. Hopefully there will be no complications whatsoever.

Sending hugs your way today!

Corey~living and loving said...

CAn you believe that I haven't given my girl a camera???? eeekkkkk I so need to do that. I loved seeing Kayla's pics. darling.

I'll be thinking of you...and her....and sending prayers.

~Melissa~ said...

What a fun gift and cute pictures!!

She will most definitely be in my prayers during the tube procedure.

Jen said...

First of all you look great.....and she is a great photographer......prayers to you all.

Amy said...

Kayla is actually better than I am! Future photographer for National Geographic maybe. Boy these kids have some fun toys nowadays, don't they?

And I will be praying for Miss Kayla. My Kayla also had tubes three times. Never any fun. She's always on my heart each and every day. Can't wait to meet you all someday!

Karen said...

We're praying for Kayla. Micah has his fourth set last summer, and it seem to get worse each time for him. Poor dear.

I love her photography! You'll have to post those frequently.

Karen said...

Will be praying for Kayla at her appointment. Great pictures. Our kids have enjoyed taking pictures in the last year and it makes for a lot of fun. Is that a Fur Real Cat? Em has one of those. xxx

Julie said...

I love seeing pictures kids take with cameras. I actually have a few I took as a kid. I would put my barbies in "modeling" poses and I was the photographer.

Every minute counts.... said...

I hope that things go smoothly with the surgery and this "fixes" the probelm with her ears.

The pictures...I love them so much!! What a great idea, seeing what interests her...wonderful idea!!


Sue said...

I love her pictures. My Mom got Kayla the Fisher Price one. She loves that thing. I also love to see things from her vantage point. She also is constantly moving as she takes pics. :)

Positive thoughts coming her way for tomorrow. Neither of my girls came out of anesthesia happily when they were put under. Awful experiences all the way around!!!

Me said...

She did a very good job~!!! My oldest LOVES to go around taking pics too...and they look VERY similar o hers!

And good luck with the tubes. I'll be thinking of and praying for you guys that all goes well. Can you beleive Kaia is STILL on her original set of tubes that were put in almost 2 years ago!! (well, as of 6 months ago they were still there...we'll find out next month if they're still in) From hearing stories from everyone else I thought for sure she'd go through them quickly.

Shelley said...

The camera looks great - by the time the new baby arrives you'll have a pro on your hands!! Sending prayer your way ASAP - hope the surgery goes well. lol

LauraJ said...

praying for tomorrow and all goes well!!
And what lovely pictures! :D

Sandra said...

Love the photos she took :)

I'll be praying for Kayla tomorrow and keeping her in my thoughts :)


Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

I pray everything comes out OK. My son had to have a couple of sets too...and although it seems to be a routine procedure, you always worry!

Cute pics too! She is a budding photographer!! It is interesting to see what captures her attention.

Christina said...

She does really good at taking pictures! LOL

I am praying for the tubes procedure tomorrow!

Jessie said...

She takes some great photos!! Those are so cute.

A prayer for you all for tomorrow. I hope that it goes well.

Beth said...

Great pics!! She is definitely a budding photographer! Prayers for a safe surgery and speedy recovery for sweet Kayla!

StephthefutrRxDr said...

Janice also LOVES cameras and taking pics. My parents got her a real digital camera for Christmas and that's all she wants to do! She drives everyone crazy LOL. Those pics are cute!

Linda said...

Michelle, I haven't been leaving comments lately (just reading), but I wanted you to know I'll be praying for Kayla and for you too!
I must confess, many of my pictures don't look nearly as good as Kayla's. I'm still trying to learn how to use the digital camera my daughter gave me. Yikes!

Anonymous said...

Definitely praying for Kayla up here! I totally want one of those cameras for my kids eventually - too cool!

O Mama Mia said...

Cool! I was just looking at kids cams since Sophia keeps wanting to use mine & her birthday is coming up.
Praying for tomorrow!!

Omaha Mama said...

Cute pictures! We looked at those for Brenna and now I'm thinking we definitely need to get her one! So funny ~ Brenna has those same slippers! And I believe I've been served that same piece of toy pizza here at our house several times!

Omaha Mama said...

Oh ~ and lots of prayers for Miss Kayla. Hopefully everything goes just as planned!

jessica said...

Wow, it takes better pictures than what I thought one of those things would take! That's awesome!

I'll be sure to say a prayer tomorrow for Kayla! Hugs!

Tammy said...

Michelle... I'll say a prayer for Kayla!

And the two pictures of you in particular turned out wonderful I thought! :D

(If I already mentioned it forgive me, but I wanted to make sure you knew about my giveaway this week!)


Beck said...

I'll keep Kayla in my prayers for tomorrow!
Those pictures are so cute - my kids love it when we let them use the camera, too. The resulting pictures are always so much fun.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

What a cool camera!! We'll be praying for the tubes tomorrow!

Heather said...

We will definately be praying for Kayla. Looks like she's got the knack for taking photos :)

We got both kids cameras like that for Christmas, also! They love them! We've got more pictures of the back of my head while I cook than I'll ever know what to do with!

schatzila said...

I will be praying for Kayla...oh how I understand...Stephanie has had tube six times and thankfully she has outgrown the need for them now.

So glad to read that your dh is home.

Blessings to your family,


chelle said...

The pictures are great. Our daughter received a camera for her birthday and she loves it!

eeps on the tubes. .. sending positive vibes your way.

Courtney said...

Love the pictures! My kids play with the camera all the time. I love seeing what pictures they take & some turn out better than any I have ever taken. Great gift for Kayla. I have actually never seen that. May have to look into one=)
Kayla will be in my prayers for sure. I pray she has a very easy recovery.

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Sarah got that camera too.. it's a big hit.. especially the movies :)

Best of luck on the surgery!

Killlashandra said...

I pray it all goes smoothly. W.W. wasn't a happy camper either when he woke after general and his first set of tubes. It's a frustrating moment because it seems like nothing is soothing.

Thanks for the pics of the camera. I want to get one for W.W. for his 3rd birthday, maybe he'll stop trying to steal mine. :)

rylie's mom said...

I was laughing at the sleeping kitty and pizza, how cute! Good luck w/ tube surgery. Rylie just had her 2nd set put in yesterday, and she did really good waking up. Last time she got it done she was 3 years old and she was miserable the rest of the day, this time she was her happy self, so I'm wondering if age makes any difference.

Glo said...

Great Pictures. I had to laugh though. When my grand daughters started taking pictures they were about Kayla's age....We have a whole album of everyones nostrill's. They were always catching everyone off guard. So we're keeping them to show their kids....
Praying for Kayla. She a sweetheart.
Love and {{Hugs}}

Tanya said...

I'll be thinking of Kayla tomorrow.

Tara said...

She did great taking pictures!! Keeping you all in my prayers - hope the surgery goes smooth and recovery is better than expected!

Renee's Reading Corner said...

Just said a quick prayer for you all. Hope everything is going okay. She's definitely a budding photographer!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

I LOVE the pics....Hoping all went well with Kayla today..thinking of all of you.

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I hope everything went well today and that Kayla is feeling fine. Her pictures were fun to see...funny the things kids "focus" on, huh?

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

How cute! She got some really got shots in there. Maybe she'll grow up to be a photographer.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I've just seen this now, Michelle, but I wanted you to know that our family sends all our good luck wishes & big hugs for Kayla.

And the pics are great! I think she's a budding photographer!

Megan's got 47 said...

she is one good photographer!!